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 Sustainability, Life quality…

Introduction: What are the main perils facing the planet and the human race as we begin a new century? And much more importantly, what can we do about them? http://www.cat.org.uk/information/information.tmpl?subdir=information&sku=info_ge

How green are You Quiz? See how you rate in this simple evaluation of how green your lifestyle is! And 25 ways to save the planet… http://www.cat.org.uk/information/information.tmpl?subdir=information&sku=info_hgayq

World wide organization http://www.iisd.org/  and the youth page, the Sustainability Café http://www.iisd.org/youth/internetcafe/hs.results.htm

UK Government intro page for access to several doc and activities for youth http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/?lang=_e

Do your bit: National Sustainable households Programme Actions: http://www.sustainablehouseholds.org.nz/action1.htm

What is Strong Sustainability? The purpose of Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand (SANZ) and this website is to assist New Zealanders as we all learn how to live wisely and innovatively in the 21st Century. http://www.phase2.org/

All about Permaculture http://www.permacultureinternational.org/whatispermaculture.htm and in New Zealand http://www.permaculture.org.nz/

Kore Para is a nation-wide project to help develop sustainable Māori Kitiaki (guardianship) of New Zealand’s natural resources. Kore Para aims to provide and implement sustainable environmental technologies appropriate to whanau, hapu, and iwi development. http://www.converge.org.nz/kpa/

Learn about Ecoshow, the national event promoting Sustainability http://www.ecoshow.co.nz/about.asp

Heaps of stuff about practical ecology for French literate people www.terrevivante.org

Use the resources and support from the Enviroschools Foundation to encourage your school to take a holistic approach towards environmental education. http://www.ew.govt.nz/forschools/students.htm

The pesticide adviser What to use instead of pesticide… http://www.panna.org/resources/advisor.dv.html

An impressive US site for kids http://www.epa.gov/kids/ Learn more and have fun in the Game pages http://www.epa.gov/kids/game.htm

Ecological Footprint

Calculate your personal Footprint Minister for the Environment http://www.mfe.govt.nz/withyou/do/footprint/index.html

Also http://www.myfootprint.org/

Ella Lawtong NZ footprint study http://www.sustainable-practice.org/sites/default/files/users/wanaka_lorax/The%20New%20Zealand%20Footprint%20Print%20File%20for%20website.pdf

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/commondata/acrobat/ecological_footprint_574645.pdf also a online version http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/370863/?lang=_e

Ecofootprinting Education pack £5.95 http://www.cat.org.uk/education/education.tmpl?subdir=education&section=fpintro

Economy

Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose http://www.feasta.org/index.htm

Healthy economies for Aotearoa/New Zealand – balanced, sustainable and empowering – based on and respecting the living systems of our planet. http://le.org.nz/tiki-index.php?page=BasicMisconceptions

Local Economy http://www.pluggingtheleaks.org/

The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice to get together and make it happen http://www.sustainable.org.nz/about.asp

Health&Food

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/370863/?lang=_e UK Govt intro page for access to several doc and activities for youth about food and health and livestyle

What is healthy eating? http://www.ecoliteracy.org/programs/wellness_policy.html and http://www.tki.org.nz/r/assessment/exemplars/hpe/hpe_4b_e.php

The Food pyramid: There are many! A good one is Healthy Eating Pyramid – developed by Walter Willett et al, the Harvard School of Public Health, which can be found at http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/pyramids.html.

Estimate how healthy you eat Healthy Eating quiz (However does not allow for not eating butter or milk) http://www.healthyliving.gov.uk/healthyeating/index.cfm?contentID=1469

Did you know that food officially contains pesticides residues? http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/plant/subject/horticulture/residues/index.htm

What’s wrong with pesticides? http://www.chem-tox.com/pesticides/

Did you know that organic food does hardly-not contain residues because it does not use pesticides? http://www.nzfsa.govt.nz/organics/index.htm

Minimizing Pesticides in Your Diet http://www.organic-center.org/reportfiles/2495_Pesticides_from_SelkirkPress_final.pdf

Is eating organic more expensive? http://www.sustainlane.com/article/257/194/Low+Cost+Ideas+for+Eating+Organic.html and http://www.organicpathways.co.nz/household/story/216.html

Being vegetarian to save the earth too http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/page/reasons-for-being-vegetarian

Why be active? http://www.sparc.org.nz/News/News-2002/Study-to-better-measure-physical-activity and http://www.sparc.org.nz/News/News-2003/Getting-Young-New-Zealanders-Active

