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Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources

Since its inception in 2004, VSSLR have become nationally and internationally recognized and adopted in soil science courses and natural resource programs at various Canadian and North American universities. The web-based educational resources developed by the VSSLR group serve as the template for continual development of the more comprehensive educational packages. The goal of Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group is to enhance soil science education through cooperation and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The group was initiated by Dr. Maja Krzic (UBC, Vancouver) in 2004 and it has become the focal point for collaborative teaching efforts among scientists, students, and multimedia experts from 7 universities and 3 research institutions in Canada. Various web-based learning resources and on-line courses developed by our group are featured at this site. If you are looking for new ideas on how to enhance your soil science and natural resource courses or if you are striving to gain a better understanding of basic soil processed you might find these resources useful. Read More

WolfQuest

WolfQuest is a 3D wildlife simulation video game about gray wolves and the ecology of Yellowstone National Park. Play as a lone wolf, with a mate, or in a pack. In single-player games, learn how to hunt elk, communicate with other wolves, find a mate, establish a den and territory, raise pups, and embark on a perilous journey to a summering site. In multiplayer games, join together with friends to explore the wilderness and hunt elk, and raise pups together! 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

U.S. DOE, Department of Science Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

The mission of the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is to help ensure that DOE and the Nation have a sustained pipeline of highly skilled and diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers. This is accomplished through support of undergraduate internships and visiting faculty programs at the DOE laboratories; a graduate fellowship program, which also involves the DOE laboratories; the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship for K-12 teachers, which is administered by WDTS for DOE and for a number of other federal agencies; and the nation-wide, middle- and high-school science competitions that culminate annually in the National Science Bowl® in Washington D.C. Additionally, this website offers teaching resources on a wide variety of science topics. Read More

Life Science Instructional Resources

Fermilab is committed to developing the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce and stimulating science literacy. Laboratory programs serve students at all levels from prekindergarten to graduate school. Fermilab’s Education Office supports programming for educators, families, young people and the general public. Our programs provide avenues for technical staff to engage these audiences with Fermilab’s science and technology. Themes include scientific discovery, practical applications, and scientific and engineering practices. Because the next generation STEM workforce is in school today, educator programs must strengthen teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our programs are a catalyst for change and a resource to schools and districts nationwide. The Fermilab Education Office provides programming based on: Audience interests and needs. Laboratory resources: staff, facilities, experimental data and areas of expertise. National, state and local initiatives and standards. Educational research and best practice. Cutting-edge ideas in science, education and teacher development. By providing educational opportunities for all, our programs: Promote a life-long interest in science. Raise science literacy. Encourage young people to consider careers in science. 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

Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

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

University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research: Putting Maps and Geographic Data on the Web

This website is designed to get researchers, educators, and outreach professionals started on sharing geospatial data over the web. It is organized from simple to complex techniques. Some require knowledge of GIS software, but many do not. Sharing geospatial data and maps on the web does not need to be complicated or expensive. In fact, some methods are free AND simple. Read More

LearningEdge (MIT Sloan Management)

In keeping with MIT Sloan’s mission to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and advance management practice, the School is proud to offer its latest innovation in knowledge sharing: LearningEdge. Launched in January 2009 under the name MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources or MSTIR, LearningEdge is a collection of teaching case studies and management flight simulations developed by MIT Sloan faculty and students. All the materials featured on this site carry a creative commons license allowing them to be downloaded, copied, and distributed free of charge by anyone worldwide. Although the LearningEdge collection covers a wide array of industries, companies, and organizations, it focuses on areas in which MIT Sloan’s innovative research and teaching are on the cutting edge, including entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics, operations management, strategy, sustainability, and system dynamics. 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