State and Local Clean Energy Solution Center
U.S. Department of Energy

The State and Local Solution Center and Technical Assistance Program provides resources, events, and assistance to state, local, tribal, and K-12 school district leaders working to unlock a clean energy economy.

Designing a Resilient Community
Center for Ecoliteracy

Under this curriculum, students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Downloadable materials for these lessons include instructions and discussion questions, a set of "Redesigning Our Community" cards for students, professional development suggestions for instructors, and links to resources about resilient communities.

Exploring Your Environment Curriculum

The Exploring Your Environment Curriculum is part of the National 4-H Curriculum Collection and is designed for middle school aged youth to learn about the environment. Each section of the curriculum focuses on an environmental question or issue and has a corresponding activity that allows you to jump right into real-world issues that affect your life. 

Resources for Teachers and Kids

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has developed programs that provide free classroom materials and lesson plans on energy safety and conservation for grades K to 8. These programs include educational resources, Safe Kids, and the Energenius program.

Earth System Science Education Alliance Courses
Earth System Science Education Alliance Courses

The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) is a NASA, NSF and NOAA-supported program implemented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to improve the quality of geoscience instruction for pre-service and in-service K-12 teachers. ESSEA is based on a series of online courses for teachers that are offered by participating institutions. These institutions and faculty receive training, technical support, the ability to create and share their own course modules, and join an active community of Earth system science educators.

Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)
Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

CLEAN's primary effort is to steward a collection of educational resources around energy and climate topics and foster a community that supports learning about climate and energy topics. CLEAN's focus has been to integrate the effective use of the educational resources across all grade levels – with a particular focus on the middle-school through undergraduate levels (grades 6-16).

Climate Change and Your National Parks
National Park Service

Today's rapid climate change challenges national parks in ways we've never seen before. Glaciers are retreating at an unprecedented rate, increasingly destructive storms threaten cultural resources and park facilities, habitat is disrupted—the list goes on. Discover how climate change is affecting our nation's treasures, what the National Park Service is doing about it, and how you can help. Especially interesting is the science of climate change in our national parks video series.

Teaching Climate

NOAA provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. The teaching climate page offers reviewed resources for teaching about climate and energy. Subject areas include climate systems, causes of climate change, measuring & modeling climate, climate impacts, human responses to climate, and nature of climate science.

National Energy Education Development Project Curriculum
National Energy Education Development Project

The National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) seeks to establish comprehensive sustainability education in schools. The NEED Project's curriculum portfolio is designed to connect teachers and students to resources to ensure energy education. Curricular Resources are sorted by grade level, topic, and subject.

Join the Fight Against Climate Change: In Your Community

In addition to making a difference in the fight against climate change at home and at work, you can make a difference in your community. EPA is proud to partner with, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and PTO Today to reach America's youth and encourage them to get out and "Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR." Learn about projects that have grown out of these partnerships as well as ways you can join the movement and become involved in your own community.

Climate Change: What You Can Do: At School
United States Environmental Protection Agency

Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This resource is a directory of some education and action-planning resources to help these individuals incorporate education about climate change into their schools.

Fuel Cell Technology Educational Resources
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

DOE supports demonstrations and commercialization by providing technically accurate and objective information to key target audiences involved in the use of hydrogen and fuel cells today. Here you will find basic information resources to help you learn more about hydrogen—and Increase Your H2IQ!—as well as course materials and links to additional information for safety and code officials, state and local government representatives, potential end users, and students and educators of all levels.

Energy Kids
U.S. Energy Information Administration

A database of free and low-cost resources for energy eduction in K-12 schools, primarily for teachers.

Alliance for Climate Education
Alliance for Climate Education

The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) is a nonprofit dedicated to educating America's high school students about the science behind climate change. ACE has two core offerings: the ACE Assembly and Action Program.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Hazardous Waste Checklist
United Stated Center for Disease Control and Prevention

This checklists covers regulations issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the generation, management, and disposal of hazardous wastes. 

Walking School Bus
United States Department of Transportation

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of trained volunteers.

National Center for Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School

Established in May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School assists states and communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bicycle to school. The National Center serves as the information clearinghouse for the federal Safe Routes to School program. The organization also provides technical support and resources, coordinates online registration efforts for U.S. Walk to School Day, and facilitates worldwide promotion and participation. Their website offers program tools, training, events and activities, data resources and analysis tools, and funding information for Safe Routes to School related programming.

International Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Month gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons — all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk

I Ride Green
Green Education Foundation

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, each day Americans collectively travel a total of 15 million miles on car trips that are ½ mile or less. These micro-trips account for nearly one million gallons of gasoline burned and 10,000 tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere daily. In partnership with Amtrak, GEF created I Ride Green to motivate American students and their families to adopt green transportation habits, and feel empowered to reverse these alarming trends. 

Better Buildings Alliance
U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Initiative is helping private and public sector organizations realize important benefits of energy efficiency. Together, DOE and its partners are highlighting new innovations, sharing successful strategies, and developing new resources that contribute to lower costs and a cleaner, more resilient energy system. The Initiative includes Better Buildings Challenge and Accelerator programs and participants are supported through the the Better Building Alliance and an annual Better Buildings Summit.

North American Association for Environmental Education
North American Association for Environmental Education

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a national membership organization dedicated to strengthening the field of environmental education and increasing the visibility and effectiveness of the profession. Members are professionals with environmental education responsibilities and interests across business, government, higher education, formal (K–12) education, nonformal education, early childhood education, science education and STEM, and other sectors of society.

Fuels for Schools and Beyond
United States Department of Agriculture

To promote and encourage the use of wood biomass as a renewable, natural resource to provide a clean, readily available energy source suitable for heat and power generation in Western communities.

To facilitate the removal of hazardous fuels from our forests by assisting in the development of viable commercial uses of removed material

Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Green Healthy Schools Wisconsin supports and encourages schools to create safe learning environments and prepare students to understand, analyze and address the major environmental and sustainability challenges now and in the future through providing resources, recognition and certification. This program provides information, resources and announcements for all school staff, community members and others interested in green and healthy initiatives and activities for Wisconsin schools.

National Park Service: Hydrology
National Park Service

The Hydrology Program is a part of the Aquatic Systems Branch of the Water Resources Division, located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Hydrology Program staff provide water resources support to decision makers, planners, and resource professionals located in parks and all other organizational levels of the National Park Service.

Education for Environment and Sustainability
State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Education for Environment and Sustainability program is to support academic success and life-long learning, and to develop a responsible citizenry capable of applying knowledge of ecological, economic, and socio-cultural systems to meet current and future needs.

Environmental Protection Agency

WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.

Green Schools Resources
Washington Green Schools

Washington Green Schools is a nonprofit program supported by government agencies, individuals, businesses and foundations. Through their network, over 280 Washington Green Schools statewide are working to make their campuses and communities healthier and greener.