Educators are our favorite people. To support educators we provide science-based educational resources, presentations, and workshops. We’ve already reached thousands of middle and high school students across the country and we aim to keep improving and growing. We teach about the sources and impact of plastic pollution, and empower the next generation to be a part of the solution.
Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education is Algalita’s dynamic, free, online program that provides educators with teaching materials and community support for teaching about environmental issues. It includes lessons with downloadable, and editable handouts, reusable and shareable toolkits, and educational videos created by Algalita and our partners in the plastic pollution movement. Our student hub (coming August 2023) helps students explore the systemic nature of the problem, but it also empowers them to participate in meaningful solutions in their home, school, and community.
The Story of Plastic documentary
This full length documentary was created to give the plastic pollution movement a powerful tool for change by showing the human side of the story. Watch the film via streaming and use the classroom or virtual education guides made by Algalita to process the film with your students.
Check out our all-materials-included teaching kits. Kits are free for public school educators and were created to model real research being done on plastic pollution.
Professional Development Workshops
Become an expert on plastic pollution and empowering youth to be a part of the solution. The state of plastic pollution is a rapidly changing. We will help you stay up to date with the newest developments and will walk you through our educational resources.
This program is currently on hold. Check back soon for updates.
Elementary School Resources
Algalita focuses most of our work on students grades 6 and up, so here are some of our favorite resources to engage younger students!
The fantastic documentary, Microplastic Madness, beautifully outlines the problems with plastic and how they can be addressed at school. Centering environmental justice and people of color in science, this resource exemplifies the future we want. Created by our friends at Cafeteria Culture. Free screenings for title one schools!
Videos & Books
Help us build our community by donating or sharing our resources with a teacher, young person or family member. Together, we can arrive at a future free of plastic pollution.