Classroom Earth, a program of the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), helps teachers of all subject areas integrate environmental education into their classrooms.
Classroom Earth defines environmental education as the process, activities and experiences-across disciplines-that lead students to have a greater understanding of how the earth's resources and natural systems work and interact with each other and with human-made systems.
With this focus in mind, Classroom Earth seeks to provide a multitude of environmental education resources to benefit environmental educators and K-12 students. These resources include curriculum, classroom activities, videos, websites, grants and awards, professional development webinars, and many more.
Classroom Earth also offers three programs to further support NEEF's mission: Planet Connect, National EE Week and Be Water Wise.
Planet Connect is an online portal where high school students can learn about current environmental topics, funding opportunities, green colleges and environmental careers. Students can also share and exchange ideas about how they are playing a critical role in solving today's environmental challenges. To learn more visit: www.planetconnect.org.
National Environmental Education Week (EE Week), the nation's largest environmental education event held each year the week before Earth Day, inspires environmental learning and stewardship among K-12 students. EE Week connects educators with environmental resources to promote K-12 students' understanding of the environment.
Be Water Wise is aimed at creating a public-private partnership to leverage resources and expertise to bring a meaningful learning experience to a K-12 audience. The program engages partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to raise awareness of local water challenges and improve water conservation and stormwater management in school buildings and grounds. Student-led Be Water Wise projects can result in significant reductions in costs and improved water management at participating schools, as well as increased engagement of the local community in developing solutions to water challenges. To learn more about Be Water Wise pilot programs, visit http://www.classroomearth.org/node/22498.
For more information on Classroom Earth's resources, visit http://www.classroomearth.org/.