“You can't educate people that are not healthy. But you certainly can't keep them healthy if they're not educated.” – Joycelyn Elders, First African American Surgeon General
Our children’s health and education are inextricably connected, and nature provides us a brilliant playground, gym, and learning environment! As schools reopen during COVID in person, virtually, or both, these resources provide parents, teachers, and school districts provide guidance to help all children in your lives continue to stay healthy, learn and grow, connected to nature during these unprecedented times.
Please always keep in mind federal, state, and local health advisories as you reopen schools, learn and play outside.
Find resources for food, shelter, mental health, COVID Testing Centers, and other basic needs HERE.
Review City, State, and County resources for the safe reopening of schools HERE.
Find tips for healthy, sustainable schools inside and out HERE.
Find TEKS-aligned STEM content, family STEM-at-home resources, and daily challenges to get your kids off the screen HERE.
During school or on the weekend, find valuable resources to learn and play in, and care for nature every day HERE.
Inside or out, find additional resources to keep kids active daily for their mental and physical health HERE.
Continue our year-long celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day (#EarthDayEveryDay!), by joining with your children/students in ACTIVITIES/EVENTS inspiring us to appreciate nature and protect our Earth now, and for future generations!