San Francisco Department of the Environment

School Education Program

SF Environment provides free award-winning programs and curriculum to all K-12 public and private schools in San Francisco. We reach 20,000 students annually throughout San Francisco.

Teaching Materials

We provide a variety of resources and teaching materials that support California State Standards.

"I have been looking at websites of organizations that do environmental education, and SF Environment tops them all." -Paul R., 4th Grade Teacher


Free Presentations, Assemblies and Trainings

Free programs available to all K-12 public and private San Francisco schools.

Food to Flowers! Composting and Recycling Program
Compost Monitor Trainings
Presentations and Assemblies


Free Field Trip Program
Community Partners
School Greening and Tips
Feedback or General Inquiries
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Submit a Nomination

Each year SF Environment awards the school community for providing innovative solutions that support San Francisco’s climate protection goals.

This year the theme of the SF Environment School Awards is Youth Climate Justice. We want to recognize and celebrate the hard work being done--by youth, supporting adults, and school communities--to advance climate justice for all.

If you or someone you know is making significant strides toward advancing climate justice, zero waste, and sustainable schools, we want to hear from you!

The call for nominations closes at 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday February 21, 2020. You may submit nominations for an individual, a group, or yourself. One award will be given per category below. Awardees will be notified directly and will be publicly honored at the 2020 School Awards Ceremony at City Hall on April 29, 2020.

School Awards Descriptions