Ecology Teachings

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Programs offered to educate children and adults on environmental issues. Many offerings by the NWF

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Ecology Teachings

  1. 1. And the opportunity to incorporate Web 2.0 tools in Environmental Lessons Submitted by Caroline Jurosky
  2. 2. <ul><li>Various activities available for ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great American Backyard Campout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Backyard Bird Count </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Wildlife Federation Nature Quest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Hour </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Fishing Ambassador Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage youth participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fish Stocking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fish Breeding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Environmental Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stream Quality Assessments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt a Stream </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Identify and count </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional bird checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo contest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join GBBC blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website input </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore results of count </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video input </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-bird sightings year-round </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Great American Backyard Campout <ul><li>Opportunity to interact with environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register online for activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of 15 for classroom activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camping tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Night Watch Program </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Wildlife Watch Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site identifies regional wildlife watch items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share photos & videos on Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search local Wildlife Watch places </li></ul></ul>A condor circles the Grand Canyon
  7. 7. <ul><li>Citizen Naturalist Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Budburst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Native flowers and tree species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monarch Waystations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing habitats for monarch butterflies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project FeederWatch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research kits provided </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeder watch map room on line </li></ul></ul></ul>A condor circles the Grand Canyon
  8. 8. <ul><li>Global Warming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start a school blog </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start a Newsletter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter Writing Campaign </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Light Bulb Audit </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Parental web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Hour Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Hour Podcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Green Hour Widgets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery Journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Various activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Guides </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Downloads </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Outdoor activities provide opportunities for environmental lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous web sites offer project ideas for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Many websites make use of Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogs, podcasts, flickr, RSS feeds </li></ul></ul>

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