If teachers take the initiative, they can search the Internet and find instant access to a host of environmental education materials from a wide variety of pro-environment and government sources. Here is a partial list:
Teachers new to the field might want to
visit the North American Association for Environmental Education
Web site (www.naaee.org) to order publications such as the
Guidelines for Excellence for learning how to
screen EE instructional materials. The NAAEE site also provides
links to a wide range of curricula, and it provides a list of state
coordinators for teachers who wish to network with other teachers
in their state.
The Educational Resources
Information Center (www.ericse.org), sponsored by the U.S.
Department of Education, provides access to EE teaching
EE Link (www.nceet.snre.umich.edu)
provides a wealth of information for
The World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.org)
provides instructional materials for teachers to use in the
classroom. WWF's materials, "Windows on the Wild," focus solely on
biodiversity. The Web site provides a biodiversity
The National Geographic Society and WWF,
with the financial assistance from Ford Motor Co., will send 10
copies of a new full-color ecoregions map to 114,000 elementary and
secondary schools in the United States. For more information, click
Leopold Education Project (www.lep.org) shows teachers how to use
the Sand County Almanac and other works written
by the great ecologist Aldo Leopold to get students interested in
observing and writing about the environment. A list of state
coordinators is available for teachers.
National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/education) provides
instant access to teacher activity guides for Animal Tracks,
Schoolyard Habitats and Backyard Habitats, as well as
Ranger Rick magazine.
National Audubon Society (www.audubon.org/educate/) provides
teachers with guidebooks and instructional materials focused on
Zero Population Growth
(www.zpg.org/education) provides activity guides for students to
learn about population growth.
Action Network (www.ran.org/ran/kids_action/teachers.html) provides
curricula called "Rainforests Forever" and other student
Project Learning Tree (www.plt.org)
provides background on teacher workshops and statewide
Project WET (www.montana.edu/wwwwet)
provides information on water resources education for
The Environmental Protection Agency
information about its grant programs and EE information on its Web
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(www.fws.gov/educon.html) has information about all of the agency's
resources for education.
The National Park
Service (www.nps.gov/interp/learn.htm) features EE information that
teachers can use every day.