General Environmental Education Resources
- Project Learning Tree
- Project WILD
- World Wildlife Federation Windows on the Wild
- Classroom Earth a great site to find the best of environmental education resources. Sponsored by the National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
- Project WET
- The Electronic Naturalist The Electronic Naturalist, sponsored by the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History and the Cayuga Nature Center, is a new on-line education program providing a weekly environmental education unit. Each unit has artwork, text, activities, additional websites, plus online access to a professional naturalist. Two reading levels are available for grades K-3 (Quick Read) and 4-8 (Full Read).
Temperate Rain Forest Resources
- Alaska Wildlife Curriculum
- Alaska SeaGrant program
- Temperate Rain Forests - This site focuses on temperate rainforests on the western edge of North and South America and includes a food chain and food pyramid.
- Discover the Rainforest - Discover Canada's very own rain forest.
- Discover Olympic--The Rainforest - This site is about Olympic national park in the state of Washington. It includes a teacher's guide (http://www.nps.gov/olym/usingweb.htm) and a cool animation demonstrating the rainshadow effect (http://www.nps.gov/olym/invrain.htm) that causes the rainforest.
- Tasmania's Cool Temperate Rainforest - Discover a silent, cool, dark and damp place that dates back over 60 million years.
- Glacier Bay National Park located in the glaciated north of Southeast Alaska, Glacier Bay is a unique and fascinating land.
- Alaska Natural History Association ANHA is a private, non-profit organization that provides books and materials about public lands in Alaska. Go here if youd like to add some materials to your collection.
- The Temperate Rain Forest excellent, fact-filled site about the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest from the environmental organization EcoTrust.
- Temperate Rain Forest Scrapbook follow a group of students as they explore the Quinalt Rain Forest in the Pacific Northwest.
- American Rainforest Web Adventure
- Exploring the Environment: Temperate Rain Forest -- Find great information on rain forest history, ecology, and natural resource management. The site also features classroom activities and suggestions for research.
- Trees of the Pacific Northwest -- Learn more about common conifers of the region, use a dichotomous key to identify conifer specimens, and discover the identity of a mystery tree!
- The Olympic Temperate Rain Forest -- Learn about the strange and amazing plants that make the Olympic Rain Forest unique!
- Olympic Flora and Fauna -- More information about the unique "lifezones" of Olympic National Park.
- Landmark Trees -- Listen to radio reports of a trip to an Alaskan rain forest to map endangered trees. Find classroom activities and lesson plans by following the "Landmark Trees in the Classroom" link. (Download Real Audio to listen to the broadcast, or print out a transcript.)
- Canopy Crane
- Explore the Fantastic Forest with National Geographic
Tropical Rain Forest Resources
- The Jason Project
- Exploring the Tropics - This informative site is especially focused on plant life in the tropical rain forest: rain forest layers, plant adaptations, plant-animal interactions, economic plants, biodiversity, etc.
- Mysterious Journey: Rain Forest - This is an excellent, indepth site which describes the climate, plants, and animals of the tropical rainforest, and also tackles the issues of deforestation, farming, ranching, loss of habitat, and loss of biodiversity.
- Rainforest Action Network Kid's Corner - This site includes a video, fun rainforest activities, lots of information, ways you can help save the rainforest, and resources for teachers and students.
- Passport to the Rainforest - This is a site that features video, real-time interactions, the Internet, and hands-on science activities. There's also a page for educators.
- Journey to Amazonia - Learn about life in the tropical rainforest: in the water, on the land, and in the trees. Become an Amazon Explorer in a fun interactive game. The site includes extensive teacher resources.
- Costa Rica Handbook - This extensive site contains information on the land, climate, flora, fauna, conservation and more.
- How Stuff Works: The Rainforest - Travel into the tropical rainforest to see what makes it such a bountiful environment for plants and animals, and why the rainforests are in danger and how this affects us.
Public Lands Education