Environmental studies involve many different STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects, and specific resources abound. But, prior to embarking on the path of learning, it is important to discuss the reason such studies are important.
First, the environment affects everyone, and addressing concerns allows a thoughtful person to make decisions that are consistent with a better environment. Second, it is important for people to understand the environmental issues. Much false information is spoken as though it is factual. Often the people making false assertions are not scientists. It is important to sort through the information being put out there. Indeed, it is important to have a basic knowledge in order to engage in a meaningful conversation on a topic. Finally, if a student is motivated to make an impact, an early exposure to the problems and what is known about the solutions can help that student choose a career path that could impact humanity.