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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…

    • Lesson Plan
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • 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.  

    • Video
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Efficiency
    • Service Learning
  • Water by Design: Aquaponics 101

    In Southern California, about 80% of the freshwater supply is used for farming. Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau meet with executive chef and farmer Adam Navidi from Future Foods Farms in Brea, CA. Chef Adam uses an innovative farming design called aquaponics to grow lettuce, vegetables, and even fish with less water than the average family uses at home on a daily basis.

    • Video
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Increasing Food Production with Precision Agriculture

    Participating in this hands-on lesson, students in grades 6-8 will lead each other through the integration and application of a real-life situation. This lesson provides a PowerPoint and worksheets to help students understand precision agriculture and its use of geographic information systems to help farmers use a sustainable growing method.  Students will then integrate their knowledge and skills to create their own mini irrigation system.

    • Lesson Plan
    • Middle School
    • EarthEcho Expedition: Water by Design
    • Food
    • Water Quality
    • Water Efficiency
  • Video Worksheet: What Happens When We Eat?

    This worksheet accompanies Day 3 The Issue: What Happens When We Eat? Students should take time for reflection before, during, and after the video while focusing on key vocabulary terms and the major themes, including: Nutrient Runoff  Runoff Managment  Waterhseds

    • Worksheet
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Food