K-12 Education

Environmental Education Resources

NEEF-developed toolkits, infographics, and interactive online programs to bring environmental education to life

Greening STEM Biodiversity Activities For The Classroom

Learn about biodiversity with resources that were developed by NEEF and the Frost Museum of Science for implementation in virtual classrooms.

Grades 6-8
Reptile Survey
Reptile on rock

Students are responsible for researching the relationship between the invasive Cuban brown anole and the native green anole found in South Florida.

Grades 6-8
Promoting Pollinators
Bee on a flower

Students explore the world of pollinators by researching either honeybees or butterflies, focusing on what their needs are for a successful habitat and the threats they face in South Florida. 

Grades 6-8
Native vs Invasive Plants
Melaleuca tree flower

Students engage in a mini BioBlitz by surveying their local surroundings to determine species richness and whether there are native or invasive plant species in their area.

water flows over a break in the middle of a suburban river
Online Resource
The Watershed Sleuth Challenge

In this interactive challenge, you will learn more about your watershed—what it is, why it’s important, and what you can do to help protect it.

NEEF Educator Toolkits

Outdoor Education

The SunWise program is a free environmental & health education program to teach K-8 children about sun safety, UV radiation, and stratospheric ozone.

Young child holding large sunglasses over their eyes and looking towards the sun
Kids running outdoors in a line towards the camera smiling
Two children tossing a beachball towards the sky

Activity Guides

For use in school or at home. Let environmental education happen anywhere.

Monarch migration
Magnifying glass with brown handle
Spotlight Activity Guide

Animal Migration Activity Guide

This activity guide is full of fun ways to learn about animal migrations in the US. Designed for elementary age kids, it can be used in a classroom as a worksheet or at home for some easy activity ideas.

Pollinator Backyard Activity Guide

Young explorers can follow the activities on this pollinator worksheet at school or at home to monitor what...

Community Cleanup Activity Guide

This quick how-to guide will get you started with everything you need to conduct a community cleanup to help...

Water Quality Backyard Activity Guide

Use this activity guide to learn more and explore the topic of water quality, including building your own mini...

At-Home Upcycle Projects

Celebrate environmental education with these easy upcycle projects.


Designed to display in your classroom so you can bring environmental education to life through pictures and text.

Rooted In Math
Plant with Fibonacci sequence overlay

When you take a closer look at the world, you might be surprised to find out how much of what we know about the environment is rooted in math.

Surrounded by Science
Student and teacher in class

Explore some of the many ways science connects the world around us. Help increase our understanding of the environment through citizen science.

Citizen Science Is Blooming
photo of male student inspecting plants with magnifying glass

Check out this infographic to learn about the value of citizen science and opportunities to learn about the planet and its dynamic systems.

Engineering And Our Planet
Teacher surrounded by 4 children and computer and electronic car on the table

Explore the past, present, and future of environmental engineering, from the ancient Roman aqueducts to the renewable energy sources of tomorrow.

STEM & Our Planet
a robot stands next to test tubes filled with plants

The environment is a compelling context for teaching and engaging today's students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Student examines benthic macroinvertebrates to determine if the river water is healthy.

Explore how different organisms in our watersheds can signal the strengths and weaknesses of the local ecosystem.

Children And Nature
Young girl looking a large leaf from a tree

This infographic, available in English & Spanish, shows the state of children & nature and how interacting with nature can improve health outcomes.

Water Quality Tests
a gloved hand holds a test tube of water during a water quality test while another hand points to a reading

Develop an understanding of common water quality indicators, why they are important, and how we measure them.

More Environmental Education Information

EE and the Next Generation Science Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) emphasize the development of skills students will need in order to...

Benefits of Environmental Education

Explore the transformative benefits of Environmental Education, from academic excellence to increased...

Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground

This webinar walks viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science...

Environmental Education Activities

Environmental Education activities that promote learning in the outdoors and connection to nature for students...