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Energy Hog Scavenger Hunt [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A questionnaire and check-list to check your home for energy savings or waste.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.energyhog.org/pdf/ScavengerHunt.pdf

Fun Energy Facts
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Facts related to renewable and non-renewable sources of energy, how energy is used, the science of energy and saving energy.
Source: Energy Information Administration
URL: http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/index.html

Perspectives - State Level Environmental Education
Abstract: In 1995, the National Environmental Education Advancement Project (NEEAP) surveyed 253 state EE leaders to determine the status of state level EE programs.
Source: National Environmental Education Advancement Project
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/Perspectives+-+State+Level+EE

South Dakota Forest and Water Adventures
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Forest and watershed educational modules
Source: South Dakota Department of Environmental Resources
URL: http://denr.sd.gov/dfta/wp/kidspage.aspx

Tips for a Waste-Less School Year
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: List of different ideas to prevent the creation of waste related to school supplies, lunches, and transportation.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/wycd/funfacts/school.htm

Trash Conflicts: A Science and Social Studies Curriculum on the Ethics of Disposal
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School: CURRICULUM PLANNING, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Through science-based experiments, research and analysis, role-plays, and discussions, students learn about the nature of garbage, disposal methods, consumer behavior, toxic waste, and the political process surrounding trash disposal.
Source: Educators for Social Responsibility
URL: http://www.esrnational.org/store/index.php?main_page=product
_info&products_id=28

Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the efficacy of environment-based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders.
Source: National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
URL: http://www.neefusa.org/pdf/EnviroEdReport.pdf

Using Environment-Based Education to Advance Learning Skills and Character Development [PDF]
Abstract: Describes the efficacy of environment-based education in helping young people become lifelong learners and leaders.
Source: National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
URL: http://www.neefusa.org/pdf/EnviroEdReport.pdf


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Journey to Planet Earth
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture, Water Quality: ACTIVITY: The seven programs in the series Journey to Planet Earth explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit.
Source: PBS
URL: http://www.pbs.org/journeytoplanetearth/about/purchase.html


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Action Research: Community Problem Solving
Abstract: Description of the Action Research environmental education model developed by William B. Stapp, including 13 suggested steps for the development of community projects.
Source:
URL: http://www3.sympatico.ca/claude.poudrier/anglais/home/home.h
tm

Adventures of the Garbage Gremlin
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: On-line storybook about recycling.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/education/kids/gremlin/

Agricultural Experiments
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary/Middle School: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL : A few basic ideas of agricultural science projects you can do.
Source: USDA
URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/fair/ideasframe.htm

Animal Waste
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: On-line U.S. map links by state to animal waste information and to additional information about animal waste and non-point source pollution.
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://scorecard.goodguide.com/env-releases/aw/

ASK
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own science-related question or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Source: Mad Science Network
URL: http://www.madsci.org/submit.html

BioDiesel for Kids [PDF]
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Definition and description of what biodiesel is and how it is beneficial.
Source: BioDiesel
URL: http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/kids_sheet
.pdf

Cleaning Products
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Learn more about cleaning products, and where to buy or how to make simple, non-toxic, biodegradable household cleaners.
Source: Worldwatch Institute
URL: http://www.worldwatch.org/node/655

Compost Critters
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Learn about the wide variety of organisms found naturally in organic matter that also break it down into compost.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.mansfieldct.org/schools/mms/compost/microbes.htm

Composting
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT:Describes the what, how and why of composting, including benefits and descriptions of various methods as well as linking to more info.
Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
URL: http://www.kansasdontspoilit.com/main_pg7.html

Conserving Water in the Kitchen
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Tips and suggestions for utilizing water more efficiently for cooking, washing and drinking.
Source: CSU
URL: http://extn.msu.montana.edu/publications.asp

Consumer Choices
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION: How and why to shop for products and services that protect northern rockies landscapes and rural communitites. See the "Some Questions to Ask While You're Shopping" section near the bottom of the page.
Source: Corporation for the Northern Rockies
URL: http://www.westernsustainabilityexchange.org/

Dos and Don?ts Around the Home
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Ways to prevent nonpoint source pollution and water pollution in the home relating to household chemicals, landscaping and gardening, septic systems and water conservation.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/dosdont.html

Easy Ways to Conserve Water
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Brief list of common leaks to check in order to use water more efficiently in the home.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/easywaystoconserve.html

Energy
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION:Definition of energy with links to different types of energy production and conservation.
Source: Environmental Literacy Council
URL: http://www.enviroliteracy.org/category.php/4.html

Energy and How We Use It
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Describes what energy is, where it comes from and how is it used.
Source: Rocky Mountain Inst.
URL: http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid304.php

Environmental Education Grant Program
Abstract: GRANTS: How to apply for EPA Environmental Education grants.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/education/grants/index.html

Environmental Education Perspectives
Abstract: Developed to assist educators, associations, researchers, and others in understanding the evolution of environmental education (EE), the diversity of perspectives that encompass and impact the field, and the context in which recent issues concerning EE have emerged.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/Perspectives+-+Overview

