Resources

A collection of books, lessons, guides, recipes, videos, and other tools to support ecological education

 

 

Resources For Educators

Oak Woodland Learning Activities

Oak Woodland Learning Activities

Materials and instructions for two activities for thinking about ecosystems and community resilience, using a striking downloadable mural.

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Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12

Big Ideas: Linking Water, Power, and Sewer in K-12

A curriculum framework aligned with academic standards that offers examples of engaging learning experiences.

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Downloadable Resource: Jobs in a Biotic Community

Downloadable Resource: Jobs in a Biotic Community

Students learn about interdependence by taking a census of an outdoor site and identifying the different “jobs” of members of the biotic community.

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Resources For Food Service Professionals

21 School Meals Featuring California Foods

21 School Meals Featuring California Foods

Scaled and tested recipes for reimbursable school meals featuring fresh ingredients. 

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The Eco Ambassador Native  Garden at a Monterey Peninsula school.

Practicing Sustainability — While Saving Millions of Dollars

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District uses California's Proposition 39 funding both to teach and to model sustainable practices in Nutrition Services and throughout the campus.

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The World's Flavor Profiles

Food and Culture Project: The World's Flavor Profiles

Students in grades 3-5 examine the food traditions that form the basis of different cuisines around the world. 

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Our Books

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World

Michael Pollan says our book "makes a critical contribution to rethinking how we teach our children about their place in nature. The best book of its kind."

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Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Smart by Nature: Schooling for Sustainability

Showcases inspiring sustainability-education stories of schools across the country. David W. Orr says it's "must reading."

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Ecoliterate

Ecoliterate

Ecoliterate brings you stories of educators, activists, and students who nourish emotional, social, and ecological intelligence in order to engage ecoliteracy.

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