Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Slick Studies & Upcoming Webinar Among A Treasure Trove of Other Great Eco-Study Curricular Finds

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 is just a smidge over a month away.  Got plans? 

If not, at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time, you should make a date with the National Environmental Education Week's Website and take part in their Educator Webinar:  "Teaching About the Gulf Oil Spill."
Oil Spill Webinar

Perhaps it goes without saying, but if not, the oil spill in mention is the April 20th, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.  Strikingly: it was the largest offshore oil spill in US history.

If that's a subject you want to delve into deeper with your students (but feel you need both a bit of background knowledge as well as a good educational approach), this webinar might be a perfect fit for you.

Highlights of the webinar will include:
  • Oceanography/Coastal science expert Dr. Robert Twilley of Louisiana State University will discuss the chronology of the spill as well as the aftermath (on both a short and long term scheme).
  • The National Wildlife Federation's educational team will share resources for both students and teachers alike.
To get more details or to register (for free!), click the title above or go to  There you will get your login information in order to participate in the webinar.  You must register and get this information before the webinar begins.

Can't make the webinar?  That's okay...the information and webinar will be available at the same link above the following day.  Additionally, there's a treasure trove of information, K-12 standards-based lesson plans, educational resources, and other curricular helpers at either or

Oil spill not your environmental topic du jour?  That's okay too.  The treasure trove continues....and it looks like this!  
National Environmental Education Week
is April 10th to 16th, 2011.
★ Children & Nature
★ Climate Change
★ Curricula Library
★ Energy
★ Grants and Awards
★ Green Reading
★ Oceans
★ Professional Development
★ Quizzes
★ Service-Learning
★ Water
★ Water-Energy Connection
★ Webinars

Be sure to bookmark the National Environmental Education Week website in order to always have a wealth of resources just fingertips away!

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