This collection features an array of resources that will help students make connections between Environmental Science concepts and the complex factors that accompany creating policies and responding to environmental concerns.
Unit 3: Populations
Populations change due to a variety of factors. The resources aligned with this unit examine what happens when human and ecological factors collide.
Reintroducing Wolves to Yellowstone was a Success. That’s When Trouble Began.
Human Geography: The Population Bomb
The Environment and Natural Resources: Wild Horses
Unit 5: Land and Water Use
This unit focuses on positive and negative ecosystem disruption and how human-environment interaction plays a role. The accompanying resources take these concepts further by examining how those disruptions impact the food we eat and water we drink.
Influencing Public Policy: Food Safety
Can Plant-Based Meat Mitigate Climate Change?
Harvesting the Rain
Testing the Future of Water
Our Appetite for Beef Is Growing. So Are Climate Worries.
Future of Food
Unit 6: Energy Resources & Consumption
With the two films and lessons aligned to this unit, students will be able to explain environmental challenges related to nuclear power and fossil fuels.
Nuclear Power: From Three Mile Island to Fukushima
Unprepared: Lessons From Two Massive Oil Spills
Unit 8: Aquatic & Terrestrial Pollution
Human activity has direct consequences for our land, water and air. The Retro Report films and lessons for this unit examine both the causes of and mitigation efforts for a variety of pollutants.
The Roots of Recycling
The Birth of the Environmental Movement: DDT and Rachel Carson
Love Canal and the Environmental Protection Agency
Understanding the Dangers of Lead
Unit 9: Global Change
This unit tackles some of the key environmental challenges that face the planet, and the aligned resources will help students move from identifying problems to examining mitigation strategies and climate solutions.