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Supporting healthy communities and a thriving Puget Sound through environmental education and outreach.


Free Educational Environmental Lessons for Tacoma Students

The EnviroChallenger program teaches free environmental lessons with a mix of science, social responsibility, art, and fun in Tacoma's K - 12 classrooms and alternate learning programs. When you need engaging, high-quality environmental science lessons, action projects, and art bring in the EnviroChallengers to your classroom!


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Lesson Descriptions      Book a Lesson


Art Projects      Action Projects


Take the Challenge      Resources

Meet the EnviroChallenger Team


Back to School with the EnviroChallengers

back to school with the EnviroChallengers


Secondary Lessons

New Secondary Lessons for 2023

The EnviroChallengers are excited to offer two all-new lessons for middle and high school students! Based on actions laid out in the Tacoma 2023 Climate Action Plan, these two-part series help students share their vision for a better, more climate change resilient Tacoma. Click here for full lesson descriptions and contact the EnviroChallengers at envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org to book a lesson.


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The EnviroChallengers introduce the basics of the environment and sustainability in Tacoma.

These are great pre-lessons for any EnviroChallenger visit!


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Ask the EnviroChallengers 

Join Kate, Gator, John, and friends as they answer questions about the environment and sustainability in Tacoma!


Ask the EnviroChallengers, hosted by EnviroChallengers Kate and Gator, cover a range of topics. From composting, to wastewater, to how to prepare for the rainy season, and the importance of planting trees. If you have a question to Ask the EnviroChallengers, send it to envirochallenger@cityoftacoma.org, and it just might be featured on the show! All episodes are available at envirochallenger.com/videos.




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