Environmental Education Resources

Conservation and education can go hand in hand. Experiential education uses the environment to provide learning opportunities through experiences, reflecting on those experiences, and applying the learning to help address real-world problems. Learning by doing can help develop critical and creative thinking skills and help learners develop a deeper understanding of environment.

The educational curriculum below are resources used in SWCD programming, or are resources found and shared! If you have a resource to share, please email me at: Education.Specialist@PauldingSWCD.org

Project WET

Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is dedicated to reaching children, parents, teachers and community members with water education. Since its creation in 1984, Project WET has achieved its worldwide mission of water education by:

  • Publishing water resource materials in several languages
  • Providing training workshops on divers water topics
  • Organizing community water events
  • Building a worldwide network of resource professionals

The Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide is a collection of water-related activities that are hands-on, easy to use, and fun!

More than 60 activities incorporate large and small group learning, whole-body activities, laboratory investigations and a variety of other formats. Supplementary resources are available to complement and enrich many of the activities.

Workshops are held periodically throughout the year to facilitate this curriculum. Contact the Paulding SWCD Office for more information!

Project WILD

Project WILD involves young people and wildlife, a proven formula for generating interest and participation. It is a supplementary education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. Attractive and easy to use, Project WILD is an ideal way to supplement your curriculum and fire the imagination of your students.

Project WILD teaches young people how to think about wildlife, not what to think. Students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade learn basic concepts about wild animals, their needs and importance, and their relationships to people and the environment.

The hands-on, diverse activities help develop problem-solving and decision making skills in determining responsible human actions.

Project Learning Tree

For more information on Project Learning Tree, visit the website: plt.org

Project Learning Tree-Ohio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization managed by a board of educators and natural resource professionals. Project Learning Tree is an international environmental education program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). In Ohio, Project Learning Tree is sponsored by the ODNR Division of Forestry.

Why Do Educators Love PLT?

  • Balanced, non-biased learning experiences
  • Early childhood through 12th grade
  • Lessons encompassing the total environment — land, air, water, plants, and animals — including humans
  • Correlated to state and national standards
  • Hands-on creative activities teach children how to think, not what to think, about the environment
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