A Program for Outdoor School Education
"The heart of this curriculum is really about teaching kids to explore the world God has created for us. In addition to all the traditional components of a curriculum, you will also find detailed lesson plans, teacher education and training materials...
A Walk in the Park - Antidote for Classroom Apathy
"Today more than ever, children need many opportunities
to experience the wonders of creation." This article suggests ways to make nature a regular part of a school program.
Audubon Society Website
The National Audubon Society provides many free resources about birds, ornithology, and environmental education. There are tips for how to bring nature into the classroom and how to teach outside. They also sell an environmental education program for grades...
Building Relationships Outdoors
Grade 6-Grade 12
"The Learn4Life (L4L) program at Gilson College
deliberately sets out to create a context that is
conducive to relationship development. The program
aims to develop self-confidence, independence, and responsibility by engaging students in real-life...
Eagle Eye Inc.: Extending the Classroom Into the Community
Community partnerships not only expose students to adults involved in meaningful and demanding tasks, but also allow students to participate in such activities themselves. Extending the classroom in to the community provides opportunities for hands-on, cooperative,...
Earth Day Network - Lesson Plans and Materials
Climate Education Week curriculum for k-12. Learn all about climate science.
eNature Identification Guides Online
The complete online guide to over 4800 North America plants and animals. Current field guides available include: amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, trees, and wildflowers. Type in your...
Exploring Natural Themes and Symbolism in Biblical Literature
This article discusses ways to help children understand nature underlying many Bible stories, so they can grasp the concepts each metaphor or analogy is about. This includes discussing teacher-supervised student research, outdoor learning projects, a Bible...
Flying Wild - Bird Conservation
"Flying WILD, a program of the Council for Environmental Education, introduces students to bird conservation through standards-based classroom activities and environmental stewardship projects. Flying WILD encourages schools to work closely with conservation...
Go Ask the Ants - Using Nature to Teach Moral Values
This article explores three ways to use nature as a tool for moral development. The author first sets forth a biblical paradigm for a broader approach to nature, then shows how using this paradigm can inculcate three important moral virtues. Finally, some...
Green is an Important Part of the Spectrum
This article by Joy Veverka showcases what one school is doing to “go green” while using such opportunities to provide outstanding learning experiences for their students. The projects at Rogers Adventist School include solar panels, a wind turbine, and a salmon tank.
How Can We Teach Principles and Practices of Environmental Care
In this article, Rodger F. Jones focuses on what Christian educators can do in order to integrate biblical principles, such as service and stewardship, and an appreciation for the aesthetic value of creation, into an environmental science curriculum at various...
Increasing Life Effectiveness
"The iPod, more than any other device, is
indicative of the times in which we live. It
provides entertainment and information at the
click of a wheel, whenever, and wherever we
want it. The iPod is tool of choice for many of
the current generation...
Insects at TVA
Grade 7-Grade 10
Tualatin Valley Academy insect page. Insect links and photos of insects raised in the science room. Some great information about observation honey bee hives.
JAE Editorial: Experiencing and Sharing the Gift of Nature
This editorial introduces a special edition focusing on the study of nature at different levels and from different disciplines. Articles in this issue include:
The Need for Nature
Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration
Grade 1-Grade 12
The Journey North project seeks to engage students in global study of wildlife migration and seasonal changes. Through this interactive program, students are able to connect and collaborate with over 493,000 of their peers worldwide as together they track the wildlife migration in the north and south of monarch butterflies, whooping cranes, bald eagles, caribous, hummingbirds, manatees, robins, gray whales, and much more.
Kokoda Track - High School Hiking Trip Reflections
Grade 5-Grade 12
A principal recounts her experience taking a group of high school students on a strenuous 6-day hiking excursion. The lessons she learned on the trip were life-impacting.
Lost Treasures Earth Education Program
Grade 3-Grade 4
Facilitated by an outdoor center, students at Tualatin Valley Academy are involved in an earth education program. "This exciting new program for 8-9 year olds (3rd & 4th grade US) is based in and around the school with excursions to museums, zoos,...
National Park Service
Website of the National Park Service of America. Access curriculum based field trips to national parks, links to resources related to the parks, maps, passes, conservation information, much more. This is a treasure for American natural studies research.
National Wildlife Federation Website
Home page of National Wildlife Federation. Includes links to Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Animal Baby, National Wildlife and International Wildlife. Online activities. Conservation information, school yard habitat information, outdoor activities for families...