Comprehensive Collections & Resources
The major advantage of connecting to 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.
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 people how to make a difference in the world through a positive, non-confrontational approach.
SEEK catalogs environmental education resources available in Minnesota and could be replicated by other states.
CGEE's mission is fostering environmental literacy and stewardship in citizens of all ages. The site includes a special section for K-12 classroom resources
eePRO, part of NAAEE, is an online platform that provides environmental education (EE) professionals and students from around the world with opportunities to network, discuss important issues, and access high-quality professional development resources. They have both free and paid levels.
Ecozoic at UToronto is targeted to secondary students. Its primary purpose is to infuse or integrate environmental education into traditional subject matters--a valuable contribution since secondary students rarely participate in cross-disciplinary projects.
The set of lessons is quite extensive and may stir ideas for like topics.
Satellite technology is used to broadcast "Live From the Stratosphere" with varying topics monthly, such as images from Hubble.
Here you can join an expedition to Antarctica, complete with images, sound, exchanges and activities. You can also order a teacher's guide.
This particular project was sponsored by PBS and the Office of Polar Projects.
NASA TV, in addition to it's cable channel, also maintains an Education Channel for students and teachers. View it on-line.
Encyclopedia of Earth is a specialized search engine, including primary sources such as Darwin's writings.
They are currently in transition and hope to be back online soon.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Assessment of Hands-On Elementary Science Projects
• Creation of Virtual Museums
• Insects: A Model Site and Frogs, Too
• Major US and North American Federal Organizations: Environment
• National Initiatives: School Exemplars
• National, State and Regional Networks (sample)
• Project Experts
• Research Resources for Teachers and Librarians
• Technology in Learning