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MnSTA Collected Science Links

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Animals at Risk from Climate Change -

"Animals at Risk from Climate Change" is an educational poster and presentation that presents a succinct overview of the fundamental impacts of greenhouse gases—the causes, effects and risks to all forms of life on the planet.

Audubon for Kids -

This page aims to bring together activities from across Audubon’s national network of environmental educators, including the classroom curriculum Audubon Adventures, plus related DIY activities and content from Audubon’s editors. These activities can be done at home or in a yard or park, sometimes with the help of a computer.

Beetles is a collection of passionate science and environmental educators devoted to improving the quality of outdoor science education.

Conservation Crew -

Conservation Crew is a youth-led extracurricular program that engages middle school students in learning and leadership around conservation opportunities in their schools.

Educated Choices Program -

Our presentations cover a wide range of topics regarding the effects our food choices have on our planet and everyone on it. These presentations are free, available online 24/7, and accompanied by materials for further learning, such as lesson plans, discussion prompts, post-video quizzes, and our toolkit full of resources to help viewers create a healthier, more sustainable future for themselves and others.

Environmental Literacy Council -
Invasive Species and Your Classroom -

The invasive species program at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is working to improve its communication to schools regarding invasive species. You can play an important role in protecting Minnesota waters.

Letsgosolar -
The impacts of global warming can feel overwhelming, but with the right resources and information everyone can make a positive difference for the future. The team and I have created a practical guide that spells out the challenges we face and gives actionable ideas for curbing climate change.
Northern Forest Atlas -

The Northern Forest Atlas produces graphic tools for naturalists and ecologists. This site contains libraries of images, videos, diagrams, and illustrated articles. Books, charts, and digital products are available for purchase or free download in the Products section.

Retro Report -

A nonprofit journalism organization that has a collection of environmental videos that "helps students explore the effects of environmental policies and processes, giving an understanding of the profound impact humans have on the planet".

Symbiotic Schoolyard -

Increase the biodiversity of your schoolyard as a part of an NGSS-aligned middle school science ecosystem unit.

The Compass to Nature: Teaching in the Outdoor Classroom -

The Compass to Nature is a free educational guide that adopts the basic principles of place-based education: examine your own back yard, school yard, natural area, and provide relevance to the learner.

WasteLink -
A categorized directory of sites dealing with radioactive waste, nuclear power and environmental issues
Water Footprint Calculator -

Learn more about water footprints and your direct and virtual water use.

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