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Videos for Students and Educators

Looking for videos by students or for students about various environmental subjects? Check out the videos below:

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Learning about Acid Rain


President's Environmental Youth Awards Program

Careers at EPA

Are you considering a career in the environmental field? Hear directly from EPA employees about their work and their path to joining the EPA team.  

Climate Change

EPA partnered with other federal agencies to produce a new educational kit, the Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators.Exit The kit contains case studies, activities, and the video shown below, designed to educate, inspire, and engage students everywhere to become stewards of our nations wildlife and ecosystems.

The Science of Climate Change in National Parks series discusses topics such as sea level rise, glacial melt, and species changes in National Parks.

Climate Change Conversations explores what and how we can learn about climate change in National Parks and other protected areas.

Explaining Climate Change is a resource for educators, with video demonstrations of ideas for teaching climate change principles in the classroom.


Estuaries - where rivers meet the sea. Watch and learn why these vital waterways of life, culture, and economic growth should be protected and restored.


Actor John Corbett celebrates the end of EPA's National Building Competition and encourages us all to make energy-saving changes in the buildings where we work, play, and learn.

Are you a STAR when it comes to saving energy? What could you be doing? See how people across the country are saving energy with ENERGY STAR, and learn how you can help save energy with some simple tips from the top videos in the Be an ENERGY STAR Video Challenge. In these videos people from across the U.S. share important energy saving tips that can help us all. From turning off unneeded electronics to replacing standard lightbulbs with CFLs, these videos show how each and every one of us can change the world with ENERGY STAR.

Green Living 

Jamie, Gordon, Joshua and the two Elizabeths share how they want to live greener. Make a difference in your community and find Earth Day events near you.

For Earth Day, we challenged people to show us something simple they do for the environment and pass along a sign declaring personal responsibility for the environment.

EPA scientists are teaching young students in the Hispanic community to learn about the environment. By working closely with the school teachers, EPA creates lessons which support their science curriculum and reflect the environmental impact. The program promotes science and math, and creates environmental awareness in the Hispanic community.


Former NFL Player Jerome Bettis knows the effects of asthma first hand. He talks about EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which will help limit pollution from power plants, making it easier for Americans to breathe cleaner air.

Mercury spills occur across the country, sometimes as a result of children finding mercury and handling it. Mercury contamination is a serious health risk. This video was produced by EPA and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry specifically for children to strongly communicate that children should never touch mercury. 

NFL Player Chester Pitts tells us about the dangers of radon.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

What do you do to celebrate America Recycles Day?Exit There are all sorts of options.

Wasted food is the largest component sent to landfills in the United States. Once in landfills, the food waste decays into methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which has been linked to climate change. Americans waste nearly 40 percent of the food we produce while one in six Americans does not know where there next meal is coming from. EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge works with businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations to divert wholesome food to hunger relief organizations and food scraps to composting.

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