Websites-Environmental Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Websites

Centre for Environment Education (CEE)
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The Centre for Environment Education (CEE) is a national institution engaged in developing programs and material to increase awareness about the environment and sustainable development.
Environmental Decision Making, Science, and Technology (CMU)
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This web-based text is intended for use by professors of various backgrounds to provide students a working knowledge of environmental issues and decision making, science, and technology in that context. It is the result of a decade-long course on environmental literacy taught at Carnegie Mellon University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with the overall objective of enabling students to be capable participants in environmental decision making at the individual and social level.
Environmental Protection Agency Teaching Center (USEPA)
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This site is for both formal and nonformal educators who wish to teach about the environment. It offers background information on a variety of topics, lesson plans, and activities that work in and out of the classroom. You will also find information on workshops, conferences, grants, awards and a variety of other information that will assist you in your educational goals whether you teach in a traditional classroom setting, an outdoor classroom, a community center or in your home.
Green Arts Web
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The Green Arts Web is a resource for those who want to be more informed about the practices and theories of environmental art. The site includes links to educational institutions that, in part or in whole, have set a precedent or provide support for linking the arts and creativity to the environment.
Harvard Green Campus Initiative
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The Harvard Green Campus Initiative aims to address the real life challenges of environmental sustainability by building change agent capacities of students who operate within myriad institutional and other contexts. The course can be taken in the classroom or online via the Harvard Extension School Distance Learning Program.
How Stuff is Made
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How Stuff Is Made (HSIM) is a visual encyclopedia that documents the manufacturing processes, labor conditions and environmental impacts involved in the production of contemporary products. It is a free, independent, academic resource published by engineering and design students, who research and produce summative photoessays describing these conditions of creation. Academic faculty are responsible for ensuring that appropriate standards of evidence are upheld, and guide the students in collaborating with interested manufacturers.
Narratives supporting EXcellent Teaching (NEXT)
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You teach engineering. You're confronted with a challenge connected to teaching, students, or faculty life. What do you do NEXT? You are not alone. Through the narratives on this site, you can identify engineering faculty in situations similar to your own. Explore their challenges and learn how they are resolved with help from mentors, peers, or instructional consultants. These stories will guide you to relevant and straightforward teaching advice.
National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education (NAAEE)
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The National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education, initiated by NAAEE in 1993, has developed a series of Guidelines that set the standards for high-quality environmental education. Each of these publications was developed by a diverse team of professionals, and each has gone through a substantive review by thousands of professionals prior to its publication.

Open Learning Initiative (CMU)
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Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI): A collection of cognitively informed, openly available and free online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course in an online format.
Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education
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The "Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education" is established to provide increased public and private access to quality environmental education through service, education, and research.

The Leopold Education Project
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The Leopold Education Project (LEP) is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. The Leopold Education Project teaches the public about humanity's ties to the natural environment in the effort to conserve and protect the earth's natural resources.
Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
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WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real-world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement a current science curriculum for grades 5-12. Best of all, everything in WISE is completely free.