Whole classroom support to help you teach effective environmental education.
Every educator is an environmental educator.
Standards Alignment Guides
Suggested outlines for incorporating our free materials into your standards-aligned curriculum.
AP Environmental Science Unit 8: Plastic Pollution and Solid Waste
This guide outlines our suggestions for how to incorporate our resources into your Advanced Placement Environmental Science Unit 8 curriculum on aquatic and terrestrial pollution.
Grades 10 to 12
2 to 6 hours
NGSS MS-PS1-3 Synthetic Materials
This guide will outline our suggestions for how to use a few of our resources to teach about the following Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Performance Expectation: MS-PS 1-3 Gather and make sense of info to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.
Grades 6 to 8
Here you’ll find how-to guides to help you maximize the resources and support found on Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education.
What to expect from Wayfinder Society toolkits
What are Wayfinder Society’s Toolkits? Our toolkits provide educators with out-of-the-box activities that help students explore environmental issues.
Get the most out of Wayfinder Society lessons
What are Wayfinder Society’s Lessons? Free, Digital, but also printable, Ready to use, Editable, and more!
Here we’ll share our collective thoughts, advice, and inspiration that we think will advance our ability to teach effective environmental education.
Recap of our talk with Capt. Charles Moore on role of environmental educators
It all started with ordering the Plastic Ocean teaching kit which she discovered on Algalita’s website about 8 years ago which…
Realizations from 10 years of plastic pollution presentations
I began my own Wayfinder journey over 10 years ago as a second-year college student. In 2010, the topic of plastic pollution was still a fringe issue. In high school, a...
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.
“Because of Algalita, I don’t feel alone in trying to solve one of the most difficult issues facing our environment today.”
-Christine Davis, Student