This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about the environment in Spanish.

Animal Protection/Endangered Species

- This ad uses the popular choosing rhyme Pito, Pito Colorito in its campaign to save whales

Bottled Water

El agua embotellada - A listening exercise based on a 2 minute and 30 second Telediario TVE report on the topic


Climate Change=

ElCambioClimatico.JPG - Video about climate change, followed by comprehension questions in Spanish which teachers can adapt if they log in


Deforestación en Perú preocupa a la FAO


España es el segundo país más sancionado por el sobrepesca de la EU


Lo que pasa en mi ciudad - Very catchy song by Carlitos Monfil that talks about littering

México 2° país de AL con mas muertes por contaminación


ElReciclaje.JPG- Culturally authentic video about ways to protect the environment, followed by comprehension questions in Spanish which teachers can adapt if they log in

La comunidad de las tres erres - 10-minute animated video story about a community that has a trash problem until they learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle

LandfillHarmonic Teaser
- A great trailer in Spanish (with English subtitles) about a very poor community in Paraguay that makes instruments from recycled materials found in a landfill. Tagline: "The world sends us garbage. We send back music." and "People realize that we shouldn't throw away trash carelessly. Well, we shouldn't throw away people either."

Coloring Pages

DibujaliaLogo.png - Environment-related coloring worksheets in Spanish

How-to Articles & Videos

LaInformacionPracticopedia.JPG - Fabulous site in Spanish that contains both how-to videos and well-scaffolded how-to print articles illustrated with photos for accomplishing a variety of tasks on a variety of topics, including body, cars, education, environment, fashion, food, games and hobbies, health, home and garden, languages, law, music and dance, parties, personal finance, parenting, pets, relationships, shopping, sports, technology, travel, and work


WWFLogo.png - Infographics in Spanish on environmental issues in Ecuador

Interactive Activities

DondeJugaranLosNinos.gif - Interactive activities created by Barbara Kuczun Nelson based on the song by Maná designed to help students practice environmental vocabulary, affirmative and negative commands, present subjunctive, future tense, and past participles as adjectives


6BillionOthers.jpg - 5,000 interviews in which participants answered 40 essential questions about the challenges of daily life, differences, dreams, environment, family legacies, fears, God, hopes, joy, love, and war were filmed in 75 different countries and presented here in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese (Click on thematic movies to access them)

Other Resources

Environment- Resources in Spanish gathered by Amy Lenord on the topic

Resources gathered by Laura Terrill - Scroll to the bottom of the page for articles and videos in Spanish

See also: Animals, Natural Disasters, Pollution