» Ecosystems

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

Exploring Ecosystems

Exploring Ecosystems is an educational video series that engages learners in problem solving scenarios as they investigate diverse ecosystems around the globe. Read More

TED-Ed: Feedback Loops, How Nature Gets its Rhythms

While feedback loops are a bummer at band practice, they are essential in nature. What does nature’s feedback look like, and how does it build the resilience of our world? Anje-Margriet Neutel describes some common positive and negative feedback loops, examining how an ecosystem’s many loops come together to make its trademark sound. Read More

EPA EnviroAtlas

EnviroAtlas is a collection of interactive tools and resources that allows users to explore the many benefits people receive from nature, often referred to as ecosystem services. Though critically important to human well-being, ecosystem services are often overlooked. Using EnviroAtlas, many types of users can access, view, and analyze diverse information to better understand how various decisions can affect an array of ecological and human health outcomes. Read More

Living Planet Report 2014

The Living Planet Report documents the state of the planet – including biodiversity, ecosystems, and demand on natural resources – and what this means for humans and wildlife. Published by WWF every two years, the report brings together a variety of research to provide a comprehensive view of the health of the earth. Read More

McMurdo Dry Valleys

The Dry Valleys harbor the only permanently ice-covered lakes on Earth. The permanent ice covers greatly reduce wind-driven mixing, gas exchange between the atmosphere and the water column, light penetration, and the deposition of sediments. Read More

Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

This document is intended to assist Federal agencies with analyzing cumulative effects during the NEPA process. It outlines general principles, common cumulative effects assessment methodologies, and resources for additional information and background data. Read More

Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

This report describes policy recommendations for coastal and marine spatial planning in order to protect ecosystems while continuing to allow economic activity. Read More

Protocol amending the 1916 Convention for the Protection of Migratory Birds : message from the President of the United States transmitting a protocol between the United States and Canada amending the

This treaty is an amendment between the United States and Canada to the statute making it unlawful to pursue, hunt, take, capture, kill or sell certain birds. The statute does not discriminate between live or dead birds and also grants full protection to any bird parts including feathers, eggs and nests. Read More

Forest Community Schools: A Child-centered Strategy for Mitigating Leakage in REDD+.

A 13-page white paper prepared to inform a report on biodiversity loss. A critical strategic opportunity exists to ‗insure‘ the resiliency, effectiveness, and overall return on investment on 20-30 year REDD projects by investing in innovative school-based integrated educational approaches which empower young people to build better futures through life-sustaining values, practical skills and knowledge. 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.

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