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Environmental Activity Links

Check out this section for hands-on environmental education ideas, which offers practical experience to help your classroom meet science and social study standards.

Ecological Footprint

Exploring the natural world around us is an important step towards environmental literacy.

Ecological Literacy Project

The Ecological Literacy Project engages middle and high school students in a science-based exploration of their local environment and trains them in professional radio production. Their work is broadcast over local and national radio and is featured on Living On Earth's website.

Edison Teaching Kit

The kit contains eight how-to booklets based on the experiments of Thomas Edison and other scientists. This is designed for junior high students and each hands-on experiment includes simple directions and required inexpensive materials.

Endangered Species

A comprehensive resource for every teacher who is concerned about endangered species. It contains projects for classrooms and science fairs.

Energy & Me

Project Learning Tree's music recording, Energy & Me, sung by Billy B, is an educational component of PLT's Energy & Society. The program (PreK-8) provides activities to help youth learn about their relationship with energy and investigate the environmental issues related to energy's role in society.

Hands on the Land

Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America sponsored by Partners in Resource Education. HOL enhances kindergarten through high school student-learning by teaching materials, resources for students, educational program information, teacher bulletins, and more.

International Migratory Bird Day

IMBD celebrates the migrations of birds between their breeding grounds in the U.S. and Canada and their non-breeding grounds in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. A variety of educational materials are available year-round to engage youth and adults in the exploration of birds.

Learning About Renewable Energy

This website introduces children to alternative energy sources, such as wind, water, and solar power, emphasizing their importance to all of our futures.

National Gardening Association

Plants, seeds and tools are available to schools with a gardening program through the National Gardening Association.

Quack! Quack!

Ducks Unlimited is a national organization dedicated to the protection of ducks and other waterfowl as well as their endangered environment.

Raptors in the City

Raptors in the City is a inquiry-based science and technology program for grades 4-6 that stars the peregrine falcon. The online portion of Raptors in the City guides children through nesting season (roughly February to June) as they watch the still rare falcons live via cameras mounted on skyscrapers.


Web-based animation features a new superhero. Robocow flies over agricultural horizons, rescuing us from ill-advised practices endangering the quality of surface waters. For 6-10 grade students.

Science-to-Go! Grants (K-12)

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History can come to your classroom through their Science-to-Go! Program. If you have questions, please call 216.231-2075 or email

Teaching Population

Teaching Population: Hands-on Activities is an extensive K-12 teaching kit on CD-ROM. It includes over 50 activities from Population Connection's seven teaching kits.

Try the KIND way

Kids in Nature’s Defense Club offers an informative and lively newspaper for the classroom, KIND News. This publication teaches respect, responsibility, and kindness to the environment, animals, and people.

Water Science for Schools

Information from the U.S. Geological Survey about the many aspects of water, from what it is to how we use it. This website includes pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can test your water knowledge.

Water Resource Resources

This page contains many water cycle and water related activities for teachers and links to website about water conservation.

YES! Magazine - Free Subscription

YES! offers teachers and students inspiring case studies of practical, positive solutions to a broad range of environmental and social justice challenges. Teachers are eligible for a free one-year subscription to this quarterly journal.