Resources

Resources

 Earth Day Resources:

Earth Day Network is a driving force steering environmental citizenship and year-round progressive action worldwide.

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National Environmental Education Week increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.

 

Energy Resources:

ImageThe U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The Energy Kids website is student friendly and features energy calculators, games, and energy information.

ImageEnergy Star Kids is an interactive student website with games and activities that explain the Energy Star label and energy efficiency.  Includes several Lorax themed activities. 

 

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ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency


ImageThe NEED Project works with energy companies, agencies and organizations to bring balanced energy programs to the nation's schools with a focus on strong teacher professional development, timely and balanced curriculum materials, signature program capabilities and turn-key program management.


Green Schools Resources:

GEF  

Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions

Green SchoolsThe Green Schools Initiative was founded in 2004 by parent-environmentalists who were shocked by how un-environmental their kids’ schools were and mobilized to improve the environmental health and ecological sustainability of schools in the U.S.

Center for Green SchoolsThe vision for the U.S. Green Building Council is: green schools for everyone within this generation. For this reason, we formed the Center for Green Schools to expand our efforts to drive change in how we design, construct and operate our schools and campuses so they will enhance student learning experiences.

Go Green Initiative

The Go Green Initiative is a simple, comprehensive program designed to create a culture of environmental responsibility on school campuses across the nation.

 

 

 Habitat Resources:

PollinatorThe Pollinator Partnership is a source of pollinator information for consumers, educators, producers, and farmers. The main mission is to encourage the health of resident and migratory pollinating animals in North America.
Monarch Watch

 Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale (biological) research projects.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks celebrates the spirit of the Ozarks through a series of expertly designed and intensively maintained outdoor spaces and the unique timber-framed Totemeier Horticulture Center.


National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists

Journey North

Journey North engages students and citizen scientists around the globe in tracking wildlife migration and season change.  Participants share field observations across the northern hemisphere, exploring the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.

 

School Garden Resources:

Life Lab

Life Lab is a national leader in farm- and garden-based education. LifeLab teaches people to care for themselves, each other, and the world through farm and garden-based programs. 

 

Kids GardeningThe National Gardening Association has a site devoted to gardening lesson and activity ideas.  The “Lesson and Activity Ideas Index” allows you to browse lessons by concept, or search by keyword.  The “Classroom Projects” area of the site contains great project ideas, as well as narratives explaining garden topics such as companion planting in an easily understandable way.

Edible Schoolyard

Alice Waters started this project in Berkeley, California calling for a “delicious revolution.”  She says “When the hearts and minds of our children are captured by a school lunch curriculum, enriched with experience in the garden, sustainability will become the lens through which they see the world.”  Check out their “Resources” tab for searchable lesson plan PDFs.

Vermont Feed

Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED) works with schools and communities to raise awareness about healthy food, the role of Vermont farms and farmers, and good nutrition. Many school garden and Farm to School resources available including seasonal recipes for schools.

Johns HopkinsTeaching the Food System is a free downloadable curriculum covering food system topics from field to plate for today’s modern classroom. The curriculum, developed by former teachers and content experts, emphasizes the relationships among food, public health, equity and the environment



Nutrition Resources:

Team

 

USDA Team Nutrition resource ordering form to receive free handouts and posters (including MyPlate posters) as well as nutrition education and garden curriculum. 


SuperTrackerThis is a free government site for tracking your nutrition and exercise.  Helpful for finding nutrition information on your favorite recipes or having students keep a diary of their food and exercise habits for a few days and then record it via this site



Waste reduction Resources:

Recycle Something

 

Recycle Something is a program of the City of Fayetteville.  The website provides information about what can be recycled in the city as well as an introduction to Rooty, the Recycling Pig.


I Recycle

America Recycles Day is an annual event hosted eacy year on November 15th.  It is a day to educate, celebrate, and most importantly recycle!  Register events and get resources on their website. 

America

Keep America Beautiful believes that each of us holds an obligation to preserve and protect our environment. Through our everyday actions, we collectively have a huge impact on our world.

 

 

Water Resources:

Beaver Watershed alliance

The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2010 to establish programming to maintain high quality drinking water in Beaver Lake and improve water quality on the Beaver Lake Watershed.

Beaver Water DistrictBeaver Water District programs are designed to educate children about drinking water treatment and Beaver Lake watershed protection. Our easy-to-use programs answer the question “Where does our drinking water come from and why do we care?!”


Illinois River
The Illinois River Watershed Partnership is a diverse group who is striving to improve the water quality of the Illinois River.