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.

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.

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

Non-fiction articles. You can select different grade levels. Recommended by teachers.

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

National Wildlife Federation
Learn about climate change and actions students can take to improve schools and schoolyards.

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

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MEERA provides free guidance and resources for evaluating environmental education programs.