Education Programming

Programs Offered

We offer free environmental education for students K-12 covering a variety of environmental topics. The goal is to provide hands on activities that allow students to create connections between abstract environmental concepts and their lives in Memphis. If you are looking for a topic that is not listed below, please contact Michelle Cowan at michelle@cleanmemphis.org.

 

Elementary Education

Life Science

Adaptations
Bird beaks |4th – 5th|

Habitats
Habitat Changes |4th – 5th|

Ecosystems
Ecosystem Web |3rd – 5th Grade|

Life Cycles
Life Cycle of a Tree |K – 2nd Grade|

Pollination
Busy Bees |K & 1st Grade|
Pollination Simulation |2nd & 3rd Grade|

Earth and space science

Energy in the Environment – Conservation and Resources
Go Easy on Energy |2nd Grade|
What is Energy? |3rd – 5th Grade|

Renewable or Not |5th Grade|

Land forms
Erosion |3rd – 4th Grade|

Water
The Water Cycle |K – 5th Grade|
The Watershed Model |K – 5th Grade|
Aquifer in a Cup |3rd – 5th Grade|
Water Quality Lab |4th – 5th Grade|

Earth and human impact

Recycling and Waste Management
The Recycling Magic Box | K& 1st Grade|

Paper Making|4th & 5th Grade|

How Long to Decompose |3rd – 5th Grade|
The Landfill Model |3rd – 5th Grade|

Resource Use
Cookie Mining |4th & 5th Grade|

 

Middle School

Life science

Adaptation
Bird Beaks

Habitats
Biomes

Ecosystems
Ecosystem Web

Earth and space science

Climate and Weather 
Weather vs Climate
Our Changing Atmosphere 
The Carbon Cycle 

Energy in the Environment – Conservation and Resources
What is Energy?
Energy Audit
Electricity Sources

Water
Water Quality Lab |7th & 8th Grade|
Aquifer in a Cup
The Watershed
The Water cycle |6th Grade|

Water Footprint

Earth and human impact

Recycling and Waste Management
How Long to Decompose 
The Landfill Model
What’s In a Landfill

Resource Use
Renewable or Nonrenewable

High School

Life Science

Habitats
The Value of a Bee

Water

Albatross Bolus Analysis
Water Quality Analysis- Ask the Bugs

Earth and space science

Climate and Weather 
Weather vs Climate
The Carbon Cycle

Energy in the Environment – Conservation and Resources
What is Energy?
Energy Audit
Electricity Sources

Water
Aquifer in a Cup 
The Water cycle 
The Watershed
Water Quality Lab 

Earth and human impact

Recycling and Waste Management
Bioaccumulation and Biomagnification
Ecological Foot Print
How Long to Decompose 
The Landfill Model
Our Changing Atmosphere
What’s In a Landfill?

Resource Use
Recognizing Assets and Liabilities in our Neighborhoods

7 + 9 =