Links for Schools
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California Environmental Education Interagency Network
The California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN) is a state government consortium of environmental educators representing departments, boards and commissions of various state agencies. The CEEIN partnership provides a forum for its members to share resources, programs and materials with California's public schools and students in grades kindergarten through university.
California Department of Education-Office of Environmental Education
The Office of Environmental Education provides grants and resources to encourage community partnerships to select, support, and develop sustainable educational projects and programs.
California Regional Environmental Education Community
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project whose mission is To develop a communication network which provides educators with access to High Quality environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students. The CREEC Network is one of the best sources for Environmental Education resources in California.
Department of Fish and Game – Project WILD
Project WILD is an engaging, fun environment-based education program. Students of all ages enjoy experiencing Project WILD activities that help them understand and value the human, wildlife, habitat connections. Explore our site and discover more about Project WILD, the K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guides, workshops, the Going WILD Newsletter, and related educational materials.
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Wildland fire safety begins with clearance around your homes, safe camping begins with getting a campfire permit, and keeping your children safe begins with important lessons like Stop, Drop, and Roll, and that matches are not toys. Information at this site could save you and your family. Fire Safety is up to each and every one of us.
California Coastal Commission
The California Coastal Commission Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities. They offer a variety of conservation, education and community involvement programs. There is bound to be a program just right for you, so get involved!
National Aeronautic and Space Administration - Athena: Earth Resources
Explore the environment created by wetlands, volcanoes, and earthquakes, including their influence on Earth's geography and landforms. Part of NASA's Learning Technologies Project (LTP).
Bureau of Land Management
This website is produced and maintained by the Environmental Education and Volunteers Group of the Bureau of Land Management. It presents learning opportunities associated with the 262 million acres of public lands that BLM manages for all Americans. They've gathered information for students and teachers to use both in the classroom, in informal outdoor settings, or in "virtual" classrooms.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Would you like to teach about the environment? This may be the site for you! The U.S. EPA put together a collection of fact sheets, brochures, and web pages that you can use to explain environmental issues. These resources offer basic and clear information to assist you in teaching your students about the environment.
USDA Forest Service - Woodsy Owl
Caring, friendly, and wise, Woodsy Owl is a whimsical fellow and he's got his heart set on motivating kids to form healthy, lasting relationships with nature. He encourages youngsters to marvel at and explore the natural world, even in the city. His new motto, "Lend a Hand--Care for the Land." encourages everyone to make a positive difference in the world. Join the USDA Forest Service in introducing children to this fanciful creature.
USDA Forest Service - Smokey the Bear
The new Smokeybear.com site features a redesigned children's area, including Smokejumpers! an online game honoring the famed wildland firefighter's who parachute out of plans to fight wildfires. The site's overarching goal is to further educate the public and promote Smokey's message of wildfire safety and prevention.
Use this Teacher's Guide to help plan educational field trips by exploring school programs offered in the redwoods.
Project Learning Tree
PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.
A team competition for North American high schools, testing students' knowledge of wildlife, forestry, soil aquatics, and current environmental issues.
This site has a variety of resources for teachers and parents, including lesson plans, maps, a "teacher community" section, and "on-line adventures."
Exploring the Environment
The vision of the ETE online series is to promote science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship. The problems in the ETE modules and activities ask students to address human activities and their impacts upon the environment. The modules and activities incorporate environmental issues such as water quality, deforestation, biodiversity, volcanoes, ozone depletion, and global climate change.
North American Association for Environmental Educators
Your Link to Environmental Education Resources on the Internet
A variety of lesson plans, informational items, links, and more are available on this visually exciting and ever-evolving site.