Access Excellence - Activities
Resources Division - Education
Welcome to the Illinois Scientific
Literacy Network Website
OSME Home Page
The visible human
Center for Insect Science
Education Outreach K-12 lessons & resources for using live insects
in the classroom to enhance learning across the curriculum
Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment
as an Integrating Context for Learning.
Report of a 3-yr study of 40 schools in U.S. that use the environment as
a context for educational practices.
content standards for teacher preparation are now on the ISBE web pages.
begin at the beginning, Click here.
Free Educational Materials
from the Illinois Dept of Natural Resources !!!!
Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Site - Science
Mentoring for Females in Science
Women : Profiles, Question & Answer
for Women in Trades, Technology & Science is dedicated to integrating
women into nontraditional careers by providing training and technical assistance
and publications to the educational system & employers
Environmental Education Information
A Sense of Place
Native plants for locally appropriate landscapes
Learn more about the fascinating world of
butterflies. You can tour a photo gallery, learn how to plant
a butterfly garden, take a
field trip, find a pen-pal, chat with other butterfly-lovers
Cats Indoors: The campaign for Safer Birds & Cats
- materials on their mission to protect cats, birds, and other wildlife
by keeping cats indoors. american Bird Conservancy 1250 24th St.
NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20037 (NOT A LINK)
- 300 photos of practices and problems in GIF format from online slide
Center for Marine Conservation promote
information and support for marine animals
SOLSTICE: Your online source for sustainable
energy information at www.crest.org
DEJASHOE produces shoes and boots made of recycled tires, newspapers,
styrofoam, metal and cloth. 503-682-8814 (NOT A LINK)
Corporate Watch Holding Corporations
Accountable (Environmental Justice Info too)
Association of Illinois (EEAI)
EcoMall "Earth's Largest Environmental
Your First Stop to Shop for Green Products
That are Good for People and the Environment.
The Ecology Communications Information
on Ecological issues & various topics
Ecology and Conservation of
Illinois' Fur Resources - detailed life history information
for 14 mammals classified as furbearers, wildlife trivia, animal track
Envirolink Network Online Environmental
Community: News, ecogift ideas, sustainable business, jobs, K-12 Environmental
Resources on the Internet for Teachers.
EE-Link - University of Michigan, (Environmental Education link
on the Internet)
Earth Day Events, Organization info. & Env. Resource Info.
Earthtimes Daily Environmental News
Reviews, Business, Children, Culture
Comics by Koz, Development,
Environment Gender Issues Health Human Rights Population Profiles
publ 6 x per year.
Earthwrite pencils- pencils made
of recycled newspapers and cardboard boxes (2.39 per doz)
of America Resource for Educators (Focus on careers
brochure, 6 profiles of ecologists, fact sheets on invasive species, biodiversity,
coral reefs & global climate change, report on "Human Alteration of
the Global Nitrogen Cycle: Cause and Consequences & Report on Ecosystem
services, "What do Ecologists Do?")
The Environment Magazine Can be
subscribed to, electronic magazine on environment.
Environmental Protection Agency
information on education grants, please check the EPA's Environmental Education
Office. You can read the descriptions and locations of grantsawarded nationwide
by clicking on the button "Grant Program". You can also call at 202-260-8619.
For publications on wetlands, please contact the EPA's
Hotline by phone a 1-800-832-7828 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Information Hotline provides information about the value and functions
of wetlands and options for their
protection and also provides information about related publications.
Caves - an interdisciplinary set of materials on caves for grades K-3
Field Museum of Natural History
Give Water a Hand Action Guide for
4-H and most youth groups Printed copies $5.00 at (800-WATER
IDNR's webpage of links to habitat information & environmental education
Green Teacher is
a magazine by and for educators to enhance environmental and global education
across the curriculum at all grade levels.
The Globe Program (NOAA)
Global Learning and Observations To Benefit the Environment, student collect
data and send to U.S. scientists at NOAA, NASA, NSF, and EPA (Famous Program)
for Kids (Solutions to Environmental Problems)
How Things Work - Questions
answered at this site go beyond the basics of how things work to the physics
of everyday life. "Why doesn't the aire in a microwave oven get hot?"
"Can boiling water explode"
and organizations seeking social and economic information about any country
in the world can now use a great online database compiled by the UN
Kenaf - a plant that enables Vision Paper to produce 100% tree-free
paper. It grows to maturity in 180 days. Vision Paper 505-294-0293
(NOT A LINK)
Kids Gardening - National Gardening
League of Conservation Voters Informs
you of how Congress voted on environmental bills. It can tell
you how your senators and representatives voted by percentage.
National Wildlife Federation
- Kids Page
Illinois Environmental Education Advancement
Protection Agency - LEAP (Lake Education Assistance Program Grant
Illinois Heritage Association perpetuates
the history and heritage of Illinois by providing
professional services to educational institutions, local government
bodies and nonprofit agencies.
Illinois River Watch
Keep it Green
Leapfrogging Through Wetlands -
lively, hands-on learning with imaginative activities and realistic stickers
in a book that allows children 9 - 12 to investigate the world of sedges,
rushes, ducks and frogs by becoming "wetland detectives." Book available
from Dog-Eared Publ. for $10.95 or ordered by calling
NGA’s Youth Garden
Grants (Downloadable application)
National Library for the Environment
by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), a group
that aims to educate society about the importance of comprehensive scientific
programs that integrate cross-cutting research with knowledge assessments,
education, information , dissemination and training.