Food kilometers http://www.greens.org.nz/food-revolution/coolfood.asp and http://www.greens.org.nz/food-revolution/buylocal.asp

Basic non-chemical self help for the family http://www.weleda.co.nz/selfhelp.cfm

How our food choice can help save the environment http://www.earthsave.org/environment/foodchoices.htm

When you buy food or when you eat, you choose:

– to minimize or increase waste see Recycling, waste

– to promote sustainable agriculture or to sustain an agriculture which pollutes and depletes resources see Agriculture

Agriculture and Gardening

Organic Agriculture worldwide http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/international_programme/index.php

Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture http://www.ifoam.org/organic_facts/benefits/index.html

Use Land Info to get daily evapo-transpiration data or to check the soil moisture in the South Otago region http://growotago.orc.govt.nz/

New Zealand Bio-dynamic association http://www.biodynamic.org.nz/, Nick Mills, local representant

The problem in New Zealand http://www.panap.net/48.0.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=207&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=69&cHash=08f34086e5

What’s happening to the soil http://www.seafriends.org.nz/enviro/soil/ecology.htm and http://www.seafriends.org.nz/enviro/soil/index.htm

To help replenish soils and minimize Recycling, waste, choose to make your compost: http://www.organicpathways.co.nz/garden/story/371.html and http://www.organicpathways.co.nz/story.cfm?StoryID=45 and http://www.arc.govt.nz/arc/environment/waste-recycling/composting.cfm

Organic School project in Britain full of tips, games… http://organicgardening.org.uk/schools_organic_network/

WWF Organic Gardens in Schools Fund  http://www.wwf.org.nz/enviroEd/OGIS.cfm

Games, quizzes: http://organicgardening.org.uk/schools_organic_network/f_zone.htm

Koanga organic native seeds to buy to grow your own garden: http://www.koanga.co.nz/vcart//subcat-view.php?SCD=y&CA=Kidz+Gardens&SES=d32f6f4ae9d2e254e92978360c5f5cc8

Seed Savers Aotearoa New Zealand (SSANZ) facilitates the sharing of information and resources between regional seed saving groups http://www.seedsavers.org.nz/index.html

Pesticides free lawn Care http://www.panna.org/campaigns/pesticideFreeLawns.html  to avoid polluting  Water

Create your own Eden leaflet http:///www.arc.govt.nz/arc/library/n30187_2.pdf

Attract wildlife in your Garden http://organicgardening.org.uk/schools_organic_network/leaflets/AttractingWildlife.pdf and http://www.organicpathways.co.nz/garden/story/76.html and http://www.arc.govt.nz/environment/natural-environments/restoring_nature/welcoming_wildlife.cfm to encourage Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Conservation, wildlife Habitats

Attract native birds in your garden: http://www.bestgardening.com/bgc/hub/kidsbirds01.htm

Build a Birdhouse http://www.choosefreedom.com/freedownload/bh15.pdf and http://www.birdsandblooms.com/dycon.asp?parent=36397&RefURL=&KeyCode=&tdate=&PMCode=&OrgURL=%26parent%3D36176&r_d=y

Water (section updated 2/9/2015)

Get up to the minute river flow and rainfall data from Water Info and read our weekly and monthly summary reports http://water.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo/

Saving water infos and activities http://savingwater.org/StudentsTeachers/index.htm

Water activities to download http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/Inquiry/guide/index.htm

US Government Environmental Kids Club Animated Water Cycle http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

New Zealand’s leading provider of atmospheric and aquatic science: research, educational material, publications, maps, FAQS, teachers’ and students’ sections, and links to the various national centres of NIWA. http://www.niwa.co.nz/

Welcome to Up the Creek! Join Dion, Rick, and Ani on a trip up the creek to learn how fresh water supports life. Five interactive landscapes, with quiz, teacher note, postcards.http://www.biodiversity.govt.nz/kids/index.html

Waitakere City Water Supply Educational Resources http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/AbtCit/ei/EcoWtr/wtrsupply/index.asp#wateredresources More than 40 activity sheets about Water Cycle, Rain, Capturing the Rain and Water Use.

Take Action for Water is an environmental education programme from the Wellington Regional Council helping year 4-8 students understand and care for fresh water in the Wellington region. http://www.gw.govt.nz/take-action-for-water/

Christchurch City Council school resource kits.

