General Environmental Education Resources
Temperate Rain Forest Resources
- Alaska Wildlife Curriculum
- Alaska SeaGrant Teaching Resources
- Discover the Rainforest - Discover Canada's very own rain forest.
- 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 Geographic – Alaska Geographic is the official non-profit partner of Alaska’s 15 national parks, 16 national wildlife refuges, and America’s two largest national forests, plus a variety of other public lands. Our core purpose is to support Alaska’s parks, forests, and refuges—and it is our mission to connect people to these remarkable landscapes.
- 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!
- 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
Tropical Rain Forest Resources
- 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.
- 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.
- 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