Educational Tools

Environmental Wheel of Knowledge

This free-standing game can be used indoors or outdoors. Like the popular Wheel of Fortune game, contestants spin the wheel, landing on a category where they need to answer an environmental question. Eight broad categories, ranging from agriculture to water makes the game challenging for students in grades K through twelve.

Tic Tac Know

Everyone knows how to play Tic Tac Toe. Now you can play this game, “Tic Tac Know” that challenges the participant to use their environmental knowledge as well as their skill of playing Tic Tac Toe. This fun and easy game is popular with teachers at events like school fairs, environmental days or club events. Even though we have a list of grade appropriate questions, teachers have used their own classroom notes to design questions for their specific use.


The Enviroscape is a light weight, interactive model used to demonstrate Non-point source pollution. The model comes with a Teacher’s Guide, add-ons for demonstrating wetlands and riparian areas. This is a great tool that allows students to work individually or as a team to evaluate potential pollution problems from different landscapes.


Sweet Soil Samples

  • 1 – 16 oz. pkg. Oreo Cookies
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1  – 4 oz. pkg. Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 8 to 10 – 7 oz. paper cups
  • Topping:  Gummy Worms or Chopped Peanuts or Granola, etc.

Crush cookies in zip lock bag with rolling pin. Pour milk into large bowl, add pudding, beat with a wire whisk for 1 to 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in cool whip and 1/2 crushed cookies. Place 1 tbsp. of crushed cookies in bottom of each cup, then fill cup 3/4 full with pudding mixture. (If you have a larger group to serve, use 3 oz. cups to double the number of servings this recipe  makes.) Top with remaining crushed cookies. Refrigerate one hour or until ready to serve. Serve with any one of the toppings listed above. Makes a neat treat to serve at environmental clubs or group meetings or for students studying soil.

Sweet Soil Samples can be a real “cool” treat for a hot day. If you make in advance, they can be refrigerated, put in a cooler and deliver to the students activity site.