Earth Day (April 22) may be several days away, but another important environmental event, National Environmental Education Week, is almost here.
National Environmental Education Week (April 15 to 21) is a program from the National Environmental Education Foundation that urges educators, parents and community leaders to organize events that encourage students to think critically about the environment and how they can make a difference in their schools and communities.
This year’s theme involves increasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and helping students use the environment as a way to study these crucial subjects. To help us understand just how important STEM education and careers are for our planet, EE Week has created this handy infographic.
National Environmental Education Week also includes a photo contest to encourage participants to engage their schools or organizations in environmental education.
Whether you are a teacher in a traditional classroom, a homeschooler or work for youth organization, you can participate in National Environmental Education Week. Click here to register.