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  • Acid Rain - Message for Adults - This Web site is designed to introduce younger children (grades 1-3) to the subject of acid rain through a variety of fun, interactive activities.
  • Center for Green Schools - Get the facts and learn how you can make the case to build green schools.
  • Climate Services - Find the latest information about our climate including videos, education collections, dashboards and more.
  • Climate Change, Wildlife, and Wildlands Toolkit - This toolkit helps educators in teaching how climate change is affecting our nation's wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become "climate stewards."
  • Conservation Education Material for Teachers K- 12 - Teach your class the importance of our environment by teaching them about soil, clean water and wetlands. 
  • Earth Observatory - Accompany NASA scientists as they explore our world and unravel the mysteries of our climate and environmental change.
  • Education (Teachers) Page - National Geographic - Find multimedia activities aligned with national standards, educational projects, and more.
  • EekoWorld - Parents and Teachers - The EekoWorld Teacher Guide is designed to help teachers utilize the multimedia resources and lesson plans of EekoWorld in your classroom provides children with a wide array of information and invites them to explore many different environmental perspectives.
  • Energy Explained - The site explains where gasoline comes from, what determines the price of electricity, how much renewable energy the United States uses, and hundreds of other energy topics.
  • Energy Savers Blog - Energy Education - The Energy Savers Blog provides a place for consumers to learn about and discuss energy efficiency and renewable technologies at home, on the road, and in the workplace.
  • Energy Star Kids - Be an Energy Star! Find out how you and your classmates can make big changes and help save the world.
  • Environmental Education - (Environmental Protection Agency) - This site helps increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues or problems. In doing so, it provides the public with the necessary skills to make informed decisions and take responsible action.
  • EPA Teaching Center - Get lesson plans and free materials for you to use in the classroom along with ideas on how to get your students involved in the community.
  • Exploring Estuaries - Teacher's Page - Take a field trip of our nation's estuaries over the Internet at home or in your classroom.
  • FERC's Students Corner - For Teachers - Find helpful links to resources that help explain the complex world of energy regulation.
  • Forest Service Kids - Help kids connect with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents and teachers with youth-oriented information and resources related to natural resources and the environment.
  • Greenversations - Environmental Protection Agency's Blog - This blog is written by EPA employees (and occasional guests) about the things they bring to their jobs every day.
  • Learn NPS - Learn how to be a Junior Ranger!
  • Looking Down an Oil Well - Ever wonder what oil looks like underground, down deep, hundreds or thousands of feet below the surface, buried under millions of tons of rock and dirt? Learn about how oil is pulled out of the earth.
  • Missouri - Educators - There is an abundance of opportunities for Missouri educators to make the conservation education connection. You can find the MDC staff person, resource, workshop or facility that will help your group achieve its learning goals.
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Science Parents and Teachers Page - Teach kids how the environment affects your health. Get ideas for science projects, tackle some brainteasers, and more.
  • National Marine Educators Association - The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of both fresh and salt water and provides a focus for marine and aquatic studies all over the world.
  • North American Mammals - Resources for Teachers - This lesson plan uses interactive mapping technology to bring Biodiversity field data to the classroom.
  • Nuclear Energy Teachers Lounge - Find classroom activities for elementary, middle and high school, fact sheets and more information on nuclear energy.
  • PBS Teachers - Science and Technology - Teachers can search the PBS resources by grade level and topic.
  • Planet Protectors Club - Planet Protectors create less waste in the first place! This site has games, activities and reading materials to help save our planet from too much waste.
  • Science and Technology - These pages show the role of science at EPA and give access to scientific information that may be useful in understanding and protecting our environment.
  • Solar Decathlon - Information for Teachers - Future solar decathletes are in your classroom today - and you can help get them excited about science and solar energy. This page offers information about science project lesson plans and student activities.
  • Student's Guide to Climate Change - Learn about the importance of greenhouse gases and how they trap energy from the sun in the atmosphere and warm the earth.
  • Teacher Resources - Department of Interior - Life science, Earth science, and Ecology reqources for teachers.
  • The Water Cycle - This site features a wonderful diagram in 52 languages of the natural water cycle and an in-depth discussion of each of the 15 topics on the diagram.
  • Wastes Education Resources - For Teachers - From classroom activities, to starting a school electronics recycling program, these materials will help you and your students learn what we can do to reduce and better manage waste in the world around us.
  • Year of the Ocean - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides information on marine life, threatened and endangered species, facts about the world's oceans fish, and protecting coral reefs.

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