Teacher Spot

WPB Green My School Pilot Program

The WPB Green My School is a program administered and organized by the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability. It is made available exclusively for schools within WPB City limits. The program goal is to assist WPB schools in attaining the county adopted and community supported Green School Recognition certificate.

Learn about the WPB Green My School Pilot Program here.

 Click on the following links to reach lesson plans and educator websites.

Lesson Plans

Water Conservation: Grades 6-12

Managing Your Energy Budget: Grades 6-12

PBS Global Warming: Grades 6-12

The Greenhouse Effect in a Jar: Grades 6-12


Classroom Earth   – Classroom Earth is an online resource designed to help high school teachers include environmental content in their daily lesson plans.

CLEAN – Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network

A set of climate literacy and energy awareness principles that provides a framework for teaching the science behind these issues. Each summary links to a more detailed discussion of what makes the topic important, why it can be challenging to teach, and suggestions for grade-level specific teaching strategies and links to relevant teaching materials. Wonderful resource!

Project WET – Resource for teachers with interdisciplinary curricula to help kids learn all about water

Florida Power & Lights (FPL) – Educational Programs and Resources involving energy conservation

Earth Adventure –  Earth Adventure is for teachers and students to find useful information in the subject areas of: social studies, geography, science, history, K-12 outreach programs, and the environment. This resource is updated on a weekly basis.

The Great Green List – Wonderful resource for environmental lesson plans.

Greening Schools – The purpose of the project was to help schools provide a safe and healthy environment. The project was also designed to provide teachers with standards-based tools to introduce the concepts of waste reduction and pollution prevention to students.

GeoEc – Their mission is to promote quality professional development for teachers in the area of global, environmental, and outdoor education.

Kids For Saving Earth –  The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth’s environment.

Edutopia – Search for lesson plans, Web sites, and educational resources by topic, grade level, cost, or location, or add your resource.

Terracycle – Get paid for your trash!

School Garden Wizard – Helps your school make the case, plan the garden, and use it in your curriculum.

The School and Community Reuse Action Project – Collects reusable materials from businesses and sends them to local schools.

Toxicology, Risk Assessment, and Pollution – Curriculum for young children to learn about outdoor and indoor air quality and pollution

Vending Miser – An energy efficient vending machine

Watt Watchers – A Texas state program that has resources for schools to start energy conservation efforts.

Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District – strives to educate local land users, residents and businesses on ways to protect our natural resources, promote best management practices and conserve, improve and sustain the environment.

Ology: American Museum of Natural History – Great website with water resources, games, lesson plans, and activities.



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