Lesson Plans

We would like to support your educational efforts, and take some of the work out of planning for you! The list below are great resources for eco-friendly lesson plans and activities in the classroom.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA’S website provides great lesson plans for Elementary, Middle and High School students.


Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

PBS provides this lesson plan on hazardous chemicals in your neighborhood. This lesson plan could be modified to any grade level.


Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)

ASE’s website contains hands-on multidisciplinary lesson plans for Elementary, Middle and High School students


Paper University

Interesting facts to use in the classroom about paper, recycling and the environment.


Project Learning Tree

In The Changing Forest: Forest Ecology module, students examine ecological systems of a forest; analyze interdependencies within a forest ecosystem; and explore factors, like fire, that shape the development of forests. In addition, they develop critical thinking skills and discover the importance of scientific analysis when making decisions about forest issues.


Be Out There by National Wildlife Federation

Be Out There engages American families, educators, healthcare practitioners, corporate leaders, policymakers, and the media in persuading others to spend more time outdoors. Our goal is to re-connect families to the outdoors to raise healthier kids and inspire a life-long appreciation of wildlife and nature.


Teacher Lesson plans: Free lesson plans on environmental and technological applications. Search by grade level, topic and/or National Standard. Lesson plans in Spanish are also available.


Teach Green Blog: A gateway for educators to share their tips and inspirations for teaching lessons about the environment. Follow the stories of several teachers from around the country who are doing really neat things in the classroom to teach their students about green and the environment (e.g., solar powered cooking, hydroponics, building hydrogen powered vehicles, etc.)