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    Habitat Project Resources

    IntroductionThe following chart identifies themes (found in the top row) relating to schoolyard habitat,

    corresponding to books, videos, periodicals, and websites. The chart and the subsequent descriptions

    of each book, video, periodical and website is to be used as an easy to follow clearinghouse of

    information.

    Schoolyard Discovery

    Habitat Project Resources

    Includes

    activities

    for use

    with

    students

    Includes

    gardening

    info,

    especially

    on native

    plants or

    attracting

    wildlife

    Includes

    research,

    technical

    info, or

    case

    studies

    Inclu

    info

    build

    a sch

    grou

    proj

    BOOKSBirdscaping Your Garden: A Practical Guide to Backyard

    Birds and the Plants That Attract Them

    Worms Eat My Garbage Worms Eat Our Garbage: Classroom Activities for a Better

    Environment

    Blueprint for a Green School

    Sowing the Seeds of Success: How to Start and Sustain A

    Kids Gardening Project in Your Community

    Taylors Weekend Gardening Guides: Attracting Birds and

    Butterflies; How to plant a backyard habitat to attract

    hummingbirds and other winged wildlife

    All Hands in the Dirt: A Guide to Designing and CreatingNatural School Grounds

    Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning

    Chesapeake Bay Community Action Guide: A Step-by-Step

    Guide to Improving the Environment in your Neighborhood

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    Schoolyard Discovery

    Habitat Project Resources

    Includes

    activities

    for use

    with

    students

    Includes

    gardening

    info,

    especially

    on native

    plants or

    attractingwildlife

    Includes

    research,

    technical

    info, or

    case

    studies

    Inclu

    info

    build

    a sch

    grou

    proj

    Green Cross Easy-Step Books: Vegetables; How to Grow the

    Best Vegetables

    English in the School Grounds

    Digging Deeper: Integrating Youth Gardens Into Schools &

    Communities; A Comprehensive Guide

    Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the Environment as an

    Integrating Context for Learning

    Urban Challenge: The Challenge of the Urban School Site

    Conserving and Enhancing the Natural Environment: A

    Guide for Planning, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

    on New & Existing School Sites

    Schoolyard Habitat Project Guide

    Attracting Backyard Wildlife: A Guide For Nature-Lovers

    Steps to a Bountiful Kids Garden

    Planting An Oasis For Wildlife

    Access Nature

    Nature Nurtures: Investigating the Potential of School

    Grounds

    Beyond the Classroom: Exploration of Schoolground &

    Backyard

    Mapmaking with Children

    A Guide to the Management and Maintenance of School

    Grounds

    Homes for Wildlife: A Planning Guide for Habitat

    Enhancement on School Grounds

    VIDEOS

    Grounds for Change: An Introduction to School GroundNaturalization

    Schoolyard Habitats: Make Your School Grounds Come

    Alive

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    Schoolyard Discovery

    Habitat Project Resources

    Includes

    activities

    for use

    with

    students

    Includes

    gardening

    info,

    especially

    on native

    plants or

    attractingwildlife

    Includes

    research,

    technical

    info, or

    case

    studies

    Inclu

    info

    build

    a sch

    grou

    proj

    PERIODICALSGardening with Kids: Products from the National

    Gardening Association

    Green Teacher: Education for Planet Earth

    INTERNET (Examples & Information)*National Wildlife Federations Schoolyard Habitat

    ListServe

    http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-

    Schoolyard.aspx

    D.C. Schoolyard Greening

    http://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/

    Boston Schoolyard Initiative

    www.schoolyards.org

    National Environmental Education Foundation

    http://eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htm

    Marylands Green Schools Program

    www.maeoe.org

    Chesapeake Bay Foundations Education Resources

    http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=328

    National Wildlife Federations Schoolyard Habitat

    Programwww.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/

    Smithsonian Education

    (Search garden under Science and Technology lesson

    plans)

    http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/

    The Evergreen Foundations Learning GroundsProgram

    www.evergreen.ca/en/lg/lg.html

    A Thousand Friends of Frogs

    http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/

    Butterflies of North America

    http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/http://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=328http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=328http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.cbf.org/Page.aspx?pid=328http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Educators/Schoolyard-Habitats/Certify-Your-Schoolyard.aspx
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    http://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/

    npwc/butterflychecklist.htm

    Maryland Native Plant Society

    www.mdflora.org

    North American Bluebird Society

    www.nabluebirdsociety.org

    American Horticultural Societyhttp://www.ahs.org/

    National Environmental Education Foundation

    http://eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htm

    http://www.mdflora.org/http://www.mdflora.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htmhttp://eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htmhttp://eeweek.org/resources/garden_curricula.htmhttp://www.ahs.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.mdflora.org/
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    Schoolyard Discovery