Environmental Education Topics
Abstract: Definition of environmental education with further links, and listing of teacher resources.
Source: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
URL: http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.83fbb9c712d820
dbbfb3ffdb62108a0c/

Environmental Education: Background and History
Abstract: Describes components of environmental education and links to additional information.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/education/grants/index.html

Environmental Studies in the K-12 Classroom: A Teacher's View [PDF]
Abstract: Results of a survey of teachers on environmental education.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://www.eelink.net/Survey2001.pdf

Environmental Studies in the K-12 Classroom: A Teacher's View [PDF]
Abstract: Results of a survey of teachers on environmental education.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://www.eelink.net/Survey2001.pdf

G.W. Gecko Recycling Maze [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Learn about recycling while doing this on-line printout maze.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/docs/recycle_maze.pdf

Greenhouse Effect
Abstract: AIR QUALITY: Definition of greenhouse effect including information on planet warming and greenhouse gases and great visuals.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/greenhouse.html

Hazardous Substances and Hazardous Waste
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: All about hazardous waste including what it is, where it goes and how it can affect us.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/students/clas_act/haz-ed/ff_01.
htm

Household Hazardous Waste
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Description of household hazardous waste (HHW) and options for products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/hhw.htm

How Batteries Work
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Describes parts of batteries and how they work.
Source: Batteries Plus
URL: http://www.batteriesplus.com/t-faq2.aspx

How Do We Measure the Quality of Our Waters [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: How scientists measure water quality, including the physical and chemical conditions of the water and the health of it's aquatic living organisms.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/whatdo.pdf

How Hydropower Works
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: How hydropower plants work to create energy including advantages and disadvantages.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://hydropower.inel.gov/hydrofacts/how_hydro_works.shtml

How to Buy Sustainable Products
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION: A list of questions to keep in mind and ask yourself when choosing products.
Source: World Wise
URL: http://greenprinters.blogspot.com/2008/01/how-to-buy-sustain
able-products.html

How to Grow a Healthy, No-Waste Garden
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANGEMENT: How to utilize your garden to lower your household waste plus greener alternatives for yard maintenance.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.reduce.org/garden/index.html

Indoor Air Hazards
Abstract: AIR QUALITY: Listing of common indoor air pollutants including lead, radon, asbestos, particulates, CO2, smoke, formaldehyde, remodeling hazards, moisture and biologicals, with links to more information on each one.
Source: Healthy Indoor Air America's Homes
URL: http://publications.usa.gov/epublications/indoorair-hazards/
main.htm

Lets Learn to Precycle
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Definition of precycling and list of ways to prevent the creation of waste.
Source: PlanetPals.com
URL: http://www.planetpals.com/precycle.html

Managing Non-Point Source Pollution from Agriculture
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: Describes water quality impacts from agricultural sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point6.htm

Managing Non-Point Source Pollution from Households
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Describes water quality impacts and water pollution from household sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/outreach/point10.cfm

MSW Disposal: Landfills
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Offers information on the design and operation of landfills and offers alternatives to using landfills for waste.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm

Municipal Solid Waste
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Description of preferred order for waste disposal and information on its implementation, including alternatives and alternative combinations for disposing of community waste.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/

National Junior Solar Sprint
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary and Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Student teams apply math, science and creativity to construct and race solar powered cars.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html

National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education
Abstract: Describes environmental literacy and gives resources for additional information.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://www.naaee.org/publications/guidelines-for-excellence/
?searchterm=environmental%20education

Native Waters
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES, water quality: Links to publications about water.
Source: Native Waters
URL: http://www.projectwet.org/publications.htm

Natives are Nice
Abstract: Sustainable AGRICULTURE: Definition of and information on native plants and how they help the environment. Also links to activities.
Source: Montana Education Telecommunications Network
URL: http://www.metnet.mt.gov/Special/Natives%20Are%20Nice/HTM/in
dex.html

New from Green Teacher
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Books that can be ordered to promote hands-on, interdisciplinary learning through projects that benefit schools and increase green space and biodiversity in communities.
Source: Green Teacher
URL: http://www.greenteacher.com/

Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: Sustainable AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Describes what nonpoint source pollution (NPS) is and why it is the nation's largest water quality problem.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/NPS/facts/point1.htm

Pack a No-Waste Lunch
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION: Ways to reduce waste by how you pack your lunch, what you pack it with, and what you purchase to eat.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.reduce.org/school/index.html

Pesticides Reduction
Abstract: Sustainable AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Common pesticides, their uses, and why reducing our usage of them is important, including alternatives.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/waste/solidwaste/p2pages/toolbox.
htm

Pollution-Free Electricity
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Description of how a renewable hydrogen-powered fuel cell works.
Source: Minnesota Office for Environmental Assistance
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
4694

