* Important Dates *

Journey Together Action Challenge: April 1 - 30 Sign Up Now!

Student Mini-Grant Deadline: April 15 at 5 pm PT

End of the Year Ceremony: May 29

Welcome to Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education

Powered by Algalita.

Free environmental education lesson plans, classroom toolkits,
activity guides, and more for all grade levels.

Expertly curated. Created around current issues.

Real Issues
and Real Solutions

Lesson plans and labs include real data. They are designed with experts working in the field.


Empower students with engaging interactive activities for exploring environmental issues.

Community Based
Activity Guides

Give students hands-on experiences making change within in their homes, schools, and communities.

Interdisciplinary Ideas, Important Topics, and Inquiry Based Activities

Turn knowledge into action

Free Upcoming Events

Connect with our network of environmental educators!
Check out our upcoming events to meet other educators on this journey - virtually or in-person.

Journey Together Action Challenge

APRIL 1-30, 2024

Journey Together Action Challenge

During the month of April, students from all over the globe are invited to participate in our Journey Together Action Challenge to compete with other young changemakers to make BIG Impact this Earth month. The team who completes the most Actions in the Student Hub will win $500 USD and be highlighted at our Wayfinder Society End of the Year Ceremony in May! With over 40+ Actions to choose from in the Student Hub, Students can explore ways to take action on plastic pollution in their home, school, and community.


People chatting during BYOLB 5 year anniversary at night

In-Person Event
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024 5 -8 PM PT

Grand Opening Party

Join us for an epic evening at Algalita headquarters celebrating Capt. Charles Moore and our sister nonprofit, Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research. The Moore Institute Lab is on track to become the first certified lab to test for microplastics in drinking water. Get an up close look of this cutting edge technology, connect with other community organizations, and enjoy food and drink. Attendees will also get the chance to be the first to see a short film honoring Capt. Charlie's legacy! Register for this local Long Beach event today.


People talking at an event.

Virtual Event
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2024 4-5 PM PT

End of Year Award Ceremony

As the school year comes to a close, we are excited to celebrate the incredible students and educators across the globe who have received our Mini-Grant awards this past year! Not only is this event to spotlight these incredible change makers, but attendees will also have the chance to brainstorm and collaborate with movement members in their interest areas (ie advocacy, environmental justice, research, and more). Family and friends of awardees are more than welcome to join us as with any other community members!


Our community is as strong as our connections with each other.

Our Partners

Explore lessons and activities designed by the world’s most
respected plastic pollution solutions experts.

Environmental Education
Lesson Plans and Activities

For teachers wanting environmental education materials, with
the flexibility to fit any classroom.

Free, always.

Lesson Plans

Explore a comprehensive, standards-based lesson plan library using current data and backed by scientific research. Free for all grade levels.

Classroom Toolkits

Free interactive toolkits designed to get students involved with interactive, dynamic lessons. Help students take action as they learn.

How-to Guides

Free guides to help teachers navigate environmental education challenges. Get the support you need to teach environmental education to all types of learners.


Apply for a Wayfinder grant. Get financial support for field trips, lab materials, and more.

Virtual Events

Connect with the Wayfinder team and other environmental education educators through fun, interactive, monthly events.

Student Hub

Connect your students to free self-guided resources that augment classroom learning – including videos, environmental actions, and grants.

Journey Together

Learn from fellow educators.

Explore case studies and ideas on how to use Wayfinder Society’s
environmental educational resources in your classroom.

Create a dynamic classroom
for your students

Our environmental education materials are designed
to empower students and support educators.

Here’s how.


engage students in science practices and build environmental literacy.


that make environmental education interesting and relevant for all learners.

to create

a more just world by helping students learn to advocate for themselves.

About Algalita

We’re Algalita, the non-profit behind Wayfinder Society.

We have over 25 years of experience investigating and teaching about the plastic problem.
We’re helping educators lead, inspire, and empower students in and outside of the classroom.

We envision a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable.

We believe every educator is an environmental educator.

We’re champions for those who believe in their power to make change.