探索地球计划

Tukwila School District students monitored the air quality on their campus as part of EarthGen's 呼吸更容易 程序 this summer.

EarthGen的 程序s equip teachers and students with essential knowledge and skills, and give them meaningful opportunities to improve their communities.

EarthGen offers professional development opportunities for teachers; customizable environmental science 程序s for students from kindergarten through high school, and resources for schools and districts to take action for sustainability and justice.

科学研究单位

EarthGen的 educational 程序s engage students, 教育工作者, and school communities with science-based, hands-on environmental learning projects that align with Next Generation Science Standards. They also incorporate student-led action projects in the local community and are customized to meet the needs of participants. The 程序s prioritize sustaining and nourishing students’ cultures and well-being by centering their unique backgrounds and experiences in the learning resources and tools.

2 students transfer an insect into a viewing capsule for closer investigation.

君主神秘

Lower Elementary | Available in Spanish

君主神秘 is a science-based 程序 that follows the story of Violeta, a young girl from a migrant community in central Washington. Through engaging STEM activities and outdoor field experiences, students learn about natural phenomena such as metamorphosis, 授粉, and migration while exploring their own family journeys. The 程序 encourages students to lead action projects that support biodiversity in their community and celebrate cultural connections to the environment.

4 students are looking into a mason jar full of soil with an apple slice in it

僵尸鳄梨酱

Upper Elementary | Available in Spanish

僵尸鳄梨酱 teaches upper elementary school students about the science of decomposition; energy cycling in ecosystems; and how to reduce waste at home and school. Featuring a hands-on “Race to Decomposition,” 僵尸鳄梨酱’s lessons about food cycles can complement garden-based learning 程序s in schools. The 程序 also teaches students about natural and human-made systems of food production and waste management, encouraging them to take action in their school community to protect the environment.

A close up image of an air quality meter in a student's hand overlooking a road and buildings

呼吸更容易

Upper Elementary | Available in Spanish

呼吸更容易 introduces upper elementary school students to the impact of local air quality issues on families and communities. While investigating air pollution in their neighborhoods, students learn the causes of air pollution and why some communities are more impacted than others. Students lead their own action project to improve community health.

2 students look at a model demonstration of permeable pavement

雨水管理

中间 & 高中

雨水管理 is a 程序 for middle and high school students to learn about watersheds and how to reduce the impact of stormwater. Students investigate their local watersheds, and then design and implement green stormwater infrastructure projects to improve water quality in their community. EarthGen facilitates connections to stormwater professionals who introduce students to pathways into environmental careers.

EarthGen学校认证

Four elementary students sorting food waste into multi-colored bins

学校认证

认可环保行动

EarthGen的 学校认证 程序 provides a framework for students to investigate environmental issues and apply their learning to make a meaningful, 学校或家庭的持久变化. Projects include activities like establishing recycling 程序s, 培育美食园, 或者改用绿色清洁剂. To be recognized as an EarthGen Certified School, schools complete projects in at least one of seven environmental categories every two years. School communities achieve higher levels of certification when they complete additional projects.

专业发展 for Educators

5 teachers sit at a table engaged in a discussion at a 说 training

Climate Science 专业发展

教师专业发展

EarthGen的 程序 trains teachers in the science of climate change, 对当地的影响, 以及潜在的解决方案, and equips them with resources to bring climate science into their classrooms. Through participating in student activities, teachers learn how to engage their students and address academic standards. Trainings feature university scientists and local experts who emphasize locally relevant topics such as wildfires, 农业, 海岸灾害. 


Interested in participating in an EarthGen 程序?