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NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

The Scientific Visualization Studio wants you to learn about NASA programs through visualization. The SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualizations, animations, and images in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at NASA and within the academic research community supported by NASA. All the visualizations created by the SVS (currently totalling over 5,500) are accessible to you through this web site, and free to download! Read More

The U.S. Drought Portal

The U.S. Drought Portal is part of the interactive system to provide early warning about emerging and anticipated droughts; assimilate and quality control data about droughts and models; provide information about risk and impact of droughts to different agencies and stakeholders; provide information about past droughts for comparison and to understand current conditions; explain how to plan for and manage the impacts of droughts; and provide a forum for different stakeholders to discuss drought-related issues. Read More

The State of Climate Summary Information

The State of Climate Summary Information is a synopsis of the collection of national and global summaries released each month. Read More

National Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas

This Low Impact Development (LID) Atlas was created for the National Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (NEMO) Network by the Connecticut NEMO program and the California Center for Water and Land Use to highlight innovative LID practices around the country. Its goal is to encourage and educate local officials and others about low impact development practices by providing specific, local examples of their use. The 31 member programs of the National NEMO Network have compiled the projects highlighted on this site and will continue to add new projects as they become available. Each project balloon contains project specifics, a summary of the project, photos (when available) and links to more information. Read More

The Great Energy Challenge: Four Ways to Look at Global Carbon Footprints

Four ways to look at Global Carbon Footprints: Fourteen nations and Europe account for about 80 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions. Read More

World Water Monitoring Challenge

World Water Monitoring Challenge is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. In 2013, a total of 184,965 visits were made by participants monitoring sites in 51 countries. We challenge you to test the quality of your waterways, share your findings, and protect our most precious resource. Read More

Earth Gauge Courses

In partnership with the COMET Program, Earth Gauge provides a series of free, online courses and training materials that address the connections between weather and the environment. These courses count for continuing education credit through the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) program, and are useful primers for anyone interested in learning more about the links between weather, climate and environment. Read More

Greenhouse Gases - Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry

High School level: In this activity, you will use a computer model to explore how Earth’s atmosphere affects the energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation. Read More

Evolution and Medicine (NIH Curriculum Supplement)

Students explore evolutionary principles and learn how evolution informs human health, biomedical problems, and disease treatment. The supplement contains two weeks of lessons that are easily integrated into your curriculum and are aligned to national and state standards. Read More

Doing Science: The Process of Scientific Inquiry (NIH Curriculum Supplement Series)

Grades 7- 8: Students explore the basics of scientific inquiry, refine their critical-thinking skills, and appreciate the purpose of scientific research. 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