Explore Air

Educational Resources


Action & Energy Saving

Earth Day website
http://www.earthday.gov

Earth Share
tips for household/everyday, using less polluting alternatives
http://www.earthshare.org/get_involved/earth_saving_tips.html

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
http://www.eia.doe.gov/

Energy Savers
provides homeowners with tips on saving energy and money
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/

Energy Star
government/industry partnership that offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home.index

Home Energy Saver (The first web-based do-it-yourself energy audit tool)
http://hes.lbl.gov/

For Kids

EERE Kids – Dr. E’s Energy Lab
provides an on-line resource on all types of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for kids
http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/index.html

Energy Hog Campaign Site
http://www.energyhog.org/

Directories/Links

California Air Resources Board
http://www.arb.ca.gov/knowzone/kids/links.htm

Climate Change Technology Program
information and reports on technologies being developed to mitigate climate change
http://www.climatetechnology.gov

Community Learning Network – Air
http://www.cln.org/themes/air.html

Community Learning Network – Global Warming
http://www.cln.org/themes/global_warming.html

Education Planet
http://www.educationplanet.com/search/Science/Environment/Air_Pollution
http://www.educationplanet.com/search/Science/Environment/Global_Climate_Change

Global Citizens for Change
http://www.citizens4change.org/global/environment/climate_change_link.htm

GREENFacts.org
facts on Health and the Environment
http://www.greenfacts.org/studies/climate_change/links/links_exchanges.htm

InfoPlease encyclopedia page on air quality
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0856525.html

Issues in Science and technology Librarianship
http://www.istl.org/01-fall/internet.html

Lesson Planet:
http://www.lessonplanet.com/search/search?keywords=%22
Air+Pollution%22&display=websites&grade=all


Open Directory Project
http://dmoz.org/Science/Environment/Air_Quality
http://dmoz.org/Science/Environment/Global_Change/
http://dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Environment/Climate_Change/

NSTA approved website
http://hdgc.epp.cmu.edu/teachersguide/teachersguide.htm

STAPPA-ALAPCO's education page
http://www.4cleanair.org/learn.asp

US Global Change Research Information Office
http://www.gcrio.org/edu/
http://www.gcrio.org/edu.html

Information & Programs

Air Quality

American Lung Association
http://www.cleanairstandards.org 

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) Website
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/

DOT/EPA "It All Adds Up" to Cleaner Air Program Website
http://climate.volpe.dot.gov/addsup.html

EPA's OAQPS page:
http://www.epa.gov/air/oaqps

EPA's regional planning air quality organizations
http://www.epa.gov/oar/visibility/regional.html

MANE-Vu http://www.manevu.org
Midwest Regional Planning Organization http://www.ladco.org
VISTAS http://www.vistas-sesarm.org
CENRAP http://www.cenrap.org
CenSARA http://www.censara.org
WRAP http://www.wrapair.org

Climate Change/ Global Warming

ARS Global Change Program Site
background, specific goals, and research for the program are found at the site
http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/programs/programs.htm?NP_CODE=204

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program
http://education.arm.gov/studyhall/coolsites_global.stm

Climate Friendly Parks (CFP) Program Website: Overview of the NPS/EPA CFP program
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/air/features/climatechangeparks.cfm

Climate Science: Information on CCSP and CCSP resources.
http://www.climatescience.gov/

Climate VISION Program Homepage
information on activities being pursued under this public-private partnership program,
including recent news and events, training programs, technical information
http://www.climatevision.gov

Delta-Global Change Program Website
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/paleo/deltas/

Discovery of Global Warming
http://www.aip.org/history/climate/index.html#contents

Enhancing DOE’s 1605(b) Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Registry Program Site
http://www.pi.energy.gov/enhancingGHGregistry/index.html

Environment Canada
http://www.pyr.ec.gc.ca/EN/Climate/index.shtml

The Environmental Change and Security Project at the Wilson Center
addresses the potential effects of climate change on security issues
http://wwics.si.edu/index.cfm?topic_id=1411&
fuseaction=news.item&news_id=76009


Global Warming: Focus on the Future
http://globalwarming.enviroweb.org/

The Goddard Institute for Space Studies Site
information about climate modeling and education opportunities
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

U.S. Agency for International Development, Global Climate Change Program
http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/climate/index.html

NASA’s Earth Observatory
publishes information related to climate change to the public
http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov
http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom

NASA: Earth Science Frequently Asked Questions
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/FAQs/faqpage.html

