EEOP: Resources

Environmental Education Resources:

Internet Resources:       [top]
Search Engine Watch:
Search engine watch is the authoritative guide to searching at Internet search engines and search engine registration and ranking issues. Search engine watch is devoted to how search engines work, search engine news and information, tips on using and submitting search engine.

Finding Resources On The Internet:
A Trainer's Module For Environmental Education: Finding resources on the Internet: a trainer's module for environmental education is a training guide for educators to help them learn how to search the web and then, in turn, be better equipped for helping their students find the "right" resources.

Evaluating The Content Of Web Sites, Guidelines For Educators:
Evaluating the content of web sites is a publication that helps educators distinguish useable information from web sites.

Evaluating The Structure Of Web Sites:
Evaluating the structure of web sites is a publication that helps educators look at the various components of a web site and see how they make up the larger whole.

Environmental Education Providers Directory:
Environmental education providers directory is a directory of clearinghouses that have many resources for environmental educators. There is also a companion brochure to this document:
The Environmental Education Providers Brochure

Thesaurus Of Environmental Education Terms For Use In Electronic Database Searching:
Thesaurus of environmental education terms for use in electronic database searching is a listing of the terms commonly used by ERIC/CSMEE and ENC it is intended as a guideline for educators.

Environmental Monitoring (GLOBE):       [top]
GLOBE Program:
GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program. Global learning and observations to benefit the environment shares environmental research. With news, a data archive, and an educators' forum.

Automated Air And Soil Temperature Protocol:
The purpose of this activity is to measure soil and air temperature continuously at a common site. Students will gain insight into the use of automated monitoring equipment and learn to manipulate extensive, multivariable data sets. Students learn to create spreadsheets, time series graphs, and use them in data analyses.
(16 Pages)

Digital Multi-Day Max/Min/Current Air and Soil Temperatures Protocol:
The purpose of this activity is to record daily measurements of maximum, minimum, and current air and soil temperatures at a common site. Students gain insight into the relationships between air and soil temperatures over time and learn to use a digital thermometer.
(17 Pages)

Aerosol Protocol:
The purpose of this activity is to measure the aerosol optical thickness of the atmosphere (how much of the sun's light is scattered or absorbed by particles suspended in the air) students learn what causes hazy skies and the concept that only some of the sun's light reaches earth surface.
(30 Pages)

Surface Ozone Protocol:
The purpose of this activity is to measure ozone concentrations at ground level direction. Students learn what causes hazy skies and the concept that only some of the sun's light reaches earth surface.
(18 Pages)

Cloud Protocol:
The purpose of this activity to observe cloud type and cover. Students learn how to make estimates from observations and how to categorize specific clouds following general descriptions for the categories. Students learn the meteorological concepts of cloud heights, types, and cloud cover and learn the ten basic cloud types.
(16 Pages)

Observing Visibility And Sky Color (Cloud Watch):
To observe, document, and classify changes in visibility and sky color over time and to understand the relationship between sky color, visibility, and aerosols in the atmosphere. Students become aware of the changes in visibility and sky color due to particles suspended in the air.
(8 Pages)

Environmental Education:       [top]
Environmental Education Outreach Program:
The Environmental Education Outreach Program is part of the Institute For Tribal Environmental Professionals (Itep) at Northern Arizona University. The purpose of the Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) is to interest Native American students in environmental careers and to assist schools in improving environmental science literacy.

Arizona Association for Environmental Education (AAEE):
The Arizona Association for Environmental Education (AAEE) is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the quality of environmental education in Arizona and to advance professionalism among all who are involved with environmental education, whatever the topic or setting.

Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines For Excellence:
Guidelines For Excellence is a set of recommendations for developing and selecting environmental education materials. These guidelines aim to help developers of activity guides, lesson plans, and other instructional materials produce high quality products and to provide educators with a tool to evaluate the wide array of available environmental education materials.

The North American Association For Environmental Education (NAAEE):
The North American Association For Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational, and scientifically-balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues.

