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FROM VOLUME 11, NUMBER 11, NOVEMBER 1998
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: email@example.com) has published
a Directory of Environmental Education Information Providers,
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
The National Institute for the Environment
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
A hydrology and remote sensing education project for K-12 Earth science
Educational Resources for Cartography, Geography, and Related
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 Energys 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.
Articles, e-mail and web links about science, primarily for middle and
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 EPAs 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
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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