Educational Materials at the DNR Library

 

This is a list of educational materials and curriculum available for loan from the DNR Library. All DNR employees can check out materials from the library.  Field staff should email the library to have materials sent to them. To search all of the library's resources, please go to the library catalog.  Don't see what you need?  Email the library to request an interlibrary loan. (DNR employees only).

Educational Kits

The library has partnered with DNR's Education Team to provide interactive educational kits. Kits are appropriate for grades 4 - 8, and are a great resource for school visits, scout troops, or weekend activities.  Kits may be checked out for one week. The following kits are available at the DNR library:

Who Polluted? - Each student plays a role in the story of a watershed and the activities happening on a particular day. Through this interactive story, students learn how everyone plays a part in the health of our rivers, streams, and Chesapeake Bay.

Sum of the Parts - Students theoretically inherit one million dollars and riverfront property to develop as they wish. Students illustrate their plan to develop their property, discuss how they will use the available resources, and identify actions they think may pollute the waterway. Students learn the difference between point and nonpoint source pollution and how the land uses of each property owner contribute to overall water quality within the watershed.

Wetland Metaphors - A variety of objects representing wetland characteristics help students visualize and remember the valuable role of wetlands. Students will describe the characteristics of wetlands and evaluate the importance of wetlands to wildlife and humans.

Macroinvertebrate Mayhem - Students learn how macroinvertebrates are used as biological indicators to assess water quality and ecological health of streams and rivers. Participants will identify macroinvertebrates that are sensitive to pollutants and those that are pollution tolerant, indicators of good and poor water quality, and then play a game of tag to simulate the effects of environmental stressors on macroinvertebrate populations.

Publications

These materials are available at the DNR Library.  All DNR employees may check out these materials. Click on the link to go to the library catalog record.  If the item is available online, a link is provided in the catalog record.

Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay through ebony eyes, Curriculum guide / Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc. -- Annapolis, Md. : Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, Inc., 2000

Bay-B-C's : a multidisciplinary approach to teaching about the Chesapeake Bay / illustrations by Laurie Hewitt. -- [Annapolis, Md. : Chesapeake Bay Program, 2001

Ecology of an estuary: Chesapeake Bay--a guide for middle school teachers. / by Cris Fleming and Christopher Swarth. -- [Annapolis, Md.] : Coastal Zone Management Division, Chesapeake and Coastal Watershed Service., 1998

Prince George's County's connection to the Bay : ...Chesapeake Bay Education Program. -- 1992 ed. -- [Prince George's County, Md. : Dept. of Environmental Resources, Environmental Policy Branch?], 1992

Climate Change

Climate change, wildlife, and wildlands [kit] : a toolkit for teachers and interpreters / United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2002

Energy

Get smart about energy? [CD-ROM] : lessons / Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs.  --  Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2001

Power up! / [prepared by] Maryland Department of Natural Resources Watershed Services. -- Annapolis, Md. : Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Watershed Services, 2005

SunWise [CD-ROM] : a program that radiates good ideas.  --  [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2009

Environmental Education

GLOBE Program teacher's guide. = Global learning and observations to benefit the environment. -- [Washington, D.C.? : U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GLOBE Program], 2002

The environmental education collection : a review of resources for educators. -- Troy, Ohio : North American Association for Environmental Education, c1997

Excellence in Environmental Education : guidelines for learning (K-12). -- Rock Spring, GA : North American Association for Environmental Education, c1999

Excellence in environmental education : guidelines for learning (K-12) : executive summary & self assessment tool. -- Rock Spring, GA : North American Association for Environmental Education, c1999

Guidelines for the initial preparation of environmental educators. -- Rock Spring, GA : North American Association for Environmental Education, c2000

EIHI, environmental issues and human interactions : studies concerning man's interaction with the environment : [a product of the 1993 Summer Science Institute with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) = Environmental issues and human interactions / activity authors, Madeline Niccore ... et al.]. -- [Boulder, Colo.?] : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Forecast Systems Laboratory, 1994

Teaching kids to love the earth / Marina Lachecki Herman ... [et al.] ; illustrations by Carolyn Olson.  --  Duluth, Minn. : Pfeifer-Hamilton, c1991.

