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Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents

Several National Aeronautics and Space Administration websites offer information on Earth studies from space for teachers and students alike:
Landsat in the Classroom: http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/main/education.html
For Kids Only: How NASA Studies Land: http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/land.htm

“Human Footprint of the West” is a USGS website focusing on changes associated with human development in the western U.S.: http://fresc.usgs.gov/products/fs/fs-127-03.pdf

The GLOBE Program, a worldwide, hands-on education and science program: http://www.globe.gov/globe_flash.html

National Wildlife Federation Schoolyard Habitats Program: http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/

Partnership for Arid Land Stewardship includes resources and information on the shrub-steppe ecosystem, focusing on the Columbia River Basin: http://science-ed.pnl.gov/pals/resource/cards/

Partners in Flight, "Birds in a Sagebrush Sea: Managing Sagebrush Habitats for Bird Communities": http://www.partnersinflight.org/wwg/sagebrush.pdf

"GIS: A New Way to See," BLM's article from Science & Children magazine on geographic information and environmental science (includes classroom activities):
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National Geographic Society's Geography Action Program has features on biodiversity, habitats, and U.S. public lands: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geographyaction/
And this National Geographic website has a clickable map with information on more than 800 terrestrial ecoregions across the globe: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/wildworld/terrestrial.html


 
Last updated: 10-23-2009