Environmental Education Fund Publications

Habitats for Learning

Habitats for Learning"Habitats for Learning" is a comprehensive program to encourage the use and development of outdoor classrooms, or school land labs. The program includes a motivational video, a how-to guide for using and developing land labs, and a directory of land labs in Ohio. The program was developed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO), the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and The Ohio State University Extension, with funding from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. These materials and workshops are available through Ohio EPA, ODNR, and local collaborators.

 

Fostering a Sense of Wonder During the Early Childhood Years

Fostering a Sense of Wonder During the Early Childhood Years Fostering a Sense of Wonder During the Early Childhood Years (1993; 208 pages, downloadable [PDF]) is a curriculum based on the understanding that creating a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world is important to the development of young children. The curriculum includes ideas on what early childhood environmental education programs should encompass; practical ideas on how to infuse environmental education into all aspects of the early childhood curriculum; special considerations in developing and implementing early childhood environmental education programs; and tools for evaluating such programs. The developer of the curriculum is Dr. Ruth Wilson, retired from the Department of Special Education, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.

 

Assess, Don't Guess - An Ohio Outreach and Education Resource Guide

Assess Don't Guess"Assess, Don't Guess - An Ohio Outreach and Education Resource Guide" is a  handbook for professionals serving socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, including chapters on environmental and pollution impacts on human health, environmental regulatory agencies, prioritization of environmental risks, ensuring participation for at-risk communities, and resolving environmental disputes. Produced by the Green Environmental Coalition with support from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. Contact: Green Environmental Coalition, P.O. Box 266, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, info@greenlink.org

a gold star Award-Winning Environmental Education Publication

Life at the Water's Edge - Living in Harmony with Your Backyard Stream

Living at the Water's Edge "Life at the Water's Edge - Living in Harmony with Your Backyard Stream" offers six simple, inexpensive ways for streambank homeowners and neighbors to preserve and improve the health of local streams. Produced by the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan and the Cuyahoga and Summit Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Contact Cuyahoga River RAP, 1299 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, (216) 241-2414 ext. 610

a gold star Award-Winning Environmental Education Publication

More Online Publications Available for Environmental Educators

The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) has posted the following publications on its Web page, www.naaee.org/

  • "Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12)"
  • "Excellence in Environmental Education: Guidelines for Learning (K-12) Executive Summary and Self Assessment Tool"
  • "Guidelines for Initial Preparation of Environmental Educators"
  • "Environmental Education Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and Faculty in the United States"

Other Ohio EPA Publications for Environmental Education

The Ohio EPA Public Interest Center (PIC) has a variety of fact sheets and brochures on many topics, including composting, safe management of household wastes, open burning regulations, and home and office pollution prevention. Most of the publications are written for a non-technical audience, and all of the publications available online may be freely printed and reproduced. If you can't find what you're looking for or have questions, please contact PIC at (614) 644-2160.