WHAT IS GENERATION EARTH?
Generation Earth is a Los Angeles County environmental education program presented by TreePeople, dedicated to working alongside middle and high school educators to help students explore waste, water and forestry topics in a fun and engaging way.
The Generation Earth program supports 6th through 12th grade students and teachers across Los Angeles County in implementing environmental service learning projects. The goal is to benefit school campuses and communities and provide resources to help achieve this objective.
FREE Environmental Project Support
After hearing from many students and teachers about their concerns around climate change, drought, pollution and wildfire, we know that environmental action projects are more important than ever. The Generation Earth team can bring a variety of environmental topics into your classroom today.
If you are a 6th through 12th grade teacher in Los Angeles County, then you have access to our amazing Generation Earth Project Coordinators. These environmental experts can join your classroom virtually or in-person and guide an environmental project aligned to the subject matter and standards in your curriculum.
Check out a few of our most popular topics below:
- Waste in the Fashion Industry
- Native Plants
- Water Pollution and Prevention
Picking a Project
Generation Earth projects range in size and scope based on the needs of the students and teachers involved. For example, a project can be completed in a single day or last several months.
One project may include a lesson on environmental advocacy with a corresponding letter-writing activity. Another may involve spending several weeks planning and setting up a school recycling program. To get started, contact us to connect with one of our Generation Earth Project Coordinators.
These experts offer a wide range of classroom presentations on environmental topics and they can help you choose the perfect project for you and your students.
FREE Teacher Workshops
Join our experts to learn more about environmental issues in Los Angeles County as well as how your students can become agents of change through our fun and engaging environmental action projects.
Participate in our workshops to receive resources, project models and personalized support for your project needs. Also, find out how your school can qualify for FREE bus transportation for environment-related field trips!
Generation Earth offers three different FREE Teacher Workshops:
- Building a Water Resilient Los Angeles County
- Building a Resourceful Los Angeles County
- Taking Action: The Intersection of Education, Climate Change and Health
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We would love to share your completed projects with the Generation Earth community! Please submit your story along with any photos to email@example.com.
Field trip to the Angeles National Forest
This spring, 25 students from YouthBuild Charter’s Compton branch journeyed out to the Angeles Forest to help restore, plant and care for areas devastated by wildfire. Led by Generation Earth Project Coordinators, Maria Adame and Nanci Torres, the group discovered the importance of the local watershed while planting and watering native plants. As they contributed to the removal of invasive plants, they learned the benefits of native species and their relationship to fire. During their time in the Angeles, the group cared for approximately 50 young natives. They were also given the opportunity to visit a site where they had previously planted. This allowed them to see the incredible impact they had already made in the area. The group expressed excitement at the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors and learn more about natives and their benefits toward water conservation and wildfire mitigation.
This project was possible because Generation Earth provides FREE bus transportation for environment-related field trips. If you would like to book a similar trip for your students, contact us today!
Additional Resources for County Unincorporated Communities
For any local education agencies located in County Unincorporated Communities, you can also receive a FREE waste consultation and additional resources to reduce waste and implement or enhance existing recycling practices on campus.
If you are interested in a waste consultation, visit BusinessRecycling.com and submit your request today! For any questions or more information, please email BusinessRecycling@pw.lacounty.gov.