ERIC Identifier: ED433189
Publication Date: 1998-11-00
Author: Romanello, Samantha
Source: ERIC Clearinghouse for
Science Mathematics and Environmental Education Columbus OH.
Information Sources for Environmental Education. ERIC Digest.
In this information age of instant access to libraries, databases,
information centers, organizations, government agencies, and self-appointed
experts worldwide, where do you turn for accurate, reliable, and up-to-date
information about environmental education? There are many competing voices
hoping to influence the practices and policies of teachers, schools, parents,
and administrators, so it seems important to have confidence in one's sources of
information. Listed here are some of the key information sources used by
parents, researchers, and other professionals. There are many more local,
regional, national, and international resources not listed here, but these are
reliable starting points in your quest for information.
ERIC Clearinghouse for Science,
Mathematics, and Environmental Education
One of 16 clearinghouses in the ERIC system, ERIC/CSMEE gathers a wide range
of materials, from conference papers and research reports to instructional
materials and tradebooks.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
is a national repository for mathematics and science instructional materials. It
is part of a nationwide network comprising the Eisenhower Regional Consortia,
ENC Demonstration Sites, and ENC Access Centers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
mission of the U.S. EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural
U.S. Department of Agriculture
mission of the USDA is to enhance the quality of life for the American people by
supporting production of agriculture.
National Environmental Information Resources Center
the NEIRC, users can quickly access information on a multitude of environmental
Bureau of Land Management
Environmental Education Home-page provides links to teacher resources for a wide
variety of environmental topics.
mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth'senvironment, and to
conserve and manage wisely the Nation's coastaland marine resources.
is a non-profit, grassroots online community that unites hundreds of
organizations and volunteers around the world.
Global Rivers Environmental Education Network
is an innovative, action-oriented group that seeks to improve education through
a global network that promotes watershed sustainability.
National Audubon Society
Society strives to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds
and wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.
Natural Resources Defense Council
uses law, science, and the support of its membership nationwide to protect the
planet's wildlife and wild places.
Environmental Defense Fund
is an American organization dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of
all people, including future generations.
organization preserves habitats and species by buying the lands and waters they
need to survive.
Environmental Education Training and Partnership
is a consortium of organizations designed to increase the number of education
professionals trained in EE.
North American Association for Environmental Education
is a network of professionals and students working in the field of environmental
education in over 55 countries worldwide.
National Consortium for Environmental Education and Training
works to support, enhance, and extend effective environmental education in
grades K-12. It holds training workshops, evaluates teaching and training
materials and promotes networking.
National Environmental Education Advancement Project
national organization which aids state and local environmental education leaders
in promoting their environmental education efforts.
Environmental Council of the States
is the national, non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial
in 1892 by John Muir, the Sierra Club is devoted to the study and protection of
the Earth's scenic and ecological resources.
Ecological Society of America
non-partisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded to stimulate sound
ecological research; clarify and communicate the science of ecology; and promote
the responsible application of ecological knowledge to public issues.
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education
refereed journal published once a year that provides a professional forum for
researchers, scholars, practitioners, and post-secondary students.
Environmental Education Research
international refereed journal which publishes papers and reports on all aspects
of environmental education.
International Journal of Environmental Education and Information
international journal devoted to studies of the environment, in the broadest
The Journal of Environmental Education
research journal that features case studies of relevant projects, evaluation of
new research, and discussion of public policy and philosophy.
WORLD WIDE WEB RESOURCES
resource for students, teachers and professionals such as media specialists,
inservice providers, nature center staff and curriculum planners for K-12
Research in Environmental Education 1971-1990
website contains abstracts of journal articles and dissertations relating to
Library for the Environment
National Library for the Environment is an online database of reports,
databases, educational resources, daily environmental and Congressional news,
conference information, career listings and counseling.
Directory of Higher Education Environmental Programs
Directory of Higher Education Environmental Programs is an on-line directory of
degree-granting environmental programs at colleges and universities.
Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge
is Minnesota's interactive directory of environmental education resources.
is a website containing environmental information,services, products, and
"The National Report Card on environmental
knowledge, attitudes and behaviors." (November, 1997) Washington, DC: N.E.E.T.F.
NEETF/Roper survey which looks at the opinions and knowledge about the
environment as well as self reported environmental behaviors.
Bardwell, L Ed.). (1994). "Environmental Problem Solving: Theory, Practice
and Possibilities in Environmental Education." Troy, OH: NAAEE.
collection of readings which presents and compares the four most prominent
models of issue investigation in environmental education.
Engleson, D.C., & Yockers, D.H. (1994) "A guide to curriculum planning in
environmental education." Madison Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Public
guide to provide assistance and support to school districts in developing
comprehensive environmental education programs.
Hungerford, H. et al. (Eds.). (1998). "Essential Readings in Environmental
Education." Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing L.L.C.
collection of 29 readings of both seminal and modern studies, articles, opinion
papers and philosophical papers on environmental education.
Roth, C. (1992). "Environmental Literacy: Its roots, evolution and direction
in the 1990's." Columbus, OH: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics and
ERIC publication which operationally defines and explains what it means to be an
environmentally literate person.
Ruskey, A., & Wilke, R. (1994). "Promoting environmental education: An
action handbook for strengthening EE in your state and community." National
Environmental Education Advocacy Project: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Foundation Press, Inc.
how-to book on organizing, starting, and promoting environmental education
within state or local school systems for educators, parents, and advocates.
UNESCO. (1978). "Final Report, Intergovernmental Conference on Environmental
Education." Organized by UNESCO in cooperation with UNEP, Tbilisi, USSR, 14-26
October 1977. Connect. Paris, France: UNESCO/UNEP.
of the seminal documents in the field of Environmental Education in which the
goals, objectives, and characteristics of environmental education are defined.
Volk, Trudi, L. and McBeth, Bill. (1997). "Environmental Literacy in the
United States: What should be...what is....getting from here to there." USEPA
US EPA white paper publication which defines, explores, and assesses
environmental literacy in the US.
Wilke, Richard. Ed. (1993). "Environmental education teacher resource
handbook: A practical guide for K-12 environmental education." Millwood, NY:
Kraus International Publications.