Water Quality Backyard Activity Guide

Use this activity guide to learn more and explore the topic of water quality. With activities to do both on and off the worksheet, it's perfect for your next environmental investigation! You can use this activity guide in school, at camp, at a park or at home!

Pollinator Backyard Activity Guide

Young explorers! Print out a copy of this activity worksheet, grab a pencil and head out into the backyard or a park to start your pollinator investigation! Look for a patch of flowers and watch closely to see what sort of animals visit them. Then, follow the activities on your worksheet to record your observations, monitor what types of pollinators you see, and help attract more pollinators. You can use this activity guide in school, at camp or at home for a fun afternoon!

Engineering a Sustainable World Educator Toolkit

By incorporating engineering lessons into the other STEM subjects across all grade levels, educators allow students to combine what they've learned in an effort to solve real problems. These lessons and activities encourage students to investigate all the “making, moving and improving” activities involved in the work of an environmental engineer. The processes carried out in these lessons teach useful correlations, deeper understandings and real world applications of skills that students may not usually attribute to the world of engineering.

Greening STEM Educator Toolkit

The environment is a compelling context for teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as it provides teachers with a diverse range of real-world challenges that engage students in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM concepts across multiple subject areas. From calculating planting area and productivity in the school garden, to designing model wind turbines, to tracking invasive species with GPS technology, environmental projects inspire students to apply STEM by empowering them to develop innovative solutions to local problems meaningful to them.

Engineering & Our Planet Infographic

Explore the past, present, and future of environmental engineering through this infographic. From the ancient Roman aqueducts to the renewable energy sources of tomorrow, engineering has the potential to help us meet some of the world's greatest challenges. Learn more in the infographic below and use the Engineering a Sustainable World Educator Toolkit to find free lesson plans, activities and resources for teaching about environmental engineering.

STEM & Our Planet Infographic

The environment is a compelling context for teaching and engaging today's students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This infographic illustrates some of the many ways STEM and environmental knowledge are becoming increasingly more important to US businesses and career paths.

Learn more about the many connection between STEM and the environment with these other Greening STEM infographics: Click Here

Integrating Environmental Management of Asthma into Pediatric Health Care

This article from Clinical Pediatrics by James R. Roberts, MD, MPH, Nicholas Newman, DO, MS, Leyla E. McCurdy, MPhil, Jane S. Chang, MPH, Mauro A. Salas, RRT, MPH, Bernard Eskridge, MD, Lisa de Ybarrondo, MD, Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Lynnette Mazur, MD, and Catherine J. Karr, MD, PhD, serves as a follow up to a 2013 article, also in Clinical Pediatrics, evaluating NEEF’s Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma training.

NEEF 2015 Year in Review

NEEF has a vision: By 2022, 300 million people actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people.

Through science-based resources, programming for all ages, and work with trusted partners and professionals, NEEF is connecting Americans to the environment where it intersects our daily lives - via nature, weather + climate, and health.

Just a few of NEEF's 2015 highlights...

Surrounded by Science Educator Toolkit

From the front steps to the solar system, science can be found everywhere. NEEF has put together this collection of lesson plans and curriculum guides to help educators introduce students to some of the many ways they can discover more of the science going on around them, both within the classroom and in the field.