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Educational Resources - Subject-based

Animals
Plants and Fungi
Ecology
Biodiversity
Habitats
Climate
Geology
Geography
Space
Water
People and the Environment
Art and the Environment

Animals     [back to menu]

Animal Behavior

  • Animal Biology: The Electronic Zoo - great site for animal biology! From birds to insects to all kinds of wildlife, you'll find it here.
  • Animal Communication - Dragonfly Pond page on wolf communication
  • Animal Conservation: AZA's Website - the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's website for kids.
  • Migration: Journey North - a fantastic site on phenology and migration of all kinds of critters, from insects to birds. Observe seasonal changes and record your own class' observations!

 

Mammals

 

Birds

          Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Madison Area Herpetological Society: List of native reptiles and amphibians. A great local group all about conservation and education. They have a kids club as well.
  • Turtles: DNR's Eek! webpage all about the behavior and biology of Wisconsin's turtles.
  • Know Your Frogs: DNR's Eek! webpage all about frog identification and biology. very helpful and informative.
  • Lizards of Wisconsin: DNR's Eek! webpage all about the 4 species of lizards found here in Wisconsin.
  • 8 Great Ways to Appreciate Snakes: Wildlife Fun 4 Kids dispels common misunderstandings about snakes and works to cultivate respect, not fear, for these fascinating animals.

Insects

Other


Plants and Fungi      [back to menu]

  • Fungi: Fun Facts About Fungi - Facts, games and puzzles to help you learn about fungi
  • Garlic Mustard - Nature Net's one information source for middle school science activities pertaining to student led research and eradication of garlic mustard
  • Plants: UW-Wisconsin Vascular Plants/ Wisconsin State Herbarium
  • Phenology Web Links - A great intro to phenology with some great links.
  • PLANTWATCH - great source of info about phenology and plant diversity at this web site, joint sponsored by the Canadian Nature Federation and Environment Canada's Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office (EMANCO)
  • Trees: Wisconsin Champion Tree Program - information about the biggest trees in the state, including techniques for measuring your own champion trees
  • Trees - Activities and information about coniferous trees. Learn about shapes, seed dispersal and more from Real trees 4 Kids.
  • Trees: Outsource Solutions, LLC offers education-grade tree rounds, cross sections and tree cookies. Large rounds are ideal as an educational resource.
  • The Life of a Tree: A fun interactive look at trees from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Ecology      [back to menu]

  • Ecosystems - from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • Camouflaged Animals - camouflage as a tool for survival. Great Pictures from National Geographic Kids.
  • Mars Millennium Project - challenges students and teachers to imagine and create the first community for 100 earthlings on Mars in the year 2030. Interdisciplinary learning that encourages kids to think about community... a neat educational opportunity!

Biodiversity      [back to menu]


Habitats      [back to menu]

Forest

Prairie

Urban/School Yard

Wetlands/Aquatic

 

Other

  • Animal Houses - information on the ways animals make houses for themselves
 

Climate      [back to menu]


Geology      [back to menu]


Geography     [back to menu]

  • Navigation - learn about some of the tools people and animals use to navigate their physical environment
  • Peace Corps World Wise Schools Program - interdisciplinary curricula available for kids to explore the geography, culture and environmental issues of countries all over the world.
  • Surf Report- this site offers a number of multimedia curriculum resources that deal with the cultural history and geography of Wisconsin

Space      [back to menu]

  • Astronomy - the Science Education Gateway offers lesson plans for learning about our solar system and beyond. Sponsored by the U.C. Berkeley Space Sciences Lab. Mostly for Middle and High School students.
  • NASA's Quest Project - get your class involved with space research and other activities on line
  • Space - Space links and activities from Dragonfly Pond

Water      [back to menu]

General

Aquatic Habitats

  • Lake Habitats - information about lake life from the DNR
  • Lakes:UW-Extension Lakes Program - information about lake ecology, human impacts on lakes, and the Adopt-a-Lake program for students
  • Wetlands - information on Wisconsin's wetlands including their importance for maintaining water quality from the DNR.

Groundwater and Watersheds

 

Water Quality and Protection


People and the Environment     [back to menu]

Conservation

Culture

  • Culture of Wisconsin - Surf Report- this site offers a number of multimedia curriculum resources that deal with the cultural history and geography of Wisconsin
  • Peace Corps World Wise Schools Program - interdisciplinary curricula available for kids to explore the geography, culture and environmental issues of countries all over the world.
  • People and Plants - information on how indigenous cultures have traditionally made use of plants for survival

Energy

  • Energy - The US Dept. of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy network (EREN) for kids!
  • Energy - from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • K-12 Energy Education Program  KEEP
  • Solar Energy - connect to solar energy companies, search for other s.e. links and use this informative guide to the world of solar energy

Waste/Pollution

  • Air: Where's Our Air - DNR created CD-Rom on Air Quality
  • Garbage - find out how to improve next year's environmental record, how waste is handled and test your knowledge on hazardous waste we generate in our homes and try to shrink a landfill
  • Pollution Prevention - Information from the UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction - the UW-Extension's faculty provide accurate information on their Infosource website about recycling procedures around Wisconsin and information for reducing consumer waste.
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Education - from UW Extension
  • Waste Management - from the Environmental Literacy Council

Other

  • Earthwatch Radio - two-minute long radio programs providing information featuring science and the environment
  • Food - info about the relationship between food and the environment from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • Global Change: Aspen Global Change Institute - organization dedicated to advancing understanding of global change and the role of humans
  • Land Use - from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • Mars Millennium Project - challenges students and teachers to imagine and create the first community for 100 earthlings on Mars in the year 2030. Interdisciplinary learning that encourages kids to think about community... a neat educational opportunity!
  • News: Why? Files - the inside science scoop on stories in the news
  • Politics: United Nations CyberSchoolBus - neat for global political, social and environmental issues
  • Software for environmental awareness - searchable database of teaching software on a number of environmental subjects

Art and the Environment     [back to menu]

Music

  • Walkin' Jim - an environmentally concerned musician who shares his close relationship with nature to others through his art

Writing

  • Leopold Education Project (LEP) - innovative EE curriculum based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold.
  • Wisconsin River of Words - has the mission of promoting the appreciation of water resources through artistic expression


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