Environmental Education Activities
Connect students to the environment through outdoor education activities the make learning fun and healthy
We've handpicked the best toolkits, guides, and outdoor education activities from NEEF and beyond. For even more high-quality educator resources, visit out Environmental Education Resources page.
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Activity Guides and Group Games
Discover fun and engaging ways to teach environmental concepts with our activity guides and group games for all ages.
Environmental Education Group Games and Activities
A collection of fun, active, and engaging games to help children of all ages learn about the environment.
Watershed Sleuth Challenge
In this Watershed Sleuth Challenge, you will learn more about your watershed—what it is, why it’s important...
At-Home Upcycle Projects
Celebrate environmental education with these easy upcycle projects.
Apps for Environmental Education and Outdoor Activity
Are you looking for more ways to incorporate technology into your classroom? Project Learning Tree recommends...
Learn About the Environment
Students learn about extinct and endangered species. They explore how climate change, habitat loss, pollution, and other facts contributed to these species' population loss. From our friends at the American Museum of Natural History.
This site lets you listen to nature sounds from all over the world, gathered from contributors in places like Brazil, Spain, Thailand, New Zealand, and many more. Put a sound to the places you read about.
Find out what sets birds apart from all other living creatures with this interactive tutorial and unique activity from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Learn the science behind this amazing part of bird anatomy.
In this Urban Trees lesson, presented by The Nature Conservancy, students in grades 6-8 can learn how trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, and how they clean our air by filtering out dust and greenhouse gases.
Environmental Impact Activities
This guide offers some creative ways to help kids understand the concept of energy, including a fun home energy audit from NEEF and the National Hockey League.
Use this questionnaire to help identify various factors that affect indoor air quality in your home and make fun, healthy, improvements like adding Spider plants.
Students chart their water usage over time to understand how to apply scientific inquiry and math skills in a real-life, meaningful way while learning the principles of water conservation.
This incredibly creative activity challenges students to conduct a home energy audit incorporating worksheets, comic strips, and more.
Activity Guides for Outdoor Education AT Home
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.
Designed for elementary-age children, this guide encourages kids to use STEM skills to explore monarch migration paths, engineer a birdfeeder, understand the phenomenon of animal migration, and use technology for citizen science.
Explore the topic of water quality in your area! With activities to do both on and off the worksheet, it's perfect for your next environmental investigation. You can use this activity guide at a park (remember to practice “social distancing”) or at home.
Citizen Science Projects
Join microbiologist Sally Warring as she explores the giant world inside of a pond. From our friends at the American Museum of Natural History.
Environmental Education Online
Virtual Field Trips
Museum Virtual Visits
Virtual Park Tours
Digital Learning Collections
Infographics For Discussion
Biomonitoring with Benthic Macroinvertebrates
This infographic explains biomonitoring, which is using aquatic (benthic) organisms as biological indicators...
Understanding Different Water Quality Tests
This infographic highlights some of the common water quality indicators, why they are important, and how we...
Engineering & Our Planet Infographic
Explore the past, present, and future of environmental engineering through this infographic.
Rooted in Math Infographic
This infographic explores the many applications of mathematical principles and formulas within the fields of...
Surrounded by Science Infographic
NEEF created this infographic to help educators introduce students to some of the many ways they can discover...
Help Create a Healthier Environment Where you Live
NEEF and the NHL® partnered to promote activities that create a healthy environment and vibrant communities...