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The science and research are in. What we do with that information is critical to our future as productive citizens of the 21st century, whether we are stewards, teachers, parents, youth or, very importantly, leaders on this planet in government and industry. There needs to be a strong political will to make the needed changes.

F. S. Hanson Best 1000 Environmental Websites. Education Links and Olympic Peninsula Natural Resource Careers Information. North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center-Education Opportunities. A great program on Natural Resources with many links to relevant classroom documents. Environmental science in nature's classroom. National Ecological Observatory Network-measurements on the cause and effects of climate change. University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory-Environmental Information and Outreach Opportunities. Washington Department Of Ecology's Information page for Educators and Students. Science and Environmental Education to achieve understanding and stewardship. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center- World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases. Biological and Environmental Research- Understanding Complex Biological and Environmental Systems-Science Highlights. Center for Sustainable Forestry- Educational Programs and Public Use information , K-12 Programs, Mount Rainer Institute, Educators Guide (PDF). College of the Environment- University of Washington - Links to programs in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Marine and Environmental Affairs, Oceanography, Program on the Environment, Climate Impact Group, Friday Harbor Labs, Joint Institute for the Survey of Atmosphere and Ocean, UW Botanic Gardens, Washington NASA Space Grant, and Washington Sea Grant. Source of information and teacher tools on natural resource issues and present day options. Society of American Foresters - Includes tools for teachers to bring forestry into your classroom with comprehensive lesson plans for all ages. Information about Forestry as a career choice. Environmental information about the impacts and trade-offs of Environmental decisions, including consumption choices, land use, and policy alternatives. Governor's Office of Indian Affairs for the State of Washington: State links, Tribal links, Federal links, Educational Development, Social Services, Tribal News, State Agency Updates, Tribal Directory, Education, and Scholarship Information. Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction - Helpful Links, Family Resources, Teacher Tools, FAQ's, and Bulletins/Memos. Go to Education for Environment and Sustainability site. Mandatory study in Washington State with links to K-12 Learning Standards. Educational Resources from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Education and educational resource data. Cascadia Earth Scope Earthquake and Tsunami Education Program – Teacher training and resources from Oregon State University. Teachers on the Leading Edge-Guiding Pacific Northwest Teachers from Subduction to Eruptions. The National Geographic Educational Portal offers free geography , science, and social studies content resources for K-12 educators, learners, and families. Resources for teachers of environmental literacy, sustainability, and place-based education in the PNW. Education and Public Outreach Program from Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology. University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences : Educational Opportunities and Educational Outreach Resources, including the Denman Forestry Issues Series Information. Oregon State College of Forestry- Forest Engineering, Resources & Management. OSU-Oregon Natural Resource Education Program- links and resources-Project Learning Tree. K-12 Teacher and Student Resources with links to the Nature of Teaching Program from the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue. Penn State-Ecosystem Science and Management - Teacher Resources and Youth Publications- Educator Generated Lesson Plans. U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region Learning Center- quick links to Environmental Education. Project based inquiry programs in Washington State. Educational Resources for Loan from Woodland Park Zoo DVD's and curriculum packets – links to other local resource kits – Seattle Audubon, Burke Museum, Seattle Aquarium. Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement- pathway programs to college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Lesson plans and activities from Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources- quick links to multimedia web sites for teachers and kids. What works! Clearing House from the Institute of Education Sciences - Teaching Natural Resource Management through Environmental Education Activities. Independent research published news articles, commentary, background research, and analysis on a broad range of issues focusing on social, economic, strategic, and environmental issues. Resources for students and teachers to learn the issues. North American Association for Environmental l Education What works in Education- The George Lucas Educational Foundation Northwest applied research and development Student Motivations and Attitudes: The Role of the Affective Domain in Geoscience Learning. Teaching Environmental Issues and preparing you for the unexpected responses in your students. Project Learning Tree advances environmental literacy and promotes stewardship through excellence in environmental education, prof. dev. and curriculum resource that use trees and forests as the windows to the world. Washington State University School of the Environment, links and resources. Links to environmental resources More than 100 information pages on climate change, including sections on greenhouse gasses, current and potential impacts, extreme weather events, alternative and renewable energy, nuclear energy, polar caps, climate and society, sea level rise, ocean acidification and actions that can be undertaken to reduce global warming. Preschool thoughts on how you can teach your young child about the environment. Science for a changing world - Education Resources: Primary, secondary and undergraduate education. Native plant resources for the Pacific Northwest. Research at the Pacific Northwest Research Station. Educational lesson plans and curriculum ideas: Wildlife & Ecosystems, Ocean Health, Climate Change and other information. Wildfire education resources for teachers New each month - PBS teachers deliver a new selection of books and websites recommended for teachers and students across grade levels and subjects with more than 2,500 recommended resources. Lesson plans for forest-minded teachers from the Idaho Forest Products Commission. Teachers’ Tools: Activity-Based Resources- Mostly about Canadian forest, but good resources on Biodiversity, Careers, Climate Change and Forests, Ecosystems, Education, Enhancements, Fire, Fish, Forest Ecology, Forest Health, Forest History, Forest management, Native Americans, Old Growth Forest, Paper, Papermaking, Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Recycling, Reforestation, Soils, Sustainable Development, Sustainability, Timber Harvesting, Trees, Tree Growth, Urban Forestry, Waste Prevention, Watersheds, Wildlif, and Wildlife Habitat. Great links to lesson plans and educational resources. Educational Resources K-12, i.e., “Temperate Rainforest in the Pacific Northwest,” “What is an Endangered Species." All lessons have teacher’s notes, classroom presentations, worksheets or activities, and selected resources. Their topics include conservation and science, threats to biodiversity, behavior, animal groups and habitats. Ocean Awareness: West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health for California, Oregon and Washington. Current actions, priorities, resources, news/events and an active data portal. U.S. Global Change Research Program. This site is loaded with research and educational information, online courses with syllabi, portals and teaching resources. Internet resources that include lesson plans in STEM. Resources for teachers, preschool through Grade 12. Web of Life Teaching Guide for North American Biomes. Eight 10-minute programs for Grades 4-8.