This past winter, Cornell University launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with the unwieldy title Environmental Education: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems. Over 2,000 environmental educators and other professionals participated in the course, learn more about it through this blog.
Explore the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation's Coral Reef Ecology Curriculum and learn about the underwater world of coral reefs. This free comprehensive curriculum contains background information, lesson plans, interactive exercises, graphics, photos, videos, worksheets, and quizzes. Try it now to explore custom units on a wide range of topics including classification, anatomy, feeding, and reproduction. You can even create an account to keep track of your scores on quizzes (or the progress of your students), earn badges, and learn at your own pace. Materials can be used sequentially or individually.
The Teaching Professor Blog, hosted by Magna Publications' Faculty Focus website, discusses a variety of topics of interest to educators. Topics include curriculum development, distance learning administration, classroom management, and much more.
Jerome Shabazz, founder and Executive Director of JASTECH Development Services, Inc., and the Overbrook Environmental Education Center provides a unique perspective on how small organizations can utilize resources to create big solutions.
The EPA has announced the 15 emerging young leaders to participate in the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s (NEJAC) Youth Perspectives on Climate Justice Workgroup. The workgroup is comprised of young people, ages 18 to 29, at the forefront of the fight against climate change.
The Caterpillar Lab uses native New England caterpillars to help people see the natural value of their backyards, neighborhoods, and green spaces. Loaded with photographs, videos, informational documents, a blog, and other resources, The Caterpillar Lab's website is a space for anyone to learn about caterpillars' lives. Find it at www.thecaterpillarlab.org.