This page contains a variety of environmental education resources to help enhance your students learning experience and extend it beyond the classroom and Blandy education experiences.
Resources for your field visit
Academic and Educational Resources
These websites have useful information on environmental education, science news, citizen science projects, resources on native organisms, and schoolyard habitat
Schoolyard Botany- Lessons and activities developed by Barbara Adcock
Virginia Association of Environmental Educators Environmental Education Information and Resources in Virginia
National Academies Press National Science Education Standards and A Framework for K-12 Science Education among numerous other free publications
Edutopia Learning and Teaching Strategies
National Science Teachers Association Promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all
SchoolYard Habitats Outdoor classrooms for students and educators
National Environmental Education Week Resource for environmental education and stewardship
Virginia's Natural Resources Education Guide Information on natural resources in our state with lesson suggestions
Community Science Opportunities
Project Budburst Monitor and collect data on plants as seasons change. Help scientists learn about how plant species responses to climate change (locally, regionally, and nationally).
The Great Sunflower Project Gather and share information about urban, suburban, and rural bee populations.
Wildlife Watch National Wildlife Foundation nature watching programs for all ages
Lost Ladybug Project Participate in ongoing and important scientific research with this national survey of threatened and rare ladybug species.
The Great Backyard Bird Count Gather data on the birds in your neighborhood.
Project Feederwatch Winter survey to help scientists track populations, distribution, and movements of birds.
eBird An online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers, and amateur naturalists with real-time data about bird distribution and abundance.
Bat Detective Learn to identify bat sounds and then use the knowledge to help sort through night sound recordings and contribute to the bat identification and distribution database
Virginia Native Plant Society Dedicated to the protection and preservation of native plants of Virginia and their native habitats
Virginia Master Naturalist Helping to conserve, manage, and teach about our natural resources and lands.
Northern Shenandoah Valley Audubon Society Local Chapter of the National Audubon Society.
Recommended Readings to complement and augment our investigative programs.
As always, please contact us with any questions you have about our programs or any of the resources listed above.