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GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE


Environmental Kids Club - Environmental science for kids. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency )

Lakes Environmental Association Education Program - School programs in the Sebago Lake watershed; Hey You Cruise; guided field trips at Holt Pond; special programs and more (Lakes Environmental Association)

Maine Audubon (multiple resources)

Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Education Programs - Links to programs and information pertaining to Maine wildlife (Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife )

Maine Environmental Education Association Website - MEEA helps organizations, schools, groups, educational programs, and individuals promote and expand environmental education in Maine. In addition, MEEA acts as a clearing house, keeping groups and individuals informed of issues and events in the field of environmental education. (Maine Environmental Education Association)

Maine Environmental Education Guide: A Resource for Maine Educators - A comprehensive listing of environmental education organizations, resources and topics to assist Maine educators in incorporating environmental education into their curricula. The Maine Environmental Education Guide (MEEG) is a 45-page document available at no charge for download (Maine Environmental Education Association)

New England Environmental Education Alliance Website - The misson of the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA) is to promote quality environmental education across New England in partnership with the state environmental education organizations. (New England Environmental Education Alliance)

Project WILD - Project WILD is a set of 100 multidisciplinary wildlife and conservation activities targeted at grades K-12. Workshops are offered to teachers and other educators interested in integrating wildlife and conservation education into their daily lesson plans. (Project WILD is sponsored by Maine DIFW)

The Learning Web - Environmental science materials for students and teachers. (U.S. Geological Survey )

What's It Like Where You Live? - Ecosystems of the world: for students and teachers. (Missouri Botanical Garden)

What's My Habitat? - Habitat requirements for 12 wildlife species in Maine. (Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife )

INVASIVE AQUATIC SPECIES


Exploring Your Lake with Kids - Several draft components of Maine COLA’s upcoming Unit on Aquatic Invasives. User feedback is welcome. Webpage also provides additional links to invasive species resources. (Maine Congress of Lakes Association)

Identification Resources for Non-Native Species (Freshwater, Marine, Wetland) - Links to resources to assist with identification of aquatic and wetland nuisance species found in the NEANS region (Northeast Aquatic Nusiance Species Panel)

Invasive Aquatic Plant Resources - Quick Keys, Field Guides and other resources for learning and teaching about Maine's legally listed aquatic invaders (Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program)

Maine'e Interactive Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders - An on-line field guide to the eleven invasive aquatic plants listed by State law as imminent threats to Maine waters; their common native look-alikes, and an array of other invaders (Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program)

Nab the Aquatic Invader - Kid-friendly website that provides information on invasive aquatic plants and animals. Suitable for grades 4-10. (National Sea Grant College Program)

Online Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species in Northeastern North America - The NEANS Online Guide provides information about invasive species that threaten northeastern North America and allows you and your organization to create customized field guides. Browse the site and learn about a wide variety of marine and freshwater invasive species and how to identify them. Then head to the water with your customized field guide and help stem the tide of invasive species by participating in spread prevention and early detection efforts to detect and prevent new invasions. (Northeast Aquatic Nusiance Species Panel)

Vital Signs - Vital Signs is a field-based science education program gives students an opportunity to learn science as though they are real scientists. Students use the same scientific process, protocols, field equipment, and technology tools that scientists use to study ecosystems and to share their findings. (Gulf of Maine Institute)

Vital Signs Species Identification Cards - Each card has detailed photos of key identifying characteristics, diagrams for comparing similar species, seasonal traits, and interesting facts. (Gulf of Maine Institute)

MAINE LAKES


A Field Guide to Aquatic Phenomena - Non-technical explanations of things you see in and around lakes. (Mitchell Center, UMaine, and ME DEP)

Maine Lake Search - A searchable database containing information about "Your Lake," and the VLMP volunteer monitors who are monitoring the waterbody. (Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program)

Sebago Lake Ecology Center and Nature Trail - Outside: nature trail; demonstration gardens; and wetland ecology area. Inside: Sebago Lake natural history exhibit, interactive displays, aquatic habitats tank, lending library, teacher resource area, computer station, and revolving kiosk containing a wide variety of informative, up-to-date publications. (Portland Water District)

Activities: Biodiversity - K-12 activities that teach about biodiversity. Includes both teacher and student pages. (National Geographic Society)

Activities: Fresh Water - K-12 activities that teach about freshwater. Includes both teacher and student pages. (National Geographic Society)

Activities: Oceans - K-12 activities that teach about oceans. Includes both teacher and student pages. (National Geographic Society)

Coastal Connections - Set of field, lab, and classroom experiences focusing on coastal watershed study in Maine, providing students with scientific research skills and field opportunities that increase their awareness of human links to the local watershed, while achieving the goals of the Maine State Learning Results. (Maine Sea Grant)

Educating Young People About Water - Database of curriculum materials and resources to teach about water science and water issues. (University of Wisconsin)

Estuaries Education Discovery Kit - Overview of estuarine habitats, threats facing them, and lesson plans focusing on these valuable resources. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

WATER SCIENCE


Ground Water Adventurers - Kid-friendly website on ground water. Site covers educational levels from K-12. (National Ground Water Association)

Ice-out in Maine Lakes - A series of links to ice-out information for lakes in Maine and elsewhere. (VLMP)

Maine Children's Water Festivals - Students from across the state have the opportunity to participate in fun-filled, educational days of water-related activities at a Children's Water Festival. Festivals are held in Southern Maine every year, and in Northern Maine in even numbered years. Both Festivals are filled with hands-on classroom activities, an exhibit hall, entertainment, and water-focused investigations. (Maine Department of Environmental Protection )

Project WILD Aquatic - Project WILD Aquatic is a set of 40 multidisciplinary wildlife and conservation activities targeted at grades K-12, and focusing on aquatic habitats and wildlife. Hands-on activities take a closer look at whales, wetlands, turtles, salmon, invertebrates, marine/freshwater environments and more! (Project WILD is sponsored by Maine DIFW)

Water Education for Teachers (WET) - Extensive national and international curricula to educate children ages 5-18 about water. Trainings and curriculum guides available in the state of Maine. (Project WET)

Water on the Web: Curricula - Excellent source of information on water science. Includes comprehensive curricula for students in grades 9-16 (University of Minnesota)

Water Resources Education - Water resources information for students and teachers. (U.S. Geological Survey )

Water Science for Schools - Kid-friendly website that teaches about all aspects of water on Earth. Extensive amount of valuable information. (U.S. Geological Survey )

Water Wonders - The basics about water science. Suitable for elementary-middle school students. (Wisoncsin Dept. of Natural Resources)




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