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Think Green Guide Looking for ideas and resources to inspire environmental awareness and action in your classroom? This guide from Edutopia is full of succinct and practical ways to prepare students for 21st-century success.
Eco Boys and Girls The Eco Boys and Girls are illustrated characters who teach children the value of respecting their environment and respecting other people and creatures who inhabit the earth.
YES! Magazine YES! Magazine is offering classroom teachers and school librarians a free one-year introductory subscription to the magazine. The independent, ad-free magazine covers sustainability, peace and social justice, happiness, climate change, and more.
Winter-Themed Classroom Resources These interdisciplinary lessons, activities, and other resources for all grades levels will help students develop an understanding of the mechanisms that bring about seasonal change and how animals have adapted to them.
Stickers Kids love stickers. Teachers love stickers. Now, a fellow educator shares her tried and true great way to get free stickers for use in the classroom.
SEN Teacher This site provides free teaching and learning resources for students with special needs and learning disbiliies: prinatbles; downloads; teaching aids; software.
PollinatorLIVE Join this site for a series of live interactive webcasts, web seminars, and satellite field trips about pollinators, gardening, and conservation. Information about pollinators, lesson plans for all grade levels and science projects are available.
Peace Corps Coverdell Word Wise Schools This site offers lesson plans on arts and music, cross-cultural understanding, mathematics and more, stories, multimedia (ed videos, slide shows, posters, podcasts) and information on service learning.
National Geographic Kids Read kids’ stories and interviews with scientists, watch videos, look at facts and photos of animals, try activities and games. Find out what everyone’s reading about on the site.
Light It Right! In this game, students earn points by turning lights on and off when someone enters or exits a room.
Wild Kratts Choose a creature adventure or visit the clubhouse and learn about creatures from around the world. Make a creature movie and submit it to the Kratt’s Brothers website or just watch those in the library. PBS requires registration.
Urban Bird Sounds Project Created BY students FOR students, this audio guide is a way to help others learn about and study birds in their own communities. Listen, download materials, and learn how to make your own.
Freecycle People from all over the world post books, CDs, electronics, and toys they're giving away. All you have to do is arrange to pick up the items.
Facing the Future Standards-based resources related to global issues and sustainable solutions. Designed by teachers for teachers.
Climate Classroom Kids Access climate change lesson plans, fun volunteer activities, guidelines, and tips for discussing climate change with children.
Nature Works Everywhere Get your family back to nature! This site offers easy tools and tips for planning a family nature adventure. Enter the age of your kids, how much time you have, and the location and the website gives you ideas for activities and events.
Clean Energy Education Lesson plans, activities and resources that empower students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.
Biological Diversity Brochure A 30-page brochure titled “Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation: Recognizing the Role of Biodiversity for Human Well-being.”
In The Air This site offers a full spectrum of environmental education materials that can be used to educate and help K-12 students and adults better understand airborne toxics issues in their communities.
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program These k-12 resources demonstrate the value of coral reef ecosystems to human survival, their endagerment, and and what we stand to lose if they are not preserved.
Jonathan Bird's Blue World Using Jonathan Bird's Blue World in the classroom is easy with amazing study guides and resources for educators.
Environmental Curriculum (Think Earth) Thi comprehensive, award-winning curriculum teaches students about the importance of a clean, healthy environment and about what they can do to: conserve natural resources; reduce waste; and minimize pollution.
Ocean Explorer Written by educators for educators! FInd hundreds of lesson plans built around specific ocean exploration expeditions around the globe and multimedia packages on ocean science topics including lessons associated with major oil spills and more.
Water.org Lesson Plans This international nonprofit organization transforms millions of lives by providing access to safe water and sanitation, and offers these classroom resources for K-12 cover water, sanitation, women & children and water, disease, and economics.
Sharks4Kids Integrate shark education into K-12 science courses! Students can access games, activities and info sheets to satisfy their own curiosity about sharks while learning about sharks' critical role in the delicate balance of ocean ecosystems.
El Nino Lessons and resources for your 5-12 science learners that describe the cyclical event of El Nino and how it affects global weather, agriculture, and the spread of disease.
Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures From PBs, a prolific collection of resources to help teach your middle and high school students about - and address - the most important issues affecting the health of our oceans.