Link - Environmental Education on the Internet
Maintained by the National Consortium
for Environmental Education and Training, this page is a valuable
resource for students, teachers and professionals and supports K-12
environmental education, such as media specialists, in service providers,
nature center staff and curriculum developers. This page offers
thousands of links on the environment and education.
and the Environment - A Learning Tool
An electronic news summary magazine that
covers the environment around the world. The magazine is divided
into chapters: biodiversity and wildlife conservation; clean air;
alternative energy and fuels; climate change and atmospheric studies;
marine ecology; clean water; health, population and agriculture;
waste management and recycling. This page also offers ideas for
educators and a mailing list.
Education and Environmental Roundtable
The Roundtable works to improve learning
by using the environment as an integrating context/concept (EIC)
in K-12 education. This page offers information on roundtable seminars
that facilitate cooperation and sharing among twelve state departments
of education, as well as case study research on effective environmental
education and curriculum programs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This web site has a vast amount of information
on the environment along with a great page for teachers and students
of all ages.
Education Web site
This is a web site on Environmental Education
maintained by Penn State and includes links to examine student and
professional environmentalists in action.
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
This serves as the DEP homepage, and
also includes sections on environmental current events related to
the environment, teacher and student resources, as well as feature
spotlights and special DEP events.
Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
This is a great starting point for finding
information through digests, bookstores, organizations, journals,
and bulletins. There are also sections that feature announcements,
conferences, and related web links.
Creek Environmental Center
This serves as Shaver’s Creek’s homepage
and includes information on their raptor center, educational programs,
public programs, and special events. A link to the on-line version
of their seasonal newsletter, Shavings,
is also included. Be sure to check out their recent Shavings
articles on butterflies!
Game Commission (PGC)
This web site is a great place to look
for general wildlife information and to keep up with any news releases
or special projects that the PGC is involved in. PGC
Elk Transfer Program web site.
Bureau of Forestry
This page is a starting place for information
on the forests in Pennsylvania. There is also information on the
Forest Ecology and Conservation School that is held during the summers.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)
This is a excellent source of information
on State Parks and Forests, as well as the rivers and trails of
Pennsylvania. There is also a useful page on identification of common
trees in Pennsylvania. DCNR page
State Cooperative Wetlands Center
This is a web site on the conservation
and preservation of wetlands. A link to the "Adopt-a-Wetland"
program is also included, as well as a related links page.
Past, Present, Future
This is a complete set of lesson plans
for a unit on wetland environments geared towards students in grades
5 - 8. This page also includes a list of other resources and materials,
as well as an impressive section of lesson plans developed by a
variety of environmental education professionals.
Project WILD is one of the most widely
used conservation and environmental education programs among educators
of students in kindergarten through
high school. Project WILD is based on the premise that young people
and educators have a vital interest
in learning about our natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife
because of its intrinsic and ecological
values, as well as its importance as a basis for teaching how ecosystems
The Project WET Curriculum and Activity
Guide is an interdisciplinary water education program developed
for K-12 teachers and for non formal educators such as environmental
education specialists and youth organization leaders.
the Wonders of Wetlands
WOW!: The Wonders Of Wetlands is an acclaimed,
comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum guide for educators
of grade levels
K-12. The web site offers supplemental
information as well as activities.
Conservation International (BCI)
BCI is a non-profit organization that
protects bats and their habitats around the world. This web site
includes an impressive link section that can connect you to a wealth
of knowledge on bat conservation.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF)
This is a fun and informative web site
with a number of articles and activities that deal with elk. Information
about free teaching materials is also available.
Department of Education (PDE)
This is an essential page for every teacher
to use as a general reference. It is divided into sections that
include: Elementary and Secondary Education; Post Secondary and
Adult Education; and Commonwealth Libraries.
Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC)
This site includes information on the
various nature centers, natural areas, and historic sites that the
WPC has built, acquired, and operated.
Alliance for Environmental Education (PAEE)
The PAEE is a non-profit organization
which promotes and supports environmental education activities and
efforts throughout the state. This homepage includes information
on their quarterly EE journal, regional news and information, and
a list of EE related links.
Center for Environmental Education (PCEE)
The PCEE page has plenty of information
on professional development in Environmental Education, as well
as Environmental Education directories, events, and job listings.
Association of Conservation Districts (PACD)
This PACD homepage has contact information
and an impressive link section.
If you have an interest in birds, this
is the page for you. Also check out the National
Audubon Society’s kids, teachers, and education page.
the Pennsylvania Chapter
of the Audubon Society.
for the Chesapeake Bay
Visit this site for more information
about this non-profit organization that is focused on preserving
the Chesapeake Bay. The Alliance also sponsors "Bayscapes,"
a program to jpromote environmentally sound landscaping.
Wild Turkey Federation
If you have any interest in the wild
turkey, this is the page to visit. It contains links to anything
and everything related to the wild turkey and its habitats. Visit
the National Wild
Turkey Federation Pennsylvania Chapter’s homepage.
American Bluebird Society
This homepage offers a wealth of information
on bluebirds and bluebird conservation.
Wildlife Federation- Schoolyard Habitat Program
This amount of information on this page
is astounding. There are links to information on endangered habitats,
water quality, international environmental issues and more. There
is also a fun kids section. NWF’s
page on backyard wildlife.
Smith Center for Nature & Art
This homepage is a wonderful place to
find information about the nature center’s namesake, Ned Smith,
a nationally recognized wildlife artist. You can also find a calendar
of events that includes field trips, art exhibits, educational activities,
and other special events throughout the year.