Educator Resources

The curriculum and educational materials adopted and distributed by ONREP aligns with the 

We are happy to provide formal and nonformal educators with a host of materials from Project Learning Tree (PLT) & Project WILD curriculum to local Oregon-based books, posters, pamphlets, videos, virtual field trips, and other materials produced by local organizations, including the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Oregon State University Extension Service, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and others.

Curriculum

The cornerstone of ONREP professional development are three nationally recognized environmental education curricula: Project Learning Tree (PLT), Project WILD, and BEETLES (Better Environmental Education, Teaching, Learning & Expertise Sharing). These curricula explore the interrelationship of forests, wildlife, outdoor education and their connection to our lives, through field-based, hands-on activities that develop critical thinking skills.

 

Resources

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Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)

This website has a list of the 100 best nature books, identified by CNN, Forbes, and Inc-Book Authority. The list has a rating, a summary of the book, reviews, and where you can purchase the book.

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List of 19 podcasts that you can listen to with children, all of the podcasts are science related. Each listing has a description of the podcast.

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This website has a list of 50 nature books for children. Each book has a link that will lead to where the book can be purchased or accessed.

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Access Recreation, a Portland-based organization compiles detailed trail information for hikers of all abilities and experience levels. The trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.

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The goals of the African American Outdoor Association are to conduct active outdoor excursions that encourage African Americans to explore the natural environment. Promote healthy living by encouraging families to shift to physically active lifestyles. Increase knowledge and appreciation of the beauty and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest, and build community around active living.

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Online guide to birds and bird watching, includes a feature to ID birds, information on how to house them, feed them, live cams, and online courses.

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The Arbor Day Foundation strives to make our world a greener and better place to live by educating people on the importance of trees, including Tree Campus K-12 resources.

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This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon's national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon's editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer.

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This resource is a printable Bingo card for elementary students that they can use right ouside their door.

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Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to science questions about the world. The mission is to encourage kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.

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Budburst is a community approach to plant conservation, its headquaters is the Chicago Botantical Garden. People can participate in projects, contribute to research, collaborate with fellow community scientists, and discover nature.

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The Childrens Forest of Central Oregon is a network of 25+ public, private, and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. They have a strong focus on equity and inclusion, working to connect underserved audiences to impactful experiences in nature.

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Confluence in the Classroom has connected students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and culture bearers from the Chinook Nation, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Nez Perce Tribe. Together, native educators, students, and teachers embark on a year-long learning journey. Field trips to sites with significant environmental and cultural stories are highlights of these journeys.

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Confluence connects the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. The library contains stories, audio recordings, articles, videos, and image galleries of Indigenous voices and experiences.

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Free online course that supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve fifth and sixth grade students, course content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.

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Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earthday.org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. .

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Environment for the Americas grew out of the success of International Migratory Bird Day, whcih celebrates migratory birds throughout Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The website offers virtual field trips, resource directly, training, outreach to LatinX Communities, and bird IQ activities and quizzes.

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EEAO strives to cultivate environmental literacy and engagment among diverse community leaders in Oregon. The organization is a network of educators, administrators, resource professionals, nature centers, environmental educators, and volunteers in the field of environmental education.

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Families in Nature is an outdoor education program. Their vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation of conservationists. Activities are aimed at teaching children and their parents about ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences in nature, while they spend quality family time together.

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Feeder Watch is a citizen science project survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. There are resources for getting started, bird IDs, feeder cams, and a blog to help connect people.

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Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

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The High Desert Museum provides educational opportunities for students and educators, including self-guided visits, online resources, kids camps, kits, educator resources.

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i-Tree is a combination of science and free tools that: Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world. Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy. Shows potential risks to tree and forest health. Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.

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This website is a wonderful free resource for all educators who want to incorporate Nature Journaling into their adventures outside. Nature Stewardship through science, education, and art.

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Justice Outside’s programs provide both established and aspiring outdoor professionals with the skills necessary to transform the environmental field into a more equitable and culturally relevant sector. Programs include training and support, cultural relevancy workshops for decision-makers at outdoor-focused organizations, Rising Leaders Fellowship, and Outdoor Educators Institute. Additionally, they offer a grant program prioritizing funding for programs led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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Latino Outdoors is a Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. They are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. .

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Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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This illustrated collection of essays addresses topics related to Oregon's forests, including wildlife, forestry and tree biology. The one-page essays were written by a team of natural resources specialists and then reviewed by teachers for content and readability and scientists for accuracy. Each essay includes reading comprehension questions.

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Collection of forest education resources for K-2, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

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Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers support to classrooms who have limited resources to access field studies, and will offer compensation towards travel fees.

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Talk About Trees is an interactive, science-based program for pre-school through eighth grade students. Programs are presented by experienced facilitators and offered free to classrooms throughout Oregon.

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Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. They engage in research on monarch migration biology and monarch population dynamics to better understand how to conserve the monarch migration.

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Mystery Science offers lesson plans specifically for distance learning for grades K-5. The plans have exit tickets, digital handouts and assigments, and it can be easily integrated into Google Classroom.

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Website with natural science resources for kids, including games, videos, animal exploration, and brain boosters.

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Collection of free virtual tours of U.S. National parks that are interactive and dynamic. Powered by Google Earth.

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National Wildlife Day serves to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued and highlights organizations that strive to do that every day.

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The Natural Inquirer program produces a variety of science education materials for PreK through grade 12. Natural Inquirer products are produced by the USDA Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, and other cooperators and partners.

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The Virtual Field Trips produced by The Nature Conservancy include exotic places and animals as well as America's rainforests and deserts through the lens of water. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

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The NAAEE uses education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to create an equtiable and sustainable future. It provides a platfrom for all in the environmental education field to network, connect, and share resources and knowledge through conferences, blogs, eePRO groups, and newsletters.

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Collection of lessons plans for all grade bands from different organizations, on a variety of topics related to environmental education.

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The goal of this Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP) publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium connects people to the Oregon Coast and inspires ocean conservation. Their education programs include on-site visits, distance learning, teacher resources and outreach programs.

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ODE collection of resources to support edcuators, including teacher licensure, family engagement, educational standards, Oregon mentoring project, and teaching materials.

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The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it.

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Oregon Environmental Literacy Program's resource directory - resources to support teachers, community educators, and the general public.

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Forest-based resources for Oregon educators, including videos, lessons plans, field-programs, and a host of publications.

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Bring your virtual classroom to life with animals from the Oregon Zoo. Each live video is accompanied by a kid-approved activity related to the featured animal.

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OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. Programs focus on healthy communities and economies, resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening, thriving youth, individuals and families.

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Outdoor Asian's vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

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This overview outlines the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Oregon State Standards.

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Pacific Education Institue offers resources and support for educators to equitably advance scientific literacy by promoting outdoor, locally relevant, integrated, career connected, real-world science.

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Website for children to explore a variety of nature themes through games, videos, pictures, stickers. Included are also resources for parents and educators.

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PBS collection of life science educational resources, from interactive animated activities to videos, lesson plans, audio files, and images. Resources can be filtered by grade level and type . The

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This is an awards winning preK-12 environmental education program. It is designed not only for teachers but for parents, informal educators, and community leaders. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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Project Learning Tree's Youtube Channel features a collection of short videos, each one designed for families at home who are interested in learning about nature in their own backyards. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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The alignment to standards page shows how Project Learning Tree aligns to National Standards, State Correlations, Green Schools, Early Childhood, and Nonformal Programs.

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Every month Project Learning Tree carefully selects additional resources and new support materials to enhance Project Learning Tree's lessons. These environmental education resources include videos, educational apps and other interactive online tools, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

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Project Learning Tree's Energy & Society Kit offers K-8 students opportunities to learn about their relationship with energy and helps develop their critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, this curriculum integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues.

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Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood includes over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. It is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons. An accompanying music CD features songs from children's musician Billy B. Brennan.

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PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people's awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities integrate teaching about the environment into a multitude of subjects using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. The guide is user-friendly, and works in classrooms and nonformal settings, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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Project Learning Tree's GreenSchools for Early Childhood program is designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators and younger learners. It is designed to teach young children about their environment and how they can make a difference, while developing their skills in language, mathematics, science, and more. PLT's GreenSchools for Early Childhood includes an Educator Guide and five Investigations.

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Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

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The Pocket Guide is designed for educators, group leaders, and family members to use with children ages 36. It includes four hands-on experiences to do with children in groups up to eight, plus preparation instructions, material and time requirements, and directions for leading each experience.

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Project Learning Tree's guide features 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities on environmental topics including forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invastive species and more. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

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Sensational Trees is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades K-2 that invites young learners to investigate trees using their senses.

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Project Learning Tree's monthly e-newsletter is free for all educators and includes free tools and resources, new lesson plans, professional development and grant opportunities, and tips from educators for teaching about the environment.

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Treemendous Science is an e-unit for grades K-2. Students will explore, experience, observe, and collect tree data to develop understandings about how trees grow, the roles trees play in ecological systems, and the ways in which trees and humans interact.

