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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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  • A Leader’s Guide to Make A Splash!

    Make A Splash: A Kid's Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands provides a closer look at our oceans and waterways and our role in protecting this water planet. This Leader's Guide provides a sequence of activities to support classroom teachers, youth group or club sponsors, or any adult invested in engaging youth in meaningful service learning that addresses the global water crisis as outlined in the stories of Make A…

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • Toxins
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
    • Marine Debris
    • Service Learning
  • A Leader’s Guide to Going Blue

    Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, & Wetlands provides a close look at our oceans and waterways and our role in protecting this water planet. This Leader's Guide provides a lesson sequence that expands on the critical information in Going Blue! so young people can actively reflect on the global water crisis via detailed discussion and writing assignments. Appropriate for both traditional classroom teachers and facilitators for out…

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
    • Marine Debris
    • Service Learning
  • #OurEcho Action Guide: Plant A Solution for Shell Shocked Oceans

    ACT: #OurEcho is EarthEcho’s strategy to put the tools of action in the hands of youth across the world. In this document, you can gather information and prepare to take action to mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification in your own community. This #OurEcho Action Guide features a tree-planting event as a direct action that you can take in any community.

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Shell Shocked
    • Water Quality
  • OA Unit from NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project

    This curriculum, from the NOAA Ocean Data Education (NODE) Project, incorporates a scaled approach to learning. Each module offers activities at five different levels of student interaction, sometimes referred to as Entry, Adoption, Adaptation, Interactivity, and Invention. The early levels are very directed and teacher-driven, which provides important first steps when learning something new. The levels of Adaptation through Invention are more student-directed and…

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Shell Shocked
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    How-To Install a Rain Barrel

    Classrooms and community groups can make a powerful impact on the health of our water planet. Our Educator How-To Guides are a step-by-step look at how to implement an action project in your classroom. Background research, mini-labs, and steps for action are all included in this rain barrel installation guide.

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Service Learning