The National Project For Excellence In Environmental Education:
The National Project For Excellence In Environmental Education, initiated by the North American Association For Environmental Education (NAAEE) In 1993, is attempting to answer that question. Environmental education is a process that aims to develop an environmentally literate citizenry that can compete in our global economy; has the skills, knowledge, and inclinations to make well-informed choices; and exercises the rights and responsibilities of members of a community.

Environmental Education And Training Partnership:
"Advancing Education And Environmental Literacy" EETAP'S mission is to deliver training and support services to education professionals to advance education and environmental literacy in the United States. EETAP will pursue this mission through three major program areas in 2002-2003.

Environmental Education And Training Partnership:
"Advancing Education And Environmental Literacy" EETAP'S mission is to deliver training and support services to education professionals to advance education and environmental literacy in the United States. EETAP will pursue this mission through three major program areas in 2002-2003.
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US Environmental Protection Agency Educational Resources:
The USEPA Educational Resources website provides links that are helpful for children, students, educators, EE professionals and researchers.

USEPA-Office Of Environmental Education:
The office of environmental education mission is to advance and support education efforts that develop an environmentally conscious and responsible public. The goal of the OEE is to ensure that Environmental Education (EE) is a recognized and appropriately utilized tool for protecting human health and the environment.

Needs Assessment and Planning:       [top]
EPA's , Community Cultural And The Environment: A Guide To Understanding A Sense Of Place:
A guide to understanding a sense of place is a flexible toolbox for understanding the social dynamics involved in community-based efforts. Users will learn about such things as local knowledge about community issues, the language community members use, influential subgroups within the community, historical trends in the community, environmental and other community priorities, and other social factors. This information is crucial in developing sustainable strategies for community participation and planning regarding environmental protection. (each participant will receive a copy of publication)
The Community Culture And The Environment: A Guide To Understanding A Sense Of Place -

Environmental Planning For Small Communities (TRILOGY):
Environmental planning for small communities offers a complete one-stop introduction to a wide range of environmental issues and decisions that affect small to medium-sized communities. It offers communities the chance to judge their own needs and preferences, and to make informed decisions on their own.

"Community How To Guide On Needs Assessment And Strategic Planning":
A comprehensive needs assessment is the critical first step a coalition or organization must take in order to develop an effective and successful program. This "Community How To Guide On Needs Assessment And Strategic Planning," details the elements of a needs assessment. The national highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA) developed this community guide, to assist cities, counties, and neighborhoods address fundamental components of planning and implementing a comprehensive underage drinking prevention program.

Tribal Case Study: Developing an Education and Outreach Program:       [top]
CRITFC Yakama Nation:
The Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Nation.

Yakama Indian Nation:
Profile Of The Yakama Indian Nation Includes Contact Information.

Yakama Nation Tribal Profile:
Tribal Profile Includes History, Housing, Population And Environment. Nation Tribal Profile.htm

Bad River Tribe - Brief History:
Article By D.J. Jackson Chronicles The History Of The Bad River Band Of Lake Superior Tribe Of Chippewa Indians In Northern Wisconsin.

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians:
Tribal Sustainable Development and Ecological Design Workshop and Demonstration - Conduct a workshop for Region 5 tribes on practical application of environmentally sustainable design and construction principles; implement demonstration project on reservation based on workshop concepts.

Sandia Pueblos- A Brief History:
A brief history of Sandia Pueblos.

Native American Lands Curriculum:       [top]
Native American Lands Curriculum:
The center for Indian community development at Humboldt state university produced this 52-lesson curriculum for grades 1 through 12 under a grant from EPA. Tribal leaders, educators, and the public identified the goals of the project. The curriculum adapts elements from other waste management instructional materials, but adds several original activities specifically to meet the needs of rural Native American children. It is designed to be empowering and emphasizes cultural themes.

