Wind, Rain, and Fire: Will Extreme Weather Events Affect How Teachers Cover Climate Change?

Read the full post at the NCSE Blog. Every teacher knows that students take more interest in lessons that relate to things they care about. Well, it’s safe to say that, right now, students in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, care deeply about hurricanes. And students in California care profoundly about …

Students do the grading on climate

Read the full story in Smile Politely. Looking back on my high school and college student self, I can guarantee that most of my motivations were completely self-centered. My friends, my job, my activities, my classes, my choices, the things I invested my time in, everything pretty much revolved around what was happening in my …

Should School Cafeterias Be More Like Fast-Casual Restaurants?

Read the full story at Civil Eats. Although the story doesn't address it directly, I strongly suspect that programs like this also reduce the amount of wasted food. As students stream into the cafeteria at the Manassah E. Bradley Elementary School in East Boston, a buzz builds as they notice what’s for lunch. “It’s taco …

President’s Environmental Youth Award now accepting applications

Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for the President's Environmental Youth Award and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants from all 50 states and U.S. territories are eligible to compete for a regional certificate of special recognition and a national Presidential award. Applications are due …

Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators now accepting applications

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of EPA's 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White …

Farm to School Grant Program

The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. On an annual basis, USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, supporting operations, planning, purchasing equipment, developing school gardens, developing partnerships, …