The following resources are for educators to teach and learn about Virginia's environment that are aligned to our Standards of Learning.
Window into a Green Virginia
This curriculum addresses Virginia's Science SOLs with emphasis on 6.9 - Resources, and includes cross references to other Mathematics and Social Studies SOLs. Students are invited to peer through metaphorical "Windows on the World" to examine key dimensions of developing sustainable communities. Topics include Energy, Water, Air, Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife, Land Use and Natural Hazards, and Green Building. The culminating activity will help students examine real problems, weigh facts and present views on current issues.
Virginia's Natural Resources Education Guide
Information, activities and resources for elementary teachers
Shades of Green: Lessons for sustainability
Supplemental curricula for teachers and educators based on the Standards of Learning
By heading up programs, projects or experiences that teach about and inspire emotional connections to water, you can help create a citizenry that is genuinely interested and involved in the conservation of this vital natural resource. So dive in! Join other educators across the Commonwealth who are teaching people about our water resources.
Students can read case studies and answer critical thinking questions related to environmental management. To view a map and description of the Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards, click here.
DEQ Fact Sheets
Environmental Professionals in your Community
Students will find out who the environmental professionals are in their community, what agency they are with and what they are responsible for doing.
Virginia Naturally provides citizens and educators with a virtual library, where learning about Virginia’s environment is just a click away.