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Ed Programs Resources

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

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. 

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

Local Organizations

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.

Blandy pK-12 Recommended Reading

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.