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Project Squirrel offers people a chance to become citizen scientists! They can submit squirrel observations to help sicentists learn more about squirrels.

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Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and preK-12 environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.

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Growing Up WILD offers a list of nonfiction and fiction books for kids. Includes a list of where to purchase the books, as well as some early childhood organizations.

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Resource that details how Project WILD activities in the respective curriculum and activity guides correlate to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Head Start Early Learning Framework, Scout Badges, and many more.

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Whether you are home-schooling or looking for resources to keep your kids learning all year, Project WILD has resources for you and your learners, includes abbreviated activities PreK-12 and a children's book list along with other resources.

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As universities, colleges, and schools move to learning online in the wake of the coronavirus spread, many educators are interested in how to conduct WILD activities remotely. Project WILD has adapted a number of their activities to be online, includes ideas and resources to guide students through WILD activities at their own location.

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Rethink Outdoors misson is to increase the equitable access to the benefits of time spent outdoors and to bring more resources and action towards the advancment of this mission.

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Smithsonian website offers science and nature activities and games for kids and teens, including themed tours of Smithsonian collections.

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SOFEE is an education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities. They offer a K-12 wildland fire science curriculum adapted from FireWorks! at no cost.

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K-12 materials and professional development for educators that is all about natural science.

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The Diack Ecology Education program is a program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association. It offers grants, workshops, and resources to educators in Oregon to ecourage them to get their students involved with field-based science inquiry.

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The Gray Family Foundation's goal is to engage Oregonians to become active stewards of their communities and natural environments, including a grant program, and K-12 summer programs.

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NEEF is the nations leading organization in environmental education, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet. Their work includes K-12 education, conservation, health, grants, online courses and resources.

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Explore fun games, contests, and activities for parents and kids to do together.

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The Oregon Zoo's goal is to insipre their vistors to creatd a better future for wildlife. In addition to in-person visits, they offer at-home activities and virtual encounters.

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The Wonder of Science supports next generation science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS), including mini-lessons, videos, and phenomena exploration.

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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 World Wildlife Day in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wildlife and plants.

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Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education. Wild Diversity's Youth Ecology Summer Days is our program providing BIPOC youth in grades 6-8th with holistic connections to ecology, conservation and outdoor resilience.

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World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in >140 countries, and providing free and customizable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.

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World Water Day is a United Nations campaign brining awareness and education on valuing water and safeguarding it effectively for future generations.

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Elementary School (Grades 3-5)

This website has a list of the 100 best nature books, identified by CNN, Forbes, and Inc-Book Authority. The list has a rating, a summary of the book, reviews, and where you can purchase the book.

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List of 19 podcasts that you can listen to with children, all of the podcasts are science related. Each listing has a description of the podcast.

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This website has a list of 50 nature books for children. Each book has a link that will lead to where the book can be purchased or accessed.

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Access Recreation, a Portland-based organization compiles detailed trail information for hikers of all abilities and experience levels. The trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.

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Accessible Adventures in the Pacific Northwest is a series of videos produced by the US Forest Service to make the outdoors accessible to all through videos and also test how accessible each of the sites are for people with physical limitations. It explores trails in Washington and Oregon.

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The goals of the African American Outdoor Association are to conduct active outdoor excursions that encourage African Americans to explore the natural environment. Promote healthy living by encouraging families to shift to physically active lifestyles. Increase knowledge and appreciation of the beauty and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest, and build community around active living.

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Summary page of facts about Bald Eagles and resource links to learn more about this species of bird. 

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Online guide to birds and bird watching, includes a feature to ID birds, information on how to house them, feed them, live cams, and online courses.

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The Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide is geared toward formal and nonformal educators with many resources including WILD Work, in step with STEM, field investigations, and more!

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The Arbor Day Foundation strives to make our world a greener and better place to live by educating people on the importance of trees, including Tree Campus K-12 resources.

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This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon's national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon's editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer.

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This resource is a printable Bingo card for elementary students that they can use right ouside their door.

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Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to science questions about the world. The mission is to encourage kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.

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Budburst is a community approach to plant conservation, its headquaters is the Chicago Botantical Garden. People can participate in projects, contribute to research, collaborate with fellow community scientists, and discover nature.

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The Childrens Forest of Central Oregon is a network of 25+ public, private, and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. They have a strong focus on equity and inclusion, working to connect underserved audiences to impactful experiences in nature.

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Confluence in the Classroom has connected students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and culture bearers from the Chinook Nation, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Nez Perce Tribe. Together, native educators, students, and teachers embark on a year-long learning journey. Field trips to sites with significant environmental and cultural stories are highlights of these journeys.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Confluence connects the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. The library contains stories, audio recordings, articles, videos, and image galleries of Indigenous voices and experiences.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Free online course that supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve fifth and sixth grade students, course content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire

Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earthday.org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. .

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Indoor

Environment for the Americas grew out of the success of International Migratory Bird Day, whcih celebrates migratory birds throughout Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The website offers virtual field trips, resource directly, training, outreach to LatinX Communities, and bird IQ activities and quizzes.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
  • Virtual Field Trip
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

EEAO strives to cultivate environmental literacy and engagment among diverse community leaders in Oregon. The organization is a network of educators, administrators, resource professionals, nature centers, environmental educators, and volunteers in the field of environmental education.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Families in Nature is an outdoor education program. Their vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation of conservationists. Activities are aimed at teaching children and their parents about ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences in nature, while they spend quality family time together.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Feeder Watch is a citizen science project survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. There are resources for getting started, bird IDs, feeder cams, and a blog to help connect people.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor

The High Desert Museum provides educational opportunities for students and educators, including self-guided visits, online resources, kids camps, kits, educator resources.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

i-Tree is a combination of science and free tools that: Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world. Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy. Shows potential risks to tree and forest health. Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Grant
  • Video
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Indoor

This website is a wonderful free resource for all educators who want to incorporate Nature Journaling into their adventures outside. Nature Stewardship through science, education, and art.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Nature Journaling

Justice Outside’s programs provide both established and aspiring outdoor professionals with the skills necessary to transform the environmental field into a more equitable and culturally relevant sector. Programs include training and support, cultural relevancy workshops for decision-makers at outdoor-focused organizations, Rising Leaders Fellowship, and Outdoor Educators Institute. Additionally, they offer a grant program prioritizing funding for programs led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

Keep Oregon Green has a kids corner with nature based activities. They also offer a ranger program to help teach kids about the value of Oregon's forests.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

Latino Outdoors is a Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. They are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. .

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Collection of forest education resources for K-2, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers support to classrooms who have limited resources to access field studies, and will offer compensation towards travel fees.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Talk About Trees is an interactive, science-based program for pre-school through eighth grade students. Programs are presented by experienced facilitators and offered free to classrooms throughout Oregon.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. They engage in research on monarch migration biology and monarch population dynamics to better understand how to conserve the monarch migration.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Mystery Science offers lesson plans specifically for distance learning for grades K-5. The plans have exit tickets, digital handouts and assigments, and it can be easily integrated into Google Classroom.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest

Website with natural science resources for kids, including games, videos, animal exploration, and brain boosters.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Video
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Collection of free virtual tours of U.S. National parks that are interactive and dynamic. Powered by Google Earth.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

National Wildlife Day serves to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued and highlights organizations that strive to do that every day.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife

The Schoolyard Habitats guide helps educators plan, build, and maintain a schoolyard garden.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Climate
  • Soil

The Natural Inquirer program produces a variety of science education materials for PreK through grade 12. Natural Inquirer products are produced by the USDA Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, and other cooperators and partners.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Virtual Field Trips produced by The Nature Conservancy include exotic places and animals as well as America's rainforests and deserts through the lens of water. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

The NAAEE uses education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to create an equtiable and sustainable future. It provides a platfrom for all in the environmental education field to network, connect, and share resources and knowledge through conferences, blogs, eePRO groups, and newsletters.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Collection of lessons plans for all grade bands from different organizations, on a variety of topics related to environmental education.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Fire

The goal of this Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP) publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

The Oregon Coast Aquarium connects people to the Oregon Coast and inspires ocean conservation. Their education programs include on-site visits, distance learning, teacher resources and outreach programs.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

ODE collection of resources to support edcuators, including teacher licensure, family engagement, educational standards, Oregon mentoring project, and teaching materials.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil

Oregon Environmental Literacy Program's resource directory - resources to support teachers, community educators, and the general public.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Forest-based resources for Oregon educators, including videos, lessons plans, field-programs, and a host of publications.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Oregon Parks Forever has a grant program called Ticket2Ride, which offers 3rd-5th grade students in Title I schools access to Oregon parks for experiential learning.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Resource Type:
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Climate

Outdoor School is an immersive outdoor education experience for Oregon's 5th and 6th graders in the world's greatest classroom. In Oregon's natural landscape, students learn about themselves, their peers, the environment and natural resources, and leave with skills to prepare them for their future.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