Air Quality Learning Activities:       [top]
Air Quality Curriculum Project (AQCP):
Air Quality Curriculum Project (AQCP) is an educational program implemented by the Environmental Educational Outreach Program (EEOP) at Northern Arizona University (NAU). The goal of AQCP is to provide a supplement to USEPA'S Project A.I.R.E. Curriculum that is tribally focused, culturally sensitive and teacher friendly. The AQCP develops sample case studies for teachers and students to use to investigate their local air quality issues. The AQCP resources pages provide published, tribal, and internet resources on air quality issues as well as supplemental student activities.

Project A.I.R.E.:
Project A.I.R.E (Air Information Resources For Educators) was developed in 1994, by EPA to focus the attention of elementary, junior high, and high school students on air pollution issues: air quality, rainforests, radon, the creation of environmental laws, the greenhouse effect and ozone. The units in this package were designed to help students think more critically and creatively about air pollution problems and the alternatives for resolving them. Additionally, they are designed to encourage more epa employees to volunteer their time to assist teachers in introducing environmental science into their classrooms. To show the relevance and utility of the concepts and skills underlying these units beyond the classroom, we have made an effort to link each of the units with actual occupations in epa and in other workplaces. Many of the units challenge students to extrapolate the real world applications from the information presented.

Download the complete Project A.I.R.E Guide estimated download time: 9 Minutes (PDF File Size 3.4 MB at 56K.)

A-Way With Waste Curriculum:
The A-Way With Waste Curriculum was written and developed by the Washington State Department of Ecology with written contributions and expertise provided by teachers, principals, environmental educators, citizen organizations, businesses, industries, and local and state government representatives. Each classroom activity was written, reviewed, revised, and then field-tested in Washington classrooms by teachers. Activities were finalized based on field test and review commentary before being included in the curriculum. The activities, written for grades k-12, are interdisciplinary and action oriented. They provide opportunities for students to participate in cooperative problem solving and decision-making tasks involving waste management, litter control, and science, technology, and society. Information and fact sheets introduce each section. State and national waste management legislation, regulation, research and survey information is included. The curriculum also contains a glossary of terms.

Native American Lands Curriculum:
The Center For Indian Community Development At Humboldt State University produced this 52-lesson curriculum for grades 1 through 12 under a grant from EPA. Tribal leaders, educators, and the public identified the goals of the project. The curriculum adapts elements from other waste management instructional materials, but adds several original activities specifically to meet the needs of rural Native American children. It is designed to be empowering and emphasizes cultural themes.

Teaching and How to Change Behavior, ie, Learning:       [top]
Michigan Reach Out! - Teaching And Learning Research:
The Website Is Part Of The University Of Michigan Reach Out! Program, their mission is to create a link between college and community. There are lots of tools listed to help you diagnose, in yourself or your students, personal learning styles, personality and temperament differences, strengths and weaknesses in a multiple intelligences framework-and the educational implications of all these aspects of individuals. There are also plenty of ideas on alternative assessments, effective learning climates, course design, and so forth.

CONSTRUCTIVISM - From Philosophy To Practice:
In the constructivist perspective, the individual through his/her interactions with the environment constructs knowledge. The aim of this site is to highlight attempts of integrating constructivist characteristics into the practice of teaching and learning.

Essays On Constructivism And Education:
Website Contains Collected Essays On Constructivism And Education.

Ecological Education In Action: On Weaving Education, Culture, And The Environment:
Ecological Education In Action: On Weaving Education, Culture, And The Environment is an effort to distinguish the efforts described here from more common forms of environmental education. Ecological education requires viewing human beings as one part of the natural world and human cultures as an outgrowth of interactions between our species and particular places.
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Nurturing Learning In Native American Students:
This web site is designed to provide information, including links to related web sites, on selected resources on american indian/indigenous education.

American Indian And Alaskan Native Learning Styles:
This web site is designed to provide information, including links to related web sites, on selected resources on American Indian and Alaskan native learning styles.

Culturally Sensitive Schools and Communities:       [top]
Alaska Native Knowledge Network:
Resource for Alaskan Indigenous Culture and education contains lesson plans, newsletter archives and links to related sites.

