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Eco-Schools USA at Home

Welcome to Eco-Schools USA at Home, where learning is self-paced and within reach and where teachers, parents as teachers, and caregivers can connect children to nature, address sustainability and resilience, take action and support the community.

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With schools across the country adapting to new learning environments and methods of instruction, the Eco-Schools USA program is adapting to support you where you are. 

OPTION 1: School is in session and on campus. Accomplish your sustainability work on campus utilizing the existing Eco-Schools USA program. 

OPTION 2: School is in session and is delivered virtually or via shadow/pod schools. Accomplish sustainability goals using our newly created Eco-Schools USA at Home modules. These five new modules allow teachers, caregivers, or parents to work with their children, as they travel through a series of activities that allow them to assess a topic of sustainability and take action. Please adapt these materials as needed to better serve your students. Schools can receive recognition for actions taken and earn a certificate of completion and an Eco-Schools USA at Home badge for their Eco-Schools dashboard. Families and caregivers can also earn certificates of completion.

 

Pathways at Home

HOW-TO ASSESS BIODIVERSITY AT HOME | AUDIT & ACTION PLAN

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Grades K-2: Biodiversity of Life on Earth | Splash and Bubbles: Lu the Explorer: Ocean Zones and Biodiversity

Grades 3-8: Biodiversity: Everything Counts | DragonflyTV: Biodiversity

Grades 9-12: Reef Biodiversity | Career Video: Wildlife Biologist

Recommended Next Steps

  • Ready to take more action for the planet? Check out Eco-Schools USA at Home Watersheds, Oceans, and Wetlands (WOW).
  • Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation's friendly raccoon, helps children discover and connect with nature, so they become good stewards of the environment. Access free resources here. 
  • HOW-TO ASSESS CONSUMPTION AND WASTE AT HOME | AUDIT & ACTION PLAN

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    Grades K-2: Reducing Our Impact on Earth | A Zero Waste Journey with Rusty

    Grades 3-8: Take Home Reuse Projects | How to Pack a Zero Waste Lunch

    Grades 9-12: Exploring the Circular Economy | Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution

    Recommended Next Steps

  • Ready to take more action for the planet? Check out Eco-Schools USA at Home Sustainable Food.
  • Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation's friendly raccoon, helps children discover and connect with nature, so they become good stewards of the environment. Access free resources here. 
  • HOW TO ASSESS ENERGY AT HOME | AUDIT & ACTION PLAN

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    Grades K-2: Make Your Own Air Conditioner  | Pinwheel and Wind Energy

    Grades 3-8: Home Energy Survey | Meter Reading

    Grades 9-12: How Much Energy Do You Use | Energy Engineering Design

    Recommended Next Steps

  • Ready to take more action for the planet? Check out Eco-Schools USA at Home Watersheds, Oceans, and Wetlands (WOW).
  • Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation's friendly raccoon, helps children discover and connect with nature, so they become good stewards of the environment. Access free resources here. 

     

     

     

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    HOW-TO ASSESS SUSTAINABLE FOOD | AUDIT & ACTION PLAN

    Learn More:

    Grades K-2: Video #ShrinkFoodWaste: Let's Shrink Food Waste Mountain | Ranger Rick Recipes

    Grades 3-8: Food Packaging | Meet the Food System

    Grades 9-12: The Orangutan Gang Palm Oil Lesson | Sustainable Food Systems: Weighing the Pros and Cons

    Recommended Next Steps

  • Ready to take more action for the planet? Check out Eco-Schools USA at Home Wow (Climate Change Resiliency) below.
  • Ranger Rick, the National Wildlife Federation’s friendly raccoon, helps children discover and connect with nature, so they become good stewards of the environment. Access free resources here. 

     

     

     

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    Get Recognized

    Upon completion of an Eco-Schools USA at Home Pathway Audit and Action Plan, teachers and parents can apply to receive recognition by clicking on the links below and submitting the requested information. Schools that have met the criteria for a Bronze, Silver or Green Flag award through the regular Eco-Schools USA process should apply for recognition through their school dashboard.