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Maine's Interactive Field Guide to Aquatic Invaders and Their Native Look Alikes

An online resource for Maine’s common native and invasive aquatic plants and animals. Read More

Energy Home

Energy is an interdisciplinary technology-supported middle school science inquiry curriculum. This curriculum focuses on the world’s energy resources. Students use geospatial information technology (GIT) tools including GIS (My World GIS or Web GIS) and Google Earth, and inquiry-based lab activities to investigate energy sources, production, and consumption. Energy is aligned to national science and environmental education standards. Read More

Carbon Monoxide Global Maps

Colorless, odorless, and poisonous, carbon monoxide is one of the six major air pollutants regulated in the United States and in many other nations around the world. When carbon-based fuels, such as coal, wood, and oil, burn incompletely or inefficiently, they produce carbon monoxide. The gas is spread by winds and circulation patterns throughout the lower atmosphere (called the troposphere) Read More

ASM Materials Education Foundation

The ASM Materials Education Foundation and ASM International collaborate to provide exciting opportunities for young people, encouraging them to pursue careers in materials, science and engineering. Read More

Course Preparation

Learning resources organized by resource type. Read More

Annenberg Learner

Teacher professional development and classroom resources – most interactive – across the curriculum. Read More


Eleven interactive educational games and puzzles on habitats, animal survival, and animal stages around the world. Read More

Earth Gauge

Earth Gauge provides environmental and climate knowledge to broadcast meteorologists in order to increase the public’s knowledge to make environmentally informed decisions. Video, fact sheets, vignettes, interviews, online courses, tips, activities, tools, and demonstrations of how to analyze and interpret data from the National Climatic Data Center and Regional Climate Centers. Read More

Earth Observatory: Global Maps

Sixteen maps with global views of key climate change systems. Can download animated comparisons of maps. Read More

Antarctica’s Climate Secrets

Two sets of materials for learning about Antarctica and global climate: 1) Flexhibit – hands-on learning activities, banners, and video podcasts for after-school groups or classes; and 2) NOVA – a behind-the-scenes look at science teams on ANDRILL international geological research expeditions to Antarctica. An informal science education project, formerly the Engaging Antarctica project, funded by the International Polar Year program of the National Science Foundation. Read More


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 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