This site contains a number of links to awesome websites, school projects and lessons.
Bay Backpack - Chesapeake Bay Program/NOAA
Everything Chesapeake is right here! Learn some creative ways to integrate the Chesapeake Bay and environmental issues into your classroom lessons. Search through the Bay Backpack's books, multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources about the subjects you are teaching in class.
MPT presents Bay video and lessons.
Bayville Online Field Trip!
Thinkport's newest online field trip, Bayville has launched. In this online experience, students become virtual research assistants for a video production company looking for significant stories about the science of the Chesapeake Bay. Watch this site for further developments!
Chesapeake Bay- Introduction to an Ecosystem
Full document from NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Program and EPA
Clean Air Partners - Lessons on air quality, climate change. http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/environment/envteacher/
Sign up for the Air Alert from Clean Air Partners
National Sustainability Education Standards
Education for Sustainability Listserv for K-12 Educators Launched! The U.S. Partnership has launched the first national listserv for k-12 educators focused specifically on the topic of education for sustainability.
Free JASON Project Curriculum
Have a look at Operation: Resilient Planet and its multimedia components, standards alignments and more. Download a full-color, 32-page curriculum sampler and follow Dr. Sylvia Earle, the renowned oceanographer and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, as she leads JASON Argonauts on a mission to help restore Chesapeake Bay! Go to jason.org, log in, and register—it's free!
Also see Operation: Infinite Potential- Restructuring the Energy Portfolio
American Museum of Natural History
Searchable catalog of lessons and learning materials
For Kids and Families
Science Bulletins - Videos and data visualizations about global biodiversity, Earth?Space science, human biology and evolution
EBSCO offers free environmental database (PDF file)
(American Libraries Direct)
EBSCO Publishing is using its expertise to make it easier for others to go green. It is making GreenFILE, a bibliographic database of information about environmental concerns, freely available. GreenFILE allows anyone on the Web to access information on such topics as global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution....EBSCO Publishing, Feb. 26
GLOBIO's e-newsletter makes keeping up-to-date on GLOBIO and the educational resources we are developing for children, parents, and educators easy - and easier to share! If you would like to stay up-to-date on what GLOBIO is doing to help kids learn about science, biodiversity and the world around them, please use the sign up link here.
Every October, thousands of Growing Native volunteers collect native hardwood tree seeds, such as acorns and walnuts. These seeds are donated to state nurseries, which grow them into seedlings. In the spring, volunteers plant seedlings grown from seeds collected two to three years prior along the banks of rivers and streams in their communities.
Awesome lessons about Environmental History and Forests! Titles of the 9 Modules: If Trees Could Talk
Check out these classroom resources to engage your students in studying about Earth Day ...
School & Classroom Projects
The Amphibian Project
- multiple sources of amphibian curricula; conceptual and hands-on projects for all grades
Recycle Cell Phones
Planning a Low Impact Car Wash Fundraiser
Fundraising- phones, DVDs, inkjet cartridges
DNR's School Check-Up Guide
Get your free copy of the new guide with lessons on energy, waste, and water assessments for your school!
Project Wild Links to MD VSC
BALTIMORE OUTWARD BOUND
Established in 1986 as the first urban-based Outward Bound program in the United States, the Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound Center focuses its programs on the youth and communities of Baltimore and the state of Maryland.
The Gale Science Resource Center a one-stop resource for all science needs.
Maryland library card needed.
LINKS TO SCHOOL SYSTEM ENVIRONMENTAL PAGES
Note: Some school systems use the State curriculum and do not list it separately. Contact the Science or Environmental Science Coordinator in that system for more detailed information. Environmental Education Centers are listed under "Organizations".
Allegany Co. Public Schools
Baltimore Co. Public Schools
Calvert Co. Public Schools
Carroll Co. Public Schools
Caroline Co. Public Schools
Charles Co. Public Schools
Frederick Co. Public Schools
Garrett Co. Public Schools
Harford Co. Public Schools
Howard Co. Public Schools
Kent Co. Public Schools
Montgomery Co. Public Schools
Prince George's Co. Public Schools
Talbot Co. Public Schools
Washington Co. Public Schools
National Renewable Energy Lab (USDoE)
Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition for Middle School
National Atlas WebSite
U.S. Department of the Interior
Create maps and layer them with data from agriculture, geology, hydrology, topography, biology, more.
National Park Service Curriculum Materials
School Energy Audits
Available from DNR The new Environmental audit series is available on line. Topics include: schoolyard habitat and site design, waste, water, and energy. Click here.
NASA LandSat lesson plans
Environmental News Network
Environmental Education Resources
Environmental Literacy Council
Geographic Information Systems- Also see separate page on GIS in environmental education.
Accessing the right data is the key to getting the most value out of your GIS enterprise. ArcData and Geography Network offer search tools, services, and software.
NASA's Experiencing the Environment
President's Environmental Youth Awards