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Data/Research Orgs:
Child Welfare League of America - National Data Analysis System. The most comprehensive collection of national child welfare and related data covering a wide array of topics that reflect services to children and families.
Child Trends is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center that studies children at every stage of development. Our mission is to improve outcomes for children by providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children, including policy makers, program providers, foundations, and the media.
Kids Count Network- easy access to the resources of all 53 member organizations in the Network. Network members share the common goal of using data to advance change on behalf of kids and families.
Education: k-12 see learning sites below as well...
See Forest Education page as well....lots there...
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government. More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of US federal agencies. New sites are added regularly. ***
Center for Ecoliteracy, an independent non profit, is dedicated to education for sustainable living, providing tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K–12 education. ***
Gateway to Educational Materials select from over 50,000 educational resources. Enter a keyword and click Go. Reinforce core content with learning resources from NASA, PBS, National Science Foundation and over 700 other contributing education content providers
US Department of Agriculture's collection of materials for teachers, parents and students on agriculture, health, nutrition, and science. exists to support and promote a transition to sustainability. Provides media and educational products and services, and focuses on the strategies, tactics and tools needed by leaders, educators, and advocates working for sustainability.
Edutopia: What Works in Public Education. Go Green Database, a directory you can be search by topic, grade level, cost, or location (see panel to right) and supplement with your contributions and comments. ***
Facing the Future provides curriculum resources, teacher workshops, and service learning opportunities used by teachers, schools, and districts in all 50 states and over 60 countries. Climate change. Population growth. Poverty. Environmental degradation. Conflict. Global health crises.
Center for Environmental Education works with K-12 schools to address climate change issues and to cultivate healthy lifestyles. Promotes the greening of schools. The Curriculum Library, a feature of the Blueprint for a Green School, hosts a searchable collection of reviewed curriculum.
National Energy Education Development Project's mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs. Resource Catalog of curriculum materials and kits.
National Energy Foundation is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, and courses.
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water. Projects, art and experiments to involve kids and students with environmental protection.
Hydro School, an Interactive Online Community that engages students in understanding the important role water plays in their everyday lives and encourages mindful stewardship of the planet's most essential and precious resource.'
US Fish and Wildlife Service: Kids Corner. Materials to assist with teaching and learning about endangered species. High School.
US Geological Survey: Water Science for Schools. Information on many aspects of water, including an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. High School and up.
Passport to Knowledge is a series of interactive learning experiences using telecommunications to connect students and teachers directly with our planet's leading researchers. Its mission is to excite students about every kind of science, share with them content more current than found in textbooks, and inspire them to become lifelong learners- not up to date.
NASA's Education Portal. For Students-- Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, Higher Education. NASA's kid's club. Teacher resources. Job resources. Great site- unending info... ***
NASA Earth Observatory-interactive experiments that can be used to teach all ages about the art and science of space-based remote sensing. The experiments focus on how NASA uses remote sensing to study how and why the Earth changes.
NASA's Global Change Master Directory Learning Center - data and information about global environmental change. Curriculum Support: Parameter Definition background information, classroom activities, lesson plans. Interactive Programs: Parameter Definition web-based, stand alone. Exhibit Materials: Parameter Definition museum exhibits, science center exhibits.
Field Trip Earth is a global resource for teachers, students, and proponents of wildlife conservation.
Orion Magazine For Educators - an enthusiasm for connecting students to nature and the important issues of the day.
DOE's Argonne National Laboratory Division of Educational Programs. Argonne's Ask-A-Scientist program has over 600 questions and answers in their environmental science archive and provides a means to have questions answered that may not be easily found on the web or within common references.
American Forests' environmental education program provides students with a real world learning experience while providing teachers an innovative yet well organized program for teaching science, math and Geographic Information Systems.
Wild Classroom's goal is to provide teachers with quality videos and information for use in their classrooms. Great site !!!
Windows to the Universe. Earth and Space science lessons that explore the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience. A bit dated but lots of good info here. Teacher Resources. Also in Spanish.