Presidents Environmental Youth Awards
Abstract: GRANTS: Recognizes young people across America for projects which demonstrate their commitment to the environment.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/index.html

Principles of Environmental Education
Abstract: Definition and components of Environmental Education.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/Principles+of+Environmental+Educatio
n

Questions and Answers About Septic Systems Additives
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Ways to maintain the operation of your septic system in a question and answer format related to septic system additives.
Source: Montana Extension Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://extn.msu.montana.edu/publications.asp

Recycling
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: In-depth description of recycling and how to utilize it most efficiently.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/rrr/recycle.htm

Reduce the Hail of Unwanted Mail
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Steps to reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.reduce.org/junkmail/index.html

Reduce Trash When You Shop
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION: What to think about when you are shopping so you create less waste.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.reduce.org/shopping/index.html

Reducing Waste at Home
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: How to reduce the amount of waste your household produces including paper, packaging, cleaning products, paints and pesticides.
Source: Reduce.org
URL: http://www.reduce.org/home/index.html

Silent Invaders [PDF]
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Information on alien plant species or invasive weeds including why and how they create problems.
Source: BLM
URL: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/wo/Communications
_Directorate.Par.3704.File.dat/WildSide%2012.pdf

Sources of Groundwater Contamination
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Ways that groundwater can get contaminated, including how and with what. Includes excellent graphic.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/gi/sourcesofgwcontam.html

Sun 4 Schools
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Information on and how to get involved in a solar power project promoting use of photovoltaic systems in schools. Demonstrates the benefits of solar energy within a unique educational opportunity for students and their communities.
Source: Montana GreenPower
URL: http://www.montanagreenpower.com/solar/sun4schools.php

Taking Action for Climate Change [PDF]
Abstract: AIR QUALITY/CONSUMER EDUCATION: A listing of 31 actions and choices to prevent pollution and related climate changes.
Source: World Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.biodiversity911.org/climate_change/pdfs/climate_a
ctions.pdf

Taking Action for Toxics [PDF]
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Options to reduce use of toxics, a listing of 22 actions and choices.
Source: World Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.biodiversity911.org/toxics/pdfs/toxics_actions.pd
f

Ten Simple Steps to Improving Air Quality [PDF]
Abstract: AIR QUALITY/TRANSPORTATION: Ten things a person can do to prevent air pollution and/or help air quality.
Source: It All Adds Up
URL: http://www.deq.state.ok.us/pubs/aqd/10steps.pdf

Ten Things You Can Do to Stop Wasting Energy
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION/ENERGY CONSUMPTION: List of ways to save energy in the home.
Source: Watts New
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/saving_energy/index.html

The Big Three Pollutants [PDF]
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WATER QUALITY: Description of how dirt, bacteria and nutrients impact water quality.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/bigthree.pd
f

The Killer in Your Yard
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Describes household usage of pesticides, gives information on specific ones, and offers alternatives to pesticides in your yard.
Source: Audubon
URL: http://magazine.audubon.org/backyard/backyard0005.html

Waste Management
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Describes the science and systems of waste management, and how a landfill works.
Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
URL: http://www.kansasdontspoilit.com/main_pg11.html

Water Crossword Puzzle [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: On-line printable crossword puzzle based on water information.
Source: Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/docs/contamination_crossword.p
df

Water Pollution Prevention and Conservation
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Ways and amounts of water used, and ways to prevent pollution.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/r5water/

What is a Biopesticide?
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Definition and advantages of pesticides derived from natural materials.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/whatarebiopesticid
es.htm

What is a Pesticide?
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Definition and description of pesticides with examples.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/

What is a Pesticide?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture: Great definitions and examples of pesticides.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/kids/hometour/pest.htm

What is an Alternative Fuel?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture/ENERGY Consumption/Transportation: Describes ethanol and its benefits as an alternative fuel.
Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/fuels/index.html

What is Environmental Education
Abstract: Promotes awareness and understanding of environmental education and its role in the formal education system with description and goals of EE and additional resource links.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/Environmental+Education+Network

What is Groundwater [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Definition of groundwater and why it is important.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/groundwater
.pdf

What is Sustainable Development?
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture, Air Quality, Energy, Waste Management, Water Quality: Information describing components of sustainable development.
Source: The World Bank Group
URL: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/sd.html

What is Vermicomposting
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Defines vermicomposting (using worms) and describes how to do it.
Source: Worm Woman
URL: http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/vermicomposting.html

What Kids Need to Know About Mercury
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: The what, where and why's of mercury as a toxic substance.
Source: NIH
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/kids/sup_fact/mercury1.htm

What You Can Do to Prevent Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Listing of proactive choices to prevent water pollution in urban and agricultural areas.
Source: EPA
URL: http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/whatudo.cfm

Where are these Pollutants Coming From [PDF]
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Where water pollution really comes from including description of polluted runoff and factors that affect it.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/nationswaters/wherepollut
.pdf

