Bloomeers Island http://www.bloomersisland.com/ My name is Cynthia Wylie and I am the creator of Bloomers Edutainment, LLC.
Bloomers! teaches and instills a passion in Early Learners (Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st graders), how to garden and grow plants and a love of nature.
Bloomers! minigames, friends, etc.) which makes it very appealing to youngsters even though it is educational and all the games teach a plant science lesson.
It also includes a Bloomers! Schoolyard Program that sells the Bloomers! know + grow Gardens to schools. And a Bloomers! Backyard Program that actually incentivizes kids to go outside and play!
Shout http://shoutlearning.org/ Shout invites educators and students to take an active role in global environmental issues.
Connect online with experts in the field, share ideas, and collaborate with people around the world committed to solving environmental challenges.
EekoWorld http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/ EekoWorld is designed to help children between the ages of 6 and 9 learn about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth. EekoWorld (Environmental Education for Kids Online) features an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment.
Through the two main Web site interactive games, children will be able to create their own unique land-, air- or water-dwelling EekoCreature, help the creature overcome environmental issues, and explore their own EekoHouse, a simulation resembling their real home life that shows how decisions they make affect the environment and their EekoCreature.
OneWorld TV - videos contributed by our members http://oneworldgroup.org/tv OneWorld TV - videos contributed by our members
OneWorldTV is a unique public platform for filmmakers, video journalists, NGOs and just about anyone with an interest in video and a concern for a better world
If you've got a camera or a phone that can shoot video, then you can upload to the site to share your work - there's no 10-minute limit, so you can put on a half-hour film;
We are part of OneWorld.net - the world's favourite and fastest-growing civil society network online, supporting people's media to help build a more just global society.
Google PowerMeter http://www.google.org/powermeter/ Google PowerMeter
How much does it cost to leave your TV on all day? What about turning your air conditioning 1 degree cooler? Which uses more power every month — your dishwasher or your washing machine? Is your household more or less energy efficient than similar homes in your neighborhood?
At Google we're helping enable a future where access to personal electricity information helps everyone make smarter energy choices. Google PowerMeter shows consumers their electricity consumption in a secure Google gadget.
Instructables : Green Projects for Classrooms http://www.instructables.com/tag/type-id/?sort=none&q=environmment Instructables has plenty of great Green projects to share, just in time for Earth Day! Help save the earth this year by planting a tree, starting a garden ...
Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.
The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.
Network of Conservation Educators (NCEP) http://ncep.amnh.org/ The Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP) is a global initiative, which seeks to improve the practice of biodiversity conservation by improving training in biodiversity conservation.
NCEP targets educators working with undergraduate and graduate students, and trainers working with conservation professionals in a variety of settings.
Recycling Revolution http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/7843134.stm Recycling Revolution "Recycling-revolution.com is a website I've found that offers a really down-to-earth introduction to all things recycle related. And it's not as simple as you might imagine.
There are all sorts of rules and guidelines to adhere to if you want to make your recycling the most efficient, and ways to recycle you might not have thought about before - such as selling old clothes and toys in a yard sale or carboot sale." www.recycling-revolution.com/
Ecomii http://www.ecomii.com/ From the farm to the big city, we’ve started to think about the long-term consequences our actions have on our planet, on our health and on our wallet. Consumers are changing their habits. Companies are changing their practices. Even the Vatican has named polluting a sin. Naturally, this is all a reflection of increased awareness.
Mainstream social consciousness makes for a very potent time. But it also creates new issues. For example, a new vocabulary is emerging – words like organic, compostable and renewable. But what exactly do they mean, and which is best? How do we figure out what to buy (or not to buy) and how to live greener? Where do we start? We get pieces of information from various sources, but we can end up with more questions than answers.
ecomii™ was created to specifically address this need for a single credible and comprehensive resource for everything green.
PrintWhatYouLike http://www.printwhatyoulike.com/ Ever print a web page only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other junk you don't want?
PrintWhatYouLike is a free web page editor that gives you control of how web pages look when printed.
