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Frequent Questions about Environmental Education and Learning about the Environment

Have a question? See our frequent questions and answers below. If you do not find the answer to your question, please submit your question.

I need more information on environmental issues for homework assignments or projects. Where should I look?

You can see various environmental subjects in our homework resources area.

Does EPA give recognition awards to students?

Yes, we have a program called the President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA). It recognizes young people across America for projects that show their commitment to the environment. To be considered for PEYA, a student or students, sponsored by an adult, must submit to their local EPA regional office evidence of a completed project, as well as a completed application. It's open to young people in all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

How can I find out about job openings and internships at the EPA?

If you are interested in helping us protect the global environment for this generation and generations to come, we invite you to explore our Careers website.

Where can I find information about community service projects?

Check out the Community Service site.

I am a teacher and I would like to get training in environmental education.

EPA has a program to support environmental education training for teachers and other education professionals. You can learn more about the National Environmental Education Training Program.

What is Earth Day and where can I find more information?

Earth Day is April 22. For more information, you can visit EPA's Earth Day website. You may also be interested in printing a copy of the Happy Earth Day coloring book.

Where can I learn about environmental education?

Visit EPA's Education website.

Where can I find information about environmental education grants?

Visit EPA's environmental education grants web page to learn more about EE grants.

I am interested in any free materials (teacher resources or curriculum) you can send me.

Rather than just sending out packets of materials, we prefer to let you select what you'd like to receive. Fortunately, there are some excellent resources online for doing just that.

EPA publications are available free of charge through the The National Service Center for Environmental Publications. Use the suggested search terms below or use the order forms for teachers to quickly see materials available by age group. Suggested search terms: activity, coloring book, lesson plan, teachers, students, kids.

If I want to ask EPA to link to a particular environmental or educational website, what are the criteria EPA uses?

Read about EPA's external link policy.

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