This is an excellent educational resource on Pennsylvania biodiversity. It is full of photos and information presented
in a creative and interesting manner.
Provides active opportunities to construct communities and apply planning concepts. Box City Curriculum,
Classroom and Festival Pack are available through CUBE/archiSources.
The goal of Environmental Education is to help students become environmentally aware, knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated citizens who are committed to work, individually, and collectively, to defend, improve, and sustain the quality of the environment on behalf of the present and future generations of all living things.
An environmental program for secondary students developed by Project Learning Tree that focuses on land use
decision-making. For information and to obtain copies contact PDE Office of Environment and Ecology at
This is a curriculum developed to educate young people about land use and the role of citizens in shaping a sustainable
These lesson plans were developed to address program requests and to facilitate discussion around this important issue. Please feel free to use them in any way that they may help you in your educational efforts on Marcellus shale and natural gas extraction.
Students learn about population density within environments and ecosystems. They determine the density of a population and think about why population density and distribution information is useful to engineers for city planning and design as well as for resource allocation.
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing
wildlife. Workshops are coordinated by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The activity recommended in PA
Land Choices is called “Oh Deer!” and is located in Project WILD.
ResourcesZine is APA's youth and planning resource center. It is a free online database featuring hundreds of ideas for involving young people in planning or teaching them about community planning, environmental protection, urban design, civic engagement, geography and GIS, social studies, transportation, history, and other planning-related topics. Sortable by topic and resource type, ResourcesZine includes descriptions of curriculums, lesson plans, programs, activities, websites, books, events, and more. Let ResourcesZine be your guide for inspiring youth to become proactive members of their communities.
S AVING PENNSYLVANIA is an hour-long public television documentary that illustrates the negative impacts of sprawling development and suggests better ways to grow in the future. The program has been edited into two segments for use in middle school, high school, and college classrooms. Both segments are contained in one 40-minute tape. An optional 4-minute introduction to a homework assignment is also included.
This is a Pennsylvania—specific interdisiciplinary program of instructional activities on Pennslvania forest
and land use aligned with the academic standards.
This set of land use curriculum materials was designed to help students grow and develop into involved citizens who understand the importance and practice of wise land use. They have been designed for upper elementary -- 3rd through 5th grades, although the lessons are easily adaptable to any grade level.
These are elementary and middle school curricula for students in grades 3-8. They include numerous educational
activities with photographs developed by The Dunn Foundation which was founded to address community
appearance and community identity.
This program was developed to help use nearby natural resources as a valuable teaching tool for students in
grades 6–12. Teacher training is provided as well as field and classroom training provided by Bureau of State
Parks environmental educators.
This is one of a series of lesson plans taken from the State of Maryland’s Teacher’s Resource Guide on Growth and Its Impacts. Teachers can use the plan to illustrate how the costs of a community are impacted by different land uses.