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EnviroAtlas Educational Materials

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.

Exploring Your Watershed (Grades 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!


Connecting Ecosystems and Human Health (Grades 4 - 12+)

This engaging lesson plan module for 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.


Intro 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 lesson can be completed in 30 minutes or less, and combined, use technology, get students outdoors, and engage students in hands-on activities.

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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Lesson Plan Videos

See some of our lesson plans in action! 

Exploring Your Watershed

Connecting Ecosystems and Human Health

Building a Greenway: A Case Study