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EnviroChallengers Want to Teach in Your Classroom

The EnviroChallengers are teaching in schools all around Tacoma and hope to visit you and your students, in public and private schools.

Hands-On Environmental Teaching

Book EnviroChallenger lessons now. Read the booking guidelines to find out how, or keep reading for more information about the program and lessons offered.


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About the EnviroChallenger Program

When you need engaging, high-quality environmental science lessons, bring in the EnviroChallengers.

The EnviroChallenger program teaches free environmental lessons with a mix of science, social responsibility and fun in Tacoma's second through eighth grade classrooms. All the lessons include supplies and support state standardized test objectives.


Lessons are also available to home-schooled students in Tacoma.



talking trash gameElementary School Lessons

We have six lessons for students from second through fifth grade.  Our EnviroChallenger educators will come to your school and teach up to five lessons in the day.  As a teacher, you may schedule up to three lessons a year in your own classroom. For each day you schedule, work with other second through fifth grade teachers in your school to book a full day of lessons, if possible. It’s easiest to work with one teacher who coordinates all of your school’s lessons.


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NEW Lesson-Trees

25Tree: Why plant a tree? There is a new elementary school lesson that teaches how trees help us and shows the importance of having trees in our urban environment.




Middle School Lessons

We have four lessons for students from sixth through eighth grade.  When you invite the EnviroChallenger educators into your classroom, they bring your students engaging environmental lessons that will teach them to be good stewards of the earth. Lessons fit your schedule, and they support your district science kits as well as state objectives.

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Contact Information

Call the EnviroChallengers at (253) 573-2364 or email the team.




Learn more about the EnviroChallengers lessons before you get they come to your class. Check out the EnviroShorts video series to give you a look into where your waste goes and several topics that the EnviroChallengers cover. Our 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.


Meet Our New Educator, Makenzie Mendelson

Learn a little about the EnviroChallenger team. Meet Jacqueline Fuller, Makenzie Mendelson and John Inch.