Environmental Science

GOOD | Roadmap to Harmony

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 6 times
A wonderfully colorful Flash interactive containing articles, videos, data, and research to get us thinking about energy, education, sustenance, health, the earth, flora and fauna, connectivity, exchange, and coexistence.

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The Smithsonian Institution: The Ocean Portal

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2010
Recommended 5 times
A beautiful website containing these sections: Ocean Life & Ecosystems, Photo Essays, The Ocean Over Time, Ocean Science, and The Ocean & You. There's also an Educators section that has lesson plans, activities, and ways to use the Ocean Portal's features.

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New Zealand Birds

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  2010
A really excellent site full of scientific information about New Zealand birds-native, nonnative, and extinct-along with Maori myths and information about famous individuals who contributed to the field of ornithology. Well presented and not ad heavy.

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Exploring Nature

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  2009
A natural science reference site for students and educators. Lovely drawings and engaging activities. There is a lot of free content, and more is available for a nominal joining fee.

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Florida Everglades Story

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  2009
An educational Web production about the Florida Everglades and the world?s most ambitious ecosystem restoration program. The site includes in-depth content and is a companion to the HDTV documentary that aired on PBS stations.

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Maeslant Barrier

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  2009
The site, an initiative of the Deltaworks Online Foundation, is one of the biggest and most complete online resources of information about the Deltaworks and water management in the Netherlands.

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Oceanus

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  2009
Online version of the magazine Oceanus, which explores the oceans in depth, highlighting the research and researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in news, features, and interviews written by magazine staff, with full-color photographs and illustrations.

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National Geographic Maps: Tools for Adventure

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: April  2009
This site immerses the user into the dynamic world of maps and introduces kids to the essentials of mapping and geospatial representation through engaging (and fun!) games.

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ARKive

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: August  2008
Recommended 4 times
A unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world's species, both endangered and in the U.K.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: August  2008
Recommended 1 time
Irrigation of lawns and landscaping in Florida represents the single largest use of water from municipal water supplies. In addition, fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns are major sources of pollution in its lakes, rivers and bays. Get ideas on how to make your yard more earth friendly, no matter where you live. Interactive garden planner is very cool.

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Conservation Central: National Zoo, Smithsonian Institution

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: May  2005
Build a panda habitat! If you use the right combination of materials, the pandas will come out and play. You’ll learn about conservation biology, including the factors that determine the survival of species. The site also includes a diverse range of educator resources. You’ll need the free Flash player

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Global Warming: Early Warning Signs

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2004
This site features an interactive world map that illustrates the local consequences of global warming. Curriculum materials are also available for high school teachers.

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GreenHouse Gas Online

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: January  2004
A frequently updated resource dedicated to greenhouse gas news and scientific publications.

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Eco-Index

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: April  2003
A searchable almanac of current and past conservation projects in Mesoamerica, with project descriptions, goals, achievements, lessons learned, and more. Available in English and Spanish. By the Rainforest Alliance.

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Environmental Inquiry

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: February  2003
Environmental Inquiry is a "Web site and curriculum series developed at Cornell University to help students conduct environmental science research and participate in communities of fellow student scientists."

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Florida's Springs: Protecting Nature's Gems

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  2002
The site includes photo galleries and stories about the springs flora and fauna, threats and protection efforts, an online expedition with Flash elements, audio and video as well as a great animated production about the water cycle, aquifer and threats to springs. Lesson plans and student activities for teachers are also available.

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The Green Frog News

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: April  2002
Recommended 1 time
This great resource for teachers features experiments and lessons on science and the environment in pdf format.

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Red Wolves of Alligator River

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  2001
Join scientists in the preservation and study of the Red Wolf in North Carolina. You will learn the role of wolves in culture, how radio telemetry is used to track wolves, you can ask the experts questions, and more. Lesson plans for the classroom are also available.

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Ocean Oasis

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  2001
Though this is the companion site for the giant screen film by the same name, it has some great resources on Mexico's Sea of Cortés and the Baja California Desert. Check out the field guide and teacher's guide sections.

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Water on the Web (WOW)

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  2001
Recommended 1 time
This nicely designed site aims to teach high school and college students to solve real-world environmental problems. Lesson plans and interactive modules are available for both teachers and students.

