Welcome to Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education

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.

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Online Event
THURSDAY,  JUNE 15, 2023  4:00-5:00 PM PST

Co-created Lessons Walkthrough

Do you have a favorite environmental education lesson that you've developed and want to share with the Wayfinder Society community? Join us to learn about the process for contributing your lesson or activity.


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Online Event
WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2023 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT

Guest Talk: Andrea Bell on Eco-psychology

Addressing big systemic issues like plastic pollution, climate change, and environmental justice is emotional heavy-lifting. We're so excited to introduce Andrea Bell, an experienced therapist who has much wisdom to share with educators on how to address and navigate eco-anxiety in the classroom. Join us for an introductory discussion and a few practical exercises.


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Online Event
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023 4:00-5:00 PM PT

Student Hub Launch and Tour

Join us for a walkthrough of the Wayfinder Society Student Hub where you can engage your students in home, school, and community level action projects that turn their environmental knowledge into action.


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.

**Launching in August!**

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.


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