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EnviroAtlas Educational Materials

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Overview of Educational Materials

  • EnviroAtlas tools can be used in formal and informal educational settings.
  • There are ready-made lesson plans for every grade level, from kindergarten through undergraduate.  
  • All lessons are aligned with Next Generation and State Science Standards for each grade in the Appendix.

Learn about and Access Lesson Plans

  • Click the plus signs (+) to access the materials and watch short overview videos. 
  • Exploring Your Watershed (Grade K - 6)

    This interactive lesson-plan module for grades K-6 encourages students to explore their local watershed through a hands-on lab, an outdoor exploratory session with maps, and an EnviroAtlas web-mapping session that can be completed with or without internet. This lesson plan is also available in Spanish!

  • Introduction to Ecosystem Services (Grades 4 - 6)

    This suite of six mini-lessons for grades 4-6 introduces the concept of ecosystem services in a blended learning format. Each of the six mini-lessons can be completed in 30 minutes or less, and combined, use cutting-edge technology, get students outdoors, and engage students in hands-on activities.

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  • Connecting Ecosystems and Human Health (Grade 4 - 12+)

    This engaging lesson plan module from grades 4-12+ introduces students to the connections between ecosystems and human health by using an interactive web-based tool and a hands-on activity.

  • Building a Greenway: A Case Study (Grades 9 - Undergraduate)

    This interdisciplinary learning module promotes student discovery using available maps and data, engaging students to be collaborative decision-makers.This case study is intended for secondary education, undergraduate, and community education/engagement programs.


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