Environmental Education provides a great opportunity to be infused across the curriculum. Some subjects present greater opportunities than others, but all subjects have an important role to play.
Science: Incorporates Environmental Education in problem solving skills and the study of the relationships between science, technology, and society.
Mathematics: Many mathematical concepts can be illustrated by experiences and examples; from the natural, social, economic, and political environments.
Social Studies: The various social studies can contribute greatly to the study of how alternative plans and actions can affect our future generations.
Language Arts: There is a wealth of literature – poetry, prose, and drama, which deals with our environment in a variety of interesting and thought-provoking ways.
Economics: In studying commerce, students learn how to manage resources carefully, to plan for the future, and to apply ethical criteria in financial decision-making.
Health and Physical Education: Both physical and mental health are dependent upon high quality natural and built environments. Important topics include: air and water pollution, noise and health, and the need for healthy recreation activities in indoor and outdoor settings.
Home Economics: Provides an opportunity to examine such issues as energy use and conservation, solid waste disposal, recycling, and other lifestyle-related topics.
Agricultural Studies: Provides an excellent opportunity to teach a number of issues, including soil erosion, endangered plant and wildlife species, energy shortages, and water conservation.
Art and Music: Provides a medium through which ideas and feelings about environmental issues can be expressed.