NASA: Global temperature Trends 1998 – Present
http://pm-esip.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsutemps/

NASA: The Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Website
http://gcmd.nasa.gov

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
database of weather-related information
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

National Climatic Prediction Center (NCPC)
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outreach/education.html
Find the actual products at:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Program
http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/noaa_appointees.html

NOAA Climate, Paleoclimate and Research sites
http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/home.html

Office of Global Programs (OGP) Website
a variety of climate change topics, videos, articles, and funding opportunities can be found at this site
http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/
http://www.ogp.noaa.gov/streams/index.html

The Scientific Visualization Studio
numerous data visualizations relating to changes in the earth’s climate, 
site also includes Conceptual Imaging Lab’s animations of earth’s complex processes.
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/

U.S. Global Change Research Information Office
http://www.gcrio.org/ipcc/qa/index.htm
http://www.gcrio.org/gwcc/index.htm
http://www.gcrio.org/orders
http://www.gcrio.org/ask-doctor.html U.S. Global Change Research Information Office USGCRP
global change information available for students and educators
http://www.usgcrp.gov/

Energy

EERE: Hydrogen Fuel Initiative Site
http://www.eere.energy.gov/hydrogenandfuelcells/presidents_initiative.html

FutureGen Project Site
http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/powersystems/futuregen/

Fossil Energy
describes DOE programs in fossil energy research, carbon sequestration, and development
http://fossil.energy.gov/
http://fossil.energy.gov/programs/sequestration/
http://fossil.energy.gov/programs/sequestration/partnerships/index.html

International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy (IPHE)
http://www.iphe.net

Official web site of ITER
the experimental step between today’s studies of plasma physics
and tomorrow's electricity-producing fusion power plants
http://www.iter.org

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
http://www.eere.energy.gov/

Office of Nuclear Energy Science and Technology Site
describes DOE programs in nuclear fission research and development,
and next generation nuclear systems
http://www.ne.doe.gov/
http://gen-iv.ne.doe.gov/

Office of Science
provides information on DOE’s fundamental research, fusion sciences and programs
http://www.sc.doe.gov/
http://www.sc.doe.gov/feature/fes.htm

Interactive Websites

Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
http://www.k12science.org/realtimedatasites.html

GLOBE Program Homepage
interactive science and education site for participants in the GLOBE Program, grades K-12
http://nsidc.org/sotc/

Student/ Kids Education Resources

Ask a Scientist (For K-12 students and teachers)
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/aas.htm

Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF)
http://www.cslforum.org/

DOE Clean Air, Soil, Water
http://www.energy.gov/forstudentsandkids.htm
http://www.energy.gov/forresearchers.htm
http://www.energy.gov/foreducators.htm

EPA's Global Warming Site
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html

EPA's Global Warming Wheel Card Classroom Activity Kit
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/VisitorCenterEducators.html

EPA's Overview of global warming and climate science; includes interactive games
http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/index.html

Global Change Education Program (GCEP)
http://www.atmos.anl.gov/GCEP/

NASA's Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)
earth-observing instrument
Students’ Cloud Observations On-line Project
http://scool.larc.nasa.gov

NOAA
http://www.education.noaa.gov/sclimate.html

North American Association for Environmental Education
http://eelink.net/pages/Student+Environmental+Education+Sites

Teacher Education Resources

Boreal Forest.org
http://www.borealforest.org/school/pollution.htm

Discover Earth; Volcanoes and Climate Change
http://www.strategies.org/education/index.aspx?
sub=education&sub2=productdevelopment


DOT Education Research page
http://www.dot.gov/citizen_services/education_research/index.html

EPA Air Curriculum Resources
http://www.epa.gov/teachers/curric-air.htm

Foundation for Clean Air Progress
http://www.cleanairprogress.org/classroom/teachers.asp

The GCMD Learning Center Website
data and information about climate change
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/Resources/Learning/

NASA: Earth System Science Learning Resources
on-line resource for a wide-ranging suite of Earth system science education products
for elementary through post secondary instruction and informal education
http://science.hq.nasa.gov/education/
http://science.hq.nasa.gov/education/catalog/resources/

NOAA's: Climate Change and our Planet
climate change related sites tailored for educators
http://www.education.noaa.gov/tclimate.html

NOAA Education Resources (weather)
http://www.education.noaa.gov

State of the Cryosphere (SOTC) Website
provides educational material on the cryosphere
http://nsidc.org/sotc/

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