Environmental

  • 4R Nutrient Stewardship provides a framework to achieve cropping system goals, such as increased production, increased farmer profitability, enhanced environmental protection and improved sustainability.

    To achieve those goals, the 4R concept incorporates the:

    • Right fertilizer source at the
    • Right rate, at the
    • Right time and in the
    • Right place

    To learn more visit: http://www.nutrientstewardship.com/4rs/4r-principles/

    Download the 4R poster:

    Download File
    Print File
    Share


  • An apple is used to model the earth. Students learn that just 1/32 of its surface is devoted to farmland. Discuss in class what sacrifices may be needed to feed a larger population.

    Download the 8×11 poster here:

    Download File
    Print File
    Share


  • Take 2 minutes to see how agriculture plays a role in the United Nation’s goals.

    This video shows the role of agriculture in the Sustainable Development Goals. Most of us can easily understand how growing more food for an increasing population is vital for food security and sustainability, however some of the other benefits are less obvious. This video shows how improved agriculture, particularly for small holder farmers, can cause a ripple effect leading to change in the other areas, such as gender equality and economic growth.

    Please feel free to distribute and help spread the word about the SDGs and how we can achieve them together!

    What are the SDGs? Click here to see them.



  • Nutrien is a leader in an environmental education program called, Caring for our Watersheds (CFW). CFW asks youth to submit an essay proposal that answers the question, “What can you do to improve your watershed?” Students research their local watershed, identify an environmental concern and come up with a realistic solution. Cash rewards are given to participating schools, clubs and students. The success of the program is attributed to turning the student’s ideas into action. Community partners from around the world have joined together to mentor, inspire and guide students. Nutrien offers implementation funding and has contributed to over 534 projects to date.

    To learn more visit: www.caringforourwatersheds.com



  • Water quality is crucial to a sustainable future, but how much do you know about it?

    High school science teachers and their students are invited to use a brand-new education tool to study water quality this year. The H2Know digital case study is an investigation of water quality challenges in Lake Erie published by the Nutrients for Life Foundation. Numerous experts in environmental science, water treatment, soil science, agricultural engineering and secondary education worked together to develop this curriculum.

    Learn more: H2KnowLearning.org



1 2
Teaching Resources
Growing the Next Generation provides a wide selection of resources for teachers.
  • Full online lesson plans available
  • Curriculum-linked
  • Most resources offered at no cost
  • Fun and engaging content