Environmental education benefits students - increasing their understanding of how earth's resources and natural systems work, familiarizing them with our relationship to wildlife, offering opportunities for hands-on activities and inquiry-based learning and providing practical information. In order for students to receive meaningful environmental education, it is critical that their teachers have the necessary skills and knowledge.
It is essential that an environmental educator not only understands environmental concepts and issues, but is familiar with the best practices for integrating these concepts into his/her established curriculum. Whether a teacher focuses on science, math or social studies, environmental education can provide experiences that link the curriculum to their local environment.
Classroom Earth offers a comprehensive list of professional development opportunities including webinars, educational programs, conferences, teacher training, software, etc.
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About Classroom Earth: Classroom Earth helps teachers of all subject areas integrate environmental education into their classrooms. A program of NEEF, the National Environmental Education Foundation.