Online Environmental Education Resources for Educators

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Below is a running list of resources that may be useful to Educators during school closures. If you know of additional resources that should be featured email

MWEE Distance Learning Supplement

  • The Distance Learning Supplement to the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience is a document created by Earth Force to help educators facilitating MWEEs transition to distance learning environments.

Professional Development

  • MWEE 101: This course introduces the Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience through engaging modules, videos, and discussion questions. There is CPD/ CEU/ Act 48 credit associated with this course.
  • MWEE 201: The purpose of this course is to support school-based education providers (classroom teachers, support staff, and administrators) and field or site-based program providers (for example, non-formal education providers) as they develop a deep understanding of the goals, design, and implementation of the MWEE model for environmental education, student achievement, and stewardship.
  • Virtual Climate Change Teacher PD: National Wildlife Federation, Project WET, and Project WILD have co-created a free, self-paced virtual Climate Education course for educators. The focus is on climate change and biodiversity/wildlife and includes the following topics of study: earth systems; climate vs. weather; phenology; extreme weather; biodiversity; soils; and oceans. The course is currently open through June 1. Upon completion, educators will receive free lessons from all three organizations. Register here.


  • The NOAA Environmental Training Center hosts regular training sessions. Visit their website for a list of upcoming events.

Planning Resources

Are you interested in using your time at home to get ahead on planning? Explore these classroom resources for ideas.

Distance Learning Lessons

Online Platforms

  • Edmodo: An online teaching platform that allows educators to share content and stay in touch with students and parents.
  • Flipgrid: Engage your students through short video responses to prompts you create.

General ELL/ ESL Resources

Not all of these resources are centered around Environmental Education.

Other Lists

While not all within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, we hope these other lists can also help you.