Sustainability Curriculum

Curriculum

Among the public school districts that have successfully integrated their sustainability programs with curriculum, the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Learning Lab curriculum is a key component. The Learning Lab curriculum is comprehensive across numerous sustainability topics, and is closely correlated to federal curriculum standards.    
 
With support form the Santa Fe-based McCune Foundation, SFPS' Sustainability Program has acquired a subscription to the USGBC Learning Lab, for use by SFPS educators. To access the USGBC Learning Lab curriculum, please contact SFPS' Sustainability Program Coordinator, Lisa Randall (505-467-3445, lrandall@sfps.k12.nm.us). Follow the link to the left of this page for an overview of the Learning Lab curriculum.

Other sustainability curriculum that SFPS teachers may want to explore include (follow the links to the left of this page):

  • National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project
  • U.S. EPA Learning and Teaching about the Environment
  • U.S. EPA Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides and Online Resources for Educators (Air, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Energy, Health, Waste, and Water)

In addition to curriculum, the U.S. EPA has provided ideas for sustainability-related community service projects and science fair projects (follow the links to the left of this page):

  • U.S. EPA Community Service Project Ideas for Students and Educators
  • U.S. EPA Science Fair Project Ideas

Several of the curriculum resources provided above cover solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Additional PV technology specific curriculum resources have been summarized by SFPS' partner, Positive Energy/SunPower (follow the link to the left of this page).