Resources and Research
Posting Your Events and Workshops
Because of the great volume of teacher and student opportunities we are unable
to directly advertise for you. However we would like to call your attention to a
few different ways that you can reach teachers with your professional
development and other teacher and student opportunities. We encourage you to
check out these websites that each provide event calendars and/or list-serves:
- A Field Guide to Sustainability, Washington State Department of Ecology (PDF)
This booklet explains sustainability and why it is important to Washington state.
- CLEAN Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Searchable, free teaching resources on climate and energy.
E3 Washington integrates three systems – education,
environment, and economy – and asks, “How can education help achieve a healthy,
prosperous, and sustainable future for all?”
EPA Region 10 Environmental Education
Environmental education funding information and resources from and for Region 10
(Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Native Tribes).
- North American Association of Environmental Educators
NAAEE is the professional association for environmental education.
- Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators
The Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators brings together environmental educators around the world of salty and fresh, and shares lessons, information, and experiences.
- US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
The U.S. Partnership consists of individuals, organizations, and institutions in the United States dedicated to education for sustainable development (ESD).
- Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association
There are a variety of resources available for teaching K-12 school children grades about planning. Educators and planners can utilize these ideas and resources to increase youth awareness of the many aspects of land use planning and urban design, including energy and natural resource management.
- Washington Green Schools
Washington Green Schools is a voluntary, web-based program schools can use to reduce their environmental and carbon footprint.
- Washington ON Water (WOW)
WOW provides links to organizations offering marine science-related classroom resources and field activities, as well as professional development and funding opportunities. WOW covers regional marine science from interior watersheds to the outer coast and features a simple user interface that allows quick identification of available resources.
- WA State Department of Agriculture Farm to School Program
The WSDA Farm-to-School Program is dedicated to fostering relationships between schools and agricultural producers in Washington State.
- WA State School and Community Gardens Google Map
OSPI created this Google map of school and community gardens in the state of Washington. There is also a link to a short
survey to add additional school and community gardens to the map.
- The Children Nature
Network provides an excellent compilation of research and studies on
children’s health and the environment.
- EES - A Vision for the Future
- Environmental Education Report: Empirical Evidence, Exemplary Models, and Recommendations on the Impact of Environmental Education on K-12 Students (PDF). In the 2006 legislative session, EHB 2910 was passed, requiring OSPI to conduct an environmental education study. HB 2910 specifies that the study is to be prepared in partnership with public and private entities invested in strategies to reach every student, family, and community with quality environmental education experiences.