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Educational Resources & Activities

2011 October 11

By Carly Carroll

Going into classrooms and sharing environmental has always been my favorite part of being an environmental educator. One of my favorite experiences was participating in EPA’s Science Day at an elementary school in North Carolina. The teachers and students were always so happy to open their doors and let EPA scientists and community volunteers come in and share a hands-on activity with them. My favorite activities were those that really got the students involved and doing something – like measuring how much electricity various appliances used, or measuring lung capacity and learning about air quality. Seeing these activities lead to teachers asking if EPA had any resources they could use in to bring more environmental science into their classrooms. The answer is yes!

In addition to what EPA has already developed in the past, The Office of Environmental Education is working with various program offices to develop resources highlighting upcoming important issues and monthly themes.

  • October is Children’s Health Month! Check out our series of resources and activities on protecting children’s health at home and at school!
  • Students can learn how to protect their own health with activities on lead, mold, and indoor air quality.
  • All of EPA’s student and teacher resources are in one easy place! Check out the recently updated Students and Teachers page for games, factsheets, teacher resources, activities, and more!

About the author: Carly Carroll is an Environmental Education Specialist with EPA’s Office of Environmental Education in Washington, DC. Prior to joining the office in 2011, she worked as a Student Services Contractor at EPA in Research Triangle Park, assisting with environmental education and outreach.

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

7 Responses leave one →
  1. Seo Company in India permalink
    October 12, 2011

    Hello Carly

    Creating an Environmental awareness among the people is very important. And you are doing the right job by posting these blogs. Very informative post. Thanks for sharing it. And always looking ahead for your next updates.

    Cheers..

  2. MarilynRoberts permalink
    October 17, 2011

    Nice blog. I should have this book so that I will know the whole story.

  3. Erlinda permalink
    October 25, 2011

    When I was in elementary here in the Philippines, We didn’t done anything like measuring how much electricity various appliances used, or measuring lung capacity and learning about air quality. It has a big differences when it comes to the education system between our country.

    Well, Thanks Ms. Carly for sharing this blog to us. :)

  4. Stephen permalink
    October 25, 2011

    Very informative blogs. As part of the Environmental Awareness I’m looking forward to read in your next post about Global Warming..Thanks!!!

  5. Art permalink
    November 13, 2011

    Nice blog

  6. muadz permalink
    January 19, 2012

    nice blog dude..

  7. sigit irawan permalink
    March 2, 2012

    Great blog dude! I just linked to this post on my Delicious. Keep it up!

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