Comprehensive Collections & Resources

The major advantage of using these national centers is that you can locate and select projects from a large repository which meets your local classroom needs within your curriculum structure.

Your class, in turn, could develop a project of its own and post the results on-line or relay it to these centers.

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Environmental Science

Environmental science is the study of the effects of natural and unnatural processes, and of interactions of the physical components of the planet on the environment. This site…  learn more

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Bureau of Land Management: Resources for Educators

The Bureau of Land Management's education programs and materials help teachers and students understand resource areas, multiple-use land management, and how citizens can affect land use decisions. If…  learn more

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy hosts excellent information on rain forests ans well as local issues. Check out their photographs and videos.  learn more

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North American Association for Environmental Education

NAAEE is a network of people who believe in teaching people how to think about the environment, not what to think. They use high-quality teaching methods to show…  learn more

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U.S. National Parks Service: Geology

America’s Geologic Legacy Come and explore the world's most magnificent rock collection—your National Parks. The science of geology will help you to better understand park scenery and Earth…  learn more

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Shed Aquarium: Curricula & Lesson Plans

Whether you are following up on a visit to Shedd, preparing for your visit, or looking for a standards-aligned lesson on the aquatic world for your classroom, you…  learn more

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Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency hosts resources on a wide variety of topics, from air quality to bed bugs. Information is broken out by state. Select your state to…  learn more

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SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) gives you a taste of the wide range of resources available from NASA. Both pictures and videos are available from this airborne…  learn more