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Earth Quest: A game of Environmental Literacy

earth quest gameboard

Environmental Quizzes

K-2 biodiversity quiz

Coloring Sheets

channel catfish coloring sheet

Green Holidays Calendar

Environmental Education Resources

New website launching late 2020!

eeGuidance for Re-opening Schools

The guide on the left offers a wide breadth of suggestions for outdoor learning this fall, while this document offers some concrete scenarios for implementing EE to:

  1. Extend and Expand Learning Spaces into the Community
  2. Use the School Grounds for Learning
  3. Support Teaching and Learning
  4. Create Healthier Learning Environments
  5. Virtually Teach and Learn
  6. Support At-Home Learning

Thanks to Katie Navin, Director of Colorado Alliance for EE, for sharing these ideas! This is a wonderful supplement to the NAAEE guide.

EE Kits! Brought to you by...


This summer a group of 19 partner organizations and dozens of volunteers worked together to purchase, assemble, and distribute 6,300 outdoor learning kits for our nearby neighbors being hit hard by the pandemic. The kits were designed to be mostly screen-free, hands-on activities that don't require a great deal of adult facilitation. In addition to the printable activity kits for each theme, we included with our kits a mix of "tangibles" like hand lenses & bug boxes, seeds, notebooks, and craft supplies.


Three themes:

We would love for as many people as possible to benefit from this wonderful collection of outdoor exploration material. Feel free to download and use these ideas to help the kids in your life access the wonder and joy of nature during these turbulent times. We've had a lot of interest in funding more kit assembly, so if you'd like to help extend the life of this project, you can donate here!

 
 
 

This page compiles various resources useful for environmental educators, whether formal or informal. If you are looking for lesson plans go here.

Classroom Management

A summary of 8 effective practices for managing student behavior

Finding Sources

The 7 kinds of sources and how reliable they are for different kinds of information, where to find each and how to cite them.

Marketing

How to use Smart Chart to develop a plan for marketing an idea, a program or educational materials.

Tracking Math in the Wild

Summary of Missouri Learning Standards for Math

Citizen Science Projects

A list of environmentally themed citizen science projects for collecting data on important problems.

Issues

Brief summaries of some of the key environmental issues the nation and world face.

Books

From non-fiction to fantasy.

Movies

From documentaries to scifi and fantasy.

Videos

Online videos for understanding a key concept or an issue.

Curricula

Some of the top curricular resources.

Databases

Real data for digging into environmental issues.

Unsorted

Just what it means, a mix of books, lessons, curricula, videos and more.

 

 

Tracking Math in the Wild

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Movies

Videos

 

Databases

Citizen Science Projects (or similar projects)

 

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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.