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African Wildlife Foundation
Detailed information about Africa's wildlife, geographical regions, and the African Wildlife Foundation's conservation projects (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: AWF
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Notebook
An online version of a print-published notebook includes descriptions and ink drawings of more than 100 specimens of Alaska's wild fish and game. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
An introduction to the refuge containing information about the habitat, native plants, and wildlife species, as well as details about refuge activities, programs, and events. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
A variety of maps, information, and images about the wildlife and wildlands of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species
Learn about critters in your area and the signs that they leave behind such as tracks, bite or chew marks, and things they build. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: University of Michigan
Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands
The Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands is an excellent site for teachers and curious students who want to delve deeper into the fascinating history and science of these special islands. This website contains hundreds of articles... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: The Charles Darwin Foundation
Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
Provides information on Phytoplankton, Fish, Bay Grasses, Bottom Dwellers, Aquatic Insects, and Zooplankton that dwell in the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waters. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Cool Planet for Teachers
This site from OxFam helps teachers bring global issues into the classroom. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: OxFam
Encyclopedia of the Earth
Online reference about the Earth, its environments and their interactions with society. The articles, written by experts in their field are both non-partisan and non-sectarian. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Council for Science and the Environment
Exploring the Environment
Promotes science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship using these instructional resources. Find activities and learning modules for coral reefs, global climate change, the... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NASA
Focus on Forests
Learn about why forests matter and what we can do to protect our forests. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: World Land Trust
Microbe Zoo
Sponsored by Michigan State University this website is a "Digital Learning Center for Microbial Ecology." Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes! Visit Dirtland, the Animal Pavilion, the Snackbar, the Space Adventure, and Water World to see where microbes... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Michigan State University
National Aquarium of Baltimore
Sponsored by the National Aquarium, this website features information about animals, premier exhibits, and conservation. There are resources for teachers and students to prepare to visit the aquarium and to use following their visit. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Aquarium - Baltimore
National Hurricane Center Tropical Prediction Center
This website features comprehensive information and resources about hurricanes and associated weather phenomenon. Realtime satellite imagery, tropical analysis and forecasting hurricane history and hurricane safety information is included in this website.... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
Natural Inquirer
This website is sponsored by the Middle School Science Education Journal, "The Natural Enquirer." Learn all about the environment including topics in nature, trees, forests, wildlife, insects, outdoor activities, and water. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: USDA Forest Service
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
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Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
NIEHS Environmental Health Science Education
Educators, students and scientists will find classroom materials and other resources which will help increase the awareness of the “link between the environment and human health.” (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective
This website contains information about drought and focuses on North America. How drought is defined, why it causes concern, the history of 20th Century drought, and how paleoclimatology is related to drought are explored in this site. Discover how nature... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
This site has materials useful for math and science, examples of which are:Fish Finder. (Search by common name, type, or location and get an illustration, size, state record size, and perhaps... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
North Carolina Zoo
Everything teachers and students need to know to plan a very special trip to the Zoo. Resources including games, images, and interactive tours of the special exhibits and animals as well several educational resources for teachers can be accessed online through... (Learn more)
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