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FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1998

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Global Climate Change Education Resources
Part 1: General Environmental Education Resources

Environmental education is an important aspect of the education system in the United States and elsewhere. The topics related to global environmental change represent an interesting challenge to educators seeking to provide balanced coverage of the issue. Coverage goes beyond the physical and applied sciences and includes discussion from the policy and social sciences, as well.

Environmental Education Information Providers

The Environmental Education and Training Partnership Resource Library at Ohio State University Extension (700 Ackerman Road, Suite 235, Columbus, OH, 43202-1578; tel: 614-292-6926; e-mail: heimlich@osu.edu) has published a Directory of Environmental Education Information Providers, including:

Center for Environmental Education

Center for Great Lakes Environmental Education

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

The Environmental Media Corporation

ERIC (Education Resources Information Clearinghouse) Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education

GLOBE (see below)

The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)

The National Environmental Directory Project

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The National Institute for the Environment

Second Nature

World Resources Institute (see below)

Each organization listed is provided a summary statement of resources, services, funding, publications, and other information related to their abilities to provide scientifically accurate information on any aspect of the environment. Additional sources of resources and expertise on environmental education for global climate change are listed below.

General Environmental Education Links

These sources should be consulted for general overviews of resources and services related to environmental education. Many of them have extensive inventories of resources, including links to other Web sites, searchable databases, publication lists, newsletters, discussion lists, and related resources.

Earth Sense

A hydrology and remote sensing education project for K-12 Earth science teachers.

Educational Resources for Cartography, Geography, and Related Disciplines

From the USGS National Mapping Information Program, this site provides teachers with resources for introducing geographic concepts that are critical for learning about global climate change.

EE-Link Environmental Information on the Internet

EE-Link is a project of the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) and a participant in the Environmental Education and Training Partnership of the North American Association for Environmental Education. Contact them at the GREEN office, 206 S. 5th Ave., Suite 150, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104; tel: 734-761-8142; fax: 734-761-4951.

Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade

This report is compiled by the National Energy Information Center, a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. Energy Education provides a list of generally free or low-cost educational materials available for students and educators. It is updated annually and covers a variety of environmental topics related to energy issues, including those related to global climate change.

K-12 Geoscience Education Resources

General resources for geoscience education.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

ORISE provides educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduates, and faculty.

Science

Articles, e-mail and web links about science, primarily for middle and junior-high students.

World Resources Institute (WRI) Environmental Education

WRI presents a wealth of resources in many formats from full-text online access to videos, slides, and guides that include lesson plans, overhead transparency masters, and student exercises.

Environmental Education (EPA)

This is the EPA’s “official” environmental Web site, created by the Office of Environmental Education. The National Environmental Education Act of 1990 requires EPA to provide national leadership to increase environmental literacy. EPA established the Office of Environmental Education within the Office of Communications, Education, and Media Relations. This site is primarily for educators with links for resources in training, funding, partnerships, student opportunities, and resources.

The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation

The mission of the NEETF is to help America meet critical national challenges through environmental learning. NEETF also forges valuable partnerships with federal and state agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on voluntary initiatives that supplement regulation with innovative compliance and cooperation.

Sierra Club Global Warming Campaign

This site provides news and video links for teachers and students.

This two-part series will conclude next month with an inventory of global-change education sites.

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