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Welcome to Wayfinder Society for Environmental Education

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

Expertly curated and created around current issues.

Read more below.
Launching on May 23, 2023.

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 local communities.

Community Based
Activity Guides

Give students hands-on experience in nature, with their elders, and their elected officials.

Interdisciplinary Ideas, Fun Topics, and Inquiry Based Activities

Turn knowledge into action

Free Upcoming Events

Online Event:
Friday, March 9, 2023  4 – 5 PM PST


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

Online Event:
Thursday, March 22, 2023 4 – 5 PM PST


Have you been a teacher or parent advisor for an Algalita Summit in the past 10 years? We want to reconnect with you and share what’s new!

Online Event:
Thursday, April 6, 2023 4 – 5 PM PST


Join us for an interview with one of the originators of the Great Plastics Awakening, Capt. Charles Moore.

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
lots of variety 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 guide environmental education teaching. 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 for students 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.


are hands-on to motivate students to be a part of the solution.


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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