Links to Resources for Integrating Ecology Into Your Classroom
Kids do Ecology Ecolinks
Marine Mammals Links
Teachers, are you interested in getting involved in Kids Do Ecology? Find
out how by visiting our teacher information page.
Cetacean Society Cetacean Curriculum – A teacher's guide to introducing students to whales, dolphins,
and porpoises in the classroom (Free registration).
BRIDGE – An ocean of teacher-approved marine education resources.
The Discovery Channel – Online educational resources, lesson plans, and video.
The Educators Reference Desk – Grade-specific lesson plans and resource guides for levels from K-12.
Endangered Species Lesson and Collaboration – developed for the Kids do Ecology program.
EnviroLink – A wealth of environmental on-line resources.
esturaries.gov – Includes virtual field trips, curricula, multimedia resources.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for Educators – Web site for
formal and non-formal educators that includes links to Boy Scout and Girl Scout recognition certificates, curriculum resources
and activities, community service projects, professional development opportunities, and background information.
USDA Farm Service Agency – Games,
puzzles, quizzes, cooking tips, fun food facts and articles to help better understand farming and agriculture.
Guide to the Animal Kingdom for Students and Educators –
A simplified classification scheme for the whole animal kingdom.
Institute for Ecosystem Studies – A useful
list of resources for school and backyard ecology activities.
Journey North - Teaching tools to accompany this website which
engages students as field observers in the study of wildlife migration and seasonal change.
Lesson Planet – The largest directory of lesson plans on the web.
Monterey Bay Aquarium – Teacher resources and programs focused on marine ecosystems, animals and birds.
The National Wildlife Federation – Tips and resources for
developing Schoolyard Habitats, outdoor classrooms where educators and students learn to attract and support local wildlife.
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program – Coral reef information and lesson plans for educators.
OceanLink - Lesson plans, newsletters for kids, project
ideas from the Banfield Marine Sciences Center in British Colombia.
OceansLive Teachers/National Marine Sanctuary Program and
National Geographics' Oceans for Life – marine
education lesson plans and videos highlighting cutting-edge research, maritime heritage, cultural resources and environmental issues in
our national marine sanctuaries.
Rainforest Alliance School Curriculum - Curricula and resources to
help students understand how rainforests contribute to our collective well-being.
San Diego Zoo.org – Teachers’ Lounge –
Online resources and information about animals.
Sea World Adventure Park – Online and mail-order educational resources for the classroom.
Science Fair Resources
Smithsonian National Zoological
Park – Conservation Central – Resources and lesson plans focused on habitats, biodiversity and conservation.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park – Migratory
Bird Center – English- & Spanish-language information about birds, plus related classroom lessons, activities, educational tools & games.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park – Biodiversity Science in the
Classroom – Biodiversity lesson plans and outdoor activities to teach science and math skills to grades 3 - 6.
Whale Trackers – a series of documentary programs that explore the lives
of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. The website offers educational materials, videos, a photo gallery, and more.
WildLink – Suggested reading list of books to teach students about science.