Bring your virtual classroom to life with animals from the Oregon Zoo. Each live video is accompanied by a kid-approved activity related to the featured animal.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Wildlife
  • Indoor

OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. Programs focus on healthy communities and economies, resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening, thriving youth, individuals and families.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate

Outdoor Asian's vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

This overview outlines the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Oregon State Standards.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Pacific Education Institue offers resources and support for educators to equitably advance scientific literacy by promoting outdoor, locally relevant, integrated, career connected, real-world science.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Website
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Educational Standards
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Website for children to explore a variety of nature themes through games, videos, pictures, stickers. Included are also resources for parents and educators.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Website
  • Video
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Soil

PBS collection of life science educational resources, from interactive animated activities to videos, lesson plans, audio files, and images. Resources can be filtered by grade level and type . The

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Curriculum
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

This is an awards winning preK-12 environmental education program. It is designed not only for teachers but for parents, informal educators, and community leaders. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Educational Standards
  • Wildlife

Adapted activity from "Every Tree for Itself" to be applicable to bees.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Resource Type:
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife

Project Learning Tree's Youtube Channel features a collection of short videos, each one designed for families at home who are interested in learning about nature in their own backyards. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

The alignment to standards page shows how Project Learning Tree aligns to National Standards, State Correlations, Green Schools, Early Childhood, and Nonformal Programs.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Biodiversity Blitz is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades 3-5 that invites young learners to investigate the variety of species in an ecosystem, and how this variety or biodiversity helps sustain life on Earth. Three hands-on activities, with an emphasis on science, English language arts, math and social studies.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Every month Project Learning Tree carefully selects additional resources and new support materials to enhance Project Learning Tree's lessons. These environmental education resources include videos, educational apps and other interactive online tools, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Designed for 3rd-5th grade teachers, the Energy in Ecosystems e-unit investigates ways in which organisms depend on each other to survive and thrive. Students focus on forests (one of the largest and most complex types of ecosystems) and come to understand some of the interactions present in all ecosystems.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Energy
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's Energy & Society Kit offers K-8 students opportunities to learn about their relationship with energy and helps develop their critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, this curriculum integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people's awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities integrate teaching about the environment into a multitude of subjects using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. The guide is user-friendly, and works in classrooms and nonformal settings, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Energy
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Climate

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Project Learning Tree's guide features 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities on environmental topics including forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invastive species and more. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

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Project Learning Tree's monthly e-newsletter is free for all educators and includes free tools and resources, new lesson plans, professional development and grant opportunities, and tips from educators for teaching about the environment.

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Trillion of Trees is a downloadable, password protected PDF for educators of students in grades 3-5 that invites young learners to investigate the unique characteristics of different tree species and how best to plan, plant, and care for trees in their community.Designed to be flexible, the activities can be used as stand-alone lessons, or all together as a cohesive unit of instruction using a storyline technique.

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Project Squirrel offers people a chance to become citizen scientists! They can submit squirrel observations to help sicentists learn more about squirrels.

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Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and preK-12 environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.

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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. This curriculum guide for Pre-K through 12th grade education, includes field investigation activities, in step with STEM activity extensions, WILD work career connections, and outdoor component.

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Using wildlife as an integrating context can help make teaching about climate change more concrete. Use best practices in climate change education and gain access to quality, science-based, wildlife management principles that address this complicated issue. Your students will be outdoors, interacting with one another and the community, and learning from trusted sources.

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Resource that details how Project WILD activities in the respective curriculum and activity guides correlate to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Head Start Early Learning Framework, Scout Badges, and many more.

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Whether you are home-schooling or looking for resources to keep your kids learning all year, Project WILD has resources for you and your learners, includes abbreviated activities PreK-12 and a children's book list along with other resources.

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Project WILD resources all about learning about bats, includes, curriculum, online activities, videos, and many other resources.

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As universities, colleges, and schools move to learning online in the wake of the coronavirus spread, many educators are interested in how to conduct WILD activities remotely. Project WILD has adapted a number of their activities to be online, includes ideas and resources to guide students through WILD activities at their own location.

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Rethink Outdoors misson is to increase the equitable access to the benefits of time spent outdoors and to bring more resources and action towards the advancment of this mission.

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Scientific American's education section has a series of activities for kids 6-12 on various science related topics. Activities take half an hour or less.

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Smithsonian website offers science and nature activities and games for kids and teens, including themed tours of Smithsonian collections.

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SRI uplifts and strengthens communities by connecting inner city youth and veterans to the outdoors, harnessing incredible opportunities and powerful experiences that forge strong connections between youth and veterans, their communities, and the natural world.

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SOFEE is an education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities. They offer a K-12 wildland fire science curriculum adapted from FireWorks! at no cost.

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K-12 materials and professional development for educators that is all about natural science.

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The Diack Ecology Education program is a program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association. It offers grants, workshops, and resources to educators in Oregon to ecourage them to get their students involved with field-based science inquiry.

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The Gray Family Foundation's goal is to engage Oregonians to become active stewards of their communities and natural environments, including a grant program, and K-12 summer programs.

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NEEF is the nations leading organization in environmental education, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet. Their work includes K-12 education, conservation, health, grants, online courses and resources.

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Explore fun games, contests, and activities for parents and kids to do together.

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The Oregon Zoo's goal is to insipre their vistors to creatd a better future for wildlife. In addition to in-person visits, they offer at-home activities and virtual encounters.

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The Wonder of Science supports next generation science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS), including mini-lessons, videos, and phenomena exploration.

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The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 World Wildlife Day in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wildlife and plants.

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Vive NW aims to diversify the outdoors by connecting local LatinX and all communities to the outdoors and the extensive adventures offered by this landscape. Our objective is to provide valuable information, outdoor experiences and opportunities that will empower all communities.

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Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education. Wild Diversity's Youth Ecology Summer Days is our program providing BIPOC youth in grades 6-8th with holistic connections to ecology, conservation and outdoor resilience.

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World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in >140 countries, and providing free and customizable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.

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World Water Day is a United Nations campaign brining awareness and education on valuing water and safeguarding it effectively for future generations.

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This website has a list of the 100 best nature books, identified by CNN, Forbes, and Inc-Book Authority. The list has a rating, a summary of the book, reviews, and where you can purchase the book.

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List of 19 podcasts that you can listen to with children, all of the podcasts are science related. Each listing has a description of the podcast.

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Access Recreation, a Portland-based organization compiles detailed trail information for hikers of all abilities and experience levels. The trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.

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Accessible Adventures in the Pacific Northwest is a series of videos produced by the US Forest Service to make the outdoors accessible to all through videos and also test how accessible each of the sites are for people with physical limitations. It explores trails in Washington and Oregon.

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The goals of the African American Outdoor Association are to conduct active outdoor excursions that encourage African Americans to explore the natural environment. Promote healthy living by encouraging families to shift to physically active lifestyles. Increase knowledge and appreciation of the beauty and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest, and build community around active living.

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Online guide to birds and bird watching, includes a feature to ID birds, information on how to house them, feed them, live cams, and online courses.

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The Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide is geared toward formal and nonformal educators with many resources including WILD Work, in step with STEM, field investigations, and more!

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The Arbor Day Foundation strives to make our world a greener and better place to live by educating people on the importance of trees, including Tree Campus K-12 resources.

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Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to science questions about the world. The mission is to encourage kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.

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Budburst is a community approach to plant conservation, its headquaters is the Chicago Botantical Garden. People can participate in projects, contribute to research, collaborate with fellow community scientists, and discover nature.

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The Childrens Forest of Central Oregon is a network of 25+ public, private, and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. They have a strong focus on equity and inclusion, working to connect underserved audiences to impactful experiences in nature.

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Confluence in the Classroom has connected students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and culture bearers from the Chinook Nation, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Nez Perce Tribe. Together, native educators, students, and teachers embark on a year-long learning journey. Field trips to sites with significant environmental and cultural stories are highlights of these journeys.

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Confluence connects the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. The library contains stories, audio recordings, articles, videos, and image galleries of Indigenous voices and experiences.

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Free online course that supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve fifth and sixth grade students, course content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.

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Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earthday.org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. .

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Environment for the Americas grew out of the success of International Migratory Bird Day, whcih celebrates migratory birds throughout Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The website offers virtual field trips, resource directly, training, outreach to LatinX Communities, and bird IQ activities and quizzes.

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EEAO strives to cultivate environmental literacy and engagment among diverse community leaders in Oregon. The organization is a network of educators, administrators, resource professionals, nature centers, environmental educators, and volunteers in the field of environmental education.

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Families in Nature is an outdoor education program. Their vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation of conservationists. Activities are aimed at teaching children and their parents about ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences in nature, while they spend quality family time together.

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Feeder Watch is a citizen science project survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. There are resources for getting started, bird IDs, feeder cams, and a blog to help connect people.

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The High Desert Museum provides educational opportunities for students and educators, including self-guided visits, online resources, kids camps, kits, educator resources.

