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Habitats Bring Your Schoolyard Habitats Bring Your Schoolyard to Life!
Download this poster with information on native plants in Virginia, links to schoolyard habitat resources and the lesson Lunch Buddies








Shades of Green posterShades of Green
What is Environmental Sustainability?
Being called 'green' is a good thing these days. Green is an attitude of conservation and preservation. But it can be confusing and touches upon a whole host of issues and buzzwords – renewable energy, climate change, environmental footprint, pollution prevention, sustainability, green tourism… and learning about them can be overwhelming for adults and students. This kit introduces some key concepts to help students and classrooms take a step toward understanding the shades of green. Everyday actions add up, so remember each person can make a difference. Click here to download the contents.


Window into a Green Virginia poster


Windows into A Green Virginia
This curriculum addresses Virginia's Science SOLs with emphasis on 6.9 - Resources, and includes cross references to other Mathematics and Social Studies SOLs. Students are invited to peer through metaphorical 'Windows on the World' to examine key dimensions of developing sustainable communities. Topics include Energy, Water, Air, Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife, Land Use and Natural Hazards, and Green Building. The culminating activity will help students examine real problems, weigh facts and present views on current issues.


Teacher activity guide: Virginia's Natural Resources Now and Then
Activity 1: Captain John Smith’s Chesapeake
Click here to download the handouts referred to on pages 117 and 121

Teacher activity guide: Clean, Fresh Air, Protecting Virginia's Air
PowerPoint presentation & script

Rigsby  Litter prevention

Teacher activity guide

teacher activity guide


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