In 2010, The Nature Conservancy launched the LEAF Educator Network for environmental high schools to share the best practices. Designed with our environmental high school partners, we offer online communications and regular professional development workshops for educators to address topics of common interest including:
The Nature Conservancy is committed to supporting the schools and educators who are spearheading a movement of environment-themed high schools across the country.
Take a look at just a few of the resources The Conservancy will make available to high school educators:
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature’s benefits — videos, interactive games, and interactive lesson plans that align to standards.
ClimateWizard allows users to visualize the impacts of climate change anywhere on Earth, including your classroom or backyard.
No one has ever tried to collect everything we know about nature on planet Earth — until now. Students can analyze their own place in the world, not only by longitude and latitude but also by the types of habitats and species surrounding them.
The Cool Green Science blog features the latest conservation science news around the world. Experts blog about issues of moment — everything from migratory birds to coral reefs to the intersection between humans and nature.
Measure your students’ individual and household impact on our climate with the carbon footprint calculator. This interactive tool estimates how many tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases individual choices create.
Get your students into the wild world of nature! There is no better way for students to learn about ecosystem function — and develop a passion for the natural world. Many of our preserves across the country are open to the public and free to access.