    Habitat Project Resources

    Includes

    activities

    for use

    with

    students

    Includes

    gardening

    info,

    especially

    on native

    plants or

    attractingwildlife

    Includes

    research,

    technical

    info, or

    case

    studies

    Inclu

    info

    build

    a sch

    grou

    proj

    San Fransisco Green Schoolyardshttp://www.sfgreenschools.org/

    California School Garden Networkhttp://www.csgn.org/page.php?id=120#3

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerhttp://www.wildflower.org/

    Wild Ones Landscapers

    http://www.for-wild.org

    Learning Through Landscapes

    http://www.ltl.org.uk/

    Journey North

    http://www.learner.org/jnorth/

    Monarch Watch

    http://www.monarchwatch.org/

    Bat Conservation International

    http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp

    Starting a School Gardenhttp://aggie-

    horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintr

    o.htm

    Environmental Protection Agency Educationhttp://www.epa.gov/teachers/teachresources.htm

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicehttp://www.fws.gov/ChesapeakeBay/schoolyd.html

    National Wildlife Foundation Eco-schools

    http://www.nwf.org/At-School.aspx

    INTERNET(Grant Programs)*Chesapeake Bay Trust

    www.chesapeakebaytrust.org

    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

    www.nfwf.org

    School Grants

    http://www.sfgreenschools.org/http://www.sfgreenschools.org/http://www.csgn.org/page.php?id=120#3http://www.csgn.org/page.php?id=120#3http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://www.epa.gov/teachers/teachresources.htmhttp://www.epa.gov/teachers/teachresources.htmhttp://www.fws.gov/ChesapeakeBay/schoolyd.htmlhttp://www.fws.gov/ChesapeakeBay/schoolyd.htmlhttp://www.nwf.org/At-School.aspxhttp://www.nwf.org/At-School.aspxhttp://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.nwf.org/At-School.aspxhttp://www.fws.gov/ChesapeakeBay/schoolyd.htmlhttp://www.epa.gov/teachers/teachresources.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/child/school/sgintro.htmhttp://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.csgn.org/page.php?id=120#3http://www.sfgreenschools.org/
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    www.schoolgrants.org

    Environmental Protection Agency

    http://www.epa.gov/teachers/

    National Wildlife Foundation

    www.nwf.org

    Hidden Valley School Garden Grants

    http://loveyourveggies.com/school_grants.php D.C. Schoolyard Greening

    http://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwr

    iting.html

    Books

    Adams, George. Birdscaping Your Garden: A Practical Guide to Backyard Birds and the Plants that Attract

    Them. Sydney, Australia: Rodale Press, Inc., by arrangement with Lansdowne Publishing

    Limited, 1998.This book is a beautiful as well as informative guide to many of the backyard birds in North America. Youll

    have a hard time taking your eyes away from the intimate hand-drawn and photographed portraits of the birds,

    but you should make the effort. Next to all the pictures are well-documented natural histories of the birds and

    their habitat preferences.

    Appelhof, Mary. Worms Eat My Garbage. Kalamazoo, MI: Flower Press, 1997. This is the classic text on composting using worms as a decomposer. If a garden and compost pile is in your

    schools future, this book provides a practical and educational approach to the subject of worm composting.

    Appelhof, Mary; Fenton, Mary Frances and Barbara Loss Harris. Worms Eat Our Garbage: ClassroomActivities for a Better Environment. Kalamazoo, MI: Flower Press, 1993.

    If she convinced you composting with worms was a good idea in Worms Eat My Garbage, then using this

    classroom-related activity guide based on vermicomposting will be an easy and educational decision.Chase, Jayni. Blueprint for a Green School. Foreword by Thomas E. Lovejoy. New York, NY:

    Scholastic, Inc., 1995.

    A textbook outlining the many environmental considerations of operating a school, from the nutrition in the

    cafeteria, to possible chemical sensitivities in the art room, to recycling and conserving water and electricity.

    This schools environmental encyclopedia will make it possible for all schools to reduce their impact on theenvironment.

    Eames-Sheavly, Marcia and the National Gardening Association. Sowing the Seeds of Success: How to

    Start and Sustain A Kids Gardening Project in Your Community. Burlington, VT: National

    Gardening Association, 1999.