Missouri Botanical Garden website about freshwater ecosystems, nice and interactive http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/index.htm

Resources related to World Water Day and the International Year of Freshwater. http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/youth-and-kids/it/

Compost toilets

Hydro energy

When you save water, avoid polluting it, or harvest it, you promote Health&Food and Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Conservation, wildlife Habitats

Ecosystems, Biodiversity, Conservation, wildlife Habitats

Forest and Bird project for children that includes teacher and student-ready resources. http://www.kcc.org.nz/factsheets.asp

UK Govt several doc and activities for youth about land http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/369465/?lang=_e

UK Govt intro page for access to several doc and activities for youth about wildlife, interactive game create a wildlife haven. http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/372328/?lang=_e

NZ Native wildlife http://www.doc.govt.nz/Conservation/001~Plants-and-Animals/001~Native-Animals/index.asp

Play the games to learn about the tools Scientists use to study the environment http://www.epa.gov/region3/esc/library/games.htm

Otago Plant pests: http://www.orc.govt.nz/Portal.asp?nextscreenid=201.102.101.101&categoryid=626&sessionx=60937269-FE41-4A2F-AB0C-886F2B4C6599

Pests and Predators Interactive http://www.tki.org.nz/r/environ_ed/interactive/index_e.php

This part of the Department of Conservation website describes the scenic reserves, walkways, and conservation programmes around New Zealand regions http://www.doc.govt.nz/regional-info/index.asp

This updated section of the Department of Conservation website provides information and resources to support conservation and environmental education programmes in schools. http://www.doc.govt.nz/Community/001~For-Schools/index.asp

Biodiversity Government website: our chance to turn the tide http://www.biodiversity.govt.nz

Help to improve and protect our environment http://www.conservationvolunteers.org.nz

TuiTime website for student investigation of ecology focuses on tui, addressing competition, predation, life cycles, decomposition, and adaptation. http://www.tuitime.org.nz

Trees for Survival: Children growing trees for our Future http://www.treesforsurvival.org.nz/

Information on significant sites of native plants and animals that need protection, what and where the ecological sites are, and what can be done to protect them. http://www.ccc.govt.nz/publications/EcologicalHeritage/ for Canterbury area

How pet owners can help wildlife http://www.forestandbird.org.nz/dawnchorus/wildlifefriendlyfactsheet.pdf

WWF offers a variety of environmental education programmes for New Zealand students of all ages. http://www.wwf.org.nz/

New Zealand’s network of groups which share a concern for the environment http://www.eco.org.nz

Department of Conservation’s 13 conservancies example of conservation work at its best. http://www.doc.govt.nz/Conservation/Showcase-Areas/index.asp

Kiwi Conservation Club quizzes http://www.kcc.org.nz/quiz/intro.asp

This web site promotes protection of the kiwi, an endangered species in New Zealand. http://www.kiwirecovery.org.nz/

This website from LEARNZ, which runs Virtual Field Trips in May and October. A website with background resources, student activities, teacher support and curriculum ideas, prepares students for the field trips in the weeks leading up to the virtual field experience. Joining fee applies. http://www.learnz.org.nz

The website for the Living Heritage project aims to capture and preserve New Zealand’s heritage. Schools are encouraged to identify a unique piece of heritage in their community, such as a tree, person, or event, to research and record. These resources are recorded digitally and hosted on the Living Heritage website.http://www.livingheritage.org.nz

How you can help wildlife in your garden, see Agriculture and Gardening

Dwelling, Healthy Housing

Ideas to make the school environment more sustainable http://www.energychest.net/energy_and_the_environment/index.html

Home Resource Efficiency from Rocky Mountain Institute http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid167.php

Activities with habitats Population (Page 3 and 4) http://www.earthforce.org/files/565_file_Games.doc

Learn About Chemicals around your house http://epa.gov/pesticides/kids/hometour/index.htm

Environmental Building : http://www.cat.org.uk/information/catinfo.tmpl?command=search&db=catinfo.db&eqSKUdatarq=20011214105915&eqCURRENTdatarq=0

Eco friendly House, to help save money, have a healthier house and reduce your impact on the environment : http–www.waitakere.govt.nz-AbtCit-ec-bldsus-pdf-ecofriendly-guidelines.pdf

To support your action at home to care for the planet and have a healthy lifestyle http://www.sustainablehouseholds.org.nz/action1.htm

