By harnessing the expertise and passion of teachers and students around the country, Classroom Earth will provide high school teachers and students with the resources they need to integrate environmental education into their schools and communities. Through experiential learning, students will be empowered to take positive action to improve the environment now, in college, and as future leaders in their workplaces and communities.
Classroom Earth is:
- Resources for teachers - assists teachers and high schools in weaving cutting-edge environmental curricula into core high school classes, from art to science.
- Grants - offers three competitive grant programs: $1,000 grants for students for school and community projects and internships; $5,000-$10,000 grants for teachers for environmental education in their schools; and $1,500 professional development grants for teachers new to the field of environmental education.
- Online Communities - provides two exciting interactive on-line hubs of practical environmental education resources for teachers and students.
Planet Connect, a program of Classroom Earth, targets high school youth in an effort to increase student engagement in environmental learning, stimulate interest in environmental careers, and learn how to protect the environment. Planet Connect was developed with input from a diverse group of students from around the country who have helped to design the Planet Connect Web site, www.planet-connect.org and the Planet Connect High School Grants.
Classroom Earth is made possible with a generous contribution from The Weather Channel.
The National Environmental Education Foundation is exceptionally grateful to the Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas for their generosity and sponsorship of the Classroom Earth web site for the past 6 years and continued support of NEEF and its programs.