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Environmental Education Websites

Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education
Dedicated to the education of children and to helping them increase their awareness and understanding of their natural environment, this organization believes in the potential of education to help children perceive and understand the environment.

Audubon Adventures
This environmental education program for children in grades 4 to 6 comes to you packaged as a classroom kit, which presents basic accurate facts about birds, wildlife and their habitats.

California Regional Environmental Education Community
The CREEC Network is your "one stop shop" for environmental education resources in California, bringing together local, state, and federal agencies in support of the development of environmentally literate students.

Can Central
This Website of the Can Manufacturers Institute serves as a clearinghouse of information about the can and the industry. In addition, the Aluminum Beverage Cans: The ABCs of Environmental Education curriculum uses the aluminum beverage can as a case study and provides information on the concerns regarding the development and use of packaging.

Education and the Environment Initiative
CalEPA and the CalRecycle’s groundbreaking effort to connect student learning to the environment, while meeting California Academic Content Standards.

Environmental Education at the California Department of Education
This program, in the Mathematics and Science Leadership Office of the California Department of Education, supports environmental education (EE) efforts throughout California by providing information on current EE resources, special events, and grant opportunities.  This office also directs the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network and the Environmental Education Grant Program and participates in the California Environmental Education Interagency Network (CEEIN).

Environmental Education on the Internet
EE-Link develops and organizes Internet resources to support, enhance, and extend effective environmental education in K-12 grades. EE-Link project conducts training workshops and promotes interaction and exchange among environmental education students, teachers, and professionals.

High School Environmental Center
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a new Website to help high school students explore and learn about their environment and ways to protect it. The Website contains easy to find and easy to understand information about air and water issues, waste and recycling, conservation, health and safety, ecosystems, and community environmental conditions. It also links interested students to internship and scholarship opportunities, environmental careers and community involvement projects.

Keep America Beautiful
A network of local, statewide, and national programs that educate about litter prevention, community improvement and ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and properly manage waste materials.

National Environmental Education Foundation
Chartered by Congress in 1990 to advance environmental knowledge and action, NEEF’s ultimate goal is to activate environmentally responsible behavior in the general public. Their strategy is to reach the public through a powerful network of trusted professionals who can help Americans make everyday choices for a healthy life and healthy environment.

North American Association for Environmental Education
The NAAEE is a network of professionals and students working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in more than 55 countries around the world. NAAEE takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational, balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues. NAAEE takes a cooperative and balanced approached to promoting education about environmental issues.

Outdoor Education Research & Evaluation Center
This site provides resources about outdoor education and related programs, such as residential camping, and includes free, full-text access to academic articles, examples, and games and activities. Topics focus on philosophy, theory, research, & evaluation of outdoor education programs.

Project Learning Tree
PLT offers exciting and challenging interdisciplinary, action-oriented activities that focus on the whole environment--land, air, water, and even waste. PLT's lessons are designed to develop critical-thinking skills and teach students "how" to think about complex environmental issues. Information on how to obtain a copy of the curriculum is provided at this site.

Project WILD
This curriculum is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about the natural world. The program emphasizes wildlife and addresses the need for humans to develop as responsible citizens towards the planet.

Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
The SEEK directory works as a clearinghouse for all types of environmental education resources--from articles to lesson plans and from performances to displays.

State Education and Environment Roundtable
This cooperative endeavor of state education agencies seeking to improve student achievement by incorporating environment-based education for kindergarten through twelfth grade education. The roundtable's staff coordinates professional development activities, research programs (including The Effects of Environment-Based Education on Student Achievement), disseminates educational resource materials and provides technical assistance to the states.

Last updated: November 19, 2010
Office of Education and the Environment
Contact: (916) 341-6769