This site provides educators and leaders like you with resources to inspire action on Houston's environment.
The need for a comprehensive, free, and regional clearinghouse for quality environmental education materials has long been recognized as a pressing need for the Greater Houston Region.
Many local educators, both formal and informal, have expressed an interest in teaching about Greater Houston’s environment - both its challenges and its many resources. Yet, they often teach about other places for lack of local materials, which leaves their students lacking in knowledge and skills about the local environment and limits our collective ability to foster the next generation of local environmental leadership.
Sensing this need, the Coastal Prairie Conservancy initiated a year-long collaborative scoping process with Houston Zoo, Houston Audubon Society, Galveston Bay Foundation, Environmental Educators’ Exchange, teachers from Houston ISD, and others to determine which resources would be featured on a new environmental education website, as well as which trainings, workshops, and experiences could foster greater use of locally-crafted environmental education materials within the 54-school district Region IV footprint.
In fall of 2016, the Coastal Prairie Conservancy launched the first version of the website, and the first resources were assembled. In spring of 2018, this project was transferred to the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, which connects over 140 environmental/conservation groups in Greater Houston. Here in Houston is also an integral part of Houston’s Cities Connecting Children with Nature Plan and the regional efforts the for Texas Children in Nature movement.
If you have resources such as lesson plans, discovery trunks, or activities that you would like to see shared on this site, please email CEC Houston.