ERIC Number: EJ922301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v38 n4 p13-14 Apr 2011
It has been 41 years since the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson launched the first nationwide grassroots demonstration on behalf of the environment, known as Earth Day. The event was a national "teach-in" about environmental causes, and it is widely considered the spark that ignited the modern environmental education movement. Within months, President Nixon passed the National Environmental Education Act, and a new subject was introduced into the curricula of K-12 schools across the country. Four decades later, educators have access to a wealth of online resources for green teaching and learning. Some are intended specifically for K-12; others are educational resources without a K-12 focus. All of them are worth considering. This article presents some examples of online tools that can help educators inform and instruct their students about environmental issues.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Resources, Conservation (Environment), Energy Conservation, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Internet, Natural Resources, Climate, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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