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STEM Learning

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of science; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups. Read More

World's Largest Marine Reserve Created Off Antarctica

New 598,000 square-mile protected area is more than twice the size of Texas, and will protect everything from penguins to whales. Read More

Minerals Education Coalition

The Minerals Education Coalition’s mission is to identify, produce and disseminate fact-based K-12 minerals education lessons and activities and to inform and educate the general public about the importance of mining in their everyday lives. Read More

How Wolves Change Rivers

Brief clip about the reintroduction of the Wolf into Yellowstone National Park. Illustrates the importance of Keystone Species. Excellent for use in the classroom. Read More

EPA Climate Change Impacts

The changing climate impacts society and ecosystems in a broad variety of ways. For example, climate change can alter rainfall, influence crop yields, affect human health, cause changes to forests and other ecosystems, and even impact our energy supply. Climate-related impacts are occurring across the country and over many sectors of our economy. Explore the impacts of climate change by region, by sector, or by state. Read More

Teach Coal

The American Coal Foundation (ACF) provides students and teachers with educational materials related to coal. The ACF offers free lesson plans to help educators teach about energy. In addition, the ACF shares information about energy conservation, coal mining, and much more. Read More

Discovery Education

Address multiple learning styles through more than 155,000 standards-aligned digital resources: instructional videos, skill builders, games, audio files, images, writing prompts, and encyclopedia articles. Inspire students’ curiosity with exclusive, award-winning content from Discovery Networks and renowned educational producers. Discovery Education Streaming Plus also provides a destination that supports Common Core implementation through curriculum, instruction, and assessment resources. Read More

PhET

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery. Read More

Action Outdoors: Educational Encounters with the Sea

Action Outdoors offers educational resources and printable classroom activities for teachers on bay ecosystems. These resources can be used in the classroom or during web quests. Read More

National Geographic Teacher Resources

Our classroom materials are designed in a modular system, with activities as the base unit. An activity will fill one class period, while a lesson (a collection of activities) can fill up to a week of class time. Units (collections of lessons) are designed for longer periods of time. Read More

Mission

EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC

EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu