1. YardMap

YardMap is a free, interactive, citizen science mapping project about habitat creation and low-impact land use from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, designed to cultivate a richer understanding of bird habitat for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments.  YardMap uses web technology to let users construct landscape maps using real satellite images of their own backyard.  Map your yard, track birds, and measure your impact.

2. World Environment Day Contest

Students, teachers, classes, or schools across the globe participating in an environmental activity that involves students in grades K-12 are invited to enter their project into the Project Earth 2012 World Environment Day Contest.  The deadline for entry is June 5, 2012.

3. Endangered Species Day

National Endangered Species Day is May 18, 2012.  The Endangered Species Day website features a Teacher Resource Center with sample science and art lesson plans, and more.


4. Greening STEM Planning Toolkits

This five-volume set of planning toolkits is being offered free to educators in honor of this year’s EE week theme, Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning.  The toolkits feature STEM activities and resources for all grade levels on Gardens & Schoolyards, Energy Efficiency, Geography Connections, Water Resources, and Climate & Weather.  The kits highlight opportunities for project-based learning, service-learning, and citizen science.

5. Journey North

Journey North has launched for 2012; explore the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.  Check out the free app for mobile phones and report your own observations.