Websites

Recommended websites

Environment 

http://www.bestgreenblogs.com/

http://www.enaturalist.org/   This online education program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade features a new environmental unit each week of the school year. Each lesson includes reading material, artwork, activities and related resources. Recent topics covered: where insects go during the winter, why animals in the North and South are different sizes and how a spider

Soils 

http://www.soil-net.com/

Water

Seas and Oceans

Nature 

Trees 

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

Freaky Nature http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/spacescience/freaky-forces-of-nature/

Animals

http://whyfiles.org/202critter_cards/index.html   This Why Files collection of printable trading cards is a great introduction to endangered species around the world. The front of each card features an animal photo; move your mouse over it to read about the species and how it is threatened.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ Track the migrations of birds and mammals at this website, which maps wildlife sightings across North America.

Insects

http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/docs.htm?

docid=10919 http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bugs/  Did you know daddy longlegs aren’t really spiders? Or that some butterflies have tongues almost as long as their bodies?

For teachers 

Subject associations

http://www.ase.org.uk/home/

http://www.geography.org.uk/

http://www.naeeuk.plus.com/

For Kids

http://www.wildlifefun4kids.com/

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Environmental Education and Action

http://www.arkive.org/education/

http://www.earthrangers.com/ This organization believes in the power of kids to take action to help protect wildlife.

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/index.htm  EEK!, an online magazine for grades four to eight created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

http://www.epa.gov/students/

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/lc/activities/book_pups_supper.asp   Small children will love this new online storybook (available in English and Spanish) about a mother sea otter and her pup. Although the story is very short, the Monterey Bay Aquarium website offers several related activities for kids to do offline. Print a few pages from the underwater coloring book, make a sea otter puppet out of a lunch bag and play a memory game with the printable “critter cards.”

http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/ This NRDC website (also available in Spanish) shows you how to identify and solve environmental problems. Guided by four environmentally conscious students known as the “Green Squad,” you can can explore a colorful virtual school room by room, and use the mouse to locate potential hazards.

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/  Junior environmentalists will find this David Suzuki Foundation website a great jumping-off point for all kinds of fun activities.

http://www.kidsplanet.org/

http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/cause-an-uproar/

http://www.unep.org/Tunza/   Each issue of this U.N. Environment Programme magazine for young people focuses on a specific topic related to sustainable living.

Plants & Gardening 

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden/index.cfm Excellent gardening ideas and resources

http://www.mbgnet.net/   This Missouri Botanical Garden website offers an introduction to six terrestrial biomes and six aquatic ecosystems. Each section includes a descriptive overview of the featured habitat, answers to frequently asked questions and facts about the animals and plants that live there.

Environment – Other 

http://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/

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