Register for National Environmental Education Week to Connect Kids & the Environment
February 17, 2010 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
Photo: National EE Week 2009 Photo Blog
Each year before Earth Day, kids around the country learn about saving energy, saving water, and saving the planet thanks to National Environmental Education Week, April 11-17.
EE Week is a great opportunity for schools and nonprofits to engage the next generation in caring for the environment — plus, it´s fun!
EE Week resources help teachers make topics come alive for kids. They can investigate and record energy and water use at their own schools, participate in online Ask-An-Expert sessions, conduct a scavenger hunt, start a nature journal, launch a recycling program, and much more.
To check out some of the projects that teachers and students led last year, check out the National Environmental Education Week 2009 Photo Blog.
When educators register for EE Week, they´ll join a national network dedicated to increasing the environmental literacy of K-12 students. Plus they´ll get certificates of participation, free online resources, information on professional development and funding opportunities, and access to discounts and special offers on educational materials just for EE Week participants.