environmental education

Environmental Education Online Resources

Apr 16 2020 - 10:45am

April 22, 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Dr. Alec Bodzin of Lehigh University’s College of Education has shared a list of his favorite environmental education resources to share with you.  Environmental education promotes environmentally literate citizenry in our society.  These resources makes connections between science, technology, economics, policy, people and the environment and addresses the interrelationships between humans and the environment. 

The Coal Hard Truth

Sep 6 2009 - 1:15pm

Coal has long been synonymous with America’s industrial heritage and economic expansion. That doesn’t have to change: the United States has a 300-year supply of coal waiting to be tapped, a predicament that is at the heart of many policy and environmental debates today.

Despite our historical reliance on coal, though, only 42 percent of surveyed eighth-grade students know that coal is the most abundant fossil fuel found in the U.S. And only 26 percent know that coal is used to produce the most energy across the country.