WormWoman Catalog
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Source for books and videos on vermicomposting and how to do it in your classroom.
Source: Worm Woman
URL: http://www.wormwoman.com/acatalog/Wormwoman_catalog_Resource
s_for_the_Classroom_Home_5.html

Youth Environmental News Desk
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School: WASTE MANAGEMENT: News reports on successful environmental endeavors written by people up to the age of 19 that are published and distributed worldwide. Send yours.
Source: Horizon Solutions
URL: http://www.solutions-site.org/kids/youthdesk.htm


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A Resource Guide of Solid Waste Educational Materials
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: This bibliography contains nearly 50 solid waste-related educational materials for teachers and students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade. It includes curricula, activity guides, coloring books, videos, and Internet sites that contain information on a variety of solid waste topics such as source reduction, recycling, reuse, household hazardous waste, and composting. All of the materials can be used in a classroom or after-school setting.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/index.htm

Environmental Education and Environment-Based Education
Abstract: NEETF's Education and Environment (K-12) programs strive to build a strong connection between environmental education and the formal K-12 education sectors.
Source: The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation
URL: http://www.neefusa.org/

Just About the Sun and Solar Energy
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A listing of links to information on the sun and solar energy, and to related activites.
Source: Sue Lebeau
URL: http://www.suelebeau.com/sun.htm


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Aggregate Stability Demonstration
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Learn about the role that clumps of dirt play in healthy soil.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center
URL: http://www2.ngdc.wvu.edu/~hferguson/educationNGDC/OM_videos/
index.htm

Air Quality Lesson Plans and Data
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Ages: AIR QUALITY: The information contained on these pages is designed to provide educators who teach kindergarten through 12th grade with the background, activities and resources to teach the subject of air quality in the classroom. The information is presented in three levels: lesson plans, information and activities, and data files.
Source: Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
URL: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/assistance/education/k-12educati
on/K12education.html

A-Way With Waste
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Upper Elementary & Middle School Age: AIR QUALITY, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Presents integrated waste management concepts affecting land, air and water in the ecosystem. Designed to promote awareness, attitude, and actions to solve waste management problems at home, in school and in the community.
Source: Department of Ecology: Air Quality Program
URL: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/aawwaste/awwwhome.html

Backyard Conservation
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WATER/WASTE: Teaches citizens how to improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife in their yards using conservation techniques developed for farms. Modules encourage students to explore and investigate and also to utilize nearby natural areas as outdoor classrooms.
Source: Wildlife Habitat Council
URL: http://www.wildlifehc.org/managementtools/backyard-lessonpla
ns.cfm

Backyard Magic
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: On-line composting handbook.
Source: New Brunswick Dept. of the Environment
URL: http://www.gnb.ca/elg-egl/0372/0003/0001-e.html

Building Better Soil [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Recipe for making an edible parfait that compares to the makeup of real soil (including gummy worms). Includes explanation of soil profile.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center
URL: http://www.conservationinformation.org/publications/BetterSo
ilRecipe.pdf

Case of the Broken Loop [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Learn more about reducing waste and conserving resources by following the detective through this on-line comic book.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/pdfs/4-6.pdf

Deep Subjects: Wells and Ground Water [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Groundwater, how it moves through soil, interacts with surface water, and is extracted for human usage.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/students/pdfs/ww_well.pdf

Don't Spoil It Activity Book [PDF]
Abstract: ACITIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Booklet on pollution prevention, with information, directed discussion topics, and activities, in PDF format.
Source: KDHE
URL: http://www.kansasdontspoilit.com/schools/recycle.pdf

Drinking Water
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Age Groups: WATER QUALITY: A list of activities divided by grade levels K-12 and related to drinking water, including where water and water pollution come from and go, and purification methods.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/index.html

Edible Earth Parfaits
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All ages: WATER QUALITY: Demonstrates the geology of an aquifer. Build an edible aquifer, learn about confining layers, contamination, recharge and water tables.
Source: The Groundwater Foundation
URL: http://www.groundwater.org/kc/activity4.html

Edible Soil Compaction Demonstration [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Using cereal to illustrate particles/aggregates of soil and milk to imitate rainwater, the experiment shows how compaction affects the infiltration, storage and rate of water movement through soils.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center
URL: http://www.conservationinformation.org/publications/EdibleSo
ilCompactionDemo.pdf

Elementary Urban Integrated Pest Management Curriculum
Abstract: CURRICULA: Lower and Upper: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE/WASTE MANAGEMENT: Elementary: A curriculum on integrated pest management to reduce pests while also reducing pesticide use. PDF format that can be downloaded by section.
Source: MSU Extension
URL: http://www.pested.msu.edu/CommunitySchoolIpm/curriculum.htm

Energy and Society
Abstract: CURRICULUM: All Ages: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
URL: http://eelink.net/ee-news-signup.html

Energy and Society
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary/Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CURRICULUM PLANNING: Provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.
Source: Project Learning Tree
URL: http://www.plt.org/environmental-education-curriculum

