Environmental Portal (Northwest Environmental Education Council) - http://environmental-portal.net
This portal is a partnership of educators, businesses and government and nonprofit agencies that are passionate about the environment and are committed to providing students with information on how to integrate real-world learning about the environment into school curriculum. One of the partners is the Seattle Public Schools. The site is loaded with resources for students and teachers.
EPA Environmental Kids Club - http://www.epa.gov/kids
Explore the environment and learn how to protect it using games, pictures and stories. Main topics include: air, water, garbage and recycling, plants and animals and the environment. Find links to games and activities. Use the Teaching Center to get ideas on community service projects, scholarships, lesson plans and grants.
Facing the Future: People and the Planet - http://www.facingthefuture.org
Facing the Future, located in Seattle, offers curriculum and workshop materials on sustainable issues for purchase by middle and high school teachers. The site also provides links to action and service learning opportunities for students and individuals.
Green Communities - http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/student.htm
This site from the Environmental Protection Agency is designed for teachers who wish to introduce the concept of sustainability into their classrooms and for students who need assistance and guidance in their sustainable research projects. Numerous links to other resources are available from this site.
Green Schools Program – King County Solid Waste Division - http://www.metrokc.gov/dnrp/swd/greenschools
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts achieve the following: initiate or expand conservation practices and reduce related costs; increase awareness of conservation strategies among administrators, staff, students and parents; and receive recognition as stewards of the environment who serve as models for their students and the community.
Green Teacher - http://greenteacher.com
This quarterly magazine promotes global and environmental awareness for young people from elementary through high school. It’s full of teaching ideas from green educators. Each issue of Green Teacher offers perspectives on the role of education in creating a sustainable future and practical cross-curricular activities for various grade levels.
Guided Tour on Wind Energy – Danish Wind Industry Association - http://www.windpower.org/en/tour.htm
This site provides lessons on wind power. Learn about wind by clicking one of the following links: turbine sitting, energy output, how does it work, generators, turbine design, manufacturing, electrical grid, environment, economics, history of wind energy and wind energy manual. Then test your knowledge by taking a quiz on wind energy.
Kaboose - http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/earthday/activity.html?trnstl=1
This site offers teachers suggestions for Earth Day activities, including recipes, crafts and a link to Earth Day theme units.
Kids Corner - http://www.groundwater.org/kc/kc.html
Kids can learn what groundwater is and how they can help protect it from contamination. This site also has resources for teachers, such as classroom activities.
Kids Links – Teaching Green (EcoMall) - http://www.ecomall.com/biz/kidslinks.htm
This site provides links to educational, activity oriented, as well as entertaining Web sites that are student appropriate. Most sites contain quizzes, hands-on project ideas, Earth Day projects, lesson plans and guides for teachers, science experiments and games.