Observing Locally, Connecting Globally (OLCG):
The Observing Locally, Connecting Globally (OLCG) Project is funded by the National Science Foundation through a grant to the University Of Alaska Fairbanks entitled "global change education using western science and native observations." the overall goal of our three-year program is to provide Alaskan teachers and students opportunities to engage in original global change research and to promote global change education in Alaska. These research studies address the need for locally relevant, inquiry-oriented science education appropriate for the diverse multi-graded and multicultural teaching situations in Alaska.

Public Meetings-Getting Citizens Involved:       [top]
NEJAC Model Plan For Public Participation:
The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) considers public participation crucial in ensuring that decisions affecting human health and the environment embrace environmental justice.

Public Participation Helps Communities And Residents - Getting Citizens Involved:
Public participation is predicated on the notion that not only do public bodies, such as local governments and utilities, have a responsibility to inform their citizens about public projects, but that they also benefit from the ideas that residents generate.

Involving The Public For Hundreds Of Years New England Town Meetings:
Actively soliciting local involvement in government may be a new concept to some communities, but to folks in the northeast, it's old hat. They've been involved in public participation-in the form of the new england town meeting-for more than 300 years.

Good Public Relations Makes The Job Easier - Communicating Your Message:
It might be hard for town officials to communicate efficiently and effectively with residents without first having a basic understanding of the actual construct of communication. Once there is an understanding, town officials can build and put into action a working public relations plan.

The International Association For Public Participation (IAP2):
Is the primary advocacy group for those involved in public participation. Their web site provides a good overview of the Topic.

Planning and Conducting Effective Public Meetings:
Successful public meetings first and foremost require planning. Meetings not planned well often leave participants feeling frustrated and believing that attending the meeting was a waste of time. This website contain some ideas for how to prepare for a successful public meeting.

Conducting Effective Public Meetings:
Meetings are the means by which a person or group can exercise choice and affect outcomes. Generally, there are two different types of meetings that a local government will focus on. These are decision or policy-making meetings and information sharing meetings (either to get public comments or brainstorming work sessions). The purpose of meetings is to hear from all concerned parties and ensure that all opinions are considered in the decision making process.

Conducting Meetings:
Why are there so many bad meetings? Poor planning by the meeting's organizer and a lack of involvement by the participants. Listed in this website are some guidelines for conducting effective meetings.

Effective Meetings:
Whether you're a newcomer to meetings or a seasoned pro, the resource center offers hands-on meeting advice for every possible situation. Plus, our sage advisor, the Meeting Guru, will help solve your meeting dilemmas.

Meeting Dilemmas………Solved!!!:
This website contains different solutions to dilemmas that arise during a meeting.

Formal Presentations:       [top]
General Tips For Effective Career Presentations:
This website provides a list that shares ideas of things to think about when making career presentations to children and teens.

The Art Of Communicating Effectively:
Tips from all aspects of pulling off the successful presentation!

10 Little-Known, Rarely Discussed, Highly Effective Presentation Techniques:
Marjorie Brody offers ten simple ways to improve your performance with presentation techniques. Knowing your audience and channeling nervous energy into enthusiasm are highlights.

How To Make Presentations:
The most common ways to make others aware of your work is by publishing the results in a journal article, or by giving an oral or poster presentation. This website provides tips on doing a effective presentation.

Presentation Skills For Emergent Managers:
Presentations are one of the first managerial skills which a junior engineer must acquire. This article looks at the basics of presentation skills as they might apply to an emergent manager.

Media Literacy:       [top]
Media Literacy Lesson Plans:
Public broadcasting for northern Arizona has provided this web page, which contains a variety of lesson plans of teaching Media Literacy.

Media Literacy Clearinghouse:
The Media Literacy Clearinghouse is a collections of web pages designed for K-12 educators who want to: learn more about media literacy, integrate it into classroom instruction and make their students more media aware.

Minding The Media:
In this lesson students will explore the relationship between media and activism. They will critically examine the ways in which the media covers news events. They will research varied components of media, and examine the differences between mainstream and non-mainstream media coverage of selected events.

