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NOAA Education Resources
Gateways for teachers, K-5 students and 6-12 students, to materials designed especially for them about weather, climate change, oceans and coasts, and satellites and space. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NOAA
NOAA Ocean Explorer
Explore submarine volcanoes, watch videos of a giant squid, and dive down to the sunken remains of the Titanic. This site includes a dazzling array of resources: video, maps, audio recordings, rare books, lesson plans, images, and more to help you discover... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NOAA
NOAA Photo Library
An image collection that encompasses polar region to polar region and much of the World's oceans and captures NOAA's work as they chase tornadoes, fly into hurricanes, battle stormy seas, tag turtles and whales, take scientific readings at the South Pole,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
NOAA's National Ocean Service
Find discovery kits and a collection of classroom materials that will invite visitors to learn more about the coastal and ocean realms. Explore corals, geodesy, tides and currents, estuaries, and much more at this interactive site. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: NOAA
North American Bear Center
Listen to the sounds of a bear family conversing. Learn to look for signs of bears in the woods. Browse through real-life photos that reveal the hidden world of bears. All this and lots of information too to help you get to know about the bears of North America. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: North American Bear Center
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 American Mammals
Searchable database of all living mammals of North America with tool to create printable field guides. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
North Carolina Botanical Garden Plant Information Center
Images and information about plants of North Carolina available in a searchable database. A partner project of North Carolina Botanical Garden and the UNC School of Information and Library Science. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: North Carolina Botanical Gardens
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
Find information about agriculture, environment, gardening, health, nutrition, parenting, 4-H, and much more. Many resources are also available in Spanish! This site is broad in scope and depth, easy to navigate, and user friendly. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NCCES
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Find information, statistics, data, maps and more about environmental topics that affect and impact North Carolina. Some of the many topics users can explore are the ozone, pollution prevention, mining, wetland, vehicle inspections, and soil erosion. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC Dept of Environmental and Natural Resources
North Carolina Division of Forest Resources
This site contains information about forestry in North Carolina. Wildfires, forest destruction, water quality, careers in forestry, forest stewardship, and more can be explored through this website. The site includes an activity section for children. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: DENR
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 Division of Water Resources
"The Division administers programs for river basin management, water supply assistance, water conservation, and water resources development. The Division conducts special studies on instream flow needs and serves as the State liaison with federal agencies... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
North Carolina Ecological Services
Images and information about endangered species, wetlands, conservation, invasive species, and habitat restoration efforts in North Carolina. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: US Fish and Wildlife Service
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Visitors to this museum site can explore online exhibits, adventures, and search for resources. Information about special events, lectures, and touring the museum are offered on this site. (Learn more)
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North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve (NCNERR)
This site has information on estuaries in North Carolina as well as field trip information, lesson plans, hourly weather and water observations, an esturary cam, videos, and much more. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission website contains information about fishing, hunting, trapping, and boating as well as all of the licenses, permits, and regulations that are associated with these activities in the state of North Carolina.In... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission - Wildlife Species and Habitat Information
This site has comprehensive information on the wildlife species of North Carolina. See the Species Fact Sheets for wildlife profiles with two- to three-page fact sheets that profile an animal's history, status, habitat and behavior. Each profile includes... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: NC Wildlife Resources Commission
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)
Format: website/activity
North Carolina's Kids Page
Activities, facts, games, and virtual field trips ... learn more about North Carolina and have fun! (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: North Carolina State Government