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Outdoor Classrooms: Links

Habitat for Wildlife
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries wants to help you help wildlife on your property. The Habitat Partners© program encourages corporate landowners, private landowners, schools and homeowners to improve habitat in their community that will benefit Virginia's songbirds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife.

Native Pant Nurseries
This list is provided by the Virginia Native Plant Society.

National Wildlife Federation
The site provides educator resources, a free email newsletter, school examples, and basic tips on how to create a school habitat.

US Fish and Wildlife Service
Download a copy of their 133-page publication called Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide.

Learning Through Landscapes
The schoolyard "movement" began in UK in the early1990's.

Center for Environmental Education
Exemplary school guidelines; bibliographies of books and curricula; sample articles from Nature's Course newsletter and various web links.

Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Lists success stories and models of how Boston supports schoolyard projects with capital funds, staff and training.

Classroom Connect
A site for K-12 teachers that provides access to email lists and discussion groups for online lesson plans and curricula. It also includes funding resources.

Project WILD
Sample activities and links. The program emphasizes wildlife as well as its importance as a basis for teaching how ecosystems function.

Learnscapes
A non-profit organisation dedicated to helping schools develop their grounds for learning.

Project Learning Tree (PLT)
In response to the growing interest in encouraging children to get outside, PLT has launched a national initiative Every Student Learns Outside™ and website www.learnoutside.org to help educators make outdoor experiences part of their everyday lesson plans.

To access PLT’s Branch EE Newsletter visit www.plt.org/the-branch-newsletter.