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Community News: Classroom Activities
Putting yourself into the shoes of The Story of Plastic heroes: Educator Spotlight on Melissa Zaucha
It all started with ordering the Plastic Ocean teaching kit which she discovered on Algalita’s website about 8 years ago which…
Zero-waste classroom from philosophy to projects: Educator Spotlight on Jacqueline Omania
Ms. Omania taught at the Garden School for 15 years before moving to a more traditional classroom. She excelled at providing students with experiential learning…
Making plastic pollution education beautiful and meaningful: Educator Spotlight on Daryth Morrissey
Her motto these days is “Save yourselves!” She starts the year off helping her students realize that they can be the change they want to see in the world…
Teaching about environmental issues through the social justice lens: Educator Spotlight on Alex Rosas
Before teaching I worked at a non-profit focusing on supporting families and veterans experiencing homelessness and providing affordable…
College students’ PSA shows a different fate for fossil fuel plastics: Educator Spotlight on Bonnie Mitchell
When we were contacted by her about the opportunity to have her animation students create a public service announcement, or PSA, for us, we…
A simple and effective 7th grade STEAM lesson on plastic pollution: Educator Spotlight on Shari Mark
I was first introduced to Algalita through an educator workshop a few years ago. I was most impressed with the passion and message…
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.
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.
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.
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.