Teachers: Do you have a great idea for teaching kids about the Earth? Submit your lesson plan to this contest over at Teaching with Soul, and you win could tons of cool prizes for your classroom.

Teaching with Soul is hosting the lesson plan contest for Georgia-Pacific — the forest products company that is also a sponsor of this website. A few years ago, I had the good fortune of participating in a panel discussion with teachers, green parents and some of the developers behind Georgia-Pacific's Education In Nature program. This is the company's environmental education program that was created about 10 years ago as a way to help teachers integrate environmental education into the classroom. The program provides activities and lesson plans for 4th and 5th grade students and teachers about all kinds of envionmental issues. Teachers can access these resources for free at the Education In Nature website.  

So I can speak firsthand about the commitment GP has shown in creating really strong environmental education programs. And I love this new idea to open up a lesson plan contest that will allow teachers to showcase their most creative ideas and learn from one another about the best ways to teach kids about environmental issues. Here are the details on the contest:

How to enter: The contest is underway and ends April 12 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Only one lesson plan entry can be submitted per person.

Guidelines: Entrants are invited to submit a lesson plan that fits with the theme of Earth Day. Lesson plans must be submitted using the Google Doc lesson plan and must also include a “pinnable” image with a brief description of how you will use your lesson plan in the classroom. For more details on entry requirements and how to submit your lesson plan, head over to Teaching with Soul.  

I'm really looking forward to checking out all of the entries.  

Good luck!

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