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Centers For Environmental Education

Teacher Resources

Children Health Effects - Air, Water, Food

Chemistry Search
Search for elements, scientific definitions and more!

CERES: EE Resources
EE activities, information, and literature organized by discipline (Natural Science, Performing Arts, etc) , with sections for teachers and students. Developed by California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES), a project of the California Resources Agency.

Care2 Make a Difference!
Care2 is a commercial site which includes a directory of environmental links, a guide to green living and a collection of environmental news stories. In addition, a host of services such as e-mail, greeting cards and shopping guides are provided; 10% of their revenues are donated to environmental non-profits.

Earth Partnership Program: Schoolyard Habitat Restoration
The Earth Partnership Program is a project of the UW-Madison Arboretum. The web site includes a program overview, 12 restoration-based research ideas for the classroom (downloadable), an interactive workshop on woodland restoration (usable though still under construction), Earth teaching News, a listserv, a photo gallery of some EPP school restorations, resources, and related links.

Earth System Science Educational Resources
A compilation of reviewed and annotated sites providing on-line learning activities, interactive environmental data, and resources for teachers and students (K-12). Sponsored by Penn State University.

Earth Vision
A collection of environmental news stories arranged by topic (business/technology, sustainability, education, advocacy/policy and recreation).

Earthsystems
A non-profit organization that "develops, compiles, categorizes, and delivers environmental education and information resources to the world using leading electronic technologies." Archives of list serves with environmental content, daily environmental news updates and fact sheets.

Environmental Score Cards - Legislator's Records
How does your representative or senator vote on environmental issues? Find a quick summary for each legislator, and details on environmental legislation. From the League of Conservation Voters.

Envirospace
Envirospace is a vertical portal for the Environmental Industries designed and built by KMP Internet Solutions. The aim is to create a single point of information for the international environmental community, offering up-to-date and relevant information and support to environmentally concerned people and organizations the world over.

GIS for Schools and Libraries
Information on GIS technology ranging from the basics of how it works, how to access data sets, to web links to projects and schools that are using GIS in the classroom to enhance environmental education. Developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).

Great Lakes Radio Consortium
The Great Lakes Radio Consortium produces weekly environmental stories about the Great Lakes Region. The stories are available in Real Audio format, and are searchable by topic.

GreenCOM
GreenCOM provides environmental education and communication expertise to U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects. The site contains downloadable environmental education and communications publications.

Griffith ECOHOT line
An Australian site with "guidelines for students and teachers on using the World Wide Web when researching and teaching environmental topics." Includes many useful links, although the unique feature of this site is the ideas concerning evaluation of Internet sources. Provided by Griffith University.

National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
"The NBII is an electronic gateway to biological data and information maintained by federal, state, and local government agencies; private sector organizations; and other partners around the nation and the world." Topics include biodiversity, amphibian decline, invasive species and educational links (K-college).

National Library for the Environment
Issues covered include global climate change, population and environment, ocean and coastal resources, and biodiversity. The site also accesses environmental virtual libraries and congressional research reports. A project of the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment.

Nature's Numbers: Expanding the National Economic Accounts to Include the Environment
"How should our national economic accounts recognize the increasing interest in and importance of the environment? 'Nature's Numbers' recommends how to incorporate environmental and other non-market measures into the nation's income and product accounts." Ordering information from the Academy Press as well as a searchable index of the book.

Net World Project
An extensive network of environmental information, tips, computer resources, free software and more. Also includes local resources in the Massachusetts area.

North American Butterfly Association
The largest organization in North America working to increase public enjoyment and conservation of butterflies through the development of educational programs for schools, park rangers and naturalists.

Philosophy Research Base - Ecological Philosophy
The Philosophy Research Base, categorized by history, subject and author, features thousands of annotated resources for research and teaching. This meta-directory includes extensive sections on environmental issues and ethics.

Renew America
Renew America "finds and promotes programs that work through their Environmental Success Index, which chronicles more than 1,400 effective environmental programs nationwide that measurably protect, restore or enhance the environment," and their sustainability awards.

The Environment: A Global Challenge
This site offers information on a variety of environmental issues, laws, and philosophies, downloadable lesson plans (K-12 and higher ed), as well as interactive games, discussion groups and online tests for registered school groups. A 1999

U.S. Environmental Hotline
Earth's 911 is a public and private sector partnership which provides access to several sections of community specific environmental information. A collaborative effort of non-profit organizations, public sector agencies and private sector corporations.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Fish and Wildlife service works to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The site has information on Endangered Species, Wetlands, Wildlife Refuges, Migratory Birds, and more.

LivingWise?, WaterWise, EnergySmart, Resource Action Programs?

WWW Virtual Library - Environment
The WWW Virtual Library - Environment is a searchable index of over 1,000 environmental resources including EE, biodiversity & ecology, and sustainable development.

World Data Interactive
World Data Interactive displays interactive graphs from statistical data on the environment, demographics, economics, and health. Designed for grades K-12, some set-up time using downloaded software, PEMD Discovery, is necessary. Developed by PEMD Education Group, Ltd. (Requires subscription)

World Resources Institute -Environmental Education Project
WRI's Environmental Education project includes data on global trends, WRI's learning software, Datascape, internet based resources, and biodiversity education. Selected activities are available online.

World Wildlife Fund Global Network
Links to news articles, updates on international conservation efforts, fact sheets, and a video library (requires RealPlayer G2). Also available in Spanish and French.