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i-Tree is a combination of science and free tools that: Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world. Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy. Shows potential risks to tree and forest health. Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.

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IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Grant
  • Video
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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
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This website is a wonderful free resource for all educators who want to incorporate Nature Journaling into their adventures outside. Nature Stewardship through science, education, and art.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Website
  • Activity
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  • Nature Journaling

Justice Outside’s programs provide both established and aspiring outdoor professionals with the skills necessary to transform the environmental field into a more equitable and culturally relevant sector. Programs include training and support, cultural relevancy workshops for decision-makers at outdoor-focused organizations, Rising Leaders Fellowship, and Outdoor Educators Institute. Additionally, they offer a grant program prioritizing funding for programs led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Grant
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  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

Lab Coats Optional is a collection of three videos designed to introduce students to the life of field scientists. Includes correlations to NGSS standards.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Educational Standards
  • Fire

Latino Outdoors is a Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. They are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. .

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Forest
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  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
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  • Climate

Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Collection of forest education resources for 9-12, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers support to classrooms who have limited resources to access field studies, and will offer compensation towards travel fees.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. They engage in research on monarch migration biology and monarch population dynamics to better understand how to conserve the monarch migration.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Collection of free virtual tours of U.S. National parks that are interactive and dynamic. Powered by Google Earth.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
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  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

National Wildlife Day serves to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued and highlights organizations that strive to do that every day.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Wildlife

The Natural Inquirer program produces a variety of science education materials for PreK through grade 12. Natural Inquirer products are produced by the USDA Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, and other cooperators and partners.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
  • Website
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  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Virtual Field Trips produced by The Nature Conservancy include exotic places and animals as well as America's rainforests and deserts through the lens of water. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

The NAAEE uses education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to create an equtiable and sustainable future. It provides a platfrom for all in the environmental education field to network, connect, and share resources and knowledge through conferences, blogs, eePRO groups, and newsletters.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Forest
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  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Collection of lessons plans for all grade bands from different organizations, on a variety of topics related to environmental education.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Fire

The goal of this Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP) publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

The Oregon Coast Aquarium connects people to the Oregon Coast and inspires ocean conservation. Their education programs include on-site visits, distance learning, teacher resources and outreach programs.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Activity
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

ODE collection of resources to support edcuators, including teacher licensure, family engagement, educational standards, Oregon mentoring project, and teaching materials.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil

Oregon Environmental Literacy Program's resource directory - resources to support teachers, community educators, and the general public.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Forest-based resources for Oregon educators, including videos, lessons plans, field-programs, and a host of publications.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Collection of news stories about research, work, collaborations by Oregon State University's College of Forestry.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest

OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. Programs focus on healthy communities and economies, resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening, thriving youth, individuals and families.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
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  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate

Outdoor Asian's vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

This overview outlines the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Oregon State Standards.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Pacific Education Institue offers resources and support for educators to equitably advance scientific literacy by promoting outdoor, locally relevant, integrated, career connected, real-world science.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Website
  • Video
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  • Indoor
  • Educational Standards
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

PBS collection of life science educational resources, from interactive animated activities to videos, lesson plans, audio files, and images. Resources can be filtered by grade level and type . The

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

This is an awards winning preK-12 environmental education program. It is designed not only for teachers but for parents, informal educators, and community leaders. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Educational Standards
  • Wildlife

Project Learning Tree's Youtube Channel features a collection of short videos, each one designed for families at home who are interested in learning about nature in their own backyards. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

The alignment to standards page shows how Project Learning Tree aligns to National Standards, State Correlations, Green Schools, Early Childhood, and Nonformal Programs.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Every month Project Learning Tree carefully selects additional resources and new support materials to enhance Project Learning Tree's lessons. These environmental education resources include videos, educational apps and other interactive online tools, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Curriculum
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  • Video
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  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Project Learning Tree's Energy Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations in PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate how much energy their school uses, the main sources of that energy, and ways to implement energy-saving strategies.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Energy

Project Learning Tree's Environmental Quality Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate areas where improvements can be made in indoor air quality, transportation, chemical use, and more.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Outdoor

In this Project Learning Tree high school module, students learn that decisions about growth and development, energy use and water quality, and even human health, all rest to some extent on perspectives about biodiversity. Educators and students step back from biodiversity issues and specific species to examine broader concepts and larger connectionsnot just biological, but political, cultural, ethical, and economic as well.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Project Learning Tree's Biotechnology module is designed for high school and community college educators in the fields of Biology, Environmental Science, Social Studies, and Agriculture. A special effort has been made to construct activities that support instruction in AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, and AP Human Geography.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

This high school curriculum is designed to foster student understanding of and appreciation for the forested lands of North America. The lessons provide students with opportunities for hands-on forest study and address concepts in biology, civics, ecology, economics, forest management, and other content areas.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Exploring Environmental Issues: Focus on Risk helps high school students explore the different aspects of environmental and human health risks that affect their everyday lives. Through eight hands-on activities, students analyze, explore, discover, and learn about risk assessment, risk communication, risk perception, and risk management.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Global Connections: Forests of the World provides opportunities for high school teachers and students to gain an increased understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of global forests. The lessons emphasize the interactions people have with forests and our dependence on them. The activities provide students with opportunities to apply scientific processes and higher order thinking skills while investigating world forestry issues and conducting service-learning action projects.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Help inspire the next generation of environmental and conservation leaders with the PLT Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers resources. Use with youth ages 12-25 in settings ranging from community youth programs and school classrooms, to college and career prep, to field trips and forest tours.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Energy
  • Fire

PLT's GreenSchools program inspires students to improve the environment at their school, at home, and in their community. Student-led Green Teams apply STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to create greener and healthier schoolsand save schools money!Five hands-on, student-driven investigations are at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Energy
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Climate

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

This curriculum to explores waste management issues and options with middle and high school students. This resource uses hands-on experiences to show interrelationships among waste generation, natural resource use, and disposal. Eight activities guide learners through waste management strategies and solutions while providing the necessary tools to make informed choices on waste management issues.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live provides educators with a useful tool for place-based education to help create a bond between young citizens and their communities. Through eight hands-on activities, students will explore current and future community environmental issues, enabling them to make informed decisions about those issues.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Forest
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  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's School Site Investigation is one of five hands on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate natural habitats, wildlife, trees, grounds maintenance practices, and ways to make improvements to their school site.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Activity
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  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's Southeastern Forests and Climate Change e-unit is designed for educators seeking to teach high school students about climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, the role of forests in sequestering carbon, and strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changing climatic conditions.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Forest
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  • Outdoor
  • Energy
  • Wildlife
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  • Climate

Project Learning Tree's Teaching with i-Tree unit includes three hands-on activities that help middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide. Students input data they collect into a free online tool that calculates the dollar value of the benefits provided by a tree, or a set of trees. The activities can be used in formal classroom settings or with nonformal groups, such as scouts, students enrolled in afterschool programs, and visitors to nature centers and parks.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Project Learning Tree's monthly e-newsletter is free for all educators and includes free tools and resources, new lesson plans, professional development and grant opportunities, and tips from educators for teaching about the environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
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  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Project Learning Tree's Waste & Recycling Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate how much waste their school generates and where it goes, as well as recycling and composting efforts.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Activity
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  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Climate

Project Learning Tree's Water Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate the source, cost, and quality of their school's water supply, and ways to enhance current water conservation practices. The Investigation details specific things for students to measure and observe, along with student worksheets to fill out and guidance on how to combine data collected into a school-wide analysis.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Water

Project Squirrel offers people a chance to become citizen scientists! They can submit squirrel observations to help sicentists learn more about squirrels.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor

Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and preK-12 environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Educational Standards

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. This curriculum guide for Pre-K through 12th grade education, includes field investigation activities, in step with STEM activity extensions, WILD work career connections, and outdoor component.

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  • Forest
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Using wildlife as an integrating context can help make teaching about climate change more concrete. Use best practices in climate change education and gain access to quality, science-based, wildlife management principles that address this complicated issue. Your students will be outdoors, interacting with one another and the community, and learning from trusted sources.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Climate
  • Fire
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Resource that details how Project WILD activities in the respective curriculum and activity guides correlate to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Head Start Early Learning Framework, Scout Badges, and many more.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Citizen Science

Whether you are home-schooling or looking for resources to keep your kids learning all year, Project WILD has resources for you and your learners, includes abbreviated activities PreK-12 and a children's book list along with other resources.

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Project WILD resources all about learning about bats, includes, curriculum, online activities, videos, and many other resources.

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As universities, colleges, and schools move to learning online in the wake of the coronavirus spread, many educators are interested in how to conduct WILD activities remotely. Project WILD has adapted a number of their activities to be online, includes ideas and resources to guide students through WILD activities at their own location.

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Rethink Outdoors misson is to increase the equitable access to the benefits of time spent outdoors and to bring more resources and action towards the advancment of this mission.

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  • Wildlife
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Discover offers a short list of nature related non-fiction books for high school students. Each listing has the author and a link to purchase the book.

