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Environmental Education Resources

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Wisconsin-based Instructional Resources

These are just a few of the ready-made activity guides to support integration of environmental education into the curriculum. Each of the resources below are supported by a trusted Wisconsin-based partner. 

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Instructional Resources

Find resources to support environmental literacy and sustainability (ELS) on WISELearn. Use or remix lessons from other educators.
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Environmental Education for Kids was created for upper elementary and middle grade students to learn about Wisconsin's natural resources. 
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Project WET 

Inquiry-based strategies for seeking answers to real-world problems, playing games to explore scientific concepts, and reflecting, debating and sharing by creating songs, stories and dramas.

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Project WILD 

Interdisciplinary activity guides for PK-12 to teach about climate and wildlife on the land, in the water, and in the air. 
Wisconsin Project WILD

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Project Learning Tree (PLT)

PLT helps young people learn how to think, not what to think, about complex environmental issues.
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Kits & Trunks

Several organizations have kits and trunks to check out to support learning in different topic areas. 
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KEEP—Wisconsin's K-12 Energy Education Program

Energy EducationDoable Renewables, and Energy and Your School guides have also been correlated to the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. 
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LEAF—Wisconsin's K-12 Forestry Education Program

Provide the knowledge, skills and ways of thinking necessary to sustain our forests and communities.
Wisconsin School Garden Network

Wisconsin School Garden Network

Search the activity library below or access Spanish-language resources
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The “Gikinoo’wizhiwe Onji Waaban” (Guiding for Tomorrow) or “G-WOW” Initiative is a unique approach to increasing awareness of how climate change is affecting the environment, people, cultures, and economies
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Curriculum Guides

Earth Partnership offers curriculum for ecological restoration. Download PDF copies of their guides. 
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Eco-Reading List

CCBC offers a curated list of reviewed titles searchable by grade level and theme. 


Get Recognition for Your School

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin

Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin empowers, supports and recognizes schools for nurturing healthy kids and sustainable communities. Public and private PK-12 schools work to reduce environmental impacts and costs, improve health and wellness, and increase environmental and sustainability literacy and report achievements using a web-based reporting tool.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Schools (public/charter, private/independent) and Early Learning Institutions are eligible to apply for ED-GRS. School districts may also use this application to be considered for the U.S. Department of Education’s District Sustainability Award--simply use the same application, but answer the questions from a district perspective.

More Contests and Awards

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Wisconsin contests and awards

National contests and awards

Funding and Other Opportunities

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Wisconsin-focused funding 

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Additional opportunities