Forests

Environmental education activity guide : pre K-8. = Project Learning Tree environmental education activity guide. -- 2nd ed. -- Washington, DC : American Forest Foundation, c1994

Invasive Plants

Understanding invasive aquatic weeds : homework & classroom activities for the 5th grade. -- [Vicksburg, Ms.? : Aquatic Plant Management Society, 199

Recycling

Make a difference in your school : a how-to guide for engaging students in resource conservation and waste reduction. -- [Washington, D.C.] : United States Environmental Protection Agency, 2006

The quest for less : activities and resources for teaching K-8. -- Washington, D.C. : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005

Let's reduce and recycle : curriculum for solid waste awareness : lesson plans for grades K-6 and 7-12. -- Rev. 1990. -- [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , 1990

Seashores

The seaside naturalist : a guide to study at the seashore / written and illustrated by Deborah A. Coulombe in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire. -- 1st Fireside ed. -- New York : Simon & Schuster, 1992

Smart Growth

Where do we grow from here: a teacher's resource guide on growth and its impacts in Maryland. -- [Annapolis MD] : [Maryland. Dept. Natural Resources], 2002

Transportation

Going places, making choices : transportation and the environment : curriculum designed for grades 9-12. -- Chevy Chase, Md. : National 4-H Council, c1999

Water

Aquatic project WILD : aquatic education activity guide. [Boulder, Colo.?] : Western Regional Environmental Education Council, c1992

Be part of something big! / [prepared by] Maryland Department of Natural Resources Watershed Services. -- Annapolis, Md. : Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources Watershed Services, 2005

Project WET : curriculum & activity guide. -- Bozeman, Mont. : The Watercourse ;, c1995

Give water a hand : get a blue thumb : leader guidebook.  -- [Madison, Wisc. : University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension], 1994

Officer Snook hands-on/minds-on activity book / written by: Elaine Sevin and Jennifer Sevin ; edited by: David Perrin ; illustrated by: 7-Dippity, Inc.  --  2nd ed.  --  Coral Gables, FL : 7-Dippity, Inc., c1996

Water quality : on common ground, critical issues/critical thinking experiences for youth / National 4-H Council. -- Chevy Chase, Md. : National 4-H Council, 1995

Waterways : links to the sea, an activity guide for grade 3-5 teachers on cleaning up coastal waters / written by Cynthia Krum and Flis Schauffler ; illustrations by Jon Luoma. -- Augusta, ME : Shore Stewards Partnership, 1995

Severn River monitoring project teacher handbook outdoor education program guide series. -- Annapolis, Md. : Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Division of Curriculum, 1989

Wetlands

POW! : the planning of wetlands : an educator's guide / Karen L. Ripple and Edgar W. Garbisch. -- St. Michaels, MD : Environmental Concern, 2001

WOW! : the wonders of wetlands / written and illustrated by Britt Eckhardt Slattery. -- St. Michaels, MD : Environmental Concern Inc. ;, c1991

Wildlife

Aquatic project WILD : aquatic education activity guide. [Boulder, Colo.?] : Western Regional Environmental Education Council, c1992

City kids & city critters! : activities for urban explorers from the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center / by Janet Wier Roberts & Carole Huelbig ; illustrated by Kim Salinas. -- New York, NY : Learning Triangle Press, c1996

Endangered species : on common ground, critical issues/critical thinking experiences for youth / National 4-H Council. -- Chevy Chase, Md. : National 4-H Council, 1996

Pond and stream safari : a guide to the ecology of aquatic invertebrates / by Karen Edelstein. -- [Ithaca, NY] : Cornell University, 1999

Project WILD : K-12 activity guide. -- 2nd ed., rev. -- Bethesda, MD : Project WILD, c1992
 

 

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