Resources Archive - Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation


The main goal is for students to understand and explain the impact humans have had on the Los Angeles River and its watershed in the last 150 years.
Students choose a solution to address climate change, then groups propose their idea to the school campus, City of Houston City Council, and/or HISD Trustees (based upon the scope of…
This activity invites learners to engage in their surroundings, and works for both in-school and virtual learning. With the mindset ofdetectives, students look for clues about the characteristics and relationships…

EfS Research

Partner research on the benefits of Education for Sustainability.
Students will be able to identify what a food desert is and where they exist in their place by using google maps and other research tools.

Hands on Learning Tools We Love

During professional learning workshops and intensives, our educator team routinely provides suggested resources and tools to support hands-on, experiential learning experiences for young people. These tangible products and gadgets can…

Hydroponics and Sustainable Farming with Moonflower Farms

Our current food systems are vastly inefficient with food waste, rampant pesticide use, transport emissions, and agriculture runoff. Many communities live in food deserts with inadequate fresh produce, translating to…

LifeStraw®: STEM & Service

Explore water-related issues from multiple perspectives. Introduce humanitarian design as a viable and necessary solution for a more sustainable future.
In this lesson, students will construct an explanatory model to identify the stages and processes of a product.
Students will use motor skills and creative thinking to construct their own “do nothing” machine. This activity encourages little engineers to express themselves, while parents help to draw connections and…
Students will analyze items in their backpacks and classroom and determine what they’re made of and what happens to those items after their use.
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