Animals
Plants and Fungi
Ecology
Biodiversity
Habitats
Climate
Geology
Geography
Space
Water
People and the Environment
Art and the Environment 

 

Animal Behavior

  • Animal Biology: The Electronic Zoo – from birds to insects to all kinds of wildlife, you’ll find it here on this great site for animal biology
  • Animal Communication – Dragonfly Pond page on wolf communication
  • Animal Conservation: AZA’S Website – the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s website for kids
  • Migration: Journey North – a fantastic site on phenology and migration of all kinds of critters, from insects to birds, observe seasonal changes and record your own class’ observations

Mammals

Birds

  • Project FeederWatch – a project of Cornell University that involves classes from all over the country in learning about bird ecology and behavior, and the scientific method
  • Humming Birds: Operation Rubythroat – initiative for studying the behavior and habitat distribution of the Rubythroated Hummingbird
  • Owl Cam

          Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Madison Area Herpetological Society: list of native reptiles and amphibians. A great local group all about conservation and education. They have a kids club as well.
  • Turtles: DNR’s Eek! webpage all about the behavior and biology of Wisconsin’s turtles
  • Know Your Frogs: DNR’s Eek! webpage all about frog identification and biology. very helpful and informative
  • Lizards of Wisdom: DNR’s Eek! webpage all about the 4 species of lizards found here in Wisconsin
  • 8 Ways to Appreciate Snakes: Wildlife Fun 4 Kids dispels common misunderstandings about snakes and works to cultivate respect, not fear, for these fascinating animals

Insects

Other

Plants and Fungi      [back to menu]


Ecology      [back to menu]

  • Ecosystems – from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • Camouflaged Animals – camouflage as a tool for survival
  • Mars Millennium Project – challenges students and teachers to imagine and create the first community for 100 earthlings on Mars in the year 2030. Interdisciplinary learning that encourages kids to think about community… a neat educational opportunity!

Biodiversity    [back to menu]


Habitats      [back to menu]

Forest

Prairie

Urban/School Yard

  • Garden For Wildlife – all the info you need to turn your school yard into a wonderful habitat for birds, butterflies and more
  • Schoolyard Habitat Restoration: Earth Partnership for Schools – UW-Arboretum program for supporting teachers in schoolyard restoration projects

Wetlands/Aquatic

Other

  • Animal Houses – information on the ways animals make houses for themselves

Climate      [back to menu]


Geology      [back to menu]


Geography     [back to menu]

  • Navigation – learn about some of the tools people and animals use to navigate their physical environment
  • Peace Corps – interdisciplinary curricula available for kids to explore the geography, culture and environmental issues of countries all over the world

Space      [back to menu]

  • Astronomy – the Science Education Gateway offers lesson plans for learning about our solar system and beyond. Sponsored by the U.C. Berkeley Space Sciences Lab. Mostly for Middle and High School students.
  • Space – space links and activities from Dragonfly Pond

Water      [back to menu]

General

Aquatic Habitats

  • Lake Habitats – information about lake life from the DNR
  • Lakes: UW-Extension Lakes Program – information about lake ecology, human impacts on lakes, and the Adopt-a-Lake program for students

Groundwater and Watersheds

Water Quality and Protection

  • Community Water Education – neatly compiled DNR list and description of water-related programs around the state, including groundwater, wetland, lake, stream/river, and general programs
  • Give Water a Hand – information for getting youths involved in the improvement of local water quality
  • Water Action Volunteers – Wisconsin statewide program providing guidelines for citizen-based water related volunteer activities and information about the importance of and methods of assessing water quality
  • Water: UW Extension Program

People and the Environment     [back to menu]

Conservation 

  • Earth Day Every Day
  • Jane Goodall Institute – founded by the famous scientist, this institute has the mission of equipping people to make informed, compassionate action to improve the environment
  • National Environmental Education Week – the largest organized environmental education event in U.S. history
  • Orion Society, The – organization with the mission of promoting the nature and community
  • Protecting the Planet – Dragonfly Pond unit on things people can do to protect the environment
  • Public Lands Day – the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands American’s enjoy.
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction – the UW-Extension’s faculty provide accurate information on their Infosource website about recycling procedures around Wisconsin and information for reducing consumer waste.
  • Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative -A main objective of the NABCI was to link bird conservation efforts in the United States with similar efforts in Canada and Mexico

Culture

  • Peace Corps World Wise School Program – interdisciplinary curricula available for kids to explore the geography, culture and environmental issues of countries all over the world
  • People and Plants – information on how indigenous cultures have traditionally made use of plants for survival

Energy

  • Energy – The US Dept. of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy network (EREN) for kids!
  • Energy – from the Environmental Literacy Council
  • K-12 Energy Education Program KEEP
  • Solar Energy – connect to solar energy companies, search for other s.e. links and use this informative guide to the world of solar energy

Waste/Pollution

  • Air: What’s Our Air – DNR created CD-Rom on Air Quality
  • Garbage – find out how to improve next year’s environmental record, how waste is handled and test your knowledge on hazardous waste we generate in our homes and try to shrink a landfill
  • Pollution Prevention – Information from the UW-Extension Environmental Resources Center
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction – the UW-Extension’s faculty provide accurate information on their Infosource website about recycling procedures around Wisconsin and information for reducing consumer waste.
  • Sold and Hazardous Waste Education – from UW Extension
  • Waste Management – from the Environmental Literacy Council

Other


Art and the Environment     [back to menu]

Music

  • Walkin’ Jim – an environmentally concerned musician who shares his close relationship with nature to others through his art

Writing