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Smithsonian website offers science and nature activities and games for kids and teens, including themed tours of Smithsonian collections.

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SRI uplifts and strengthens communities by connecting inner city youth and veterans to the outdoors, harnessing incredible opportunities and powerful experiences that forge strong connections between youth and veterans, their communities, and the natural world.

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SOFEE is an education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities. They offer a K-12 wildland fire science curriculum adapted from FireWorks! at no cost.

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  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Forest

K-12 materials and professional development for educators that is all about natural science.

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  • Wildlife
  • Citizen Science
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  • Water

The Diack Ecology Education program is a program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association. It offers grants, workshops, and resources to educators in Oregon to ecourage them to get their students involved with field-based science inquiry.

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The Gray Family Foundation's goal is to engage Oregonians to become active stewards of their communities and natural environments, including a grant program, and K-12 summer programs.

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NEEF is the nations leading organization in environmental education, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet. Their work includes K-12 education, conservation, health, grants, online courses and resources.

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The Oregon Zoo's goal is to insipre their vistors to creatd a better future for wildlife. In addition to in-person visits, they offer at-home activities and virtual encounters.

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  • Wildlife

The Wonder of Science supports next generation science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS), including mini-lessons, videos, and phenomena exploration.

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  • Energy
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This is the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Stations website, featuring projects, publicatons, and science stories.

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  • Forest

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 World Wildlife Day in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wildlife and plants.

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Vive NW aims to diversify the outdoors by connecting local LatinX and all communities to the outdoors and the extensive adventures offered by this landscape. Our objective is to provide valuable information, outdoor experiences and opportunities that will empower all communities.

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Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education. Wild Diversity's Youth Ecology Summer Days is our program providing BIPOC youth in grades 6-8th with holistic connections to ecology, conservation and outdoor resilience.

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  • Nature Journaling

World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in >140 countries, and providing free and customizable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.

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World Water Day is a United Nations campaign brining awareness and education on valuing water and safeguarding it effectively for future generations.

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Home & Family

This website has a list of the 100 best nature books, identified by CNN, Forbes, and Inc-Book Authority. The list has a rating, a summary of the book, reviews, and where you can purchase the book.

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  • Wildlife
  • Nature Journaling
  • Climate
  • Soil

List of 19 podcasts that you can listen to with children, all of the podcasts are science related. Each listing has a description of the podcast.

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Outdoor Families Magazine compiled a list of 35 nature books for kids. Each listing has an age range for the book, how many pages per book, and a summary of the book.

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This website has a list of 50 nature books for children. Each book has a link that will lead to where the book can be purchased or accessed.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Wildlife
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  • Forest
  • Climate

Access Recreation, a Portland-based organization compiles detailed trail information for hikers of all abilities and experience levels. The trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.

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  • Climate
  • Wildlife

Accessible Adventures in the Pacific Northwest is a series of videos produced by the US Forest Service to make the outdoors accessible to all through videos and also test how accessible each of the sites are for people with physical limitations. It explores trails in Washington and Oregon.

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  • Climate
  • Wildlife

The goals of the African American Outdoor Association are to conduct active outdoor excursions that encourage African Americans to explore the natural environment. Promote healthy living by encouraging families to shift to physically active lifestyles. Increase knowledge and appreciation of the beauty and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest, and build community around active living.

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  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire

Summary page of facts about Bald Eagles and resource links to learn more about this species of bird. 

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Online guide to birds and bird watching, includes a feature to ID birds, information on how to house them, feed them, live cams, and online courses.

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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide is geared toward formal and nonformal educators with many resources including WILD Work, in step with STEM, field investigations, and more!

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  • Climate
  • Educational Standards
  • Water

The Arbor Day Foundation strives to make our world a greener and better place to live by educating people on the importance of trees, including Tree Campus K-12 resources.

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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
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  • Water
  • Climate

This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon's national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon's editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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This resource is a printable Bingo card for elementary students that they can use right ouside their door.

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Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to science questions about the world. The mission is to encourage kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.

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  • Climate
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  • Energy
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Budburst is a community approach to plant conservation, its headquaters is the Chicago Botantical Garden. People can participate in projects, contribute to research, collaborate with fellow community scientists, and discover nature.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Climate

The Childrens Forest of Central Oregon is a network of 25+ public, private, and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. They have a strong focus on equity and inclusion, working to connect underserved audiences to impactful experiences in nature.

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  • Wildlife

Confluence connects the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. The library contains stories, audio recordings, articles, videos, and image galleries of Indigenous voices and experiences.

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Free online course that supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve fifth and sixth grade students, course content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.

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The Discover the Forest campaign, a public service campaign created by the Ad Council in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, encourages parents of tweens to experience the outdoors with their family to strengthen their connection with nature and each other. By exploring local parks and forests, parents and caregivers make the forest part of their famil (y's story, and introduce their children to an environment where imagination thrives and memories are made. Includes virtual field trips, activities, and resources.

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  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earthday.org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. .

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Environment for the Americas grew out of the success of International Migratory Bird Day, whcih celebrates migratory birds throughout Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The website offers virtual field trips, resource directly, training, outreach to LatinX Communities, and bird IQ activities and quizzes.

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  • Wildlife

Families in Nature is an outdoor education program. Their vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation of conservationists. Activities are aimed at teaching children and their parents about ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences in nature, while they spend quality family time together.

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Feeder Watch is a citizen science project survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. There are resources for getting started, bird IDs, feeder cams, and a blog to help connect people.

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  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor

The purpose of Project WILD's Flying WILD guide is to engage middle schools in bird education efforts with the intent of encouraging increased environmental stewardship among youth. Special emphasis is placed on creating an approach that is readily adaptable for urban schools, often with underserved students who traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives.

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  • Wildlife
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Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education curriculum that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills.

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  • Forest

The High Desert Museum provides educational opportunities for students and educators, including self-guided visits, online resources, kids camps, kits, educator resources.

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i-Tree is a combination of science and free tools that: Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world. Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy. Shows potential risks to tree and forest health. Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.

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  • Citizen Science
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  • Outdoor

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.

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This website is a wonderful free resource for all educators who want to incorporate Nature Journaling into their adventures outside. Nature Stewardship through science, education, and art.

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Justice Outside’s programs provide both established and aspiring outdoor professionals with the skills necessary to transform the environmental field into a more equitable and culturally relevant sector. Programs include training and support, cultural relevancy workshops for decision-makers at outdoor-focused organizations, Rising Leaders Fellowship, and Outdoor Educators Institute. Additionally, they offer a grant program prioritizing funding for programs led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

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Keep Oregon Green has a kids corner with nature based activities. They also offer a ranger program to help teach kids about the value of Oregon's forests.

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Latino Outdoors is a Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. They are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. .

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Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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  • Citizen Science
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

This illustrated collection of essays addresses topics related to Oregon's forests, including wildlife, forestry and tree biology. The one-page essays were written by a team of natural resources specialists and then reviewed by teachers for content and readability and scientists for accuracy. Each essay includes reading comprehension questions.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Collection of forest education resources for 6-8, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Collection of forest education resources for K-2, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Forest

Talk About Trees is an interactive, science-based program for pre-school through eighth grade students. Programs are presented by experienced facilitators and offered free to classrooms throughout Oregon.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. They engage in research on monarch migration biology and monarch population dynamics to better understand how to conserve the monarch migration.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Mystery Science offers lesson plans specifically for distance learning for grades K-5. The plans have exit tickets, digital handouts and assigments, and it can be easily integrated into Google Classroom.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest

Website with natural science resources for kids, including games, videos, animal exploration, and brain boosters.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Website
  • Video
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Collection of free virtual tours of U.S. National parks that are interactive and dynamic. Powered by Google Earth.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Virtual Field Trip
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  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

The Natural Inquirer program produces a variety of science education materials for PreK through grade 12. Natural Inquirer products are produced by the USDA Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, and other cooperators and partners.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
  • Website
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  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Virtual Field Trips produced by The Nature Conservancy include exotic places and animals as well as America's rainforests and deserts through the lens of water. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

Collection of lessons plans for all grade bands from different organizations, on a variety of topics related to environmental education.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Fire

The goal of this Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP) publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

The Oregon Coast Aquarium connects people to the Oregon Coast and inspires ocean conservation. Their education programs include on-site visits, distance learning, teacher resources and outreach programs.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Activity
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

ODE collection of resources to support edcuators, including teacher licensure, family engagement, educational standards, Oregon mentoring project, and teaching materials.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil

Oregon Environmental Literacy Program's resource directory - resources to support teachers, community educators, and the general public.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Forest-based resources for Oregon educators, including videos, lessons plans, field-programs, and a host of publications.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Bring your virtual classroom to life with animals from the Oregon Zoo. Each live video is accompanied by a kid-approved activity related to the featured animal.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Wildlife
  • Indoor

OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. Programs focus on healthy communities and economies, resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening, thriving youth, individuals and families.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate

Outdoor Asian's vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

This overview outlines the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Oregon State Standards.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Pacific Education Institue offers resources and support for educators to equitably advance scientific literacy by promoting outdoor, locally relevant, integrated, career connected, real-world science.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Website
  • Video
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Educational Standards
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Website for children to explore a variety of nature themes through games, videos, pictures, stickers. Included are also resources for parents and educators.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Website
  • Video
  • Activity
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  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Soil

PBS collection of life science educational resources, from interactive animated activities to videos, lesson plans, audio files, and images. Resources can be filtered by grade level and type . The

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

This is an awards winning preK-12 environmental education program. It is designed not only for teachers but for parents, informal educators, and community leaders. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Educational Standards
  • Wildlife

Project Learning Tree's Youtube Channel features a collection of short videos, each one designed for families at home who are interested in learning about nature in their own backyards. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Video
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

Try these activity ideas from Project Learning Tree to connect the children in your life to the outdoors and nature.

