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Check Up Maryland Teacher's Guide

Check Up is a teacher's guide for grades 6-12 that provides teachers and students with information to enable them to identify and implement natural resources planning and management strategies that are both environmentally sensitive and economically sound. Students conduct natural resource assessments at their school and learn first hand how to better live in harmony with the natural environment by conserving energy and water, and reducing waste.

Subject(s): Science, Social Studies
Type(s): Curriculum Guide
Level(s): Middle School, High School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Maryland
Keywords: water and energy conservation, litter, trash and recycling, renewable resource, restoration, schoolyard habitat

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Gateways to Conservation Curriculum Guide (Grades 1-5)

Pickering Creek published this guide with the help of the National Park Service's Chesapeake Bay Gateways. Explore 183 pages full of hands-on learning activities and background information to help students and teachers explore the outdoors in conjunction with a nearby nature center, while gaining an understanding of their relationship with the Chesapeake Bay.

Subject(s): Science
Type(s): Curriculum Guide
Level(s): Elementary School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Maryland
Keywords: pollution, water cycle and movement, wetland, land use, food web, watershed, agriculture, water and energy conservation, ecosystem and biomes, erosion, experiments and investigations, forest, habitat and niche, litter, trash and recycling, renewable resource, schoolyard habitat, stream study, water quality, water testing, wildlife, student action

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Project WILD Curriculum Guide

The Project WILD Curriculum Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. Each Project WILD Aquatic activity contains all the information needed to conduct that activity including objectives, method, background information, a list of materials needed, procedures, evaluation suggestions, recommended grade levels, subject areas, duration, group size, setting, and key terms.

Subject(s): Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology
Type(s): Curriculum Guide
Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Maryland, Virginia, New York, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, National Science Education, Pennsylvania
Keywords: adaptation, biodiversity, water and energy conservation, habitat and niche, predator prey relationships, schoolyard habitat, wildlife

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Guide to Creating Meaningful Watershed Experiences

This guide provides educators with all the background information necessary to implement a meaningful watershed educational experience (MWEE) into their classroom.

Subject(s): Science
Type(s): Curriculum Guide, Books and Publications
Level(s): Early Learning, Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Maryland, Virginia, New York, West Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Keywords: watershed, schoolyard habitat, stream study

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TREE-MENDOUS MARYLAND

Facilitates tree planting projects on public land by providing native trees and shrubs at reasonable prices. Tools for projects may also be borrowed.

Subject(s): Science
Type(s): Supplies
Level(s): Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Aligned with the following standard(s): Maryland, District of Columbia
Keywords: forest, renewable resource, schoolyard habitat

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