Wayfinder Society Events

Our strength lies in our connections.

Join our open community as we listen, discuss, network, and share ideas
for teaching the most effective environmental education possible.

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.

Educators at the beach for a workshop on microplastics in sand.

Online Event
OCTOBER 19, 2023 4 - 5:15 PM PT

Join us at the NAAEE Virtual Conference!

Are you going to be joining the 2023 North American Association for Environmental Education Virtual Conference this October? Join us for our Exhibitor Showcase, “Supporting Educators as Allies Within Environmental Movements”. During the session, we will explore the dynamic, free classroom resources and educator support system within Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education which is designed to empower educators and their students to learn the science behind and authentically participate in environmental movements like the one to end plastic pollution. The theme this year is "Together we thrive" - so we hope to connect with you at our session!


Workers sweep plastic debris washing over seawall

Online Event
MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2023 4:00-5:00 PM PT

Story of Plastic: Classroom Guide Walk Through

Discover how to integrate The Story of Plastic documentary into your classroom curriculum at our upcoming event! Join us for a virtual gathering where we'll delve into the film as a powerful tool to enrich student learning. The Story of Plastic is an eye-opening exposé that uncovers the harsh reality of plastic pollution and challenges the notion of plastic recycling as a viable solution. Through the film, you'll witness the inspiring efforts of individuals and groups around the world tackling this critical issue, including a special feature on our founder, Capt. Charles Moore, sharing Algalita's impactful journey. How to take part? Simply register below to receive a free viewing link and watch the documentary ahead of the event.


Past Events

Missed an event? Watch our recorded events, or read about our key takeaways, below.

Project image card - copies of the book Plastic Ocean on a table

Online Event

Introducing the “Plastic Ocean” Lesson Series

Join us and the group of educators helping us create classroom lessons inspired by our keystone book, “Plastic Ocean,” written by our founder Captain Charles Moore. We present the new lessons and and discuss different ways to use this comprehensive teaching tool in your class.


Students talking outdoors at a conference

Past Event

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.


Students in an event hall with some raising their hands

Recorded Event

What is Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education?

Learn about Wayfinder Society’s lesson plans, tool kits, how-to guides, grant programs, and student hub.


“Algalita provides first-class opportunities to learn from others [addressing] the same environmental issues. They treat students as leaders that have the chance to make a difference.”

-Pamela Weinstein, 7th Grade Educator