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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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  • Rethinking Waste

    You’re familiar with the three “R”s: reduce, reuse, recycle. When it comes to items we toss, it’s time to add another solution: rethink. Kids, teens, and adults around the world are coming up with innovative ideas and approaches to the age old problem of waste. In this guide, you will meet some “rethinkers and explore ways you can help trash stay gone, permanently. You might even cut down on how much stuff you use in the first place.

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Rethinking Waste
  • What’s On Your Fork

    You may have heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” But did you ever stop to consider the ways in which the world is what we eat? Food and water are inextricably connected, and common daily food choices may impact water in ways that surprise you. Thinking carefully about what we eat allows us to make daily, substantial contributions to our entire society. Learn more as you implement a MEATLESS MONDAY campaign to provide the option for eating plant-based…

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Food
  • Down the Drain

    Did you realize that everything you send down the drain—including things that you wash off your body or that first pass through your body—can end up back in local waterways, the ocean, and even the water supply? Use the tools in this Action Guide to investigate what is going down your drain, and to develop and implement a plan to defend your drain (and others) from toxins.

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Toxins
  • Out the Spout

    Drinking where you live, even on the go, is an important way to protect water resources in parts of the world where they are threatened, and to protect yourself from potentially harmful chemicals. Worried that there might be more coming out of your spout than water? Bottled water is not the answer. Use this Action Guide to learn why filtered tap water is always best, and how you can become part of the Anti-Bottle movement that is helping people kick their plastic water…

    • Action Guide
    • High School
    • Middle School
    • Water Quality
  • You Have the Power

    Want to help curb the use of fossil fuels and the process of ocean acidification? Saving energy is an answer. This Action Guide will walk you through the process of conducting an energy audit and then creating, implementing, and documenting an energy conservation plan. Get started right away, because when it comes to saving energy at school or at home, you have the power!

    • Action Guide
    • Expedition: Into the Dead Zone
    • Energy