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Explore’s growing library consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world. We showcase our work at film festivals, on over 100 public broadcast and cable channels, and on numerous online destinations including explore.org, Snag Films, Hulu and TakePart. “At explore we are archivists,” explains founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten. “We strive to create films that allow the viewer to join us on our journey as we go on location and experience what unfolds. It’s like the viewers are traveling with the team.” explore features a wide range of topics—from animal rights, health and human services, and poverty to the environment, education, and spirituality. Delivered in short, digestible bites, explore films appeal to viewers of all ages, from children learning about other cultures for the first time to adults looking for a fresh perspective on the world around them. explore films include: a woman in Mumbai who has dedicated her life to rescuing young women from prostitution, a priest in Los Angeles who helps gang members reintegrate into society, a project to protect wild mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and an environmental university in Costa Rica that focuses on sustainable development. Individuals and organizations featured in many explore films also receive explore funding in the form of Annenberg Foundation grants. To date, over $15 million has been awarded to more than 100 non-profit organizations worldwide. explore.org, the online portal for explore, is a community destination where people share thoughts, engage in dialogue, view and email films and photographs, and embed their favorites on blogs and social networking sites. Never stop learning™. Come explore. Read More

NIH curriculum Supplement Series

The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices. HTML and PDF versions of each supplement are online and accessible to all. Print versions are FREE upon request to educators in the U.S. The NIH Curriculum Supplements – Are consistent with National Science Education Standards – Promote critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving and communication skills – Incorporate real scientific data to engage and challenge students – Are aligned to state education standards The curriculum supplements project was a collaboration with the Institutes and Centers at NIH and BSCS and EDC. Read More


Connecting the world with the science that matters. Mission: To fuel the public understanding of science and to celebrate science as a vital part of our culture. Read More

STEM: Health Science Integrated Projects

Select project title to view project materials in math, science, or all STEM topics. Read More

Teaching Resources – Health

The EPA’s extensive resources on health for K-12 teachers. Read More

Safety and Health Policy and Procedure Manual

College/university safety manual: 30 examples of safety manuals for college personnel. Read More

The Family and Medical Leave Act: AFSCME's Comprehensive Guide

After more than 11 years since passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, questions still arise from affiliates about workers’ rights under FMLA and management’s implementation of the law. The AFSCME Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions & Answers, remains the most requested publication of the International’s Women’s Rights Department. Also, over time, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and some courts have clarified FMLA requirements. Read More

ENERGY STAR for Healthcare

Healthcare organizations spend over $8.3 billion* on energy each year to meet patient needs. Every dollar a nonprofit healthcare organization saves on energy is equivalent to generating new revenues of $20 for hospitals or $10 for medical offices. Just a 5 percent reduction in energy costs in for-profit hospitals, medical offices, and nursing homes can boost earnings a penny per share. 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