The pesticide adviser What to use instead of pesticide… http://www.panna.org/resources/advisor.dv.html

Natural Building, what is it? http://www.strawbalecentral.com/

Straw-infill construction offers a number of major benefits in the areas of health & lifestyle, energy-efficiency, cost, environment and strength  http://www.sustainable-structures.com/offerbenefit.html and  http://www.earthbuilding.org.nz/strawbale.htm

Build in Earth http://www.earthbuilding.org.nz/articles.htm and http://www.earthbuilding.org.nz/faq.htm

And hybrid adobe technique http://www.hybridadobe.com/

Energy saving and renewable energy

The problem: the resource is limited: http://www.greens.org.nz/campaigns/peakoil/

Wonderful teacher zone to download energy working materials http://www.create.org.uk/schools/teachers_default.asp

Discover Energy issue with Joules the robot http://www.energychest.net/

Renewable energy homework help http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/section.tmpl?section=school

UK Govt several doc and activities for youth about energy http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/369321/?lang=_e

Visit the Rocky Mountain Institute and Amory Lovins (inventor of Factor 4 concept) Website http://www.rmi.org http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid199.php to go directly to the Case Studies or the kids pages http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid473.php

Interactive wind farm http://www.cat.org.uk/interactive/windfarm01.tmpl

Energy activities (word doc to download for teachers) http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/Inquiry/guide/index.htm

NZ government website, easy, practical http://www.eeca.govt.nz/

Centre for Alternative Technology Energysaving tips adults http://www.cat.org.uk/information/catinfo.tmpl?command=search&db=catinfo.db&eqSKUdatarq=InfoSheet_EnergyEfficiency&eqCURRENTdatarq=0 to check

In New Zealand, have a look at Sustainable Energy Forum http://www.sef.org.nz/

Negawatts http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/book.tmpl?sku=esh

What exists to reduce energy consumption? how it works?http://www.nrl.co.nz/main.php?page=144

A kite to produce electricity? http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/productstory?id=40993

Energy Calculator http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/energyefficiency/content.asp?id=229

Simple Energy Savers http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/energyefficiency/content.asp?id=178

Energy efficiency quicklist http://www.nzbcsd.org.nz/energyefficiency/content.asp?id=180 and http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid195.php

Residential carbon Dioxide calculator http://www.niwascience.co.nz/ncces/co2calc/

NIWA Climate Energy solution list of articles http://www.niwascience.co.nz/ncces/csu/archive

All energy data from the International Energy Agency http://www.iea.org/Textbase/subjectqueries/index.asp

Switch off the stand-by http://www.iea.org/Textbase/subjectqueries/standby.asp

Practical case: Energy in rural Māori communities http://www.niwascience.co.nz/pubs/wa/13-4/maori (Teachers’ resource for NCEA AS: Science 90191 (1.6), 90313 (2.2); Geography 90207 (1.6).)

Climate change

A government initiative led by the New Zealand Climate Change Office at the Ministry for the Environment http://www.4million.org.nz/  and a document for teachers http://www.4million.org.nz/understanding/schoolstuff/our-climate-is-changing.pdf

Play it cool Flash http://www.4million.org.nz/understanding/schoolstuff/playitcool/index.php a fun, interactive Climate Change activity

New Zealand Schools Climate Change Competition http://www.niwascience.co.nz/edu/students/climatechange

The Greenhouse Effect, in light of New Zealand’s ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. http://www.tki.org.nz/r/hot_topics/greenhouse2_e.php

World map of climate change http://www.climatehotmap.org/

Information Galore about climate change http://climatechange.unep.net/index.cfm?issue=climate_intro

Australian conference Greenhouse 2005 downloadable powerpoint presentations: http://www.greenhouse2005.com/Program.html

The NZ government website to tackle Climate change http://www.climatechange.govt.nz/ and http://www.climatechange.govt.nz/resources/info-sheets/more-than-global-warming.pdf

Digital conversation with expert in Climate Change http://www.tki.org.nz/r/school_improvement/climate/index_e.php

To calculate and offset our CO2 emissions to help us help the climate Climate Care

Hagley Centre UK http://www.met-office.gov.uk/research/hadleycentre/images/HadCM2_IS92a%2BSO4_spinning.mpeg Animated Spinning Globe Showing the Earth showing surface air temperature change from an IS92a experiment with HadCM2 including the cooling effect of sulphate aerosols

