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Environmental Education

DTSC provides environmental education resources for teachers, students, parents and youth groups. This information focuses on teaching children to be good stewards of the environment. Lessons, workbooks and hands-on activities afford children an understanding of Earth's processes and how our actions affect those processes. Publications are available on our Web site and by mail. In addition, guest speakers may be available to present information in the classroom. To determine the availability of a guest speaker in your area, or to make a publication request, please contact DTSC's Office of External Affairs, Education and Outreach Unit, at (916) 324-1826; webcoord@dtsc.ca.gov; or P.O. Box 806, Sacramento, CA 95812-0806.


Please note: Until further notice, we are out of stock of the "Protecting Our Environment" Activity and Coloring Books. You may download copies at the links below and reproduce as many as you'd like.

Protecting Our Environment Activity Book, a guide to reducing, reusing and recycling.

Protecting Our Environment Coloring Book, about oil recycling, stormwater pollution prevention and household hazardous waste recycling.

Protegiendo Nuestro Medio Ambiente Libro de Colorido, sobre reciclaje de aceite, prevención de la contaminación de aguas lluviales y reciclaje de desechos peligrosos domésticos.

Evaluating and Cleaning up School Sites

DTSC's School Property Evaluation and Cleanup Division is responsible for assessing, investigating and cleaning up proposed school property sites. The division ensures that selected properties are free of contamination or, if the properties were previously contaminated, that they have been cleaned up to a level that protects the students and faculty who will occupy the new school.

Education Links

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