Kindergarden – 12th Grade Education
K-12 partnerships with educators and communities bring sustainability education to schools. Students and teachers learn as they participate in real scientific research in cooperation with Arizona State University.
National Sustainability Teacher’s Academy
At the National Sustainability Teacher’s Academy, students learn how sustainability scientists work collaboratively to develop solutions to the complex problems created by growing cities, and how this project- and solutions-based approach to sustainability can be incorporated into a middle school classroom. Learning how to make cities more livable, while focusing on positive, interactive projects and concepts will empower you and your students to be innovative agents of change. The sustainability scientists at ASU will teach how to ground transformative learning processes through the use of curriculum that links knowledge with practice.
Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools
The Sustainable Schools program teams graduate and faculty researchers with high school teachers, their students, and school district administrators to help schools become more sustainable. Partnering school districts identify the aspects of sustainability they wish to improve — campus sustainability, community, or curriculum — while graduate researchers, under the supervision of ASU faculty scientists, help teachers and students use scientific methods to assess their sustainability in those areas.
Ecology Explorers is a community of scientists comprised of university researchers, K-12 students, and their teachers. Through this award-winning outreach program, 2,000 students in 75 schools across the Phoenix metro area conduct scientific research in their own backyards.
Students learn about scientific inquiry and the environment while collecting data that contributes to understanding the workings of an urban ecosystem.
Every year more and more students choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Math disciplines at Arizona State University and graduate to pursue STEM-based career fields. ASU’s STEM programs are part of more than 500 community engagement programs across the Valley designed to tap into and inspire early STEM interests, from 84 summer programs to world-class museums, internships, events and K-12 activities.
Sustainability Science Education
We believe that attaining a sustainable future can be achieved one classroom at a time by informed and dedicated teachers. Our mission is to empower Kindergarten – 8th grade teachers with an understanding of how science, technology, design, and effective governance can create a sustainable society, and provide Kindergarten – 8th grade teachers with the ability to translate these concepts to their classrooms.
Teachers share a responsibility in addressing sustainability topics with the next generation of scientists, politicians, inventors, citizens, and leaders – those who will be faced with solving sustainability challenges as these problems become increasingly complex and urgent.