Lesson ideas, educational hand-outs and interesting readings all on PDF downloads or links.
Forestry and Conservation for Kids - webpage with MANY Educational Conservation links
Climate & Weather Explorer - webpage with MANY great Education Resources PreK-HS by SeaGrant Ill & Ind
Eagles Among US - a PDF by Wayne SWCD with links about Bald Eagles and Raptors
"Fill the Bill" (3 page teacher lesson plan on bird beak adaptation)
Important Facts about Habitat Loss and Birds (2 page fact sheet)
Migration & The Migratory Birds of Texas (38 page Publication)
Thinking Scientifically-Why Migration? (2 page student worksheet)
Outdoor Learning / Land Labs
Recipe for School Land Lab (5 page document from Ohio EPA Env. Ed)
Developing Outdoor Learning Areas-A Kentucky Guide (45 page guide)
Invasive Species Activity Workbook - by Wayne Co. SWCD - New York (38 pages)
Fighting Invasive Plants in Ohio - by the Nature Convervancy 2016 (12 pages)
Plastics / Pollution
Plastic Debris- Educational pamphlet by Algalita Marine Research Foundation
"Don't let Go" - (pamphlet about balloons by the Marine Conservation Society)
"A gutful of Plastic" ( poster about a Bryde whale and plastic by Queensland Govt. EPA)
The Dangers of Plastic Bags - (power point slide show - animals & plastic)
Information about Plastic Bottles & Chemicals, BPA - 4 page document
"Preventable Journey" - teacher lesson plan - on plastics (used for Tony the Trash bag program)
Worm and Soil Facts - (Educational power point with 27 slides)
Soil Model -Teaching basic soil ecosystem -(27 slide presentation by PSU)
Streams / Macroinvertabrates / Fish
State Fish Species Identification ( 36 pages by Wildlife Forever)
Watersheds / Storm Water
How's my waterway? - this EPA website will tell you what watershed you live in & water quality issues!
Click to drop a raindrop anywhere in the contiguous United States and watch where it ends up - website RIVER RUNNER
- Caring for Our Watersheds - HOW IT WORKS - 2021 Program Info for Ohio ( 2 pg pdf)
- Caring for Our Watersheds - link to website - open to students in Grades 9-12 who live within the Ohio state borders.
"You are the solution to pointless pollution" (Education Kit for teachers by Clean Ocean Action)
"After the Storm " info about video from EPA and the Weather Channel
After the Storm - video is NOW on YouTube. Wonderful follow-up to the Enviroscape program!
Wetlands / Habitat
Illinois Habitat Colony - (Biodiversity Coloring Book, plants & animals - 38 pages)
Wetlands Coloring Book - (24 pages by US Fish & Wildlife Services)
"Who Lives in a Wetland" - (1 page coloring guide by Southwest Florida WMD).
"Seasonal Wetlands" (4 page publication on habitat management)
"Vernal Pools -Midwestern Ephemeral Wetlands - A vanishing habitat" - 3 pages brochure
"One State, Many Nations - Native Americans of Ohio" (140 page Educational Teachers Guide)
Link to the video's for "One State, Many Nations" by PBS at http://pbs4549.org/onestate or https://www.pbswesternreserve.org/education/one-state-many-nations-native-americans-of-ohio/ - 5 videos on Youtube that go with Educational Guide.
"The Honey Files - A Bee's Life" (Teaching Guide grades 4-6, a 97 page booklet)