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Forest / Freshwater / Marine / Sustainable Living / Environmental Education / Gardening & Schools / Youth Friendly / Educator-Parent Resources

Forest Community

Library of Forestry, Wood and Wildlife links, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
http://www.umaine.edu/umext/forestry/

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife – Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Listed by County
http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/human/rehab.html

Pine Tree State Arboretum
www.pinetreestatearboretum.org

Project Learning Tree
http://www.plt.org/

Project Learning Tree, Maine TREE Foundation
http://www.mainetreefoundation.org/index.htm

Project Wild
http://www.projectwild.org/

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Freshwater Community

Drinking Water and Ground Water Activities for Youth K-12
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Project
http://www.mainevolunteerlakemonitors.org/

PEARL Source for Environmental Information for Maine
http://www.umaine.edu/waterresearch/pearl/education_resources/online_data.htm

Project Wet
http://www.projectwet.org/

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Marine Community

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
http://gmri.org/

Maine Marine Resources Aquarium
http://www.maine.gov/dmr/rm/aquarium/index.html

Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association
http://www.gommea.org/

University of New Hampshire Marine Docent Program
http://www.unh.edu/marine-education/

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Sustainable Living

Affluenza: PBS Program on the Epidemic of Overconsumption and Teachers Guide http://www.pbs.org/kcts/affluenza/

Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems.
http://www.biomimicry.net/

Bioneers, Visionary and Practical Solutions for Restoring the Earth
http://www.bioneers.org/

Center for Ecoliteracy
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/
The Center for Ecoliteracy is dedicated to education for sustainable living.

Center for Whole Communities
http://www.wholecommunities.org/

Earth Conservation Corps
http://www.ecc1.org/

Ecological Footprint
http://www.myfootprint.org/

Fostering Sustainable Behavior
http://www.cbsm.com/

Global Ecovillage Network
http://gen.ecovillage.org/

Maine Energy Education Program MEEP
http://www.meepnews.org/

Master Gardener Web site, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
http://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/programs/master-gardeners/

New American Dream
http://www.newdream.org/

The Center For Non-Violent Communication
http://www.cnvc.org/

The Earth Charter
http://www.earthcharter.org/

The Edible Schoolyard
http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/
The Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, engages students in a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom.

The Great Turning: The Shift From The Industrial Growth Society to a Life-Sustaining Civilization, by Joanna Macy.
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/essays/great-turning

USDA for Kids
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=FOR_KIDS

Search Institute
http://www.search-institute.org/
The Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.   See especially the Institute’s widely recognized 40 developmental assets.

Waste Free Lunches at Home or School
http://www.wastefreelunches.org/

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Environmental Education

Center for Environmental Education Online
http://www.ceeonline.org/

Classroom Earth: The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
http://www.classroomearth.org/

Cooperative Extension Supports Youth Environmental Stewardship
http://www.uwex.edu/erc/cesyes/

EcoKids is Earth Day Canada’s Environmental Education Program for Youth
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm

Green Teacher, Education for Planet Earth
http://www.greenteacher.com/

Maine Environmental Education Association
http://www.meeassociation.org/

North American Association for Environmental Education: Environmental Education on the Internet, a resource designed to support students, teachers and professionals that support K-12 environmental education
http://eelink.net/pages/EE-Link+Introduction

Orion
http://www.oriononline.org/

Sharing Nature Foundation by Joseph Cornell
http://www.sharingnature.com/index.htm

Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center
http://www.extension.umaine.edu/tanglewood/

Worldwatch Institute
http://www.worldwatch.org/

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Gardening and Schools

Gardening With Kids
http://www.gardening-with-kids.com/index.html

Kids Gardening
http://www.kidsgardening.com/

How to Do Things: For Teachers
http://www.howtodothings.com/education/c1253-for-teachers.html

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Youth Friendly

Get Outdoors its Yours
http://www.recreation.gov/

Fish and Wildlife Service Nature Explorers
http://www.fws.gov/neighborhoodexplorers/

US Department of the Interior Just for Kids
http://www.doi.gov/public/teachandlearn_kids.cfm

USDA Forest Service
http://www.fs.fed.us/kids/

Us National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/

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Educator/Parent Resources

National Wildlife Foundation
http://www.nwf.org/playandobserve/

The Green Hour
http://www.nwf.org/Eco-Schools-USA/Become-an-Eco-School/Case-Studies/Case-Study-Archive/Green-Hour.aspx

Children and Nature Network
http://www.childrenandnature.org/

Hooked on Nature
http://www.hookedonnature.org/

Richard Louv
http://richardlouv.com/

Project Learning Tree
http://www.plt.org/

4-H
http://www.4-H.org

No Child Left Inside
http://www.nclicoalition.org

Audubon at Home
http://www.audubonathome.org/yard/

Children, Nature and You
http://childrennatureandyou.org

Roots and Shoots
http://www.rootsandshoots.org/

Alliance for Childhood
http://www.allianceforchildhood.net/

Nature Explore
http://www.dimensionsfoundation.org/index.cfm

World Forum on Early Care and Education
http://www.worldforumfoundation.org/

Early Childhood Connections
http://www.earlychildhoodconnections.com/

Richard Louv’s Blog
http://www.childrenandnature.org/blog/

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