General Topics

Biodiversity in General

TEACH Great Lakes

A complete curriculum focusing on the Great Lakes.

Environmental Education Network

Resources for students and teachers on environmental education.

ActionBioscience.org

An education resource provided by the American Institute of Biological Sciences, this site provides easy access to peer-reviewed articles on bioscience issues and links to educational resources and lesson plans.

Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program Expeditions

Students can read dispatches from the field from scientists conducting rapid assessments of biological diversity in different parts of the world, learn about how scientists are collecting data, and what will happen with the data.

Conservation International's Biodiversity Science Projects

Great source of information and ideas about kids as scientists and how to develop projects

Conservation International - Education and Awareness Programs

Education and Awareness Programs from Conservation International.

University of Michigan Eco-explorers

A project that explores the diversity and attributes of different ecosystems, comparing temperate North America (Michigan) to others around the world (2 so far, Sonoran desert and Costa Rican tropics).

Project Wild: An Environmental and Conservation Education Program

Resources for students and teachers from a national environmental education program.

ESA - TIEE Web: Issues to Teach Ecology: What are the impacts of introduced species?

A lesson plan that encourages students to learn about the effects of introduced species on ecosystems and native species.

World Wildlife Fund Windows on the World

Great educational activities related to biodiversity, conservation, and wildlife

Schoolyard or Urban Biodiversity:

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology - Project Pigeon Watch

Opportunities for classrooms to become involved in a national project testing hypotheses about pigeon behavior and variation.

Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology - Citizen Science in the Schoolyard

Opportunities for classrooms to become involved in national data gathering and analysis.

Birdwatch Ireland - Working With Birds Around Your School

Bird diversity curricula designed for explorations in the schoolyard.

Monarch Watch

MonarchWatch is an educational outreach organization of the University of Kansas, promoting science education and the conservation of monarch butterflies. They also run a cooperative study of monarch migration that involves thousands of students and adults

National Wildlife Federation's Schoolyard Habitats

Resources and curricula designed to help educators and students explore local diversity. Grants for such efforts are available at: www.nationalwildlife.org

Animals in General:

Wildlife and Natural History Q-Line

Do you have a question about Michigan wildlife? Check this site! If you can't find your question, you can submit it to a well-known Michigan naturalist

King County Library System Homework Helper Page

Homework helper for animals

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Program

A site with links to lots of good information on U.S. endangered species.

Nature Serve

Endangered species resources listed by state. Nature Serve Explorer: An online encyclopedia of more than 50,000 plants, animals, and ecological communities in North America

University of California at Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology

Background information on how scientists currently place animals in the larger context of all life. Lots to explore here, with special emphasis on fossils but also including good descriptions of groups like amphibians and birds

Chihuahuan Desert Nature Park - Educational Programs

Educational programs focus on kids as scientists and community ecology.

SeaWorld Teacher's Guides

Activities centered on animal diversity and adaptations.

The Wild Ones: The Children's Education Program of Wildlife Trust

Includes lesson plans on a wide range of biological subjects. There are also links to various books, articles, videos, and more

The Albatross Project

A project by Wake Forest University to track the albatross. Includes background information about the albatross and satellite images. The website also explains how some of the studies were done using the scientific method.

Mrs. N. Spires Animal Bookmarks

Links to online educational resources.

 
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