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EarthEcho International’s Educator Resources are a collection of videos, lesson plans, and other materials designed to support high-quality classroom experiences. They are unique tools to assist educators as they equip young people to explore and protect their local natural resources. Many of the resources are designed to satisfy Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Email us at education@earthecho.org and we will see what we can do to help you.

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  • Aquaponics 101

    In this curricular guide, middle school students learn about an alternative farming technique that addresses water use in agricultural farming, the environmental impacts of fish farms, and urban development and population growth. This guide promotes 21st-century skills by engaging students in the history of aquaponics through various texts; improving their communication skills by explaining how an aquaponics system works; and engineering your own classroom aquaponics…

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    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Youth in Action: Eagle Scout Project with CJ

    Philippe Cousteau meets  CJ, a 16-year-old Eagle Scout who designed a water-wise garden showcase for the Lenain Water Treatment plant in Anaheim, CA.. CJ takes Philippe on a tour of his gardens and explains how his community has learned more about water conservation from his Eagle Scout project.

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    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • Youth in Action: Environmental Charter Middle School

    Environmental Charter Middle School in Inglewood, CA, guides their students to discover environmental issues in their community and create solutions.  Expedition Fellow Tashanda Giles-Jones and her Green Ambassadors show that award-winning conservation efforts are a matter of simple design after identifying a community need.  

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    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • Youth in Action: Water Guardians

    The Water Guardians from Washington Middle School in La Habra, CA, worked to make an impact in their community through policy. These young women helped to write and pass a bill that conserves freshwater by establishing water-efficiency partnerships between schools and water providers. Ashlan Cousteau talks with the Water Guardians about how their actions led to change at a state level.

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    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • STEM Career Closeup: Pamela Emch

    Pamela Emch is an engineering fellow with Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, CA. Her work is at the forefront of developing new technologies to answer some of our biggest questions about both Earth and space. Pam offers inspiration and advice for young people interested in pursuing careers in engineering and technology.

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    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design