Educational Resources

Links for Kids - Grades K-8
Links for Students - Grades 9-12
Links for Educators
Links to State and Federal Agencies


Links for Kids (Grades K-8)

Energy Quest: This interactive page through the State of California provides information to kids regarding California’s energy facts and conservation measures.

Energy Star Kids: Energy Star's kids page. Find out why your planet needs you, and how you can make big changes!

EPA Planet Protectors Club: US EPA Planet Protectors Club for kids offers educational activities and games.

EPA Students For The Environment: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s portal for K-12 students provides links and information regarding all environmental issues from recycling to water conservation. Includes games, quizzes and homework resources.

Kids Be Green: Fun facts, games and activities brought to you by the California Integrated Waste Management Board.

Recycle City: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s virtual city lets kids explore how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste.

Recycle Rex: California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) homepage for kids offers activities and information to help kids learn what they can do to help recycle.

A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change: Learn about climate change and find out how you can be part of the solution.


Links for Teens (Grades 9-12)

Air Now for Students: Learn about air pollution and the EPA’s Air Quality Index.

Cal-Adapt: Learn about climate change and explore California's Climate Change Research.

CoolCalifornia.org - Schools: Check out the "For Students" section for tools, scholarships and more.

EPA Students For The Environment: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s portal for K-12 students provides links and information regarding all environmental issues from recycling to water conservation. Includes games, quizzes and homework resources.

US EPA Student Portal

State and Federal Agency Links


Links for Teachers

Air Now for Teachers: Air quality index reference page for teachers.

Cal-Adapt: Learn about climate change and explore California's Climate Change Research.

CalRecycle Services for Teachers, Districts and School Facilities: Resources from the CA Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery - CalRecycle

California Department of Conservation for Educators: Lesson plans, fun activities for kids, and information about minerals, natural resources, and earthquakes.

CoolCalifornia.org - Schools: Climate change case studies, curriculum, resources and more for teachers and administrators.

Cool the Earth: Free, ready-to-run climate change assembly program that educates K-8 students and their families about climate change and inspires them to take simple actions to reduce carbon emissions.

Energy Quest - Resources for Teachers and Parents: Links and downloadable files to assist teachers with energy-use and conservation education.

Federal Resources for Education Excellence: Environmental Education: Teaching and learning resources from Federal Agencies.

National Wildlife Federation – Eco-Schools USA: Internationally acclaimed program provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum.  Program Update: On May 3, 2013 Aspen Elementary became the first school in California to receive the program’s coveted Green Flag Award.  Way to go Aspen!!!

US EPA Global Climate Change Educator Resources: Tools and resources about this increasingly important global issue.

US EPA Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Teaching Center Home Page

USGS Water Science for Schools: Water Resources and Water Conservation for Educators


Links to State and Federal Agencies

Bureau of Land Management, US Department of the Interior

Bureau of Reclamation, US Department of the Interior

California Department of Conservation

California Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling -- Cal Recycle

California Department of Water Resources

California Environmental Protection Agency

California Public Utilities Commission: Water Conservation

US Environmental Protection Agency - Solid Waste

US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior