Earth School: 30 Quests for students around the world

Connect to the Earth while Staying at Home

On Earth Day, the United Nations announced the start of a new environmental education program for the world’s 1.5 billion youth who are confined to their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and unable to physically attend school.

Earth School – sponsored by UN Environment and TED-Ed and supported by numerous global organizations such as UNESCO, the National Geographic Society and the World Wildlife Fund – will include teaching modules developed and delivered by UC Irvine faculty including Steven Davis, Bill Tomlinson, and UCI Blum Center Faculty Director Richard Matthew.

“With its leadership in sustainability, climate science and educational innovation, the University of California, Irvine is uniquely capable of responding to this call from the United Nations Environment Programme to help children continue learning during this unprecedented crisis,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman.

Elements of the program are tailored to serve the diverse needs of parents, teachers, and students ages 5 to 18. Understand and celebrate our natural world through 30 days of immersive quests!
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Learn how the stuff we use comes from the Earth & the changes we can make to positively impact the planet.
Take an active approach to exploring how we can rebalance the Earth's fragile ecosystem.
Discover how the world shaped human society, with UCI Blum Center Director Richard Matthew.
Unlock your inner Greta Thunberg & learn the practical ways we can all build a healthy future for our planet.
Water, Air, Life, Climate, Habitat: Including a module led by Faculty Director Richard Matthew.
Learn about the most powerful tools for protecting our planet: collective action & collaboration.
Within each lesson, you’ll find fascinating resources compiled by Earth experts and ideas for getting involved in ways that count. Join us to learn more, create, act and share your journey (#EarthSchool) towards a cleaner and greener life.
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