Other Environment Websites:
"the Noah's Ark for the Internet era-a unique global initiative, gathering trogether into one centralized digital library, films, photographs, and audio recordings of the worl'd species." This is an amazing site that attempts to provide for each animal species "an average of ten minutes of moving footage, six to ten stills, and sound recordings (where appropriate), to compile a complete profile of the species' characteristic behaviour and appearance."
Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day - "promotes envirnmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide."
A very interactive and visually-appealing site for children, EcoKids is Earth Day Canada's environmental education program.
Use the navigation bar (actually a set of subject-related icons) to get materials on a wide variety of envirnmental topics.
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This is a kid-friendly site about endangered species from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A slide show, "Endangered Means There Is Still Time" demonstrates the importance of helping endangered and threatened species. A Quiz and Slideshow Activity Worksheet is included in the Teacher Resources.
A "grassroots online communithy that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world" and is "dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news."
A great site for detailed historical references to events and activities concerning the environment, conservation, and public health from ancient civilizations to today.
NASA's Parent site which includes the following...
This part of Earth Science Enterprise provides infromation for young people about how NASA studies air, land, natural hazards, and water resources.
Students and teachers from over 14,000 schools in the U.S. and over 100 other countries participate in GLOBE (Global Learning and Obervations to Benefit the Environment). You can search by concept and grade level and many of the activities are related to science standards.
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This section of the offical Keep America Beautiful website lists ways to get children involved in keeping America clean. There are even informational brouchures which can be downloaded and copied.
The National Wildlife Federation provides a variety of materials on several topics. Resources are grouped by age (1-4, 3-7, 7-13, and 13+)
Focuses on climate and environmental change and is intended to "provide a freely-accessible publication on the Internet where the public can obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet." Satellite images are available for everything from Leaf Area Index to Snow Cover.
Although it is not formally associated with the National Park Service, this website provides a very good introduction to the national parks in the U.S.
Activites deal with the Four Rs of sustainability: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink.
Find out about pollution in your own town or community. Enter your zip code and find out what is polluted and who is doing the polluting. You can also compare your community to others in your area and discover the actual toxins that are involved.
Looks at garbage, specifically solid waste, from a different perspective.
The U.N. Environment Program is intended to help all nations develop ways to care for the environment. TUNZA offers resources for both children and youth. Our Planet is UNEP's online magazine. All are worth checking out, especially for international aspects of environmental concerns.
The U.S. Geological Survey describes and traces 15 components of the water cycle. A water cycle chart is also available with detailed descriptions or without labels, for students to identify.
This site offers Woodsy Owl Coloring Pages and an Activity Guide.
Very interactive site from the World Wildlife Federation.