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Learning Links

Check out these links to play games and read about sustainability in your community. You may not get extra credit but you will learn a lot and have fun doing it!

Getting Involved

Find out about all the ways you can make an impact in your community by donating your time to different organizations.

Challenges and Competitions

Use your noggin to solve some local and global environmental issues through these advanced opportunities.

Career Development

Jump on the path to a climate-friendly career with apprenticeship and work opportunities.

Equity and Climate Action at DPS

Find out about the different ways in which DPS is ensuring equity across the district.

Get to School in a Climate-Friendly Way

Ditch the car and explore the safe and climate-friendly ways to get to school.

Welcome Students!

Learn about sustainability issues and solutions, help advance sustainability at your school, and hold the district accountable in working toward a livable future.

– DPS Students for Climate Action

Learning Links

Our Climate Our Future

A video series developed by Action for the Climate Emergency, geared towards educating students on the science of climate change and inspiring and empowering them to take action.

Xcel Energy’s E-Smart Kids

A comic book-themed hub for learning about electricity, energy science, and safety through a variety of activities, games, and videos.

Denver Recycles Sorting Game

A web-based waste sorting game to help players learn what to recycle.

Denver Botanic Gardens Pollinator Game

Bring this printout or pdf to the Botanic Garden and learn what flowers are pollinated by which pollinators.

Denver Zoo Virtual Tours and Virtual Safari

Learn about all the animals at the Denver Zoo on a virtual tour and see behind the scenes interactions with zookeepers and the animals.

Audubon Society Activities for Kids

Get to know different types of birds, get tips on birdwatching, and learn about how to help birds in their natural habitats.

EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator

How many greenhouse gas emissions does your household create? Use this interactive calculator to estimate based on your zip code, habits, and personal choices.

Water Footprint Calculator

How much water do you use every day? What about virtual water? Learn more about water footprints with this great resource.

Love My Air

Check out the air quality at a school near you and take appropriate action based on the results.

Kiva Center

Get outside with the Kiva Center and learn more about stewardship and build community!

Lake Middle School

Lake Middle School

Getting Involved

Groundwork Denver

Join Groundwork Denver’s Youth Teams and learn how to become an environmentalist while receiving employment and professional development.

Youth Sustainability Board (YSB)

Get involved with this student-run nonprofit dedicated to recruiting students like you to take action in sustainability.

Consumption Literacy Project

Find out how to reduce waste in your daily life by participating in a CLP program.

Youth Exploring Stewardship Coalition

Want to get outside and take care of the environment? Find opportunities to get involved in local environmental stewardship through the YES Coalition.

Earth Force

Earth Force supports environmental education organizations be better advocates and students who want to solve environmental problems.

Plant a Row Colorado | Plant a Row for the Hungry

Local initiative based on Plant a Row for the Hungry

Are you a budding gardener? Plant an extra row of produce and donate to help feed Denver’s hungry through Plant a Row.

Action for the Climate Emergency

Learn how to take action, start a climate action campaign, and join a nationwide network of high school climate advocates.

Colorado Sierra Club

Join your local chapter of one of the oldest environmental advocacy organizations in the country.

Big Green at Home

Learn how to grow your own food, cook with your produce, and more about your local food systems with your family and friends.

Climate Action Academy

Are you a changemaker? Learn how to take climate action and solve tough problems through a CAC program.

Slow Food Denver

Learn about food justice and sustainable food systems while getting in the kitchen or in the garden by volunteering or a summer program.

People and Pollinators Action Network

Learn how to volunteer to protect pollinators, advocate for change, and plant native plant gardens.

PREP Academy

PREP Academy

Challenges and Competitions

Biomimicry Institute Youth Design Challenge

Engage with this hands-on, project-based STEM learning experience on bio-inspired design.

The RISE Challenge

Conduct research on your own community and make a plan to solve a local climate resiliency problem.

Purple Plow Challenge

Create solutions for real-world, complex food systems and agriculture problems.

Resource Central Renew Our Schools

Join this energy conservation competition and get involved with tracking and saving energy at your school.


Compete with other schools to reduce energy use, improve comfort in your classrooms, and increase sustainability engagement and awareness.

DPS Sustainability Team

Manual High

Career Development

Spark Industry Introduction | Career and Technical Education

DPS’s career resources.

Frontline Farming

A collective for BIPOC farmers with an apprenticeship program.

Sprout City Farms

Also operates a farming apprenticeship program.

Green Team at South High School Workday

Polaris Elementary

Equity and Climate Action at DPS

DPS Students for Climate Action

DPS student advocacy group that led the movement to pass the District’s climate policy.

DPS Equity and Engagement Page | DPS Equity Statement

Learn more about what DPS is doing to ensure equity throughout the district.


Denver Equity Index (2020)

Learn more about equity in Denver.

Denver Montessori Jr./Sr. High School

Denver Montessori Jr./Sr. High School

Get to School in a Climate-Friendly Way

Commute DPS Guide

Make a travel plan to get to school with this guide!

Denver’s Safe Routes to School Plan

The City of Denver wants to help students get to school safely with this plan. Find out more information and analyses through this interactive StoryMap.

RTD Pass Program

DPS has a partnership with RTD to help connect students and staff with public transit options.

RTD Trip Planner

Figure out your public transit route to school!

Way To Go

Way to Go is a free solution to the Denver region’s commuting challenges.

Transportation support

DPS Transportation Support