During this global pandemic, we know that parents and educators working from home are trying to keep school-age children on track, using an enriched curriculum, and out of harm’s way. We commend your efforts and want to support you.
USGBC’s Learning Lab online education platform offers lessons and activities that are well suited for distance learning, and many that are ideal for implementing at home, while being academically rigorous and fostering sustainability literacy. Additionally, many Learning Lab Partners have mobilized to provide training and experiences that can help educators and parents succeed for the sake of students.
All Learning Lab lessons are aligned to standards, support hands-on learning and come with guidance for implementation.
Check out our recommended resources for K–12 educators and parents. Listed below are the lessons we have made available for free—simply log in with your existing Learning Lab or USGBC account or create one. Purchase an annual subscription for $40 to access Learning Lab’s 700+ lessons in English and Spanish.
Distance learning lessons for educators
When you’re physically separated from your students, these lessons can help foster connection and engagement.
- From the Sky to Your Cup (grades K–1)
- Seagrass and Mangroves (2–3)
- Icebergs v. Ice Sheets (4–5)
- STEMhero Stage 2: Identify and Read Real Data Sources (6–8)
- Green Living: Identifying Green Businesses in Your Community (6–8)
- Personal Waste Eco-Audit (7–8)
- Resiliency Among the Salmon People (9–12)
- Water Module (9–12)
- Architectural Wonders (9–12)
At-home learning lessons for parents
Parents hoping to bring academic continuity, skill-building and fun into their child’s life during this time of uncertainty and isolation will find a variety of activities with helpful preparation instructions in these lessons.
- 9-Minute Nutrition Ninja (grades K–2)
- Love Your Living Landscape (K–2)
- Food Waste Warrior Educator's Resource Guide (3–12)
- Local Living Landscapes (3–5)
- Tiger Toolkit (3–5)
- Biodiversity Audit (6–8)
- How Natural Areas Filter Water (6–8)
- Waste Module (9–12)