The Learning Center - Teachers
Follow these links to find curriculum content, lesson plans, grant information, and other aids to education for all ages on agriculture and the environment.
- EPA's Environmental
Resources to help teachers, including guides, curricula, and grant information plus a selection of documents to introduce environmental topics.
Teachers Lounge - Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)
Additional resources and activities for teachers.
Education LINK - Teacher Education
Provides teachers ways to research EE topics, find lesson plans, gather on-line information on EE conferences, learn more about professional development and a wide array of EE-related information and resources.
- The Gateway
to Educational Materials
Quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
- Ag 101
An introduction to American agriculture that covers the primary commodities produced today and the methods of doing so.
- Ag In the Classroom
USDA program with the goal of helping students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society and become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.
- American Farm Bureau Foundation
for Agriculture - Educating about Agriculture
A clearninghouse for ideas, resources, links, and more.
- Livestock and Poultry Environmental
The educational materials developed for the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Stewardship (LPES) Curriculum, a nationally developed and regionally piloted core curriculum, include 26 lessons grouped into six modules; environmental stewardship and/or regulatory compliance assessment tools for most lessons; and PowerPoint presentations for each lesson. The LPES educational materials were developed with support from the USDA-CSREES, EPA, and the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension at Lincoln.
- MidWest Plan Service (MWPS)
A university-based publishing cooperative dedicated to publishing and disseminating research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications that support the outreach missions of the 12 North Central Region land-grant universities plus the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
- AirNow - Teachers' Air Quality
Information from EPA for teachers about air quality.
Activities - Air
Air quality activities for use by teachers.
- EPA Air Pollution Training
Institute - Education Resources
Air quality resources for educators in grades K through 12.
Resource Center - Air Quality
A project that focuses the attention of elementary, junior high, and high school students on air pollution issues.
of Lesson Plans - Pollution Prevention
A series of lesson plans on various pollution prevention concepts.
- A World in Our Backyard: A Wetlands Education and Stewardship Program
This program suggests ways to study wetland characteristics, why wetlands are important, and how students and teachers can help protect a local wetland.
Activities - Water
Classroom activities about water quality.
- Clean Water Act
An introduction to the Clean Water Act developed by EPA's Watershed Academy Web.
Water and Groundwater Stuff for Kids and Teachers
Resources and activities for educators in grades K through 12.
Education - Build Your Own Aquifer
Experiment to illustrate how water is stored in an aquifer, how groundwater can become contaminated, and how this contamination ends up in the drinking water well.
Source Pollution - Fact Sheets
Fact sheets about nonpoint source pollution of water.
Activities, curriculum and guides, education programs, teaching tools, and links to information on wetlands.
Activities - Solid and Hazardous Waste
Classroom activities about waste.
Fun games, activities and resources for grades K through 5.
- Recycle City
An activity about waste and recycling for grades K through 12.
- Superfund for Students and Teachers
- U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service Educators Page
Information about wetlands and other wildlife environmental issues.