The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program connects teachers at urban environmental high schools to share best practices in developing relevant and engaging green curricula. These teachers, although located in different schools around the country, are united by similar objectives: increasing students’ academic success while presenting enriching curriculum about their urban environment.
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The LEAF Anthology of Urban Environmental Education is a collection of lessons and projects that has been developed and used in schools and by environmental educators. These lessons are assembled here, designed to inspire students to think critically, get outside of the classroom and apply the skills they are developing in their core classes to real world issues of environmental conservation and sustainability.
For more information about the LEAF Anthology or other resources for teachers, contact Dan Strauss, LEAF Education Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons in this section include topics such as urban ecology and natural systems in urban settings.
Lessons in this section include topics such as people and communities, health, politics, environmental justice, population and culture.
Lessons in this section include topics such as resources, infrastructure, urban history, the forces that made cities, the future of cities and the built environment.