Nature Lab

Youth Education Resources for Ages 11-14

Interactive nature-based lesson plans for middle school age students. 

Conservation Lab A student from historic Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, shows off her dirty gloves from working on a "conservation lab." A "conservation lab" is vacant land converted into productive land for pollinators, birds, biodiversity, stormwater treatment demo areas, and generational care for the environment. These labs are low maintenance and a low-impact design. © Devan King

All Resources for Ages 11-14 (U.S. Grades 6-8)

Download our educational resources for students ages 11-14 (U.S. grades 6 through 8). Lessons include biological interactions, terminology, the impact of reforestation and urban trees on human health, and more. Each lesson plan comes with a free teacher's guide and video.

Explore Our Youth Curriculum

Access resources aligned to The Nature Conservancy's research and designed specifically for a young audience and classroom use.