Additional Educator Resources

Many talented and dedicated environmental educators and leaders around the state provide resources for use in classroom or informal educational settings.  A few of the most widely respected and recognized resources are provided below.

 

Environmental Education Association of Indiana
The Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) seeks to be an environmentally literate citizenry of lifelong learners who are good stewards of our natural resources.  EEAI members are teachers, naturalists, nature interpreters and conservationists dedicated to promoting environmental education.  EEAI works cooperatively to promote opportunities that will educate, motivate, and inspire the citizens of Indiana to conserve natural resources and meet the needs of our society while maintaining a healthy environment now and in the future.

Journey with Nature
Broadcast on the Indianapolis Public Radio station WFYI between 2008 and 2011, Journey with Nature provided two-minute educational narratives on Indiana's plants, animals, birds and special places.  These more than 200 podcasts are available for free on iTunes or by reading the narratives provided on the Journey with Nature website.
 
Project Wild
Project Wild provides wildlife-based environmental education and seeks to help students make informed decisions and take responsible actions to care for wildlife and our environment.  Project Wild sponsors workshops where teachers learn about available materials and activities.  For more information, visit this Department of Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife page.
 
Project Wet
Project Wet is an environmental education program that focuses on water.  Classroom teachers and informal educators are invited to a workshop to learn about the materials and activities available.  For more information, visit this Department of Natural Resources Fish & Wildlife page.
 
Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree, or PLT, offers workshops and curriculum to teachers who wish to get started in environmental education.  To find a session near you, visit the PLT page.
 
Go FishIN
Go FishIN is the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) sport fishing education program.   Go FishIN teaches about the connections between fishing, the environment, and our communities, and meets many state education standards.  Teachers who attend the free workshop are eligible to borrow fishing gear from DNR at no charge.  To learn more, visit the GO FishIN website.
 
Great Lakes in My World
A project of the Alliance for The Great Lakes, the lessons seek to instill a sense of place, promote inquiry and problem solving, and to encourage service learning.  Visit Great Lakes in My World to learn more and order a copy.