Resources: Natural Value

Natural Value

Students reflect on an image that captures the natural beauty and the intrinsic value that nature has in order to consider their own roles in protecting nature and to help nurture their sense of wonder.

Grades: 6 and up
Time: 45 minutes

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Resources: Mouse vs. Zucchini

Mouse vs. Zucchini

This activity encourages students to discover and think about the perspectives of other people and of nonhuman animals using a brief video featuring a mouse and a zucchini on a kitchen counter.

Recommended grades: K-5
Time: 30 minutes

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ladybug

Wonder Walk

Participants take turns leading each other on a silent Wonder Walk to discover the natural world with their five senses.

Recommended for all ages
Time: 30 minutes

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Resources: Trash Investigators

Trash Investigators

What’s in our trash that doesn’t need to be there? Participants investigate a trash source and analyze which items can be removed from the waste stream.

Grades: 4 and up
Time: 30 minutes

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humane education

Transforming Education and the World: An Interview with Steve Cochrane, IHE’s New Executive Director

Passionate about preparing young people to lead lives of joy and purpose, Steve Cochrane has had a remarkable journey through the field of education. It is a journey that has taken him from the campus of Princeton University where he served as an admissions officer and an assistant dean of students to the classroom of…

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Water Issues

Wildlife Issues

Find suggested books, websites, articles, videos, lesson plans, activities and other resources on wildlife conservation, habitat, and protection issues to help you learn and/or teach about this topic. Curated by the Institute for Human Education.

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Media Literacy

Online Games for Social Change

Find digital games focused on social justice, human rights, environmental sustainability, and/or animal protection issues. Useful for introducing these issues to learners and helping them think critically. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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children & nature

I Am a Humane Educator

Reading about the good works of others is inspiring. Use these sources for stories about humane educators who are working for a better world to inspire and empower yourself and others. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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