Sustainability education using Second Life http://tinyurl.com/6k9cm8 Sustainability considerations relating to the use of Second Life (3D online virtual world) for education
This document is to explore literature relating to sustainability issues in the use of Second Life for education.
Here is a suggested framework to assess possible aspects of sustainability education using Second Life, and inform a process of design and development for education for sustainability.
HowStuffWorks Green Living Guide http://hsw.libguides.com/green-living-guide HowStuffWorks Green Living Guide
"Whether you want to know more about building sustainable communities to exploring alternative fuels and energy conservation or simply "go organic" at home - you'll find the resources you need to start living green."
HowStuffWorks Earth Science Guide http://hsw.libguides.com/earthscience-guide HowStuffWorks Earth Science Guide
"Earth Science is a wide, scientific discipline covering all facets of how the earth works. Learn about weather, global warming, natural disasters and how the world’s oceans function."
The Special Species Project http://www.specialspecies.com/ The Special Species Project
The Special Species Project is looking for partners to help us post kids' nature videos on this site and develop a TV series of all the kids' adventures working with advisors real-time on science, nature, and environmental projects.
It's pretty amazing what kids can do with the help of caring adults. Inspirational, heartwarming...plus schools are now sending us awesome videos that kids are making themselves.
Recycling is a Waste of Time! (video) http://csi.gsb.stanford.edu/recyclings-role-environmental-sustainability Recycling is a Waste of Time! (video)
A panel of experts comprised of Thomas Deichmann, Editor-in-Chief of the German magazine Novo, Julie Hill, Associate of Green Alliance, author and blogger Julia Hailes, and spiked magazine columnist Rob Lyons hold a debate on the importance of recycling household waste.
The debate is followed up by strong remarks from a live audience.
PowerUp : IBM educational game http://www.powerupthegame.com/ PowerUp : IBM educational game
Enter the world of PowerUp, a free, online, multiplayer game that allows students to experience the excitement and the diversity of modern engineering!
Playing the game, students work together in teams to investigate the rich, 3D game environment and learn about the environmental disasters that threaten the game world and its inhabitants.
Players meet Expert Engineer characters and experience the great diversity of the field. Conversations with these experts and engaging interactive activities allow players to explore ways engineers design and build systems to harness renewable energy sources as alternatives to burning fossil fuels.
The Teacher's Guide is designed to be a classroom companion to PowerUp, providing background information for teachers and lesson plans that give students opportunities for more in-depth exploration of science and engineering concepts addressed in gameplay.
Each of these lessons is designed to be flexible and scalable.
Environmental sustainability http://tinyurl.com/3k4wgl Environmental sustainability
Energy use in schools is increasing and some of this is due to the increased use of technology as well as other initiatives such as extended schools, which keep buildings open for longer.
Along with other trends, such as an increase in the length of journeys to school, this means that the UK school estate now emits around 15 per cent of the UK public sector carbon emissions. Schools therefore need to think about how they can reduce their environmental impact.
Obviously we are not going to stop using technology in education as it is central to transforming learning and increasing personalisation; however there are things you can do to lessen the environmental impact.
ElectroCity http://electrocity.co.nz/ ElectroCity is an online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities.
It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.
Just think up a city name and declare yourself Mayor.
If you’re a school teacher, you need to register so your students’ cities are eligible for school prizes.
Environment Literacy http://www.education.noaa.gov/ Environment Literacy
NOAA Education Resources
NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced.
Working with our environment - an introduction http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1285 Working with our environment - an introduction
Open University (UK) free online access to course materials. (11 hours)
Global warming: are we responsible? Is our environmental impact damaging the planet? This unit examines the use of ozone depleting technology, the impact of fossil fuel use and explores how the development...
An introduction to sustainable energy http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1223 An introduction to sustainable energy
Open University (UK) free online access to course materials. (3 hours)
The search for sustainable energy will dominate the twenty-first century. This unit provides an introductory overview of the present energy systems and takes a brief look at where the world may find energy...
Climate Change Resources at SEJ http://www.sej.org/resource/index.htm Climate Change Resources at SEJ Society of Environmental Journalists ... a comprehensive range of materials available to the public.