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  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The alignment to standards page shows how Project Learning Tree aligns to National Standards, State Correlations, Green Schools, Early Childhood, and Nonformal Programs.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Educational Standards

Biodiversity Blitz is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades 3-5 that invites young learners to investigate the variety of species in an ecosystem, and how this variety or biodiversity helps sustain life on Earth. Three hands-on activities, with an emphasis on science, English language arts, math and social studies.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Designed for 6th-8th grade teachers, the Carbon & Climate E-Unit provides activities and resources to help educators introduce students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Outdoor

Discover Your Urban Forest is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades 6-8 that invites learners to explore their urban environment and investigate environmental issues that affect their urban community.Three hands-on activities, with an emphasis on science and social studies, engage students in learning about the place they live and how we depend on natural systems to sustain us.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Every month Project Learning Tree carefully selects additional resources and new support materials to enhance Project Learning Tree's lessons. These environmental education resources include videos, educational apps and other interactive online tools, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Project Learning Tree's Energy & Society Kit offers K-8 students opportunities to learn about their relationship with energy and helps develop their critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, this curriculum integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Curriculum
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  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood includes over 130 experiences that engage children in outdoor play and exploration. It is specifically designed for educators who work with children ages three to six. Topics include exploring nature with five senses, meeting neighborhood trees, and experiencing trees through the seasons. An accompanying music CD features songs from children's musician Billy B. Brennan.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Educational Standards

PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people's awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities integrate teaching about the environment into a multitude of subjects using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. The guide is user-friendly, and works in classrooms and nonformal settings, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Energy
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Climate

Project Learning Tree's GreenSchools for Early Childhood program is designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators and younger learners. It is designed to teach young children about their environment and how they can make a difference, while developing their skills in language, mathematics, science, and more. PLT's GreenSchools for Early Childhood includes an Educator Guide and five Investigations.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Grant
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

These fun and easy-to-do activities are perfect for parents and grandparents to help introduce children to nature in your own yard and local parks. Use PLT's Nature Activities for Families to take children outdoors in ways that are safe, fun, and full of learning!

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  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water

The Pocket Guide is designed for educators, group leaders, and family members to use with children ages 36. It includes four hands-on experiences to do with children in groups up to eight, plus preparation instructions, material and time requirements, and directions for leading each experience.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's guide features 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities on environmental topics including forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invastive species and more. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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  • Curriculum
  • Activity
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Climate
  • Educational Standards

Sensational Trees is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades K-2 that invites young learners to investigate trees using their senses.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Outdoor

Overview of all Project Learning Tree guides and resources for elementary and middle school educators.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Curriculum
  • Website
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  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Soil
  • Forest
  • Educational Standards

Project Learning Tree's Teaching with i-Tree unit includes three hands-on activities that help middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide. Students input data they collect into a free online tool that calculates the dollar value of the benefits provided by a tree, or a set of trees. The activities can be used in formal classroom settings or with nonformal groups, such as scouts, students enrolled in afterschool programs, and visitors to nature centers and parks.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's monthly e-newsletter is free for all educators and includes free tools and resources, new lesson plans, professional development and grant opportunities, and tips from educators for teaching about the environment.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
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  • Fire
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Treemendous Science is an e-unit for grades K-2. Students will explore, experience, observe, and collect tree data to develop understandings about how trees grow, the roles trees play in ecological systems, and the ways in which trees and humans interact.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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  • Curriculum
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  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Educational Standards

Trillion of Trees is a downloadable, password protected PDF for educators of students in grades 3-5 that invites young learners to investigate the unique characteristics of different tree species and how best to plan, plant, and care for trees in their community.Designed to be flexible, the activities can be used as stand-alone lessons, or all together as a cohesive unit of instruction using a storyline technique.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
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  • Forest
  • Outdoor

Project Squirrel offers people a chance to become citizen scientists! They can submit squirrel observations to help sicentists learn more about squirrels.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
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  • Citizen Science
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor

Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and preK-12 environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Growing Up WILD offers a list of nonfiction and fiction books for kids. Includes a list of where to purchase the books, as well as some early childhood organizations.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. This curriculum guide for Pre-K through 12th grade education, includes field investigation activities, in step with STEM activity extensions, WILD work career connections, and outdoor component.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Educational Standards
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Soil

Using wildlife as an integrating context can help make teaching about climate change more concrete. Use best practices in climate change education and gain access to quality, science-based, wildlife management principles that address this complicated issue. Your students will be outdoors, interacting with one another and the community, and learning from trusted sources.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Wildlife
  • Climate
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Resource that details how Project WILD activities in the respective curriculum and activity guides correlate to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Head Start Early Learning Framework, Scout Badges, and many more.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Citizen Science

Whether you are home-schooling or looking for resources to keep your kids learning all year, Project WILD has resources for you and your learners, includes abbreviated activities PreK-12 and a children's book list along with other resources.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards
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  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Soil

Project WILD resources all about learning about bats, includes, curriculum, online activities, videos, and many other resources.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Video
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  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards

As universities, colleges, and schools move to learning online in the wake of the coronavirus spread, many educators are interested in how to conduct WILD activities remotely. Project WILD has adapted a number of their activities to be online, includes ideas and resources to guide students through WILD activities at their own location.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate

This website has a short list of nature and science books for middle schoolers. Each listing has a description of the book, where you can purchase it, the author(s), and the length of the book.

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  • Home & Family
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Energy

Discover offers a short list of nature related non-fiction books for high school students. Each listing has the author and a link to purchase the book.

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  • Home & Family
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Soil

Scientific American's education section has a series of activities for kids 6-12 on various science related topics. Activities take half an hour or less.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Soil
  • Forest

Smithsonian website offers science and nature activities and games for kids and teens, including themed tours of Smithsonian collections.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Climate

SRI uplifts and strengthens communities by connecting inner city youth and veterans to the outdoors, harnessing incredible opportunities and powerful experiences that forge strong connections between youth and veterans, their communities, and the natural world.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

SOFEE is an education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities. They offer a K-12 wildland fire science curriculum adapted from FireWorks! at no cost.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Forest

K-12 materials and professional development for educators that is all about natural science.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Citizen Science
  • Soil
  • Forest
  • Water

NEEF is the nations leading organization in environmental education, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet. Their work includes K-12 education, conservation, health, grants, online courses and resources.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Grant
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
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  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Indoor

Explore fun games, contests, and activities for parents and kids to do together.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Home & Family
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  • Activity
  • Video
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife

The Oregon Zoo's goal is to insipre their vistors to creatd a better future for wildlife. In addition to in-person visits, they offer at-home activities and virtual encounters.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

The Wonder of Science supports next generation science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS), including mini-lessons, videos, and phenomena exploration.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

Vive NW aims to diversify the outdoors by connecting local LatinX and all communities to the outdoors and the extensive adventures offered by this landscape. Our objective is to provide valuable information, outdoor experiences and opportunities that will empower all communities.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
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Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education. Wild Diversity's Youth Ecology Summer Days is our program providing BIPOC youth in grades 6-8th with holistic connections to ecology, conservation and outdoor resilience.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Nature Journaling

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

This website has a list of the 100 best nature books, identified by CNN, Forbes, and Inc-Book Authority. The list has a rating, a summary of the book, reviews, and where you can purchase the book.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Nature Journaling
  • Climate
  • Soil

List of 19 podcasts that you can listen to with children, all of the podcasts are science related. Each listing has a description of the podcast.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Water
  • Climate

Access Recreation, a Portland-based organization compiles detailed trail information for hikers of all abilities and experience levels. The trail reviews don't intend to identify trails which are considered ADA accessible, but rather to share information about select trails of interest, as they are, so people with disabilities can make their own determination about whether to try a trail or not.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

Accessible Adventures in the Pacific Northwest is a series of videos produced by the US Forest Service to make the outdoors accessible to all through videos and also test how accessible each of the sites are for people with physical limitations. It explores trails in Washington and Oregon.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Video
  • Virtual Field Trip
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

The goals of the African American Outdoor Association are to conduct active outdoor excursions that encourage African Americans to explore the natural environment. Promote healthy living by encouraging families to shift to physically active lifestyles. Increase knowledge and appreciation of the beauty and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest, and build community around active living.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire

Summary page of facts about Bald Eagles and resource links to learn more about this species of bird. 