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NASA Earth Observatory

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: May  2001
Through informative articles and spectacular images you will learn how NASA scientists are unraveling the mysteries of climate and environmental change.

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Natural Resources, the Environment, and Ecosystems (from the University of Illinois Extension

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: March  2001
This site has a nice set of teacher's guides/classroom activities on topics such as ecosystem and climate to integrated pest management.

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WWF: Climate Change Campaign

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: March  2001
What's Global Warming? Why is it bad and what can we do about it? This site concisely addresses these issues along with providing a series of related articles and coverage of world climate news.

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EPA's Climate Change Site

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: November  2000
This well-organized and information-rich U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site explains the science of climate change and tells us what we can do about it.

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ES2000

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: September  1999
Which species may disappear from the planet in the next century? This kid-produced site has some important information on how humans are driving many creatures out of existence.

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Food News

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: April  1999
Did you ever wonder about the pesticides used in growing food? This site, run by the Environmental Working Group, is an excellent source of balanced information about pesticides and their effects. Visitors can select from a meal menu or a grocery list, and the site will inform you about likely pesticides found in the foods you've chosen.

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The Living Africa

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  1998
Learn about Africa, with its rich cultures, geography, and wildlife. This site was designed and built by students in the ThinkQuest competition.

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Rachel's Environment and Health Weekly

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: October  1998
This site offers an indexed, searchable archive of the informative Rachel's Newsletter --a huge source of information about environmental issues.

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ARM's Education Center

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: September  1998
Check out this excellent resource on global warming and environmental science. Good information and curriculum activities.

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The Living Edens

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: August  1998
Journey through the forests of Bhutan, or the coral reefs of Pulau! This site is a beautiful and informative online companion to the PBS television series of the same name.

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Water Science for Schools

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: July  1998
Did you know that Americans used 341 billion gallons of fresh water in 1995? At this site you can find out where it all comes from, and where it all goes.

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Carolina Coastal Science

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  1998
A quality educational resource with inquiry-based activities covering the Carolina coastline, including barrier island erosion, development pressures, and habitat conservation.

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Global Warming Central

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: March  1998
This site has everything you want to know about the growing debate over global warming, including the text of the Kyoto Protocols, news of recent scientific and political developments, and expert testimony from both sides of the debate.

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World Wildlife Fund

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: January  1998
Get the latest environmental news and read special features on protecting species and habitats. The story on the 1997 fires in Indonesia was particularly enlightening.

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Rammed Earth

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  1997
Learn how to build a warm, stable house made out of rammed earth! This site offers how-to guides and history of this ancient and environmentally sound building technique.

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6 Billion Human Beings

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: September  1997
An online exhibit from the Musee de l'Homme. Find out how fast the world's population is growing and why it may slow in the next century. Presented in French and English.

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Renewable Energy

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  1997
An informative and easy-to-navigate resource on renewable energy. The "Quick Facts on Renewable Energy" is a good place to start.

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Ecomall

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: November  1996
Generally, I try to stay away from "malls" but this site contains a great deal of important information. Whether you're interested in renewable energy or "eco-investments," this site covers it all.

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The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: October  1996
Looking for local recycling centers? Want to stop receiving to wasteful junk mail? This site answers those questions and more. An important resource.

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Mr. Solar's Home Page

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  1996
Lots of information on solar energy from a man who knows. Mr. Solar has spent the last 18 years living completely on solar electricity.

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Environmental Organization WebDirectory

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: February  1996
The ultimate hotlist for environmental issues. The listings are very comprehensive and are annotated.

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The Solar Cooking Archive

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: December  1995
Everything you wanted to know about solar cooking! Information on how to create your own solar cooker, complete with instructions and diagrams. Also, information on how solar cooking is helping people help themselves at Kenyan refugee camps. A great resource.

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Environmental Education and Science Partnership

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: November  1995
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. A program supported by Vice President Al Gore!

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Welcome to the Rainforest Action Network

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  1995
Loads of information on the Rainforest and what we can do to save it. Includes a section just for kids.

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Maine Solar House

Category: Environmental ScienceCool Site: June  1995
An informative look at a solar house in Maine. Check out the floor plans, view pictures, and learn more about renewable energy

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