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Education and the Environment Initiative



The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history/social science standards through an environmental lens.  EEI supports many of the concepts covered in Inside the Outdoors programs and the current state standards.
Visit the EEI website for resources and the curriculum,

Which Lessons Align with Inside the Outdoors Programs?

Below are links to charts of EEI lessons that support the various Field Trips and Traveling Scientist programs with Inside the Outdoors.  We recommend using these lessons as pre- or post-activities to help support your students learning.

Quick Guide to Using EEI

Download a List of Suggested Lessons For:

Shipley and Mt. SAC Field Trips
Other 1st to 3rd Grade Field Trips
Preschool to 3rd Grade Traveling Scientist
4th to Middle School Field Trips
4th to Middle School Traveling Scientist
High School Water Lessons

New to EEI?  Watch our Introduction to EEI webinar.

Additional Curriculum Training Opportunities

Past Recordings of Webinars - These are offered by the State
Upcoming Webinars and Trainings - These are offered by the State

Additional EEI Resources:

Education and the Environment Initiative - Access to the Curriculum (You will need to register to receive your password.  The state does no share your information.  All the digital curriculum and resources are free.)

EEI Support for Common Core

EEI Support for NGSS

Teach EEI Lessons with the State Parks

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