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Header Picture Captions: Left to Right: Friends of Rock Bridge Memorial S.P. Nature Detectives, Summer 2010; Academie Lafayette, Kansas City, Stream Class; Sustain Mizzou Green Team recycling at an MU home football game, Columbia. If you have pictures of your students learning aout or working in the environment (with permissions) send them to weaverjc@missouri.edu and we will post them.

Environmental Education Curriculum, Lessons and Resources

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The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation - Top 10 EE Curricula in 2007

Name

Grade

Description

Cost

Where to find it

Child's Place in the Environment

K-6

6 guides integrating science, English-language arts and literature

$65 per guide, separate $50 to $300 for optional workshop

www.acornnaturalists.com

Audubon Adventures

3-6

classroom kit, wildlife, habitats, science, language arts

$35, self-guiding, no training required

www.audubon.org.educate/aa

Habitat Ecol. Learning Prgm

4-6

6 modules - how nature works, rain forests, grasslands, wetlands, deserts, temperate forests

~$60 - $100 per module, training optional

(800) 937-5131

(Bronx Zoo)

Habitats Nat. Scope Kit

K-8

wildlife habitats, stand alone or grouped activities, school or home

~$40 for kit, $10 modules, no training req.

http://www.nwf.org/ wildlifeuniversity/ curriculum.cfm

IEEIA

6-12

teaches students how to investigate and evaluate science-related issues

~$25 teachers edition, $13 student ed. training optional

(217) 356-8391

Living Lightly in the City and on the Planet

K-12

4 ee volumes covering environmental issues from a local level to a global level

$24 per guidebook

www.acornnaturalists.com

Project Learning Tree (PLT)

K-12

focus on forest, extensive, multi-layered curriculum

$30 max, training required

Missouri PLT

Project WET

K-12

focus on water, extensive, multi-layered curriculum

$50 max, training required

 

Project WILD

K-12

focus on wildlife, extensive, multi-layered curriculum

$30 max, training required

WILD

Windows on the Wild

5-8

modules on biodiversity basics, issues and debate

~$9 - $50 per module, no training required

www.acornnaturalists.com

Missouri specific curricula and resources

What you should know if you want to work with Classroom teachers

Missouri ShowMe Standards - these are the general expectations of Missouri students. They set the overall goals for student learning, but are quite broad.

Missouri Grade Level Expectations or GLEs - these are what students are tested on in the Missouri Assessment Program or MAP. For many teachers and all administrators, student scores on the MAP are critically important because they are currently the only measure used to assess student progress for the No Child Left Behind act of 2001. The potential for a curriculum, field trip or activity to improve scores on the MAP are one of the first things a teacher would consider in determining whether to include something new in her or his lessons. Therefore, the more explicitly your material connects to the GLEs, the more likely a teacher is to use it.

No Child Left Behind is the federal law requiring all schools to demonstrate adequate yearly progress for all categories of students in school or district. Failure to demonstrate progress on standardized tests like the MAP may be cause for a school to be sanctioned, or even, if it fails to improve for a long period, be taken over or closed.