Evaluating Information: An Information Literacy Challenge:
The new information power contains information literacy standards that emphasize, among other skills, the ability to evaluate information. This skill is difficult and complex.

Society Of Environmental Journalism:
The Society Of Environmental Journalists is the only u.s.- based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting. SEJ programs are designed to build a stronger, better-educated, and more closely connected network of professional journalists and editors who cover the environment and environment-related issues.

10 Classroom Approaches To Media Literacy:
The following article is from the introduction to the media literacy resource guide published by the 0ntario ministry of education in 1989 to guide the implementation of media literacy in language arts in Ontario high schools.

Media Literacy:
This website contains lists of other helpful Media Literacy links.

Webquest Actitivies:       [top]
The Webquest Page:
This site is designed to serve as a resource to those who are using the Webquest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples and collecting materials developed to communicate the idea, all of us experimenting with Webquests will be able to learn from each other.

Find A Need And Fill It: A Webquest For Life-Long Learners:
This Webquest will call upon you to discover a need in your community, use your imagination to find a solution and your ingenuity to fill the need.

Curriculum Quest:
A Webquest for teachers who want to integrate the internet into their curriculum.

Native and Indigenous Media Sources:       [top]
AZ - Navajo Hopi Observer:
Find news, sports, and classifieds in this weekly serving this Arizona Native American community.

Navajo Times:
The newspaper of the Navajo People - Online Edition

Indian Country Today:
National newspaper published weekly provides headline news and a look at its origin. Also find a Pow Wow directory and subscription details.

Turtle Island News:
Weekly purports to be North America's premier native newspaper. Addresses native issues for the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

Oklahoma Indian Times:
Information and news for the Native-American Nations of Oklahoma. With events listings, and editorials.
Native American Public Telecommunications:
Public radio and television broadcasting network offers links to its affiliates.

Reznet Online Native Newspaper:
Reznet - Online native newspaper online newspaper will give Native American students a voice -- and journalism experience amanda Jo Wauneka is a young a Navajo woman, and when she gets out of college she wants to be a journalist.

Communicating with Traditional Elders:       [top]
Process Of Interviewing:
Process of interviewing an elder by Rachel Craig.

Elders And Cultural Camps As Educational Resources:
Elders And Subsistence Camps are an important part of native life throughout Alaska. One of the strategies is proving most successful in connecting the school curriculum to students lives in culturally and educationally meaningful ways is through the involvement of native elders as teachers and the real-world setting of a subsistence camp environment as the classroom.

Curriculums:       [top]
Project Willow is a hands-on science curriculum that represents a radical departure from the traditional "hands-off" textbook approach to elementary science education. This curriculum was designed to introduce fourth graders to basic environmental science concepts from the perspective of the Washoe Indians. It traces Washoe encounters with the local environment in both traditional and modern times.

GLOBE Program:
GLOBE is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program. Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment shares environmental research. With news, a data archive, and an educators' forum.

Project W.E.T.:
Reaching children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education you will find current information here about programs, events and publications as well as how to contact a project WET coordinator near you.

Project Learning Tree - PLT:
PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world to increase students' understanding of our environment; stimulate students' critical and creative thinking; develop students' ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and instill in students the commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

Project Wild, From Awareness To Responsible Action:
Program For K-12 emphasizes wildlife because of its intrinsic and ecological values, as well as its importance as a basis for teaching how ecosystems function.

Full Option Science System (FOSS):
FOSS is an elementary school science program developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science with support from the National Science Foundation. FOSS program materials are designed to meet the challenge of providing meaningful science education for all students in diverse American classrooms and to prepare them for life in the 21st century.

Science Education for Public Understanding Program (SEPUP):
The Science Education for Public Understanding Program designs, develops, and disseminates science education materials both year-long courses and module that promote scientific literacy and enhance the role of students as independent thinkers and active participants in science and society.

For more information, please contact:
Mansel Nelson