Washington State Resources

E3 Washington State Resources for Climate Literacy

Pacific Education Institute
Go to resources section for FREE guides, including the Field Investigation & Project Based Learning Guides. Also check out PEI ELA Performance Tasks, including the Ocean Acidification.
www.pacificeducationinstitute.org

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction- Washington State
Environment and Sustainability Education office. Tools, resources and events. Sign on for the newsletter: http://www.k12.wa.us/EnvironmentSustainability/  
Green Ribbon Schools: http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/GreenRibbon/default.aspx

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
A great Newsletter and website to learn about natural resource management by a collection of tribes in western Washington.
https://nwifc.org

Washington Green Schools
Washington Green Schools is a nonprofit organization that provides a system of support for schools to set and achieve sustainability goals. http://www.wagreenschools.org

STEM Teaching Tools
UW project with 30+ NGSS resource and culturally relevant teaching topics. http://www.stemteachingtools.org/



Climate Science Literacy

NSF’s Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)  https://www.climate.gov/teaching/essential-principles-climate-literacy

Carleton College’s SERC Climate Education Platform
Many of these resources are geared towards older students (including college students). This is one of the deepest site for resources. https://serc.carleton.edu/serc/site_guides/projects.html

Newsela
Non-fiction articles. You can select different grade levels. Recommended by teachers.
https://www.newsela.com/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has resources for ocean and weather-related science and education. On the other hand, this is a great place to send students for reliable information. www.noaa.gov   NOAA Education: http://www.education.noaa.gov/

NOAA Climate Education Toolkit: https://www.climate.gov/teaching/toolbox-teaching-climate-energy

US Geologic Survey (USGS)
USGS has a wealth of resources about environmental studies—not just geology. For Great watershed flow data, including historic data: Search for “waterwatch USGS.” http://www.usgs.gov/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Technical reports, videos and comprehensive descriptions of climate change with a global perspective. http://ipcc.ch/index.htm


Student Engagement- Community Science

Tree Benefits
Measure a tree’s height and circumference, and this site will calculate the tree’s benefit based on a number of different metrics, including the benefit to stormwater run-off. http://www.treebenefits.com/calculator/

Project Bud Burst tracks spring: http://www.budburst.org/

International Migratory Bird Day
http://www.birdday.org/educate/download-materials

National Wildlife Federation
Learn about climate change and actions students can take to improve schools and schoolyards.
https://www.nwf.org/

Marine Resources

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has resources for ocean and weather-related science and education. www.noaa.gov  (See above) Marine Sanctuary: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/

The Bridge
This deep repository of university, NOAA, SeaGrant and other marine education resources: http://web.vims.edu/bridge/

National Tools- General

Natural Inquirer-
Science Journal for students, also scientist cards. The latest issue is on fires- http://www.naturalinquirer.org/

Project Learning Tree
Long-established environmental education curriculum and resources. Sign up for their newsletter. Go to Pacific Education Institute for resources in Washington State. https://www.plt.org/

Ambitious Science Teaching
This website provides tools and resources that support ambitious science instruction at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Check out video resources: “for each of the classroom series, we’ve shot an entire unit of instruction…” https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/


ESE Resources

NAAEE
& EEPro
https://naaee.org

Evaluation
MEERA
MEERA provides free guidance and resources for evaluating environmental education programs.
http://meera.snre.umich.edu/