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Action Bioscience: Issues in Environment
An education resource from the American Institute of Biological Sciences, this website features a list of interviews and articles related to climate change, deforestation, food & medicine, health of humans & ecosystems, overpopulation impacts, water resources, students speaking out.
AAAS Press Room – Global Climate-Change Resources
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks at every opportunity to increase the volume of scientific leadership on the issue of global climate change. Background materials on AAAS efforts related to climate change and links to relevant resources are provided here.
AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Sustainability
The Center for Science, Technology and Sustainability is part of AAAS's International Activities, which support three strategic goals, serving to promote international scientific cooperation, capacity-building and workforce enhancements, and sustainable development.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada working to create a sustainable future. It was founded in 2006 with a mission to promote sustainability in all sectors of higher education - from governance and operations to curriculum and outreach - through education, communication, research and professional development. AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.
Exploring Nature Educational Resource - A Natural Science Resource for Students and Educators
A Natural Science Resource for Students and Educators is an award-winning website with natural science content and materials for educators, students, and parents.
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
The recipient of the 2008 Audubon Medal, Richard Louv identified a phenomenon that was known to exist but couldn't quite be articulated: nature-deficit disorder. Since its initial publication, his book Last Child in the Woods has created a national conversation about the disconnection between children and nature, and his message has galvanized an international movement. Now a tipping point has been reached, with the book inspiring Leave No Child Inside initiatives throughout the country. This website provides a list of helpful resources for parents, teachers, and community leaders to assist them in encouraging children's enjoyment of the great outdoors. These resources include Nature Activities for Kids and Families, Good Books for Kids and Families, and Helpful Links.
National Wildlife Federation
The NWF, whose mottos is "Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future," has an excellent web site that contains many useful resources for teachers. There are wildlife stories of such animals as the Yellowstone wolves and the effect of mercury on wildlife. In the area of global warming, there are lessons plans, personal solutions to reduce global warming, and videos of nationally known experts such as Richard Alley. They also offer gardening for wildlife tips, award winning magazines such as Ranger Rick and photography competitions.
An Inconvenient Truth-Study Guide
A series of lesson designed for high school science classrooms as a companion to the documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
NABT Resources- Ecology/Environment
From carbon footprint calculators to NASA images of ice sheets, you’ll find the resources and information you need to make an environmental impact on your students.
NABT Position Statement: Sustainability Education
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree® is an award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education program for educators and students in Pre K- 12. PLT, a program of the American Forest Foundation, is one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad and continues to set the standard for environmental education excellence. The curriculum materials provide the tools educators need to bring the environment into the classroom and their students into the environment. Topics range from forests, wildlife, and water, to community planning, waste management and energy.
Project WILD is one of the most widely used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. The activities found in Project WILD instructional materials are intended for use in both classroom and informal settings support state and national academic standards appropriate for grades K-12. The activities can easily be adapted to meet the learning requirements for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts.