Stories and lessons for growing minds

We are a free multimedia platform for educators and students. Through our immersive storytelling and curricula, we explore the deeper issues facing humanity. Use our award-winning films, photo essays, and essays to learn about social, cultural, and environmental issues from people and communities worldwide. For grades 3-12, our stories and lessons encourage students to broaden their perspectives and worldviews while fostering inquiry, empathy, resilience, and a sacred relationship to our planet. We aim to bring universal values into the lives of educators and students.

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Student Winners and Finalists: The Environment Is in You

In what ways is climate change impacting the place where you live?

Silent Crescendo

Meet artist Slobodan Dan Paich, who creates simple drawings with tea and ink in a daily ritual.

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Earthrise

Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968.

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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

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Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective

These five shorts films follows five Native American communities who are restoring their traditional land management practices.

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Coming Home to the Cove

This series is the multigenerational story of a Coast Miwok family’s eviction from their ancestral home and one woman’s effort to bring the living history of her family back to the land.

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Celebrating Student Artwork: New Student Gallery

Encourage thoughtful and meaningful conversations in the classroom with our student gallery. Use the gallery as a tool to foster curiosity, observation skills, and perspective-taking.

Who Is Using Our Materials

Our materials provide opportunities for an interdisciplinary approach to learning across disciplines from social sciences and humanities to environmental sciences. Education stakeholders, including K-12 educators, university professors, librarians, tech/media specialists, parents, and students are using our materials in multiple learning environments.

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