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Environmental Resources

Teachers & Students

Explore the world of power generation and how it affects you and the environment.

While energy generation is necessary, it can have negative side effects on ecosystems and lead to water and air pollution.

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TEACHERS - Links to classroom activities, age-specific curriculum and lesson plans, fun facts and potential funding sources are just a click away.

Quick Facts!

What YOU can do at Home

  • Turn off your computer AND computer monitor when not in use
  • Replace the incandescent light bulbs in your house with compact fluorescent light bulbs - they use about 40% less electricity
  • Conserve water & whenever possible USE COLD water, NOT HOT

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Air Pollution Links

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Ecosystems Links

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Energy Links

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Teachers Links

  • Alliance to Save Energy: Energy Efficiency in SchoolsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    Nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security.
  • Alliance to Save Energy: Teacher PageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    Nonprofit coalition of business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. Site offers lesson plans, how to start a green schools program in your school, student newsletter.
  • EE-Link Environmental Education Grants ResourcesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    A listing of various organizations that provide grants for environmental education projects.
  • Engineering PlanetLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    A teacher- and student- friendly resource. The site is designed to improve technology literacy in K-12 learning communities through technology literacy lessons, teacher resources, and direct connections to faculty-based research.
  • Federal Registry for Educational ExcellenceLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    U.S. government program providing resources for educational excellence.
  • Energy Efficiency in Your School
    A NYS energy education program for K-12 teachers sponsored by the New York Energy $martSM Program.
  • KidWind ProjectLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    The KidWind Project is a team of teachers, students, engineers and practitioners exploring the science behind wind energy in classrooms around the U.S. The website offers information on wind energy as well as class projects and labs.
  • National Energy Foundation (NEF)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    A nonprofit educational organization and national leader in teacher training, student programs, instructional material, development and distribution. Cooperative partnerships with sponsoring businesses, government agencies, and the education community provide continued support for programs and services.
  • North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    NAAEE provides support for environmental education and educators through a variety of programs and activities. Site includes website for teachers and students for environmental education, links to other resources, federal projects and programs, different features every month, and conference notices.
  • SchoolPower...Naturally
    An innovative education program from NYSERDA showing the role photovoltaics (PV) can play in providing clean energy for our homes, schools and workplaces. School curricula on solar electric (PV) and real-time data from 50 New York schools that have solar electric (PV) installed are available through the site.
  • U.S. EPA - Environmental EducationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    U.S. EPA education page.
  • U.S. EPA - Environmental Education Grant ProgramLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    The EPA awards grants for environmental education programs and efforts.
  • U. S. EPA - Teacher WebsiteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    EPA website for teachers
  • U.S. Geological Survey: The Learning WebLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.
    U.S. Department of the Interior agency that focuses on natural resources and land use.

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Water Pollution Links