Environmental education in Minnesota takes place in the classroom, schoolyard, school forest, and other school or district related sites. This section is dedicated to EE resources for preK-12 teachers.
K-12 Minnesota Academic Standards - Learn more about academic standards established by the Minnesota Department of Education for mathematics, health and physical education, arts, social studies, language arts, career and technical education, science and world languages. See how environmental education can be integrated into all academic content areas.
Environmental Literacy Scope and Sequence - This is a tool for educators that provides a systems approach to environmental education in Minnesota for preK through adult learners. It describes key concepts about the interaction of natural and social systems and a sequence in which they are to be taught. It also discusses benchmarks, standards, and applications for using the Scope and Sequence.
Environment as an Integrating Context (EIC) - EIC is a place-based or environment-based education that uses the environment as an integrating context across disciplines.
Natural Wonders: A Guide to Early Childhood for Environmental Educators - Natural Wonders is a tool to aid environmental educators in designing developmentally appropriate programs and activities for early childhood.
We3 Education Initiative - We3 Education Initiative is a project that links environmental lessons and resources from state agencies and businesses to the classroom, teaching kids about the environment through real time cost saving experiments done on the school grounds.
Related Links - A list of environmental education links for schools.
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