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Wildlife

Online guide to birds and bird watching, includes a feature to ID birds, information on how to house them, feed them, live cams, and online courses.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Video
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Wildlife
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide is geared toward formal and nonformal educators with many resources including WILD Work, in step with STEM, field investigations, and more!

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Climate
  • Educational Standards
  • Water

The Arbor Day Foundation strives to make our world a greener and better place to live by educating people on the importance of trees, including Tree Campus K-12 resources.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Climate

Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to science questions about the world. The mission is to encourage kids' natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Soil

Budburst is a community approach to plant conservation, its headquaters is the Chicago Botantical Garden. People can participate in projects, contribute to research, collaborate with fellow community scientists, and discover nature.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Climate

The Childrens Forest of Central Oregon is a network of 25+ public, private, and non-profit organizations working to connect children and families to nature through learning, exploration, and play. They have a strong focus on equity and inclusion, working to connect underserved audiences to impactful experiences in nature.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Wildlife

Confluence in the Classroom has connected students to place through art and education by introducing them to native artists and culture bearers from the Chinook Nation, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and Nez Perce Tribe. Together, native educators, students, and teachers embark on a year-long learning journey. Field trips to sites with significant environmental and cultural stories are highlights of these journeys.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Confluence connects the history, living cultures, and ecology of the Columbia River system through Indigenous voices. The library contains stories, audio recordings, articles, videos, and image galleries of Indigenous voices and experiences.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Video
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Energy

Free online course that supports outdoor educators in engaging with culturally responsive incorporation of indigenous studies concepts into outdoor education curriculum and programming. While outdoor school programs in Oregon serve fifth and sixth grade students, course content applies broadly to all outdoor and experiential education.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Climate
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Fire

Earthday.org’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earthday.org is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet. .

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Soil
  • Indoor

Environment for the Americas grew out of the success of International Migratory Bird Day, whcih celebrates migratory birds throughout Canada, the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The website offers virtual field trips, resource directly, training, outreach to LatinX Communities, and bird IQ activities and quizzes.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
  • Virtual Field Trip
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

EEAO strives to cultivate environmental literacy and engagment among diverse community leaders in Oregon. The organization is a network of educators, administrators, resource professionals, nature centers, environmental educators, and volunteers in the field of environmental education.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Families in Nature is an outdoor education program. Their vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation of conservationists. Activities are aimed at teaching children and their parents about ecology and conservation through hands-on experiences in nature, while they spend quality family time together.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Feeder Watch is a citizen science project survey of birds that visit backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. There are resources for getting started, bird IDs, feeder cams, and a blog to help connect people.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor

The purpose of Project WILD's Flying WILD guide is to engage middle schools in bird education efforts with the intent of encouraging increased environmental stewardship among youth. Special emphasis is placed on creating an approach that is readily adaptable for urban schools, often with underserved students who traditionally receive few opportunities to participate in environmental education initiatives.

Grade Level:
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Educational Standards

The High Desert Museum provides educational opportunities for students and educators, including self-guided visits, online resources, kids camps, kits, educator resources.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
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  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Wildlife

i-Tree is a combination of science and free tools that: Quantifies the benefits and values of trees around the world. Aids in tree and forest management and advocacy. Shows potential risks to tree and forest health. Is based on peer-reviewed, USDA Forest Service Research.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

IEN is an alliance of Indigenous Peoples whose Shared Mission is to Protect the Sacredness of Earth Mother from contamination & exploitation by Respecting and Adhering to Indigenous Knowledge and Natural Law.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Grant
  • Video
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire
  • Indoor

This website is a wonderful free resource for all educators who want to incorporate Nature Journaling into their adventures outside. Nature Stewardship through science, education, and art.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Nature Journaling

Justice Outside’s programs provide both established and aspiring outdoor professionals with the skills necessary to transform the environmental field into a more equitable and culturally relevant sector. Programs include training and support, cultural relevancy workshops for decision-makers at outdoor-focused organizations, Rising Leaders Fellowship, and Outdoor Educators Institute. Additionally, they offer a grant program prioritizing funding for programs led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Climate
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Forest
  • Wildlife
  • Fire

Keep Oregon Green has a kids corner with nature based activities. They also offer a ranger program to help teach kids about the value of Oregon's forests.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Fire
  • Wildlife

Latino Outdoors is a Latinx-led organization working to create a national community of leaders in conservation and outdoor education. They are focused on expanding and amplifying the Latinx experience in the outdoors; providing greater leadership, mentorship, and professional opportunities while serving as a platform for sharing cultural connections and narratives that are often overlooked by the traditional outdoor movement. .

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Collection of forest education resources for 6-8, including field programs, teacher professional development, publications, and curriculum.

Grade Level:
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

This resource outlines the connections between the Oregon Forest Literacy Plan and educational standards, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, and OFRI materials.

Grade Level:
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Educational Standards

Oregon Forest Resources Institute offers support to classrooms who have limited resources to access field studies, and will offer compensation towards travel fees.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Grant
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Forest

Talk About Trees is an interactive, science-based program for pre-school through eighth grade students. Programs are presented by experienced facilitators and offered free to classrooms throughout Oregon.

Grade Level:
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
Resource Type:
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Forest
  • Wildlife

Monarch Watch strives to provide the public with information about the biology of monarch butterflies, their spectacular migration, and how to use monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools. They engage in research on monarch migration biology and monarch population dynamics to better understand how to conserve the monarch migration.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Citizen Science
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife

Collection of free virtual tours of U.S. National parks that are interactive and dynamic. Powered by Google Earth.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

National Wildlife Day serves to bring awareness of endangered animals nationally as well as globally, that need to be preserved and rescued and highlights organizations that strive to do that every day.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Indoor
  • Wildlife

The Schoolyard Habitats guide helps educators plan, build, and maintain a schoolyard garden.

Grade Level:
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Resource Type:
  • Website
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Outdoor
  • Wildlife
  • Climate
  • Soil

The Natural Inquirer program produces a variety of science education materials for PreK through grade 12. Natural Inquirer products are produced by the USDA Forest Service, FIND Outdoors, and other cooperators and partners.

Grade Level:
  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Video
  • Activity
  • Curriculum
  • Website
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Fire
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor

The Virtual Field Trips produced by The Nature Conservancy include exotic places and animals as well as America's rainforests and deserts through the lens of water. Each virtual field trip contains a video, teacher guide, and student activities.

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  • Home & Family
  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
Resource Type:
  • Virtual Field Trip
  • Curriculum
  • Activity
Keywords:
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wildlife
  • Soil
  • Climate
  • Indoor

The NAAEE uses education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to create an equtiable and sustainable future. It provides a platfrom for all in the environmental education field to network, connect, and share resources and knowledge through conferences, blogs, eePRO groups, and newsletters.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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Collection of lessons plans for all grade bands from different organizations, on a variety of topics related to environmental education.

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The goal of this Oregon Environmental Literacy Program (OELP) publication is to encourage and support educators who use or want to use the outdoors as an integral part of the teaching and learning experience for their students.

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium connects people to the Oregon Coast and inspires ocean conservation. Their education programs include on-site visits, distance learning, teacher resources and outreach programs.

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ODE collection of resources to support edcuators, including teacher licensure, family engagement, educational standards, Oregon mentoring project, and teaching materials.

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The goal of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Program is to support teachers in collaboration with non-formal educators to foster Environmental Literacy of Kindergarten through 12th grade students by engaging students in activities and experiences that increase their awareness, understanding, and knowledge of the environment and their relationship to it.

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Oregon Environmental Literacy Program's resource directory - resources to support teachers, community educators, and the general public.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Wildlife
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  • Soil
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Forest-based resources for Oregon educators, including videos, lessons plans, field-programs, and a host of publications.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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Outdoor School is an immersive outdoor education experience for Oregon's 5th and 6th graders in the world's greatest classroom. In Oregon's natural landscape, students learn about themselves, their peers, the environment and natural resources, and leave with skills to prepare them for their future.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Climate
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OSU Extension partners with communities in every county of Oregon to provide information, services and expertise to meet local challenges and help every Oregonian thrive. Programs focus on healthy communities and economies, resilient and productive forestry and natural ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, food systems, and gardening, thriving youth, individuals and families.

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Outdoor Asian's vision is to create a diverse and inclusive community of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the outdoors.

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This overview outlines the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Oregon State Standards.

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Pacific Education Institue offers resources and support for educators to equitably advance scientific literacy by promoting outdoor, locally relevant, integrated, career connected, real-world science.

