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National Geographic: Virtual Albatross Bolus Dissection

Students use online videos and photo galleries to conduct a virtual bolus dissection for the laysan albatross. They investigate how marine debris can be mistaken for food and harm marine organisms. 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

Coral Bleaching

Corals get their energy in part from microscopic symbiotic algae that live inside their cells. These algae, called zooxanthellae, produce sugar and other nutrients through photosynthesis. When ocean temperatures rise beyond a certain threshold, the symbiont’s photosynthetic machinery may be damaged and produce harmful reactive oxygen molecules, causing the corals to eject the algae. Without their golden-brown colored symbionts, corals become a ghostly white in a process called bleaching and eventually die. Read More

WildCam Gorongosa

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was once among the most diverse places on earth, but decades of war decimated the park’s large animal populations. Now, an international conservation effort is working to restore the park’s wildlife — and we need you to help document this incredible recovery. Join us in identifying Gorongosa’s animals in trail camera photos and become part of our conservation team! Read More

EarthViewer

What did Earth look like 250 million years ago? Or 1 billion years ago? Or 4.5 billion years ago? What was the climate like in the deep past? Find the answers with EarthViewer, an interactive tool for exploring the science of Earth’s deep history. From molten mass to snowball earth, EarthViewer lets you see continents grow and shift as you scroll through billions of years. Additional layers let you and your students explore changes in atmospheric composition, temperature, biodiversity, day length, and solar luminosity over deep time. Read More

Creatures and Places

An educational resource created by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, which covers the water cycle, and informative information about marine biology. Read More

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Potential consequences of climate variability and change – classroom activities created for grades 1-12. Read More

Space Available - Learning from Satellites

Extensive site with nearly 100 NASA-tested classroom activities on how to study the ocean from space. Read More

PBS Learning Media

Inspire Your Students and Transform Learning. PBS LearningMedia is THE destination for high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that inspire students and transform learning. Developed in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation and supported by public media stations nationwide, PBS LearningMedia engages educators and learners at all levels with content from America’s #1 Educational Media Brand. Read More

EPA Green Infrastructure Wizard (GIWiz)

EPA has released a new web-based tool that helps local officials and other community members consider the benefits and uses of green infrastructure. The Green Infrastructure Wizard, or GIWiz, responds to growing community interest in using green infrastructure as a means of addressing water quality and a range of other local goals. Using a self-guided format, users can find EPA tools and resources to: * Learn the basics of green infrastructure; * Explore options for financing green infrastructure; * Visualize and design rain gardens, permeable pavement, and other types of green infrastructure; * Understand how other communities are using green infrastructure to revitalize neighborhoods and enhance land use; and * Develop green infrastructure public education and outreach campaigns. 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