Energy for Keeps: Electricity from Renewable Energy
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Upper Elementary/Middle School/ENERGY CONSUMPTION: A comprehensive and even-handed study of renewable energy sources. The guide covers the history, availability, impacts, technologies and management of energy sources used to produce electricity.
Source: Educators for the Environment
URL: http://www.energyforkeeps.org/

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
Abstract: Curriculum Planning: Provides a set of recommendations for evaluating and selecting environmental education materials. Guidelines can also help educators develop activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/guidelines

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence
Abstract: Curriculum Planning: Provides a set of recommendations for evaluating and selecting environmental education materials. Guidelines can also help educators develop activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/guidelines

Getting Around Clean and Green
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary and Middle School: TRANSPORTATION: Interdisciplinary science/social studies curriculum allows students to explore transportation and environmental issues in their own lives, including systems, histories, and impacts.
Source: NESEA
URL: http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/program-tools/getting-around-c
lean-and-green

Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book
Abstract: Air Quality, Energy Consumption, Waste Management: ACTIVITY: Lower Elementary: Printable booklet for Earth Day activities.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/publications/happy/happy.htm

How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Age Groups: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Tells what you need and how to make a pizza box into a solar oven.
Source: Solar Now Inc.
URL: http://www.teachers4energy.eu/LangSpecPages/GB/PDF-GB/UK_spa
ce%20heating/UK_space%20heating/6s4_solar%20oven.pdf

Is this the Way to the Drainpipe? [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Where water and water pollution comes from and where it ends up, and how human water usage fits into the water cycle. A story format with guided questions, answers, and related activities.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region1/students/pdfs/ww_drain.pdf

John Muir Study Guide and Science Lesson Plans
Abstract: Sustainable Agriculture: ACTIVITY: All Age Groups: Learning about John Muir's life can serve as a launching pad to science-based environmental studies through plant and animal habitats, ecosytems, earthquakes, avalanches, glaciers, geology, weather, biodiversity, and forests.
Source: Sierra Club
URL: http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/frameindex.html?
http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/lessons/science/

Learn About Chemicals Around Your House
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Read the information, definitions, and facts on household chemicals, then integrate the learning by completing online and printable puzzlers.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/kids/hometour/activities/puzzl
er.htm

Lesson Plans
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Materials: ENC Access Centers provide information to teachers, parents, and students on ERC resources and services. ENC centers distribute free math and science education materials, display example copies of current books and other pubs on topics in science and math ed., and provide training with the ENC website where educators can view current science and mathematics news items, lesson plans, and relevant web links.
Source: Eisenhower National Clearing House
URL: http://www.enc.org/

Lessons in Solid Waste Management [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Enrichment program on Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Houshold Hazardous Waste (HHW) including definitions, storage, health, disposal, reduction and ecological issues. PDF format.
Source: KDHE
URL: http://www.kansasdontspoilit.com/schools/4h-601.pdf

Lessons in Solid Waste Management [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: Lower Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Enrichment program on Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Houshold Hazardous Waste (HHW) including definitions, storage, health, disposal, reduction and ecological issues. PDF format.
Source: KDHE
URL: http://www.kansasdontspoilit.com/schools/4h602.pdf

Multidisciplinary Lesson Plans [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: elementary, middle and high school. Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Topics include: Acid Rain, Cost Effective Buying, Converting Fuels to Obtain Energy, Energy Efficiency and more. Free for classroom use, each plan can be downloaded as a PDF file and printed out. A number of them are used in ASE's Green Schools Program.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
URL: http://wupcenter.mtu.edu/sustainability/Sustainability_Educa
tion_Resources_02-04-09.pdf

National Science Education Standards
Abstract: Outlines what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance, in which teachers are empowered to make the decisions essential for effective learning, in which interlocking communities of teachers and students are focused on learning science, and in which supportive educational programs and systems nurture achievement.
Source: National Academy of Sciences
URL: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=4962

Non-Point Source Pollution
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Build a storm drain and river system in an aquarium to learn what storm drains collect following rainstorms, and to see the impacts of water from storm drains on downstream water quality.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/activity_grades_4-8_nonpoi
nt_pollution.htm

Non-Point Source Pollution Word Search
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: WATER QUALITY: Read the information on nonpoint source pollution (NPS) then print out and complete the related word search.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/NPS/kids/word.html

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Abstract: The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Guidelines for Excellence provide a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education materials. These guidelines aim to help developers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials produce high quality products, and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.
Source: North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
URL: http://eelinked.naaee.net/n/guidelines

Renewables are Ready: A Guide to Teaching Renewable Energy [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School Age: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, Curriculum Planning : A guide to help introduce students to renewable energy technologies and the political and economic conditions necessary for their implementation. It contains a set of classroom activities with detailed instructions and an expanded list of project suggestions.
Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
URL: http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/clean_energy/renewabl
esready_fullreport.pdf

Science Fair Fun [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Provides ideas and resources for designing environmental science projects, in PDF format with clickable contents.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/education/pdfs/sciencefair.pdf

Service Learning: Beyond the Classroom [PDF]
Abstract: This booklet describes how students across the country are gaining hands-on awareness of waste reduction, recycling, and composting, through solid waste service-learning projects.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/pdfs/svclearn.pdf

SimForest
Abstract: CURRICULUM: Middle School: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: A project that enables students, grades 7-12, to plant trees of more than 30 kinds and then choose the environmental factors that affect their growth, such as rainfall, temperature, and soil conditions. The software is intended for biology and ecology classes. Teacher and professional development materials are included.
Source: National Science Foundation
URL: http://www.tommurray.us/

Soil is Alive [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All Ages: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: Build a Berlese Funnel to trap six types of organisms commonly found in soil.
Source: Conservation Technology Information Center
URL: http://www2.ngdc.wvu.edu/~hferguson/educationNGDC/education/
4thgrade.pdf

Sustainable Development Toolkit
Abstract: Description of how sustainability relates to education. Links to Kit to help schools and communities develop a process for creating locally relevant and culturally appropriate education. This Toolkit is based on the idea that communities and educational systems need to dovetail their sustainability efforts.
Source: Education for Sustainable Development
URL: http://www.esdtoolkit.org/

The Quest for Less
Abstract: CURRICULA: Lower and Upper Elementary: Curriculum Planning, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, and other educational tools related to preventing pollution and reducing trash, divided by age group.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/quest/index.htm

The Water Sourcebooks
Abstract: CURRICULA: All Age Groups: Materials, WATER QUALITY: A handbook of 324 activities divided by age group within five subject areas that explain the water management cycle and how it affects all aspects of the environment.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/wsb/

Trash and Climate Change [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: Consumer Education, Materials, WASTE MANAGEMENT: An on-line workbook that can also be ordered in hard copy to help students discover the hidden reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/education/pdfs/k00-001.pdf

Tree Cology [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: Sustainable AGRICULTURE: Plant a tree as a classroom project and learn how trees help prevent pollution and maintain ecology. Links to kits, related activities and poster contest.
Source: SLOC
URL: http://www.uen.org/k12educator/reach/downloads/140.pdf

Trip Tally: Discovering Environmental Solutions [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School: TRANSPORTATION: Nine pages include a simple air pollution experiment and transportation survey including data tabulation, graphing, and analysis, relating transportation choices and pollution.
Source: NESEA
URL: http://www.nesea.org/uploads/textWidget/890.00010/documents/
TripTally.pdf

Watershed Patch Project [PDF]
Abstract: CURRICULA: Upper Elementary and Middle School: WATER: Information and activities related to watersheds and designed for several specific age groups to earn certificates.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/adopt/patch/watershedpatch.pdf

Watts on Your Mind: Teacher's Lounge
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: Curriculum Planning, ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Lesson plans designed to interest students in the environment and the science of how energy works.
Source: Watts New
URL: http://www.wattsonschools.com/

What on Earth Can You Do With an Old Jelly Jar? [PDF]
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower Elementary: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Check out this site for a bunch of different ways to use a jelly jar! It is a coloring book too.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/education/pdfs/jjposter.pdf


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Trash Talk for Kids
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Archive of newsletters written for fourth graders.
Source: KDHE
URL: http://www.kdheks.gov/kdsi/trash_talk.html


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H2ouse
Abstract: WATER QUALITY: Take the tour to investigate your water saving opportunities in each area of your home. Click on each location to show you both the facts and specific advice.
Source: California Urban Water Conservation Council
URL: http://www.h2ouse.net/

Home Energy Checkup
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary and Middle School: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: An interactive guide to saving money and increasing comfort in your home while reducing energy use and pollution at the same time.
Source: Alliance to Save Energy
URL: http://livingefficiently.org/campaign/home-energy-checkup

Home Energy Saver
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Middle school: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Figure out how much energy you use in your home and how you can save some, interactive site.
Source: Environmental Energy Technologies Division
URL: http://hes.lbl.gov/

Plastics Quizzes
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary/Middle School: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Two interactive quizzes on what plastics are and innovations related to plastic use and industry,
Source: American Plastics Council
URL: http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/sec_learning.asp
?CID=1571&DID=5957

Robocow
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, WATER QUALITY: Web-based animation featuring a new superhero, Robocow. Robocow flies over agricultural horizons, rescuing us from ill-advised practices endangering the quality of surface waters. For students in grades 6-10.
Source: Agriculture Canada
URL: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=118736
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Ask a Scientist
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own question on environmental or earth science topics or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Source: DOE
URL: http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/env98.htm

Ask Doctor Global Change
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: A reference service that assists in finding information and data relevant to global environmental change. Provides students with a searchable collection of answers to questions about issues related to climate change and students can submit questions of their own and explore related links.
Source: Global Change Research Information
URL: http://www.gcrio.org/doctorgc/index.php

Ask Dr. Universe
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own science-related question or read the answers to questions others have asked.
Source: Washington State University
URL: http://www.wsu.edu/druniverse/

Ask Jeeves for Schools
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Ask your own question.
Source: AJ Schools
URL: http://www.askkids.com/

Base Camp Earth
Abstract: Participate in science as a Base Camp Earth or journalist explorer, includes virtual expeditions of emerging science issues to acquaint your students with both a contemporary science topic and inquiry-based learning.
Source: Base Camp Earth
URL: http://basecampearth.org/teach.htm

Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING: A book that provides a simple yet powerful way to understand how our planet works. Promotes individual empowerment related to environmental issues. Includes some on-line chapters.
Source: Dr. Art
URL: http://www.planetguide.net/

Earth Force
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Developed a series of tools designed to assist educators in facilitating youth-driven civic action with their students.
Source: Earth Force
URL: http://www.earthforce.org/

EcoHealth 101
Abstract: CURRICULUM PLANNING, WASTE MANAGEMENT: Rooted in serious science, this site taps the latest global environmental research to keep the content up-to-date and accurate. It was developed as a tool for teachers and students, and offers photos, diagrams, maps, video clips, lesson plans, in coverage of complex, environmental topics.
Source: John Hopkins University
URL: http://www.ecohealth101.org/

Ecological & Environmental Learning Services
Abstract: Ecological & Environmental Learning Services provides K-12 education consulting for teacher professional development, curriculum development and education programs in science education (particularly science research), environmental science, environmental education and ecology. Site also offers newsletter articles with ecology and environmental education themes.
Source:
URL: http://www.eelsinc.org/

EE Link
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Links to Environmental Education Resources on the Internet, with sections for EE professionals, classrooms, students and grants.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/EE-Link+Introduction

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center
Abstract: ASK AN EXPERT: Receive responses to questions on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/

Energy Quest
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary: ENERGY CONSUMPTION: Learn about energy and how to save it. This fun site features large text, lots of illustrations, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and more.
Source: California Energy Commission
URL: http://www.energyquest.ca.gov

Environmental Education and Training Partnership
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Offers educators information, resources, and links for promoting academic achievement and environmental literacy. A national leader in the delivery of environmental education training for education professionals.
Source: EETAP
URL: http://www.eetap.org/index.php

Environmental Education Resources for Teachers
Abstract: This guide focuses on resources for teaching K-12 students about the environmental effects of pollution and waste and strategies for improving the environment. It includes links to classroom activities, background and policy information, standards, and reference sources that teachers can use to develop their own environmental education lesson plans.
Source: Illinois Waste Management and Research Center
URL: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library
_reference_environment_education_for_teachers.cfm

Environmental Education Specific Resources
Abstract: GRANTS: Links to grants for environmental education.
Source: NAAEE
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/Grants+-+EE+Specific+Resources

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Basic Information
Abstract: EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program is helping agencies across the federal government comply with green purchasing requirements, and, in doing so is using the federal government's enormous buying power to stimulate market demand for green products and services.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/about/about.htm

Fuel Economy
Abstract: ENERGY CONSUMPTION, TRANSPORTATION: Find and compare cars for their fuel economy. Also gas mileage tips, fuel economy guide, and information on fuel cell, alternative fuel, and hybrid vehicles.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/

Give Water a Hand
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Upper Elementary, Middle School: WATER QUALITY: National watershed education program designed to involve young people in local environmental service projects.
Source: University of Wisconsin
URL: http://www.uwex.edu/erc/gwah/

Green Dream Jobs
Abstract: INDUSTRY AND TRADE: Listing of environmental jobs with environmentally responsible employers.
Source: SustainableBusiness.com
URL: http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs/

GreenBiz Jobs
Abstract: INDUSTRY AND TRADE: Listing of jobs that help keep our world "green."
Source: GreenBiz.com
URL: http://jobs.greenbiz.com/

GreenCars.Com
Abstract: TRANSPORTATION: Listing of greenest and meanest cars of 2003 with information on how to select a vehicle that does the least harm to the planet while meeting transportation needs.
Source: GreenCar.com
URL: http://www.greenercars.org/bestof.html

High School Environmental Center
Abstract: AIR QUALITY/WASTE MANAGEMENT/WATER QUALITY: Connects to resources on Air, Waste/Recycling, and Water issues.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/highschool/

IPM Super Sleuth
Abstract: ACTIVITY: Lower and Upper Elementary: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: On-line activities related to and that teach about integrated pest management to reduce pests and pesticide usage, divided by age groups.
Source: IPM Institute
URL: http://www.ipminstitute.org/supersleuth.htm

Kids Gardening
Abstract: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: The National Gardening Association links to classroom stories, articles, web sites, and other resources to help students investigate garden ecosystems and sustainable growing practices. This includes exploring the living and nonliving parts of soil, decomposers' abilities to turn once-living materials into a rich nutrient source, and "benign" pest- and weed-control strategies.
Source: National Gardening Association
URL: http://www.kidsgardening.com/

