Continuing Education, Certifications and Workshops
Project Learning Tree - Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program that uses the forest as a "window" into natural and built environments, helping people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them.
The Leopold Education Project - LEP - The LEP is an innovative, interdisciplinary conservation ethics curriculum targeted for grades 6-12. LEP is a part of Pheasants Forever's education program to create an ecologically literate citizenry.
Project F.I.S.H - Project F.I.S.H is and educational program for youth and families sponsored locally by schools, fishing conservation organizations, others interested in fishing and our fisheries
Project Wild - Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation education program emphasizing wildlife. The program is designed for educators of kindergarten through twelfth grade. Project WILD capitalizes on the natural interest that children have in wildlife.
The Habitable Planet - Environmental Science curriculum for high school and adult students.
Survival Central for new teachers - Find all sorts of helpful tips and lessons
Lessons in Biodiversity Monitoring - A program from the National Zoo pairs scientists with teachers to provide great lessons.
Electronic Naturalist - Weekly units on animals, plants and environmental issues that include poster, indepth info, activity, definitions, and access to a professional naturalist in two reading levels (1-3 and 4-8.
Great Lakes Information Network - The Center for Great Lakes Environmental Education is an informational resource which is designed to provide access to Great Lakes educational material, as well as to identify and address teacher training needs.
Michigan Forests Forever Teachers Guide - The Michigan Forests Forever Project is a three-piece suite of materials addressing forests and forestry in the State of Michigan. The Teacher's Guide provides extensive background material, activities, and curricula.
Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) - Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support project consists of FIVE outstanding, Michigan-specific science and social studies units: Ecosystems & Biodiversity (Gr. 4-6), Land Use (Gr. 4-5), Water Quality (Gr. 6-8), Energy and Resources (Gr. 7-9),
Michigan Envirothon - The Michigan Envirothon is a broad based approach to teaching natural resource management, environmental stewardship and conservation concepts to Michigan's high school students. The program emphasizes and encourages hands-on learning in the outdoors.
This Land Is Your Land - 20 FREE activity-based lessons created by MSU Extension's United Growht for Kent County project to help students grow and develop into involved citizens who understand the importance and practice of wise land use. Designed for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, al
Target Field Trip Grants
For a great resource on Michigan programs and resources, look to the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education.