Water Is Life: Living in Reciprocity With Local Waterways (Past, Present, and Future)
In this lesson, students learn about the importance of water to Indigenous Peoples and the need to protect water today.
The (Not So) Great Garbage Patches
In this lesson, students learn about plastic pollution and write a letter to a local official advocating for a solution to plastic pollution.
Water Is Life: Know Your Local Watershed
In this lesson, students learn how human activities impact watersheds, and what communities can do to keep the watershed healthy.
Song Study: Xiuhtezcatl’s “Broken”
In this lesson, students analyze the song “Broken” by Xiuhtezcatl, then create an art project sharing their feelings about the planet's future.
Indigenous Foods of Oregon
In this lesson, students learn about the Indigenous first foods of Oregon and discuss the connection between food and climate change.
(Not So) Slow Burn: Teaching Climate Change Through Wildfires
In this lesson, students learn how climate change is making wildfires worse in Oregon and across the globe and create a wildfire solution for prevention or preparation.
Strengthening the Presence of the Indigenous Peoples of Oregon
In this lesson, students learn the distinct ways of Indigenous peoples, how colonization damaged their lands and natural resources, and generate ideas to repair some of the damage.
Drought and Deschutes Town Hall Simulation
In this lesson, students practice civic engagement by researching and writing a proposal for climate resiliency and scarce water allocation in the Deschutes River Watershed.
How Do Wildfires Disproportionately Affect Marginalized Communities?
In this lesson, students will examine the 2020 Almeda Fire in Oregon and explore the disproportionate impacts of wildfires.