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Internet Sites:

• Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12)
“These guidelines set a standard for high-quality environmental education in schools across the country, based on what an environmentally literate person should know and be able to do.”

• Global, Environmental, & Outdoor Education Council
Website includes a variety of resources for educators, including a variety of teacher activity guides, curriculum booklets, and other resources you can use in your classroom.

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Center
Contains resources for teachers interested in teaching about pollution, recycling, ecosystems, water, human health, and other environmental issues.

• The Students’ & Teachers’ Page of the Office of Solid Waste
Resources for students and teachers from The Office of Solid Waste of the Environmental Protection Agency.  OSW aims to (1) conserve resources by reducing waste; (2) prevent future waste disposal problems by writing results-oriented regulations; and (3) clean up areas where waste has spilled, leaked, or been improperly disposed of.

• EE-Link:  Environmental education on the internet
A resource for students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education, such as media specialists, inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum developers.

• Working Towards a Green Classroom
“The goal of this site is to help teachers at every level incorporate fairly easy, low-cost practices into their classroom routine.”

• EnviroLink
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization…a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in over 130 countries.

• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

• NRDC Online
NRDC Online is an environmental service from the Natural Resources Defense Council with the latest news from the Hill, plus information everyone needs on the state of our air, water, land and health.

• EPA Global Warming
Contains information on global warming, climate change, and the greenhouse effect.

• Environmental News Network
Contains information and links on current events/issues concerning the environment.

• Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, Inc is a national, non-profit public education organization dedicated to empowering local people to take responsibility for enhancing the community environment.

• Rotten Truth About Garbage
This site “takes an in-depth look at the complex issues surrounding municipal solid waste. This on-line exhibition is organized into four major sections: What Is Garbage?, There’s No “Away”, Nature Recycles, and Making Choices.”

• Canfor’s Tree School
Canfor Corporation’s Tree School provides a place for kids and parents to learn about forestry and contains a series of teaching resources to support teachers in exploring forestry in their classrooms.

• Kids Do Ecology
This site provides educational activities for “young scientists” accessing the Internet.

Online Communities:

An open, unmoderated discussion list maintained by the Center for the Environment at Cornell University. It is available primarily for general discussion of the Environment, particularly as it relates to New York state, though wider discussion topics are, of course, encouraged.
To subscribe, address an e-mail message to: listproc@cornell.edu
In the message body type:  subscribe ENVIRONMENT-L Your First and Last Name

• Earth Day/Eco-Projects Chatboard at Teachers.net
This forum is dedicated to discussion of environmental projects in the classroom.


• North American Association for Environmental Education
Suite 800
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009-5708  USA
Phone: (202) 884-8912
Fax (202) 884-8455
E-mail: email@naaee.org

• National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
1707 H Street, NW, Ste 900
Washington, DC 20006-3915
Phone: 202-833-2933
Fax: 202-261-6464
Email Form: http://www.neetf.org/About/ContactUs.cfm