A common thread woven throughout the development of civilization is the dependence on the natural resources that nature provides to us. The understanding of the limitations and wise utilization of these resources is the focus of Environmental Education. Only with the knowledge of the interaction and dependence we have on the environment, will our world be able to continue to thrive and improve.
The following are resources educators or any Friend of Land Between the Lakes may find useful in their search for information that will expand their knowledge of this important subject.
Natural Inquirer is a free journal for middle school students.
This journal focuses on natural resource science and you may want to order some for your children. If you go to the website and follow the directions below, you may sign up for an account and submit an order.
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids and the establishment of internationally sponsored Project WET programs.
Project WILD (Wildlife Education for Teachers) is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children and adults have in wildlife by providing hands-on activities that enhance student learning in all subject and skill areas. Project WILD educational materials are provided to educators through practical, interactive workshops.
Project Learning Tree is a conservation and environmental education program. Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window” to 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.
Project Food, Land, and People promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment, and people of the world
North American Association for Environmental Education – The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, non-confrontational, scientifically-balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues.
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE) is one of the country’s oldest associations supporting environmental education and the first affiliate of the North American Association for Environmental Education. KAEE represents teachers, government, industry, parents, and students — people who understand that each citizen should be able to make wise decisions concerning the environment, and to do that, they must be environmentally educated.
Kentucky Environmental Education Council – The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is a state agency located in the Education Cabinet. The work of the Council is directed by a group of citizens appointed by the Governor. This governing board is also known as the Kentucky Environmental Education Council. The 5 year Kentucky’s Plan for Improving Environmental Literacy is a work product of the Council.
- EE-Link.net – EE-Link is a participant in the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).
- U.S. EPA’s Explorer’s Club – Welcome to the Explorers’ Club — U.S. EPA’s Web site for kids. Get ready to explore your environment and learn about neat things you can do to protect it. There are games, pictures, and stories and other fun things.
- U.S. EPA’s Environmental Education Office
- Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center
- Building Environmental Education Solutions, Inc.
- Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois
- EcoNet (Institute for Global Communication)
- EnviroLink Network
- Food, Land, and People
- JASON Project
- Outdoor Action Outdoor/Environmental Careers Guide
- National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
- Plastic Bag Association
- Project Learning Tree
- Rainforst Action Network
- Resource Center of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute
- Water Science for Schools
- AskERIC Virtual Library
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
- National Academy of Sciences
- NASA Online Educational Resources
- National Library of Education
- National Science Foundation
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- U.S. Geological Survey
- U.S. Government Information (Fedworld)
Science Teaching and Learning
- A Walk Through Time
- Access Excellence
- Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
- Comet Observation Page
- Comets – A Window To The Universe
- Comets – A View Thru History
- Comets – A View Of The Solar System
- Comets and Meteor Showers
- Denver Earth Science Project
- Enter the Comet’s Orbit
- Franklin Institute Science Museum
- The Globe Program
- Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide
- Interactive Frog Dissection
- NASA/MSU Center for Educational Resources (CERES)
- Science Learning Network Denver Earth Science Project
- Science Tracer Bullets Online (Library of Congress)
- SEPUP – Science Education Program
- Volcano Pages