Travelocity Offers Free Online Environmental Awareness Lesson Plans


Southlake, TX-based Travelocity is offering free online lesson plans based on its animated Eco Bunnies campaign to show students nationwide how the can do their part to protect the environment.

Created by professional educators, the lesson plans provide activities for K-5 students with plans to add grad 6-8 content in coming weeks. The lesson plans--aimed to help teachers who might have limited access to education materials on climate change and the environment--encourage lifestyle changes that can benefit the environment.

The lesson plans, which conform to national curriculum standards, provide instructional guidance and activities such as scavenger hunts and word searches that help students better understand global warming.

"Because the concept of climate change is so relevant to today's youth and the world at large, we want children to know how it applies to their future," said Jeffrey Glueck, chief marketing officer of Travelocity, in a prepared statement.

The Eco Bunnies campaign, which was initially launched in November, 2006, stems from Travelocity's efforts to offer its customers a way to reduce the carbon emissions produced by their travels. Travelocity lets passengers purchase "carbon offsets" which are essentially donations to the Conservation Funds, which plants trees to absorb carbon dioxide.

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David Kopf is a freelance technology writer and marketing consultant, and can be reached at [email protected].