Biodiversity & Trash Resources

BioBlitz & Biodiversity Resources

National Geographic Activities & Lessons

Backyard BioBlitz, grades 1-6 

Observing and Recording Habitats, grades 3, 4, 5

Schoolyard BioBlitz, grades 3-12

Introducing Biodiversity & BioBlitz, grades 4-8 

Analyzing BioBlitz Data, grades 4-8

Neighborhood BioBlitz, grades 6-12 

Articles & Resources

1st BioBlitz

BioBlitz PocketGuide

"What is BioDiversity" (Newsela)


Characteristics of Place (grades 1-2)

NWF Biodiversity Pathway

School Yard Quadrat Investigations, grades K-2 (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Shower Curtain Watershed, Grades 3-5 (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Trash & Single-Use Plastics Resources

General Resources

Plastic Pollution Collection (National Geographic)

Pollution Collection (National Geographic)

Plastics: Reduce Use or Recycle, Grades 6-8 (MBA)

Plastics Audit, grades 6-12 (MBA)


"How to use Less Plastic" (Newsela)

"Citizen scientists volunteer to track effects of climate change" (Newsela)

Funding Opportunities

Donors Choose

Extend this Opportunity/Do More/Stay Involved!

Become National Geographic Certified Educator (National Geographic)

Take Nat Geo's Climate Change Course (National Geographic)

Take Nat Geo's Service Learning Course (National Geographic)

Take Nat Geo's Geo Inquiry Course (National Geographic)

Explorer Classroom (National Geographic)

Join EcoSchool USA (National Wildlife Federation)