San Francisco Department of the Environment

School Education Program

SF Environment provides free award-winning programs and curriculum to all K-12 public and private schools in San Francisco. Founded in 2007, our School Education team works to provide equitable environmental education and access to nature for all youth throughout San Francisco. 

Teaching Materials

We provide a variety of curriciulum, outreach, and education that supports Ecoliteracy and Next Generation Science Standards.

Lesson Plans K-5
Lesson Plans 6-12
Student Fact Sheets
Student Activity Sheets


Presentations, Assemblies and Trainings

We offer free year-round programs available to all K-12 public and private San Francisco schools.

Food to Flowers! Composting and Recycling Program
Classroom Presentations


Digital Learning Resources

We are offering free live presentations and self-paced digital learning opportunities. 

Water Distance Learning Materials 

Zero Waste Distance Learning Materials 

Pre-K-2nd grade students can follow the journey of a seed from germination to Recology compost bin with SF Environment’s mascot Phoebe the Phoenix’s, “Every Seed Has a Journey” sing-a-long below.

Every Seed has a Journey Song & Dance Lyrics 

Join our Teacher Email List to receive a presentation or more digitial learning materials. 



Free Field Trip Program
Community Partners
School Greening and Tips

School Awards

Each year SF Environment awards the school community for providing innovative solutions that support San Francisco’s climate protection goals. These goals include eliminating waste, promoting healthy communities and ecosystems, and amplifying community action. 

Congratulations to the 2020 School Awardees! Join us in celebrating the hard work being done--by youth, supporting adults, and school communities-to advance climate justice for all.  Read more about our 2020 School Awardees

The call for nominations closed at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday February 21, 2020. Nominations for the 2021 School Awards will open in January 2021.

School Awards Descriptions


Contact us

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Students planting on a field trip to garden for the envionment