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Curriculum Integration

Interdisciplinary Approach

interdisciplinary approach


  • Interdisciplinary learning about key relationships between dynamic environmental, energy, and human systems are taught in classes throughout multiple grade levels

  • Use environment and sustainability to develop STEM content, knowledge, and thinking skills, and teach all subjects in context

  • Develops and applies civic knowledge and skills to sustainability education

  • Sustainability literacy standards are integrated into assessments

  • Several teachers collaborate to design interdisciplinary projects/units for multiple classes from at

    least one grade level

  • Several teachers collaborate to design interdisciplinary projects/units for classes from multiple

    grade levels

  • Other initiative(s)


The Everglades Literacy Program

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Learning Lab K-12 Sustainability Curriculum


A Lesson Look at Climate Change

by Roy Wysnewski

Environmental topics / Issues

Environmental topics/ Issues


  • Lessons/activities that increase student awareness of environmental topics/issues

  • Lessons/activities that encourage students to make connections between environmental topics/issues and their own daily lives or communities

  • Lessons/activities that foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills to address environmental issues

  • Lessons/activities that encourage students to identify, study, and propose solutions to environmental issues

  • Opportunities for students to present and communicate about environmental issues and possible solutions to the local community

  • Other objective(s) achieved through lessons on environmental topics/issues


Earth Echo Educator Resources to engage youth in addressing problems 


Nature Conservancy

Education Resources

Ages 5-11


Nature lab Education Resources Ages 11-14


Nature Lab Education Resources Ages 14-18

Field Experience

Field experience


  • Lessons/activities that involve exploration and observation of outdoor sites (school yard, local natural areas, or other outdoor locations)

  • Field trips (virtual or in-person, as permitted) to local environmental centers, wildlife refuges, gardens, parks, etc.

  • Exploration of the same outdoor site more than once to make repeated/ongoing observations and investigations

  • Projects/presentations that allow students to demonstrate first-hand knowledge of local environments

  • Field studies that require students to collect/analyze data from first-hand observation and investigation of outdoor sites

  • Opportunities to contribute to larger, ongoing citizen science projects (contribute observations, data, etc.)

  • Other type(s) of field experiences


Mote Marine Education Programs


National Geographic Citizen Science Projects

Grades 3-12+


Lessons Offered by ORCA


Christmas Bird Count

The nation's longest-running community science bird project fuels Audubon's work throughout the year.


A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon

Studnet engagement 


Citizen Scientists

You can get involved as a citizen scientist and assist the FWC 

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