Thursday, April 23, 2009

Environmental education resources

During this week of Earth Day, Wisconsin's Water Library thought it may be helpful to highlight some resources for environmental education, especially for children.

The Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence, or COSEE, is a network of regional centers created to promote the development of effective partnerships between research scientists and educators, disseminate effective ocean sciences programs and the best practices that do not duplicate but rather build on existing resources, and promote a vision of ocean education as a charismatic, interdisciplinary vehicle for creating a more scientifically literate workforce and citizenry.

Environmental Education for Kids, or EEK, is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This electronic magazine is for kids in grades 4-8. Surf around and learn more about the great outdoors.

Project Wild is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. A national network of State Wildlife Agency Sponsors ensures that Project WILD is available nationwide --training educators in the many facets of the program.