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Teaching materials for children aged 12-18

Climate Change ~ local and global: an enquiry approach
    - a learner-centred, enquiry approach to climate change

Discussing Global Issues: Water - a right or a commodity?
    - a UNICEF resource to build young people's knowledge on local and global issues

Earth: A graphic look at the state of the Planet (Wall Chart)
    - a detailed and colourful wall chart summarising environmental issues

European Environmental Toolkit for Citizens
    - a database of education and communication resources, developed by the European Union, that aims to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviour

Forensic Botany Investigations (FBI)
    - introduces sixth through eight graders to the vital roles plants play in culture, commerce and in our daily lives

Learning science outside the classroom
    - a book demonstrating informal non-classroom based learning 

Rainforest Alliance
    - has an excellent education section with lots of downloadable resources, lesson plans etc. 

Seed to Seed: Food Gardens in Schools
    - a new book encouraging gardening and growing food in schools

Setting up and running a school garden: A manual for teachers, parents and communities
    - a manual addressing school gardens on a global scale

Share-net, Environmental Education Networking
    - a networking group which develops, publishes and sells materials to support environmental education

The Coffee Chain Game
    - a role-play activity that helps participants explore why the money made from coffee is so unevenly distributed

The Tree of Knowledge (Spanish)
    - a new education pack produced by the Xiitbal neek Botanic Garden in Mexico

Understanding Evolution
    -this website offers a good general introduction to evolution as well as more advanced but understandable courses

Water for life Decade – 2005 - 2015
    - A United Nations website with useful teaching materials