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Free Educational Environmental Lessons for Tacoma Students

The EnviroChallenger program teaches free environmental lessons with a mix of science, social responsibility and fun in Tacoma's second grade through high school classrooms and for home-schooled students. When you need engaging, high-quality environmental science lessons, bring in the EnviroChallengers!


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Call (253) 341-2677 or email envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org to learn more about booking the EnviroChallengers in your classroom.


Meet the EnviroChallenger Team




In this episode of Ask the EnviroChallengers, Kate & Gator dive into the Green Transportation Revolution! Green cars, scooters, and bikes help pave the way for the Tacoma Climate Action Plan. Get your Green on! Green Transportation, that is!

For Clean Air - Choose to be Idle Free!


Join EnviroChallenger Gator as he examines Air Quality in Tacoma and why we should Choose to Be Idle Free. 


The EnviroChallengers are Secondary Ready!




If it hits the ground, it hits the SOUND!

Check out the new Public Service Announcement! If it hits the ground, it hits the Sound!





Ask the EnviroChallengers

AEClogo2020Watch Kate, Gator, John, and other subject matter experts and friends as they answer questions about the environment and sustainability within the City of Tacoma.


The EnviroChallenger team is here to field your questions and gather information so you can make informed choices and decisions about keeping our community environmentally sustainable.


By watching our videos, produced by Kate and Gator, you can learn about a range of topics from composting, to where does it all go when you flush, to how to prepare for the rainy season and the importance of planting trees. Also, you might see a farting cow! Submit questions for the team via envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org.


See a full list of videos by going to our envirochallenger.com/videos web page.



EnviroChallenge At Home

 60+ At-Home EnviroChallenger Lessons!

In response to school closures due to COVID-19, and the on-going safety guidelines, the EnviroChallengers produced an "EnviroChallenge of the Day".

The challenges align with state standards, can be tailored for different ages, and, in typical EnviroChallenger fashion, entail a lot of fun!




View A List of All Previous EnviroChallenges of the Day




The EnviroShorts video series gives you a closer look into several topics that the EnviroChallengers teach. These short videos on trash, food and yard waste, recycling, hazardous waste, wastewater and a visit to the Tacoma Recovery & Transfer Center demonstrate that nothing is truly wasted.


Watch the EnviroShorts Videos





Contact the EnviroChallengers

Center for Urban Waters
326 East D Street 
Tacoma, WA 98421