Nature Conservancy Uniting individuals,
organizations, business and government to protect wildlife & wild places
Classroom Areas (Indiana Dept of Education Ideas)
Outdoor Illinois magazine from IDNR P.O. Box 19225,
Dept. N>, sprigfield, IL 62794-9225 1yr $10. (NOT A LINK)
The Plants Database
maintains and generates data reports in specialized
areas: Characteristics, Checklists & Searches, Culturally
Significant, Excluded and Anomalous Names, Fact Sheets,Invasive & Noxious,
Phylogenetic,Threatened Endangered, Wetland Indicator Status
Plants website -has
info about plants names symbols, endangered/threatened, wetland, noxious
Planet Ark (Reuter
World Environmental News)
Planet Neighborhood - looks at
ways people across the nation are using down-to-Earth concepts and innovative
technologies in their quest to preserve the environment.
Project Learning Tree ( Curriculum /Activities)
Rainforest Action Network Home Page
Real Goods Catalog and OrganizationGoods
for you that are good for the planet, also the Solar Living Center
Right to KnowNetwork
- Reveals toxic releases
Center for Environmental Education of the Antioch New England. Grapelin
online, Integrating EE into the K12 Experience, Humanities Grant Program,
Library, Recommended Resources, Web Links.
Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants
Sierra Club to protect America's
families and our future
State Education & Environment Roundtable
valuable research information to support the integration of environmental
education into the instructional setting
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
Toxic Release Inventory
Welcome to PLAN-IT Illinois
(PLANIT Earth Curriculum)
ZPG Online (Zero Population Growth)
US Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Education Web Page with mission to advance and support
education efforts that develop an environmentally conscious and responsible
public and inspire personal responsibility in caring for the environment.
U.S.G.S. Water Science
- Includes water basics, earth's water, special water topics, water question
and answer, water use informaiton, picture gallery, activity center, help
screens water glossary, links to schools doing water studies.
(Adopt) and Schoolyard Habitat Projects (SPLASHD) St.Clair County's
two programs for outdoor environmental education projects
Curriculum for Schoolyard Lab.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
explains research on dendrochronology, the study of tree growth rings.
of Spring The group Journey North will study frogs in their Signs of
Spring project on their World wide Web site. Twice each month, you
can report the calling and croaking of two species: spring peeper
and chorus frog.
Kit & Kaboodle Schools
may now register for free participationin Kit & Kabodle, the graphic,
elementary science curriculum with an interdisciplinary scope. The
first module, Raging Rivers, is now available via the Internet. Teachers
can use online simulations, hands on investigations and website links to
help students make the connection between current weather events and flooded
U.S.G.S. Free Curriculum Exploring
Caves(K-3), What Do Maps Show? (4-7). Global Change (4-6), Map Adventures
(K-3) and Exploring Maps (9-12)
U.S. EPA information
on wetlands, surface water, groundwater, and general environmental awareness
In the Spotlight The U.S.
World Wildlife Fund is currently featuring Latin America with excellent
on-line maps and information about North American and global forests.
site has facts on garbage use.
Backyard Biodiversity Freeebies
-colorful booklet and 10 tips sheets on backyard conservation practices
SEAHOME obtain the latest information
about upcoming releases and download software such as Environmental Assessment
Resource Guide, Lead in the Environment, Chemical Contamination in Fish,
Municipal Solid Waste Factbook, and Landfill Inventory, Pollution Prevention
and Water Conservation.
Habitat Action Grants - Application (downloadable)
Madison County Grants Received 1998 - Below
to the Nature Institute in Alton: Project Bird BEAK (Bird Building
Environment and Knowledge) (grades K-12) - $500 to creat a 90 x 120 foot
bird watching site.
to Roxana High School and Roxana Central Elementary School. A Walk
on the Wild Side (K-12) $300 to develop an ecosystem with habitat suitable
for many species, including butterflies.
to Belleville East High and Jean Becherer $500 to develop an ecosystem
with habitat suitable for many species, including butterflies.
Arboreta and Zoos
Arboretum Plant and Animal Communities
Wheaton Park District-Cosley
Animal Farm Cyber tour of Colsey Animal Farm.
Prairie in Illinois Native prairie plants of Illinois in pictures
Scott's Botanical Links
Chicago Botanic Garden
Vascular Plant Image
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency- Region 5 Info on air, education , Greatlakes,
toxics and water.
Sharing Environmental Educaton
Knowledge (SEEK)Minnesota's interactive directory of
U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceInfo
on habitats, wildlife, environmental contaminants and training opportunities.
ON SIUE CAMPUS - SEAC (Student Environmental Action Coalition)
directed by Matt Gebhardt for information email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or see their
to Amazon.com Books! Earth’s Biggest Bookstore & Music
Equity and Excellence in Science
into Step: Effective Media Communications in Your Watershed -
site contains 3 sections: Developing outreach, outreach materials
and working with media.
Illinois Science and Math Literacy
- links to 300,000 government web pages with info on grants, budgets, volunteer
opportunities and agency partnerships.