Education for Sustainability

Learn and explore alongside our team unique ways to infuse creative, critical, and collaborative skills into your curriculum and classroom practices. These essential skills link to the foundations of science, society, and sustainability. Teaching young minds how to think about the world and their place in society is critical. 

Expand your influence and well of ideas by enrolling in one of our Professional Development courses or engaging with our free Pinterest or Youtube content. Earn valuable recertification hours from the comfort of your home by engaging with new content knowledge that connects to your existing curriculum.

Blog Posts

Climate Change Versus Global Warming

We’ve been hearing about it for years and now we are finally seeing it happen: climate change! Or is it global warming? Aren’t they the same thing? Well, not quite. So let’s take a closer look at some questions you and your students may want answers too.   1: Are Global Warming and Climate Change the

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Using Climate Change to Develop a Global Lens in the Classroom

Would you like to introduce a global element to your classroom? Climate Change may be an answer to your problems (surprise!) Global Climate Change is happening now and will be a defining aspect of the childhood and adulthood of your students. Climate Change impacts are felt all over the world by a variety of people

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2017 Best of Green Schools Honorees represent impressive environmental efforts in schools across the United States

Arizona State University (ASU) extends its efforts in sustainability education through a variety of programs for middle and high school students, like the ASU Poly Garden, which leases three of its 48 campus community garden plots to ASU Preparatory Academy’s sixth and seventh grade classrooms and high school environmental science students each semester. To date,

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Free Downloadable: Sorting Cards

The team at SSE has produced a set of 24 grouping cards for K-3 classrooms. Download and print this free PDF to group students in pairs, 3’s, or 4’s, all while simultaneously reinforcing sustainability concepts. More cards for different grade levels are coming soon, so keep in touch with SSE! In the meantime, try them

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Online Professional Development

Inside of our PD, you will explore award-winning digital stories that highlight real-world sustainability, science, and society topics, plus learn from other educators, their students, and experts from Arizona State University. Our PD is short and to the point – full of practical, actionable tips you can apply to your classroom the very next day. Beyond video content, there is an array of curated materials, activities, and insight for the educator who wants to learn about integrating new content into their curriculum or practice.

Designed and curated by the Sustainability Science Education Project (SSE) at Arizona State University. The SSE team, led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Lee Hartwell, consists of 24 talented researchers, designers, student workers, and collaborators from diverse disciplines including education, sustainability, and the sciences.

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