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new-about-graphicPopulation Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program with a strong emphasis on curriculum and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues. Since 1975, the program has developed age-appropriate curricula to complement students’ science and social science instruction about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.

We provide hands-on trainings nationwide that reach 10,000-12,000 educators annually. With an emphasis on hands-on learning and balanced discussion of different viewpoints, our program has earned a reputation for educational excellence. All Population Education curriculum materials are classroom-tested, rigorously evaluated and frequently updated to be leaders in their content and approach. They are interdisciplinary, well-suited for a cooperative learning environment and classroom-ready. All of the materials are matched to current national and state academic standards and frameworks.

Information on all of our educational resources and training workshops can be found at




Population Connection (formerly ZPG), founded in 1968, is the largest grassroots population organization in the United States with more than 200,000 members and supporters. The organization aims to educate young people and advocate progressive action to stabilize world population at a level that can be sustained by Earth’s resources.

More information about Population Connection can be found at


Contributors: Christian Bakken, Lindsey Bailey, Colleen Beck, Carol Bliese, Lauren Carlson, Drew Grover, Katie Swails, Pam Wasserman.

We are grateful to all the Population Connection members and the numerous private donors who have made the World of 7 Billion campaign possible. And a special thank you to the Erik and Edith Bergstrom Foundation, the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, and the Shared Earth Foundation for their generous support for this project.

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