Resource Links

Curriculum Resources | Programs/Projects | Organizations | Green Living


Buy, Use, Toss? A Closer Look at the Things We Buy [interdisciplinary, grades 9-12]
Green Education Foundation Lessons and Activities
Kansas Kids Can Newsletter [from the Kansas Green Schools Network]
Get Caught Recycling!™ Posters and Graphics
Conservation Media
  → Online conservation videos created with carbon-neutral production techniques
Friends of the Kaw
Kids 4 the Kaw
  → Resources to help kids learn about protecting and preserving the Kansas River
Natural Kansas
  → Habitat diversity and wildlife watching opportunities in Kansas
Library of Congress: Multimedia Resources on Nature and the Environment
  → Expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, and online materials
  → Information and field guides about wild animals and plants of the United States
National Geographic: Environment Resources
National Geographic: Classroom Resources
  → Lessons, activities, programs and video resources
Scholastic: Earth Day Resources for Teachers
  → Lesson plans, resources, and activities for Earth Day
Consumer Consequences
  → Fun interactive footprint game
Energy Kids
  → Lesson plans, resources, and activities about using and saving energy
Sustainable Table
Facing the Future: Engaging Students with Relevant Learning
 → Curriculum resources on global and sustainable solutions
Sustainability: Learn It, Live It
  → Explore the average U.S. footprint and test your knowledge
Earth Gauge Kids
  → Helps kids make the connection between weather and the environment
Earth Day
  → Official U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site– ideas and information
School Garden Wizard
  → Resources for planning, creating and teaching with a school garden
Kid Wind: Wind Energy Teacher Resources
  → Wind energy Information and ideas for building an educational wind turbine
Green Teacher Magazine: Education for Planet Earth
 → Enhance environmental and global education

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Kansas Green Schools Network
→ Opportunities for pre-K-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental interrelationships that impact public health and our society, and promote responsible environmental stewardship practices
Konza Environmental Education Program [KEEP]
→ Curriculum-based activities enhancing the understanding of the ecology of the Konza Prairie ecosystem
The Land Institute: Climate and Energy Project
→ Helps Kansans connect with scientific, technological, and policy information on climate and energy
National Energy Education Development [NEED] Project
→ Promotes energy awareness through education and networks of students, educators, business, government, and community leaders
Rethinking School Lunch Program
→ Creative solutions to the challenges of improving school lunch programs, academic performance, ecological knowledge, and the well-being of children
Project Learning Tree
→ Uses the forest as a means to increase students' understanding of our environment and stimulate students' critical and creative thinking | Sample Activities
Project Wild
→ Environmental education resource program that helps K-12 educators and students develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife | Sample Activities
Leopold Education Project
→ Interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold | Sample Activities
Project Wet: Worldwide Water Education
→ Water education program focusing on water related topics such as watersheds, water economics and water stewardship | Sample Activity
Cool School Challenge
→ Engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide
Kid Wind Project
→ Teachers, engineers and scientists committed to innovative energy education
Arbor Day Foundation Programs
→ Programs and resources inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees

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Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education
  → Promotes non-biased and science-based environmental education to all Kansans
Kansans for Children in Nature
  → Identify barriers and recommend ways to get more kids outside
Kansas Natural Resource Council
  → Environmental organization focusing exclusively on Kansas issues
Center for Ecoliteracy
  → Information, inspiration, and support to K-12 educators, and parents
North American Association for Environmental Education: Classroom Resources
  → Environmental education curricula and resources for grades pre-K-12
Council for Environmental Education
  → Environmental education programs that promote stewardship of the environment
Earth Day Network's Educator's Network
  → Standard-based lessons, school greening tips, grants for teachers
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  → United Nations agency, forging universal agreements on emerging ethical issues
Action for Nature
  → Inspires young people to take action for the environment
Keep America Beautiful
  → Solutions for preventing litter, reducing waste, and beautifying communities
Green Education Foundation
  → Environmental education resources for Pre K-12 classrooms and youth groups
American Rivers
  → Protects/restores America's rivers
How to Compost.org
  → Composting information hub.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  → Resources for institutions of higher education to model/advance sustainability
Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium [HEASC]
  → Network with a commitment to advancing sustainability within higher education
The Nature Conservancy in Kansas
  → Protection of ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people
Student Conservation Association
  → America's conservation corps

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E, the Environmental Magazine
Billion Acts of Green Campaign
  → Make your own commitment to the environment
Natural Resources Defense Council: Smarter Living
  → Tips on health, energy efficiency, and eco-friendly ideas

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