A complete curriculum focusing on the Great Lakes.
Resources for students and teachers on environmental education.
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.
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.
Great source of information and ideas about kids as scientists and how to develop projects
Education and Awareness Programs from Conservation International.
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).
Resources for students and teachers from a national environmental education program.
A lesson plan that encourages students to learn about the effects of introduced species on ecosystems and native species.
Great educational activities related to biodiversity, conservation, and wildlife
Opportunities for classrooms to become involved in a national project testing hypotheses about pigeon behavior and variation.
Opportunities for classrooms to become involved in national data gathering and analysis.
Bird diversity curricula designed for explorations in the schoolyard.
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
Resources and curricula designed to help educators and students explore local diversity. Grants for such efforts are available at: www.nationalwildlife.org
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
Homework helper for animals
A site with links to lots of good information on U.S. endangered species.
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
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
Educational programs focus on kids as scientists and community ecology.
Activities centered on animal diversity and adaptations.
Includes lesson plans on a wide range of biological subjects. There are also links to various books, articles, videos, and more
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.
Links to online educational resources.