Society of Environmental Journalists http://www.sej.org/ Society of Environmental Journalists
The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only U.S.- based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.
SEJ programs are designed to build a stronger, better-educated, and more closely connected network of professional journalists and editors who cover the environment and environment-related issues. SEJ's primary goal is to advance public understanding of critically important environmental issues through more and better environmental journalism.
Environment : Videos and PowerPoints http://environmentvideos.blogspot.com/ Environment and Conservation : Videos and PowerPoints
The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Biomes of the World http://www.teachersfirst.com/unitlist.cfm Biomes of the World is a unit that combines the basics on the world's different biomes with a "biomes treasure hunt" that asks students to research the characteristics of each biome.
There are lots of ways for elementary or middle schoolers to use this unit, either in class or as part of an independent investigations.
Biomes http://www.forgefx.com/casestudies/prenticehall/ Free online interactive multimedia 3D resource designed for a middle grades science programs.
A biome is a group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms. This is a real-time 3D application which allows users to examine the different biomes on the planet Earth. Students can rotate the globe to any angle, identify and choose biomes, and find out detailed information about a city in each biome.
What's it like where you live? http://www.mbgnet.net/ What's it like where you live?
This site is based the Biology of Plants video series, geared to grades K-3.
Environmental Kids Club @ The EPA http://www.epa.gov/students/index.html Environmental Kids Club @ The EPA : Site provides high school students with information about air & water issues, waste & recycling, conservation, health & safety, ecosystems, & community environmental conditions.
The Environmental Literacy Council http://www.enviroliteracy.org The Environmental Literacy Council
An independent, non-profit organization, the Council gives teachers the tools to help students develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the systems of the world, both living and non-living, along with the analytical skills needed to weigh scientific evidence and policy choices.
Environmental Defense - finding the ways that work. http://www.edf.org/ Environmental Defense - finding the ways that work.... USA site
Environmental Defense is a leading national nonprofit organization representing more than 300,000 members. Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems.
Guided by science, Environmental Defense evaluates environmental problems and works to create and advocate solutions that win lasting political, economic and social support because they are nonpartisan, cost-efficient and fair.
Environment Australia's Online Image Database http://www.environment.gov.au/about/media/index.html Environment Australia's Online Image Database
The Environment Australia Online Image Database has been developed to provide the community with access to our photographic collection.
The image database contains images Environment Australia owns and that are copyright cleared and available free of charge for use by the media, students and industry organisations (but not for use in advertising or other commercial purposes).
We are very happy to provide this resource to help promote environmental issues and for educational purposes.
Australian Antarctic Division | Australian Greenhouse Office | Australian Heritage Commission | Australian National Botanic Gardens | Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority |
Global Climate Change - research explorer http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/ Climate is the average pattern of weather over the long term. The earth? climate has warmed and cooled for millions of years, since long before we appeared on the scene. There? no doubt that the climate is growing warmer currently; indications of that change are all around us.
At this Web site, you can explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. You?l also get a sense of how scientists study natural phenomena?ow researchers gather evidence, test theories, and come to conclusions.
climate | environment | conservation |
Endangered Species - Online Project http://www.tesan.vuurwerk.nl/ The purpose of this ongoing project is to allow students from all over the world a chance to help foster knowledge and appreciation for the plight of the many thousands of endangered species of the Earth.
Students will gain valuable skills for researching, collaborating and telecommunicating while sharing their information with people around the world.
This is an ongoing project, so you can always sign in as new participant.
You are about to embark on an adventure that you will never forget!
As you read the reports on the following pages certain questions will beg to be answered:
- Why are so many plants, trees and wildlife in danger of becoming extinct?
- How is this affecting the natural balance of our environment?
- What kinds of things are being done to rescue nature from this danger?
- How can we help?