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PBS collection of life science educational resources, from interactive animated activities to videos, lesson plans, audio files, and images. Resources can be filtered by grade level and type . The

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This is an awards winning preK-12 environmental education program. It is designed not only for teachers but for parents, informal educators, and community leaders. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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Adapted activity from "Every Tree for Itself" to be applicable to bees.

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Project Learning Tree's Youtube Channel features a collection of short videos, each one designed for families at home who are interested in learning about nature in their own backyards. Project Learning Tree uses forests as 'windows on the world' to teach about concepts of organisms, habitats, ecosystems, forestry and other human influence on the natural environment.

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The alignment to standards page shows how Project Learning Tree aligns to National Standards, State Correlations, Green Schools, Early Childhood, and Nonformal Programs.

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Designed for 6th-8th grade teachers, the Carbon & Climate E-Unit provides activities and resources to help educators introduce students to some of the complex issues involved in climate change.

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  • Forest
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Discover Your Urban Forest is a downloadable, password-protected PDF for educators of students in grades 6-8 that invites learners to explore their urban environment and investigate environmental issues that affect their urban community.Three hands-on activities, with an emphasis on science and social studies, engage students in learning about the place they live and how we depend on natural systems to sustain us.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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Every month Project Learning Tree carefully selects additional resources and new support materials to enhance Project Learning Tree's lessons. These environmental education resources include videos, educational apps and other interactive online tools, books and posters, teacher-generated materials, and more!

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Project Learning Tree's Energy & Society Kit offers K-8 students opportunities to learn about their relationship with energy and helps develop their critical thinking skills to make decisions about their personal energy use. In addition to hands-on activities, this curriculum integrates music and dance to enhance the study of energy issues.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • Home & Family
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Project Learning Tree's Energy Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations in PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate how much energy their school uses, the main sources of that energy, and ways to implement energy-saving strategies.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Project Learning Tree's Environmental Quality Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate areas where improvements can be made in indoor air quality, transportation, chemical use, and more.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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PLT’s new Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide includes 50 hands-on, multidisciplinary activities to connect children to nature and increase young people's awareness and knowledge about their environment. Activities integrate teaching about the environment into a multitude of subjects using hands-on classroom studies and outdoor field investigations. The guide is user-friendly, and works in classrooms and nonformal settings, in urban, suburban, and rural areas.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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Help inspire the next generation of environmental and conservation leaders with the PLT Green Jobs: Exploring Forest Careers resources. Use with youth ages 12-25 in settings ranging from community youth programs and school classrooms, to college and career prep, to field trips and forest tours.

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  • Fire

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood's environment.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Grant
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This curriculum to explores waste management issues and options with middle and high school students. This resource uses hands-on experiences to show interrelationships among waste generation, natural resource use, and disposal. Eight activities guide learners through waste management strategies and solutions while providing the necessary tools to make informed choices on waste management issues.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Exploring Environmental Issues: Places We Live provides educators with a useful tool for place-based education to help create a bond between young citizens and their communities. Through eight hands-on activities, students will explore current and future community environmental issues, enabling them to make informed decisions about those issues.

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  • Outdoor

Project Learning Tree's guide features 96 hands-on interdisciplinary activities on environmental topics including forests, wildlife, water, air, energy, waste, climate change, invastive species and more. Each activity is tailored to specific grade levels and learning objectives. The materials provide educators the tools they need to bring the environment into their classrooms and their students into the environment.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
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Project Learning Tree's School Site Investigation is one of five hands on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate natural habitats, wildlife, trees, grounds maintenance practices, and ways to make improvements to their school site.

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Overview of all Project Learning Tree guides and resources for elementary and middle school educators.

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Project Learning Tree's Teaching with i-Tree unit includes three hands-on activities that help middle and high school students discover and analyze the many ecosystem services that trees provide. Students input data they collect into a free online tool that calculates the dollar value of the benefits provided by a tree, or a set of trees. The activities can be used in formal classroom settings or with nonformal groups, such as scouts, students enrolled in afterschool programs, and visitors to nature centers and parks.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Project Learning Tree's monthly e-newsletter is free for all educators and includes free tools and resources, new lesson plans, professional development and grant opportunities, and tips from educators for teaching about the environment.

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Project Learning Tree's Waste & Recycling Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate how much waste their school generates and where it goes, as well as recycling and composting efforts.

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  • Middle School (Grades 6-8)
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  • Forest
  • Energy
  • Climate

Project Learning Tree's Water Investigation is one of five hands-on, student-driven investigations at the heart of PLT's GreenSchools program where students investigate the source, cost, and quality of their school's water supply, and ways to enhance current water conservation practices. The Investigation details specific things for students to measure and observe, along with student worksheets to fill out and guidance on how to combine data collected into a school-wide analysis.

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Project Squirrel offers people a chance to become citizen scientists! They can submit squirrel observations to help sicentists learn more about squirrels.

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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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Project WILD's mission is to provide wildlife-based conservation and preK-12 environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. All curriculum materials are backed by sound educational practices and theory, and represent the work of many professionals within the fields of education and natural resource management from across the country.

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Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. This curriculum guide for Pre-K through 12th grade education, includes field investigation activities, in step with STEM activity extensions, WILD work career connections, and outdoor component.

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Using wildlife as an integrating context can help make teaching about climate change more concrete. Use best practices in climate change education and gain access to quality, science-based, wildlife management principles that address this complicated issue. Your students will be outdoors, interacting with one another and the community, and learning from trusted sources.

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Resource that details how Project WILD activities in the respective curriculum and activity guides correlate to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Head Start Early Learning Framework, Scout Badges, and many more.

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  • Citizen Science

Whether you are home-schooling or looking for resources to keep your kids learning all year, Project WILD has resources for you and your learners, includes abbreviated activities PreK-12 and a children's book list along with other resources.

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Project WILD resources all about learning about bats, includes, curriculum, online activities, videos, and many other resources.

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As universities, colleges, and schools move to learning online in the wake of the coronavirus spread, many educators are interested in how to conduct WILD activities remotely. Project WILD has adapted a number of their activities to be online, includes ideas and resources to guide students through WILD activities at their own location.

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Rethink Outdoors misson is to increase the equitable access to the benefits of time spent outdoors and to bring more resources and action towards the advancment of this mission.

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This website has a short list of nature and science books for middle schoolers. Each listing has a description of the book, where you can purchase it, the author(s), and the length of the book.

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Scientific American's education section has a series of activities for kids 6-12 on various science related topics. Activities take half an hour or less.

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Smithsonian website offers science and nature activities and games for kids and teens, including themed tours of Smithsonian collections.

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SRI uplifts and strengthens communities by connecting inner city youth and veterans to the outdoors, harnessing incredible opportunities and powerful experiences that forge strong connections between youth and veterans, their communities, and the natural world.

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SOFEE is an education and outreach collaborative centered on wildland fire science as a pathway into ecology, preparedness, and wildfire recovery for vulnerable populations and southern Oregon communities. They offer a K-12 wildland fire science curriculum adapted from FireWorks! at no cost.

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  • Fire
  • Climate
  • Forest

K-12 materials and professional development for educators that is all about natural science.

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The Diack Ecology Education program is a program of the Oregon Science Teachers Association. It offers grants, workshops, and resources to educators in Oregon to ecourage them to get their students involved with field-based science inquiry.

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  • Early Childhood (Grades preK-2)
  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • High School (Grades 9-12)
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  • Grant
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The Gray Family Foundation's goal is to engage Oregonians to become active stewards of their communities and natural environments, including a grant program, and K-12 summer programs.

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  • Elementary School (Grades 3-5)
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  • Grant
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  • Wildlife
  • Energy
  • Fire
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Climate

NEEF is the nations leading organization in environmental education, creating opportunities for people to experience and learn about the environment in ways that improve their lives and the health of the planet. Their work includes K-12 education, conservation, health, grants, online courses and resources.

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The Oregon Zoo's goal is to insipre their vistors to creatd a better future for wildlife. In addition to in-person visits, they offer at-home activities and virtual encounters.

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The Wonder of Science supports next generation science teachers. The website aggregates resources developed by Paul Andersen and other science teachers implementing the Next Generation Science Standards* (NGSS), including mini-lessons, videos, and phenomena exploration.

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  • Energy
  • Educational Standards

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 3 World Wildlife Day in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wildlife and plants.

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  • Wildlife

Vive NW aims to diversify the outdoors by connecting local LatinX and all communities to the outdoors and the extensive adventures offered by this landscape. Our objective is to provide valuable information, outdoor experiences and opportunities that will empower all communities.

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Wild Diversity helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education. Wild Diversity's Youth Ecology Summer Days is our program providing BIPOC youth in grades 6-8th with holistic connections to ecology, conservation and outdoor resilience.

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World Ocean Day supports collaborative conservation, working with its global network of youth and organizational leaders in >140 countries, and providing free and customizable promotional and actionable resources. World Ocean Day is powered by the World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council.

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  • Wildlife

World Water Day is a United Nations campaign brining awareness and education on valuing water and safeguarding it effectively for future generations.

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  • Water
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  • Outdoor