Association for Environmental & Outdoor education


Teaching resources


Pedagogy – How to Teach

BEETLES Pedagogy Resources - Learning sessions, with follow-up activities and routines, to help outdoor educators deepen their understanding of research-based science pedagogy.

Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching - Provides a vision of ambitious science instruction for elementary, middle school and high school classrooms.


Curriculum – What to Teach

Field Educators

BEETLES Resources for Outdoor Science Experiences - Three types of resources for field instructors: Student activity guides, How-to videos, and additional instructor support materials.

Nature Journaling - A free comprehensive guide for educators, parents, and those wishing to mentor others to develop journaling skills, by John Muir Laws and Emily Lygren.

Project Learning Tree - Multi-disciplinary, hands-on environmental education lessons for all grade levels.

Project Wet - Complete lesson plans from water education specialists.

TickSense - Tick education, by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation 

Classroom Teachers

BEETLES Resources for Indoor Science Experiences - Curriculum resources and support for indoor science experiences to complement the outdoor science field experience.

California Coastal Voices - A project-based learning tool developed by the California Coastal Commission, exploring and communicating coastal science, engineering, and policy in middle and high school.

California State Parks - Offering the Parks Online Resources for Teachers & Students program, a FREE distance learning program that uses interactive videoconferencing to assist K-12 educators teach Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in the context of California State Parks.

California Department of Conservation - NGSS-based earth science learning resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators.

EEI Curriculum - California's groundbreaking, first-in-the nation K-12 environmental education curriculum.

Kiss the Ground - This free middle-school curriculum, developed in partnership with Life Lab, is designed to introduce young people to the magic of soil and the fascinating connection it has to the food we eat, our health, and our climate. The five-lesson curriculum, written to serve as supplemental material for the Next Generation Science Standards, teaches about the carbon cycle, photosynthesis, soil science, and various agricultural practices before it concludes with a regenerative soil-based project. 

NASA - From the Joint Propulsion Laboratory and Cal Tech, an activity graphing sea-level trends.

Project Learning Tree - Multi-disciplinary, hands-on environmental education lessons for all grade levels.

Project Wet - Complete lesson plans from water education specialists.

TickSense - Tick education, by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation

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