Climate Change is not a recent issue See their comprehensive report IPCC assessment on Climate Change 1995.pdf. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. It is open to all Members of the UN and of WMO. http://www.ipcc.ch/ to download Safeguarding the Ozone Layer and the Global Climate System or Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Report

IISD explains youth what is climate change http://www.iisd.org/youth/internetcafe/ccinfo.htm

The (IGCI) International Global Change Institute’s  goal is to integrate knowledge on the natural and human dimensions of global environmental change for use in policy development and decision-making http://www.waikato.ac.nz/igci/

Otago Regional Council Air Info for up to the minute data and read our weekly summary reports http://air.orc.govt.nz/airinfo/

The growOTAGO project provides maps of the Otago region’s climate and soils http://growotago.orc.govt.nz/

How might climate change affect my region? Climate change in Otago http://www.climatechange.govt.nz/resources/info-sheets/regional/otago.html

UK Government Climate Change Page http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/369960/?lang=_e

UK Government Air Page http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/368730/?version=1&lang=_e

Greenhouse emissions calculations and offsetting! http://www.co2.org/living/lowcarbon/index.cfm for low carbon living

How green are You? 25 ways to save the planet http://www.cat.org.uk/information/information.tmpl?subdir=information&sku=info_hgayq

Use the CO2 calculators with your students to determine school and home CO2 emissions. This Landcare Research site aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reverse biodiversity decline, and improve energy management and resource use efficiency. http://www.ebex21.co.nz/html/WhatIsEbex21.aspx?Flash=True

Discover how your school could take part in the world’s largest experiment to forecast the climate in the twenty-first century. People from around the world download a global climate model and run it in ‘idle’ time on their computers. Teaching materials based on the project can be downloaded free. http://www.climateprediction.net/index.php

Information by Environmental Defence Society related to climate change and global warming in relation to New Zealand. http://www.eds.org.nz/climate.htm

Recycling, waste

NZ Government website http://www.reducerubbish.govt.nz/

Clean Up New Zealand  provides a collection of web links to resources on recycling, waste, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Project Crimson, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). http://www.tki.org.nz/r/hot_topics/cleanup_e.php

How recycling can help reduce New Zealand’s waste mountain. http://www.tki.org.nz/r/hot_topics/recycle_e.php

Reduce reuse recycle, flashes and pdf, games (UK Govt) http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/fun/371307/?lang=_e

Solid waste reuse for kids Imagination Factory http://www.kid-at-art.com/

Activities with trash http://www.earthforce.org/files/565_file_Games.doc

http://www.ccc.govt.nz/Waste/WasteMinimisation/ Christchurch City Council Waste Minimisation page with access to a pdf extensive guide to household

Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) is a non profit organisation operating as a charitable trust to promote litter abatement, waste reduction and town and city beautification, setup under the NZ Litter Act 1979. http://www.knzb.org.nz/

Compost see Agriculture and Gardening

Trash to Fashion http://www.nothrow.co.nz/webapps/site/583/3840/news/region_news-more.html?newsid=60478

http://www.ew.govt.nz/enviroinfo/waste/reducingwaste/index.htm

Waste exchange success stories http://www.nothrow.co.nz/nothrow/templates/publicframeset.html?url=http://www.web-widgets.net/webapps/cid/583/3840/news/special/nothrow-news.html

Auckland Regional Council Waste and recycling tips http://www.arc.govt.nz/arc/environment/waste-recycling/

Be a Waste Detective on the US government Environment Kids Club http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/games/index.htm or explore Recycle City http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/ or try this interactive crossword http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/games/crossword/index.htm

Click on Begin Mission to save the Planet http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/kids/space/index.htm

Your Life, Your World, Your Choices: You Can Change the World: http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/education/mad-hs.htm

Waste Not Want Not activities http://www.ecan.govt.nz/Our+Environment/Waste/Waste+Not+Want+Not.htm

Transport

Introduction http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/transport/

Calculate transport cost, with different fuels http://www.energychest.net/energy_and_the_environment/index.html

Rocky Mountain Institute about transport, Hypercars and alternative fuels http://www.rmi.org/sitepages/pid18.php

Green Fleet New Zealand http://www.greenfleet.org.nz/page.asp?sec=Tools_and_Action

Sustainable transportation can be achieved http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/forms/pdfs/Sustainable_Transportation.pdf

Biofuels http://www.transport.govt.nz/biofuels-440/

Impact of transport on Climate change and Ministry of transport strategy http://www.transport.govt.nz/climate-change-and-energy1-2/

