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Green Planet Films

Resource Type:
Information/Statistics
Lesson Plans
Online Tool
Resource List
Description: This resource library of nature and environmental DVDs from around the globe also offers lesson plans and discussion guides.
Cost: Yes
Time: Ongoing
State:
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Habitat/Ecosystems
Sustainability
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Volo Bog State Natural Area

Resource Type:
Field Trip
Lesson Plans
Speaker
Description: This natural area features Illinois's only remaining open-water quaking bog. Seventeen interpretive programs span grades preK-12 and beyond.
Cost: No
Time: 1-3 Classes
State: Illinois
Topic:
Habitat/Ecosystems
Waste/Recycling
Water
Wildlife
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Energy Quest

Resource Type:
Information/Statistics
Lesson Plans
Resource List
Description: This Web site, sponsored by the California Energy Commission, is devoted to energy education for kids and teachers and features general information about energy, games, science-project ideas, links to lesson plans, and more.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
State:
Topic: Energy Conservation
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Kilowatt Ours

Resource Type:
Curriculum
Information/Statistics
Online Tool
Resource List
Description: Kilowatt Ours, a project of Trust for the Future, sheds light on America's electricity generation, motivating and working with communities to save energy and use renewable power. Through public education, community partnerships, and policy advancement, Kilowatt Ours empowers consumers to create net-zero homes, schools, workplaces, and communities to improve environmental, human, and economic health. By demonstrating practical and convenient solutions to reduce electricity use and invest in renewable power, Kilowatt Ours is helping solve the interconnected problems of mountaintop-removal coal mining, air pollution, childhood asthma, mercury contamination, and climate change.
Cost: No
Time: Ongoing
State: Tennessee
Topic:
Air/Climate
Energy Conservation
Sustainability
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)

Inland Seas Education Association

Resource Type: Field Trip
Description: The Inland Seas Education Association offers science and sailing programs for schools and youth groups aboard their schooners <i>Inland Sea</i> and <i>Manitou</i>, and the sloop <i>Liberty</i>. The ships sail out of Traverse City and Suttons Bay, Michigan.
Cost: Yes
Time: 1-3 Classes
State: Michigan
Topic:
Habitat/Ecosystems
Water
Grade:
Elementary (K-5)
Middle (6-8)
High (9-12)