Environmental Education Web Resources

Illinois Resources

Environmental Education Association of Illinois website provides educational materials for formal and non-formal educators, information on Illinois events, and links to other useful environmental education websites.

Illinois DNR offers free podcasts & online lessons on various ecology topics.

University of Illinois Extension provides energy & environment webinars and online activities & information relating to their various programs.
Scarce in Northern Illinois offers community education and assistance to work toward the shared goals of sustainability, recycling and waste reduction.
Illinois State Museum offers an online resources page, Family Fun page and an Educator's page with a variety of environmental resources. 
Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago provides hands-on science games, activities and videos on its website.
Kidzeum in Springfield offers online science learning opportunities including videos and hands-on activities. 
Trees Forever supports tree planting across Iowa and Illinois and offers free online webinars.
Shedd Aqarium in Chicago offers online teaching guides, curricula and more on its classroom resources page.
Wildlife Illinois teaches about all about animals native to Illinois. 


National and Other State Resources

North American Association for Environmental Education provides training, workshops, conferences and more for educators in the field. 
U.S. EPA Environmental Education Center provides access to classroom ideas, activities and other resources for educators and students.
U.S. EPA Region 5 Environmental Education website provides access to environmental education materials such as books and posters. Educators and students in Region 5 can order printed publications at no cost. Additionally, some materials are available in PDF format to print or download.
National Science Teachers Association provides free exhibitor STEM resources.
Center for Ecoliteracy Ecological Education in California offers free teaching resources on a variety of environmental topics.
Envirothon is a national, outdoor, environmental competition for high school students. The Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts sponsors and coordinates the Illinois competition.                                   
Berkeley Lab K-12 Live science series for K - 12 that includes episodes and worksheets that explore innovative research and related hobbies at home.