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Educating residents and businesses about sustainability and climate action as well as enabling San Antonians to make behavioral and technological changes is an essential element of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This can be accomplished through policy, training, incentives, financing, and tracking.

Here are some helpful resources for area educators

Clean Air for Kids! Voluntary Anti-idling program - The Clean Air for Kids! Program helps kids and parents understand how to prevent air pollution caused by the idling of cars, trucks and buses, especially around schools.

Climate Dashboard – The dashboard is a place for the San Antonio community to track progress towards our SA Climate Ready goals and learn about ways to be part of the solution.

DIY Water Purification Scavenger Hunt - Instruction video for students to build their very own electrolysis water purification (aka electro-coagulation) system with a scavenger hunt of household items as materials.

EcoRise At-Home Learning Resources - STEM and sustainability lessons to engage preK-12 students learning at home.

EcoRise Climate Education Professional Development Workshop sponsored by the Office of Sustainability - Please check back for more information about upcoming workshops or request to be added to our mailing list. Sustainability and climate change training with hands-on activities and lessons that align with grade-level standards for preK-12 that can be used to shape students’ understanding of the causes and impact of climate change within their community.

Make Water - Make Water encourages innovation, collaboration, and problem-solving through a STEM-based, hands-on curriculum that addresses real-world water issues.

National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools - A seven step framework for implementing the Eco-Schools USA program at your school.

Resourcefulness - An Introduction to the Energy-Water Nexus teaches key concepts about water and energy for K-12 classrooms, colleges, industry, and the general public. The goal is to improve water and energy literacy, encouraging conservation, and inspiring the next generation of innovators.

Watt Watchers of Texas - Watt Watchers of Texas is a state-sponsored STEM program to help boost energy literacy for K-12 students and help schools save money by saving energy. Through the program, students, teachers, and families will have access to energy saving tips, activities, and lessons. Launched in 1985, Watt Watchers of Texas is an updated resource that builds upon the original beloved program and provides a modern look at energy, sustainability and conservation. So dive in and start exploring—because Texas is too good to waste!