Population Education is all about people – how many of us there are, how we shape the world, and how we interact with each other. And as the go-to program providing innovative lesson plans and professional development on human population growth and its effects, Population Education supports K-12 teachers across content areas.
Human population has grown from 1 billion to over 7 billion in just over 200 years and is expected to grow through this century, so it is critical to examine human impacts on wildlife, climate and natural resources, while working toward equality and justice for the world’s people.
Established in 1975, the program has earned a reputation for educational excellence. Through memorable, standards-aligned classroom activities like simulations, cooperative challenges, and debate, Population Education inspires students to tackle a variety of real-world problems and to become positively engaged in their communities as the next generation of leaders and policy makers. Population Education’s top-notch facilitators train over 12,000 educators annually in North America through interactive in-person and virtual teacher training workshops.