Environmental Education, Resources, For Students

Celebrate Urban Birds (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
A year-round student-centered project designed to reach diverse urban audiences to collect high-quality data to provide knowledge of birds in urban areas.

Climate Kids, NASA’s Eyes on the Earth
K-5 activities, projects, games and videos on topics of weather & climate, air, ocean, carbon, energy fresh water, pants & animals and technology

FrogWatch USA (FieldScope, National Geographic)
A citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums that invites individuals and families to learn about the wetlands in their communities and help conserve amphibians by reporting data on the calls of local frogs and toads

Going Green at School
The Going Green at School guide is filled with facts about the benefits of going green, tips on how to become and continue being green, and additional resources for students interested in further pursuing the ultimate objective of going green. In addition, the guide helps students find a green degree that matches their values.  

Great Backyard Bird Count (Cornell Lab, Audubon)
Students may register, participate and upload data in the annual count each February.

Journey North
K-12 students report sightings and study wildlife migration and seasonal change via internet and app-based technology.

Monarch Watch (University of Kansas)
Students study monarch butterfly biology and participate in conservation efforts by planting milkweed.

Nest Watch (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
With adult supervision, students can become a certified NestWatcher and track the status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds.

Project BudBurst (National Science Foundation)
A network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change and report their data based on the timing of leafing, flowering and fruiting to better understand changes in the environment.

Project FeederWatch (Cornell Lab)
FeederWatchers periodically count the birds they see at their feeders from November through early April and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. FeederWatch data help scientists track broad scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.

Terrapin Tails (CHESPAX and The National Aquarium)
Calvert County students and teachers participate in this collaborative initiative to “head start” Maryland Terrapins for release on Poplar Island.

Turning Green Degrees into Sustainable Careers
The site provides a comprehensive collection of resources on higher education majors and degrees, the most popular and top paying green careers, and interviews with sustainability managers on campuses.