- Alice Ferguson Foundation – Bridging the Watershed
Teachers gain access to curriculum models and resources to increase awareness of watersheds. Students are provided with hands-on experience, online resources, and a meaningful opportunity to learn about watersheds and clean water.
- American Forest Foundation – Project Learning Tree
The curriculum materials provide the tools educators need to bring the environment into the classroom and their students into the environment. Topics range from forests, wildlife, and water, to community planning, waste management and energy. PLT meets st
- Bay Backpack
Multimedia, curriculum guides, individual lesson plans and online data sources about Chesapeake Bay and environmental resources. Lessons are categorized by subject, level, type, alignment and keyword.
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation Student and Teacher Programs
CBF’s education department takes students outside to explore the Chesapeake Bay watershed and learn how we can all take action to Save the Bay. Through Chesapeake Classrooms, CBF provides high-quality professional development that meets the evolving needs
Scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching about climate science, climate change, and energy awareness. Categorized by climate and energy topic, climate literacy principle and grade level.
- Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Interdisciplinary water education program which targets educators and young people in grades K-12. A trained network of teachers, resource professionals, and citizens organize and teach Project Wet workshops throughout Maryland. After completion of six ho
- Maryland Science Center – Communicating Climate Change
Part of a large NSF project to communicate CC through citizen science (involves several ISE organizations). Collaboration with Baltimore Ecosystem Study; citizen scientists will take air temps across urban- rural gradient.
- MPT Thinkport
MPT’s Thinkport site: Changing the Balance explores the mechanisms behind global climate change in ineractive tools and data exploration modules.
- NASA – My NASA Data Climate Change Lesson Plans
Lessons for middle and high school students linking NASA data sets to climate change science.
- NASA Climate Day Kit
Multimedia from NASA scientists to create your own Climate Day
- NASA – Earth Science (Earth Observing System Data and Information System)
Focus areas are atmospheric composition, weather, climate variability and change, water and energy cycle, carbon cycle and ecosystems and earth surface and interior.
- National Academies Climate Change Activities
Collection of activities that are correlated to National Science Education Standards. For a wide range of grade levels and pulled from universities and reputable federal agencies.
- National Geographic – Chesapeake Classrooms Community
Teacher-tested climate change lessons. Lessons are categorized according to grade level and resources. Also program resources, planning resources, and Chesapeake Bay resources are available to support lessons.
- National Geographic – FieldScope
Online educational geospatial tool that covers US (with emphasis in Chesapeake Bay Watershed)
- National Geographic – Exploring the Chesapeake Bay
“Exploring the Chesapeake” learning resources. Lesson plans on the Chesapeake Bay for use in science, social studies, and geography classrooms from Xpeditions, National Geographic’s online curriculum.
- NOAA Climate Services
Includes teacher resources (including climate education collections), professional development (excellent climate change symposia and web seminar series) and multi-media (videos, interactives and visualizations).
- NOAA Education Resources
Includes multimedia, activities and lesson plans, real world data sets, and rich graphics. Education resources are selected by NOAA staff and educators to directly support teaching of concepts and topics identified in the National Science Education Standa
- NRC Framework for Next Generation Science Standards
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – A Student’s Guide to Climate Change
Broad overview of climate change including in-depth graphics and multimedia. Sections include impacts, science, and preparing for future. Designed primarily for middle school students in both formal and informal educational contexts, including classrooms,
- U.S. Global Change Research Program – Climate Change Wildlife and Wildlands
Developed by the U.S. EPA in partnership with 6 other federal agencies to aid educators in teaching how climate change is affecting our nation’s wildlife and public lands, and how everyone can become “climate stewards.” Includes case studies of 11 eco-reg
- University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science – Horn Point Laboratory – Environmental Science Education
Education programs focusing on STEM subject areas, which provide both K-12 student learning experiences and teacher professional development. Many programs feature the current research of Horn Point scientists and are led by the scientists, graduate stude
- University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science ALESE – Appalachian Laboratory Environmental Science Education
ALESE offers short programs at the to local schools and organized youth and adult groups. The Mapping Our Streams (MOS) project is a collaboration between ALESE and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to help teachers in the Chesapeake Bay waters
- Wildfowl Trust of North America – Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center offers a variety of K-12 educational programs that can be brought to schools, libraries or social functions. CBEC can also design a specialized program to meet curriculum needs.