Simple Tips to Save you Money on Fuel http://www.eeca.co.nz/transport/fuel-saving-tips.html

And more tips to reduce vehicle emissions http://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/PDFs/vehicle-emission-reduce-emissions.pdf

Walking School buses http://www.energywise.org.nz/inmyneighbourhood/inmyneighbourhood_walkingbuses.asp

Cycling Advocate New Zealand http://www.can.org.nz/

Bike to school House contest

Walk campaign, Sparc http://www.sparc.org.nz

Getting active is good for Your Health! See Health&Food

Food kilometers See Health&Food

Publications, Overall Sources, Databases

Guidelines for the teachers to explore http://www.tki.org.nz/r/environ_ed/guidelines/action_ori_e.php

The education for sustainability from tki online learning center http://www.tki.org.nz/r/environ_ed/sustainable_future/futures_e.php

A website developed to support teachers implementing the Ministry of Education Guidelines for Environmental Education in Schools. http://www.enved.org.nz/

NZAEE promotes environmental education initiatives at both a national and regional level.http://nzaee.org.nz/

Blogsite regarding environmental education issues: Education for a Sustainable Future    http://www.core-ed.net/esf

Free teaching resources galore

http://www.cat.org.uk/education/education.tmpl?subdir=education&section=dv_rc , just download!

http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/ppv.tmpl  http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/tipsheets.tmpl online Publications, tip sheets, factsheets, guides about all aspects evocated above. From £0.50 to £3.00.

http://www.cat.org.uk/catpubs/reso_articles.tmpl free Articles from Clean Slate

CAT Education publications http://www.cat.org.uk/shopping/search.tmpl?subdir=shopping&init=1&selected=Educational%20Books&reinit=1

Promoting environmental education throughout New Zealand… This directory lists resources relating to the New Zealand environment and covers New Zealand produced material and places to visit. All materials have been designed to meet at least one of the objectives of the 1998 National Strategy for Environmental Education. http://www.eednz.org.nz/

Useful organisations http://www.tki.org.nz/r/environ_ed/guidelines/useful_org_e.php  View a list of organisations that are active in the environmental area and may provide either advice or resources to support environmental education programmes.

This website is from the Auckland Regional Council. It provides a comprehensive section on environmental education including teacher resource material.http://www.arc.govt.nz

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s website information on the environmental education resources of the region and includes services available to schools, a quarterly newsletter, activities, and events. http://www.hbrc.govt.nz/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=115

Coast to the High Country: A website developed to support teachers implementing the Ministry of Education Guidelines for Environmental Education in Schools. http://www.enved.org.nz/

Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s information on the environmental education resources of the region and includes services available to schools, resources and lesson plans for teachers, newsletters and student activity pages.http://www.boprc.govt.nz/Education/Environmental-Education-Directory.asp

Northland Regional Council – Environmental Education

This page from the Northland Regional Council’s website provides information about environmental education resources for teachers and students. http://www.nrc.govt.nz/environmental.education/index.shtml

Niwa teachers resources http://www.niwascience.co.nz/pubs/wa/resources/ 200 articles in recent issues of Water & Atmosphere online to the NZ Curriculum and the subject matrices for the NCEA Achievement Standards

To explore

QTV

Keep a look out for this new science-based multimedia programme on TVOne, starting 21 September at 3.30pm. The Q team will explore aspects of a ‘big science’ theme by interviewing New Zealanders whose job is to help find sustainable solutions to global world issues. The team will also visit real scientists at work – underwater with giant spider crabs, on the edges of volcanoes, and in front of a supercomputer.

http://www.tvnz.co.nz/view/page/497100/608871

Envirofunz

Envirofunz is a database which covers funding for environmental and conservation projects in Aotearoa/NewZealand.

http://www.envirofunz.org.nz/index.phtml?sessionid=15211528183dab50d91f23f

International Year of Mountains – TKI Hot Topic

This TKI Hot Topic from April 2002 celebrates the United Nations International Year of Mountains.

http://www.tki.org.nz/r/hot_topics/mountainyear_e.php

Montage

The purpose of this website is to encourage worldwide links between schools, teachers, educators, and students. Students are encouraged to submit work to online collaborative projects and publish their research on the Internet. A teachers’ guide provides information to help students use the Internet, including guidelines on using email and a list of recommended search engines.

http://www.montage.edu.au/

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