Sea Turtles - Sea turtle experts in the Caribbean Sea have designed a variety of lesson plans and outdoor activities to help educators teach academic subjects while at the same time encouraging students to learn more about endangered sea turtles.
Wildlife Watch – Observe wildlife in your own backyard and share your observations with others around the country
Living National Treasures – A database of organisms that are endemic to only one country (created and run by a Minnesota Zoo keeper!)
Association of Zoos and Aquariums – This national zoo association site has specific activities focused around three main themes: Amphibians, Wild animals as Pets and measuring your Ecological Footprint.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – This aquarium website has lots of great web and downloadable activities focused around ocean wildlife and marine conservation.
WolfQuest – Explore the world of wolves living in Yellowstone National Park through this video game. Teacher materials and a comprehensive online forum help players learn more as they play.
Environmental Education/Conservation websites
Lincoln Park Zoo – Lincoln Park Zoo educators have developed research-based curriculum materials to help support zoo visits and extend the experience back into the classroom. We would recommend visiting other Zoo’s websites as well.
Leopold Education Project- The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the essays in A Sand County Almanac.
Facing the Future - People and the Planet - A nonprofit organization whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future.
EthoSearch - makes a wide range of scientifically “vetted” ethograms accessible to the scientific and educational communities as well as lesson plans and student-friendly ethogram data sheets.
Teens for Planet Earth – a social networking site for teens interested in making a difference for the environment.
Roots and Shoots – Jane Goodall’s organization for youth interested in making a difference for animals and the environment
The Environmental Protection Agencies Teacher Resource Page – Excellent teaching resources focused around environmental issues such as climate change, ecosystems and water.
Conservation Central – A variety of fun and engaging web interactives focused around wildlife conservation efforts.
Nature Rocks! – Find natural areas to explore with your family or class by zip code
Children and Nature – Based on Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods” – this organization explores the research behind “Nature Deficit Disorder” and explores best practices on getting kids outdoors.
Discover the Forest - Child oriented site for finding outdoor places and activities near where you live (sponsored by the US Forest Service).