Classroom Resources

You can view the webinars from NBTI 2014 by visiting our YouTube Channel and clicking on the playlist link.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHKTWTRsija-EK0q0qYv9w/playlists

ELEMENTARY RESOURCES 

 Volunteer opp 7

AAAS Science Netlinks    Grades 3 to 5 http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/introducing-biodiversity/

 Nab the Aquatic Invaderhttp://www.iisgcp.org/NabInvader/index.html. It uses a detective theme to  teach students in grades 4-10 about issues associated with aquatic invasive  species.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant  http://www.iisgcp.org/

 Project Passenger Pigeon  http://passengerpigeon.org/ This is the organization leading the charge in terms of educating the world about the plight of the Passenger Pigeon. This talented group of people has assembled activities for all ages.

Elementary School- http://passengerpigeon.org/elementary.html

 Mighty Acorns    http://www.mightyacorns.org/

Yo Oceans  http://yooceans.org/ This a group of passionate ordinary folks bringing 6-12  grade marine mammal programs and guest speakers into classrooms.

New England Aquarium http://www.neaq.org/education_and_activities/teacher_resources/index.php  These resources are relevant to anyone wishing to teach about our ocean’s biodiversity. If you live in New England obviously you have an incredible opportunity to visit. We highly recommend the lessons found on these pages to anyone interested in ocean biodiversity!

MIDDLE SCHOOL RESOURCES

Coleman Spring Trip 001 

 

 

 

 

 

Crossing Boundaries     http://www.crossingboundaries.org/bird-island-1570.php 

 Project Passenger Pigeon  http://passengerpigeon.org/ This is the organization leading the charge in terms of educating the world about the plight of the Passenger Pigeon. This talented group of people has assembled activities for all ages.

http://passengerpigeon.org/highschool.html

EarthEcho International http://earthecho.org/ The activities on this website will help spring any classroom into action! The focus is on dead zones- what they are, how to fix them, how to prevent them. This website is rich with service learning idea that will allow you to take your students out of the classroom and into the field.

HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES

Miss martha Team 4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvard University Outreach Lessons http://outreach.mcb.harvard.edu/lessonplans_S10.htm

 Project Passenger Pigeon http://passengerpigeon.org/ This is the organization leading the charge in terms  of educating the world about the plight of the Passenger Pigeon. This talented  group of people has assembled activities for all ages.

http://passengerpigeon.org/highschool.html

Yo Oceans  http://yooceans.org/blog/seaworld-pledge-launches-pilot-high-school-curriculum-program/ Contact Kelly Hayward on Twitter at @KellysBiz for more information.

EarthEcho International http://earthecho.org/ The activities on this website will help spring any classroom into action! The focus is on dead zones- what they are, how to fix them, how to prevent them. This website is rich with service learning idea that will allow you to take your students out of the classroom and into the field. CHECK OUT THEIR RAIN CHECK CURRICULUM!

Homeostasis Press began as a collaboration between brothers Ted and Bill Merrill. Ted had recently retired from his lifelong medical career, and Bill was years retired from a teaching career in public schools and university, with a PhD degree in geography. Both were published writers with a lot more to say.

 

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 RESOURCES FOR ALL

1. Movie- From Billions to None The Passenger Pigeons Flight to Extinction            http://e-int.com/billionstonone/

2. Endangered Species Day

  http://www.endangered.org/campaigns/endangered-species-day/

3. National Wildlife Federation – Endangered Species Day   

http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Wildlife/Endangered-Species/Endangered-Species-Day.aspx

4. Monarch Watch         http://www.monarchwatch.org/

5. Plight of the Monarch Butterfly   (Video)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZKbZdLtBoM

6. Animus Conservation         http://www.animusconservation.org/

7. National Geographic -Teaching about  Biodiversity http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/biodiversity/?ar_a=1

8. The Nature Education- Knowledge Project

http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/conservation-of-biodiversity-13235087

9.  IUCN- Biodiversity     https://www.iucn.org/what/biodiversity/

10.  Invasive  Species      http://www.invasive.org/

11. The Lost Bird Project           http://www.lostbirdfilm.org/about

Lost Bird Project See the preview http://youtu.be/nHUEI47MFUs

12.  Conservation International- Biodiversity Hotspots    http://www.conservation.org/how/pages/hotspots.aspx

13. Chicago Wilderness        http://www.chicagowilderness.org/

14. Nature – The loneliest Animals

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/teachers-guides/the-loneliest-animals/teachers-guide/4960/

15. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12  Citizen science is a great way for the public to partner with  to monitor bird populations around the world.The Passenger Pigeon is a good reminder of the importance of monitoring not only rare species but the common species as well. By participating in citizen science, we can keep track of the birds and work together to protect species and to make sure the common birds stay common.
16. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12 ​Interested in teaching with birds but not sure where to start? Here’s a simple, free, downloadable curriculum you can download with 9 monthly lessons.  Each lesson has a theme ranging from “What makes a bird a bird” to habitats, migration, bird ID, citizen science, bird song… etc. Lessons are engaging, interactive, and while optimal for 3rd-7th, are adaptable to any level.
17. National Park Service does distance learning programs and you can search by subject.

18. Plant Maps  Map a botanical garden, public garden, plant society, garden club, school or your related nonprofit organization and share your plants, gardens and collections. Connect with your members and supporter profiles and show them on your profile map. We’re adding tools so that you can import plants, share your events and contribute blog posts about your organization on the site. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS! We are joining Plant Map’s this school year for our nature trail, our community garden and also our newest project, a pollinator habitat. http://www.plantsmap.com/ 
19. Population Connection Since 1968, Population Connection has been America’s voice for population stabilization—we are the largest grassroots population organization in the United States! We have more than 500,000 members, supporters, and participating educators. Population Connection works to ensure that every woman around the world who wants to delay or end childbearing has access to the health services and contraceptive supplies she needs in order to do so. http://www.populationconnection.org/

 

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