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Multimedia environment learning packs for the classroom and homeschooling

Want to inspire young people to protect the environment? Use our digital learning packs for teaching online or in the classroom!

Planting the seeds of green knowledge

Games, films, articles and interactive worksheets provide information on environmental and climate protection, as well as offering possible solutions to these problems. Children and young people can create a connection to the living environment around them and get ideas for experiments and handicrafts. The learning packs contain easy-to-use handouts to help educators prepare lessons. 

Distance learning: Interactive Workbooks ready to Download 

All the materials may be used free-of-charge by educational institutions for non-commercial purposes. They are targeted at students aged 12 to 16. New learning packs appear every six months in German, English and Spanish on the DW site.

Other language versions can be found here: (German) (Spanish)


Learning pack #10: Reducing waste with upcycling, recycling and circular economies

From beaches littered with trash, piles of roadside garbage, and debris clogging rivers, waste is all around us. Recycling alone can’t solve the problem. So what can?


Learning pack #9: Environmental protection using Indigenous knowledge

From sustainable fishing to the use of medicinal plants, many Indigenous communities have long known how to live with and from nature. A learning pack about ancient methods for today's environmental protection.

Learning pack #8: Protecting wild animal habitat 

Numerous animal species go extinct every year because of habitat destruction. We introduce people who are helping wild animals in need and who are doing conservation work where they live. 



Learning pack #7: Food for the future – feeding the world in a climate-friendly way

By 2050, Planet Earth will be home to a predicted 10 billion people. Making sure there is enough food to go around without exacerbating the climate crisis is a huge challenge. This learning pack looks at food for the future.

Learning pack #6: Blue Gold: The dwindling resource of water

Drinking water is one of our most precious resources. But climate change is making water increasingly scarce, access to it more and more difficult. What can we do to ensure everyone has access to clean drinking water? 

Learning pack #5: Pollinators under threat

More and more pollinators around the world are vanishing. That's a threat to biodiversity as well as our food security. What can we do to protect bees, flies, butterflies and other pollinating creatures?


Learning pack #4: When food becomes trash

Every year, some 1.3 billion tons of food end up in the garbage, even though much of it would still be edible. Why do we throw away so much food, and how does that waste impact the environment and the climate?

Learning pack #3: Urban green spaces

What do urban kids, picnic lovers, animals and bees have in common? They all need nature to be happy. A learning pack about the discovery and creation of green oases in the city.

Learning pack #2: Protecting our forests - A vital ecosystem under threat

Forests are often called the "Earth's green lung," because they store CO2 and produce oxygen. They also provide food and shelter for humans and animals. But what happens if our forests disappear and what can we do to help protect them?

Learning pack #1: Plastic waste and its environmental impact

Today, plastic is literally everywhere. It's used to package food and is found in cosmetics, it piles up on beaches, streets and even in the oceans. Change is urgent — this learning pack shows why.


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