Montana Nature Discovery Trunks
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Traveling interdisciplinary and scientifically-accurate educational kits with hands-on materials, age-appropriate lesson plans, posters, videos, audio cassettes, games, and puppets. Includes P2 related kits on air care and watersheds (Montana only).
Source: Montana Natural History Center
URL: http://www.montananaturalist.org/resources/trunks.htm

NAAEE Affiliates Network
Abstract: The North American Association for Environmental Education's (NAAEE) Affiliates Partnership is a network of professional environmental education associations in 55 states, territories, provinces, and regions throughout North America and around the world.
Source: North American Association for Environmental Education
URL: http://eelink.net/pages/NAAEE+Affiliates+Network

National Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: A classroom-based, hands-on educational program for middle school students. JSS student teams construct model solar-powered cars and race them in interscholastic competitions hosted within their schools, states or regions. This site gives information on how to start or join a JSS competition.
Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (DOE-NREL)
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html

Office of Environmental Education Materials and Resources
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Electronic catalog for environmental educational materials developed by EPA.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/resources.html

Pollutants and Programs
Abstract: AIR QUALITY/TRANSPORTATION: Provides links to information on air pollutants and greenhouse gases from transportation and other mobile sources.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/transport.htm

Project WET
Abstract: Web site with programs, materials and information for teachers to facilitate and promote the awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the development and dissemination of classroom ready teaching aids.
Source: Project Wet
URL: http://www.montana.edu/wwwwater/wet/index.html

Rebuild America: Teacher Links
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption, MATERIALS SOURCES: Lesson plans, science projects, resource materials, energy-saving programs and novel events based on energy saving.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://energy.gov/science-innovation/science-education

Resources for Environmental Education [PDF]
Abstract: A list of online EE resources, standards and terms, resources, and electronic field trips.
Source: Fish and Wildlife Service
URL: http://library.fws.gov/DEO/resource.list.pdf

Schoolyard Habitats Starter Kit
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Information on program to transform schoolyards and community spaces into hands-on, outdoor classrooms.
Source: National Wildlife Foundation
URL: http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for
-Wildlife/Schoolyard-Habitats.aspx

Teaching Plastics
Abstract: CURRICULA: All ages: MATERIALS/WASTE MANAGEMENT: online scientific invesitgation resource for teachers, parents and students includes the new Hands On Plastics Jr.? site for elementary teachers, as well as the award-winning Hands On Plastics? site for the middle school level.
Source: American Plastics Council
URL: http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/sec_learning.asp
?CID=1102&DID=4256

Teaching Youth About Trees
Abstract: A website with classroom activities and games designed to teach kids about trees.
Source: The National Arbor Day Foundation
URL: http://www.arborday.org/explore/

Terms of Environment
Abstract: Materials: ASK AN EXPERT: On-line thesaurus: Defines in non-technical language the more commonly used environmental terms appearing in EPA publications, news releases, and other Agency documents.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/

The Burns Technology Center
Abstract: MATERIALS SOURCES: Web site with programs, materials and information for teachers.
Source: BTC
URL: http://eu.montana.edu/btc/

The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Factual information on why and how to reduce solid waste, divided into six subject areas: the problem, what is source reduction and how it works, basic principles, tips, and conclusion.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/wycd/catbook/

The Imagination Factory
Abstract: ACTIVITY: All ages: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Visitors learn how to make art using common, household trash as a source of free materials. Some of the activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, papier-mâché, marbling and crafts, and a special section for holiday art and crafts is featured. The site features a Trash Matcher that allows visitors to find appropriate art activities for the solid waste they have available.
Source: The Imagination Factory
URL: http://www.kid-at-art.com/

Tox Town
Abstract: WASTE MANAGEMENT: An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances.
Source: National Library of Medicine
URL: http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/

Travel Matters
Abstract: TRANSPORTATION/AIR QUALITY: Describes how travel habits and transportation choices affect global climate change. Offers a trio of resources - interactive emissions calculators, on-line emissions maps, and a wealth of educational content - to emphasize the close relationship between more efficient transit systems and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology
URL: http://www.travelmatters.org/

Turning on the Juice
Abstract: Curriculum Planning, Energy Consumption: Activity: Have fun learning about electricity and power companies. Contains teacher links, homework links, and links on understanding utilities.
Source: Southern Company Electric Organization
URL: http://www.southerncompany.com/learningpower/

Waste Free Lunches
Abstract: ACTIVITY: K-12: WASTE MANAGEMENT: Lots of information on how to implement a waste-free lunch program, sample parent letters, school activities, success stories from across North America, and links to waste-free lunch resources.
Source: wastefreelunches.org
URL: http://www.wastefreelunches.org/

World Wildlife Fund
Abstract: CONSUMER EDUCATION: This program helps young people understand how their consumer choices connect to the environment and how they can make a difference by buying differently. It also includes an interactive website and on the ground activities.
Source:
URL: http://www.worldwildlife.org/

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