S.K.Worm teaches soils
It's a dirty job but someone has to do it�S.K.Worm, the official annelid, or
worm, of the Natural Resources Conservation Service answers students' questions
about soil. Even their teachers can't wiggle their way out of this one! Slither
your way through these soiled questions and earn a very special diploma. You
might even get hooked on Soil!
Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations -- New Soil Education Publication The National Science Teachers
Association (NSTA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
announce the release of Dig In! Hands-On Soil Investigations. This lively,
129-page softbound book, a bestseller when it debuted at the 2001 NSTA
convention in St. Louis, will soon assist educators across the nation in
teaching scientifically accurate soil and soil conservation information in an
enjoyable way. The book is available from NSTA by calling 1-800-277-5300
The book's target audience is Kindergarten through Grade 4 teachers. Dig
In provides classroom-tested lesson plans, stories, and activities about
soil formation, habitats, and land use. The book also discusses animals and
plants that depend on soil. The book's activities are interesting and fun
and lead to a greater appreciation of the value of soil. Activities meet
National Science Education Standards.
NSTA is the world's largest organization promoting science teaching and
learning for all. The 53,000-member association publishes four journals, a
newspaper, and many books and publications for teachers.
Hands on the Land
A network of field classrooms sponsored by Partners in Resource Education
America's Private Land -- A Geography of Hope
You'll get the facts and figures on natural resources from A Geography of Hope,
all woven into a framework of land stewardship and a vision for natural resource
management in the 21st century. (7-12)
Bringing conservation from the countryside to your backyard. - Whether you have
acres in the country, an average-sized suburban yard, or a tiny plot in the
city, you can help protect the environment and add beauty and interest to your
surroundings. There is colorful publication can get you started and links to
other sites to give you more information. Also, see "Tip Sheets" that help you
use conservation practices at home and bring birds to your backyard. (4-12)
Backyard Conservation Lesson Plans
A series of lesson plans to teach students about Backyard Conservation through
hands-on studies that promote field investigation and action. Lesson plans are
available for elementary grades 3 to 5, middle school grades 6 to 8 and high
school grades 9 to 12.
The rich history of the Natural Resources Conservation Service is the firm
ground which holds our bond with the land and its people today. (7-12)
Living in Harmony with Wetlands
Wetlands do so many things -- not only for us, but also for plants, animals, and
the land. Discover the functions and values of wetlands.
The PLANTS Database is a single source of standardized information about plants.
This database focuses on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and
lichens of the U.S. and its territories.