This project is an attempt to answer these questions... but we need your help. We invite you to join us in our effort to answer these very important questions and to possibly make a difference in the future of our precious earth.
collaboration | collaborative | project | environment | endangered | species |
Green Buildings http://www.epa.gov/greenbuilding/ Green Buildings
The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from Nature's extremes: cold, heat, wind, rain, and snow. But these structures affect and shape our environment too. Constructing and operating buildings requires enormous amounts of energy, water, and materials and creates large amounts of waste. Where and how they are built affects the ecosystems around us in countless ways. And the buildings themselves create new indoor environments that present new environmental problems and challenges.
As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called green building is arising to reduce that impact at the source. Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition. The many elements of green building include:
- Energy: Designing and operating buildings to use energy efficiently and to use renewable sources of energy, including solar, wind, and biomass.
= Water: Designing and operating buildings to use water efficiently.
- Materials: Using building materials that, in comparison to competing brands, have a reduced effect on the environment throughout their life cycle (e.g. recycled content, low toxicity, energy efficiency, biodegradability, and/or durability).
- Waste: Reducing the waste from construction, remodeling, and demolition.
- Indoor Environment: Designing and operating buildings that are healthy for their occupants.
The World's Biomes http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/ Welcome to the World's Biomes Page. This is an introduction to the major biomes on Earth. Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell).
The importance of biomes cannot be underestimated. Biomes have changed and moved many times during the history of life on Earth. More recently, human activities have drastically altered these communities. Thus, conservation and preservation of biomes should be a major concern to all.
Aquatic | Deserts | Forests | Grasslands | Tundra |
EO Laboratory: Mission Biomes http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/ Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a different part of the world? What would the weather be like? What kinds of animals would you see? Which plants live there? By investigating these questions, you are learning about biomes. A biome is a community of plants and animals living together in a certain kind of climate.
Scientists have classified regions of the world into different biomes. Here you can explore coniferous forests, temperate deciduous forests, deserts, grasslands, rainforests, shrublands, and tundras.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to investigate biomes, then test your knowledge about the biomes by completing each mission.
Habitats / Biomes (enchantedlearning) http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/ The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. Each of these habitats has distinct life forms living in it, forming complex communities of interdependent organisms. A complex community of plants and animals in a region and a climate is called a biome.
Desert | Tundra | Grassland | Tropical Rain Forest | Taiga | Conigerous Forest | Chapparal |
Gateway for Education for Sustainable Development http://www.cee.org.uk/ Welcome to the Gateway for Education for Sustainable Development brought to you by the Council for Environmental Education.
The Council for Environmental Education (CEE) provides a national focus in England for those committed to education for sustainable development.
Going Places, Making Choices http://www.4-h.org/ Students can put their minds to work on issues like land use, transportation, climate change, and pollution in *Going Places, Making Choices: Transportation and the Environment,* a curriculum produced by the National 4-H Council. The curriculum contains five units of study: The History of Transportation, Natural Resources and Energy Use, Air Pollution and Climate Change, Land Use, and Personal Choices and Action.
Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures http://www.missmaggie.org Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures was created to teach children about environmental issues. Every eight weeks, Maggie and her dog, Dude, are sent on missions to investigate problems all over the world. Each module is also packed with experiments, recipes, games, and very comprehensive teachers' resources.
Earth Share http://www.earthshare.org/ Earth Share, a federation of America's leading non-profit environmental and conservation organizations, works to promote environmental education and charitable giving through workplace giving campaigns. Earth Share is an opportunity, a system, and an answer for environmentally conscious employees and workplaces to support dozens of environmental groups at once through a charitable giving drive.
Endangered Earth Projects http://www.endangeredearth.com/ Each week, The Endangered Earth Tour features a new endangered animal from a different region of the Earth. Included will be information about why the animal is endangered and what individuals can do to help keep it from vanishing from Earth...forever.
The Globe http://www.globe.gov/ 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. Students and teachers from over 9500 schools in more than 90 countries are working with research scientists to learn more about our planet. GLOBE students make environmental observations at or near their schools and report their data through the Internet. Scientists use GLOBE data in their research and provide feedback to the students to enrich their science education. Global images based on GLOBE student data are displayed on the World Wide Web, enabling students and other visitors to visualize the student environmental observations.