1. Fukushima Daiichi Accident
EarthEcho’s Water Planet Challenge provides information and materials to help middle and high school students take action to protect and restore our planet’s natural resources while teaching to key standards. The Hot Topics presents monthly interviews, information, and lesson plans covering critical news stories. The current topic is In the Wake of the Fukushima Daiichi Accident – One Year Later. Check out the educator resources, action guides, and more.
2. Green Living Project Student Film Project
Green Living Project’s Student Film Project is a filmmaking competition that encourages students, from middle school through college, to produce a film, 5 minutes or less, telling a compelling story about a local or global sustainability-related project. The deadline for submission is May 25, 2012.
3. Marine Science Camps for Youth and Families
Oregon Sea Grant is hosting summer day camps for different age groups (including families) in Newport, Oregon in July and August. Camps involve field trips, interaction with scientists, and various activities.
4. Ocean Science Summer Institute
Join the educators at Port Townsend Marine Science Center for this summer institute, June 25-28, 2012 from Port Townsend, Washington, and explore inquiry-based curriculum for grades 4-6.
5. U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Resources
The U.S. Forest Service offers the Natural Inquirer for middle school and the Investigator for upper elementary school students. Recent issues deal with climate change and can be downloaded from the website. Classroom sets can also be ordered so that each student has their own copy.
6. Global Schoolyard Bioblitz
Project Noah is teaming up with the National Environmental Education Foundation and National Geographic Education for the Global Schoolyard Bioblitz campaign. Teachers and students document the wildlife encountered in and around their school sites. The National Geographic website offers tools for any bioblitz, and students can upload their data to the Project Noah website.
7. Deepwater Horizon Teaching Resources
The Online Clearinghouse for Education And Networking: Oil Interdisciplinary Learning (OCEAN-OIL) is a free, peer-reviewed electronic education resource about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Resources include hyper-linked articles about the spill, teaching resources including games and teacher guides, links to additional sites, and much more.