Soil-Net is a free and compelling environmental Internet resource for Key Stages 1-4 providing teachers and students extensive curriculum-based information about soil. Developed by Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, Soil-Net offers extensive information, advice and activities for students, teachers, parents and carers alike to assist in education of this vital subject.
Learning Sites for Children:
Exploratorium, online since 1993, was one of the first science museums to build a site on the Web. The site now has over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. Lots of great info/resources here. ***
American Museum of Natural History. Ology site. Great site. Lots of ideas, fun projects, learning material. ***
National Geographic. A plethora of great educational resources. Lessons/Activities, Education Network, Maps, News, Audio/Video, Newsletter, National Geographic Bee, Student Expeditions and more.
Wild Classroom- EcoGeek Videos. Snakes, Rainforests, Praries, Biodiversity, etc...
Treeture Environmental Education Program. Activities to help children (6 to 12) learn about trees. Lots here, great site. ***
Environmental Protection Agency's Environmental Kid's Club. Fun site using games, pictures, and stories. Topics; Air, Water, Garbage & Recycling, Plants & Animals, You & Your Environment and a Science Room.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's BAM! Body and Mind. Designed for kids 9–13 years old, BAM! gives them the information they need to make healthy lifestyle choices. Colorful cartoons.
US Department of Agriculture's Eat Smart. Play Hard site encourages and teaches kids and adults to eat healthy and be physically active everyday.
Department of Energy's Energy Kid's Page
Environmental Protection Agency's Kids site. Beginners intro to Global Warming. Fun graphics.
US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency Network. Kids saving Energy site.
Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Rainforest Heroes. Kids Action Team-find facts and information about what you and your friends can do to stop the latest causes of rainforest destruction and climate change. Learning & Action site.
Project Dragonfly was started as a joint venture of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University and the National Science Teachers Association. Dragonfly links children and scientists in an open community of investigation. Fun info for kids. Site old, but still good. Third grade and up.
Department of Health and Human Services' Girls promotes healthy, positive behaviors among girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The purpose of the site is to give girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home.' Good site.
Kids Health. Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides information for kids written in age-appropriate content and tone. ***
Convention on Biological Diversity is an agreement between countries based on natural and biological resources. The CBD has three main goals: to protect biodiversity; to use biodiversity without destroying it; and, to share any benefits from genetic diversity equally. Learn about biodiversity here.
NASA's Global Change Master Directory Learning Center is the place to find data and information about global environmental change. Student Resource Area.
NOAA Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm. It provides public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment.
GFAwesome teaches you lots of amazing and weird facts about nature and the environment around us, revealing the mysteries of the world's wild forests. GF= Global Forest. ***
Brain Pop. Subscription. Informational movies about science, anatomy, weather, and more. Kids 10 and up. BrainPop Jr K-3rd.
Soil-Net is a free and compelling environmental Internet resource for Key Stages 1-4 providing teachers and students extensive curriculum-based information about soil. Developed by Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, Soil-Net offers extensive information, advice and activities for students, teachers, parents and carers alike to assist in education of this vital subject.
Greatest Places is a large-format film playing worldwide. This website is intended to extend inspiration and education about the geographically diverse regions and cultures related to the film.
How Toons. Great site !!! For ages eight to 80. Cartoons show you how to...make a pinwheel, a soda bottle submarine, etc... *** A#1.
Ecology Kid's Corner- where you’ll find things to read, watch and do to better understand the world and your place in it.
The Why Files All-Star Endangered Critter Cards. Printable fact filed trading cards.
Videos for learning: see video page as well...
Teachers Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television; featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners. Great Stuff. ***
Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School produced a 10-minute film that reconnects its audience to the importance of the marine environment for all life on Earth, including human life. Unlike conventional natural history documentaries, the film title Once Upon a Tide, is a fictional narrative that blends the moral and visual elements of a fairy tale to inspire us to recognize the importance of ocean conservation."
"The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" follows four kids and a green gorilla as they overcome a demented plot by Dr. Morlon Hufflebot to create an island of plastic bags in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.



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