    A very compact and informative booklet that gives all the basic details that need to be considered when

    creating and maintaining a garden project with schools, students and the community.

    http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.epa.gov/teachers/http://www.epa.gov/teachers/http://www.nwf.org/http://www.nwf.org/http://loveyourveggies.com/school_grants.phphttp://loveyourveggies.com/school_grants.phphttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwriting.htmlhttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwriting.htmlhttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwriting.htmlhttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwriting.htmlhttp://www.dcschoolyardgreening.org/funding/grantwriting.htmlhttp://loveyourveggies.com/school_grants.phphttp://www.nwf.org/http://www.epa.gov/teachers/http://www.schoolgrants.org/
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    Ellis, Barbara. Taylors Weekend Gardening Guides: Attracting Birds and Butterflies; How to plant a backyard

    habitat to attract hummingbirds and other winged wildlife. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin

    Company, 1997.

    Ms. Ellis describes in detail the different plants and actions you can take to provide a great habitat for

    local species of birds and butterflies.

    Evergreen Foundation, The. All Hands in the Dirt: A Guide to Designing and Creating Natural School

    Grounds. The Learning Grounds Program: www.evergreen.ca

    A schoolyard project guide that is process-oriented, this booklet promotes the active engagement of all

    participants, including students, teachers and community members. The ecology of the land is the main focus

    behind the planning and design of the project, according to the authors of this guidebook.

    Grant, Tim and Gail Littlejohn, eds. Greening School Grounds: Creating Habitats for Learning. Gabriola

    Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 2001.

    This text is a collaboration of several authors whose collective experience is valuable to the reader beginning aschool grounds greening project. From the pedagogy to volunteer partners and possible projects, this book is

    easy to read and full of useful information on creating habitats for learning.

    Greenfeld, Jennifer and Brian M. Le Couteur. Chesapeake Bay Community Action Guide: A Step-by-Step

    Guide to Improving the Environment in Your Neighborhood. Metropolitan Washington Council of

    Governments, Department of Environmental Programs, 1994.

    This guide will help you lead urban communities through environmental restoration projects, including

    storm drain stenciling, stream cleaning and reforestation. Also includes a regional resource guide and native

    plant list for planting along streams or ponds.

    Haas, Cathy. Green Cross Easy-Step Books: Vegetables; How to Grow the Best Vegetables. San Ramon, CA

    Ortho Books, 1996.

    This book is a no-nonsense guide to planting and harvesting vegetables year-round. It includes great

    information from planning a site all the way to listing the best conditions for storing fresh vegetables after

    theyve been harvested.

    Keaney, Brian. English in the School Grounds. Crediton, Devon, UK: Southgate Publishers Ltd, 2001.

    From across the pond comes a booklet detailing many activities related to the classroom subjects of English,Reading and Writing that are specific to being completed using the school grounds. Activities include games,

    writing poetry, researching and reporting a local history, creating a school grounds newsletter, and much more.

    Kiefer, Joseph and Martin Kemple. Digging Deeper: Integrating Youth Gardens Into Schools &

    Communities; A Comprehensive Guide. Forward by Alice Waters. Vermont: Food Works and the

    Common Roots Press, 1998.

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    When they say A Comprehensive Guide, thats what they mean. This book includes: essays, tips, casestudies, lesson plans, design plans, sample meeting agendas, student and adult activities, and more. The entire

    book was written with an evident passion for youth and gardening projects.

    Lieberman, Gerald A., Ph.D. and Linda L. Hoody, M.A. Closing the Achievement Gap: Using the

    Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning. Poway, CA: Science Wizards, 1998.

    This is the groundbreaking document that put the first research-based evidence to the success behindenvironmental education on a national scale. It gives those who use the environment as a teaching tool the

    proof they need to push for similar methods in all courses of study from language arts to social studies, not just

    science.

    Martin, Deborah; Lucas, Bill; Titman, Wendy and Siobhan Hayward. Urban Challenge: The Challenge of

    the Urban School Site. Winchester, UK: Optimum Litho Ltd, 1996.

    From Learning Through Landscapes, the group in Great Britain that has formalized school grounds greening

    projects for over ten years, this guide focuses on the issues faced by urban schools: small spaces, hard surfaces,

    vandalism, creative multi-use areas, and long-term maintenance. By using detailed case studies and the

    knowledge gained from their years of experience, this book offers a lot of advice for those beginning urban schoolgrounds habitat projects.

    Maryland State Department of Education. Conserving and Enhancing the Natural Environment: A Guide

    for Planning, Design, Construction, and Maintenance on New & Existing School Sites. Baltimore,

    MD: MSDE, 1999.

    The Green Book is a guide to school grounds projects for Marylands educators. Although not as pretty assome of the other guides, this is a great resource for project plans and case studies specific to Maryland.

    Written in part by the U.S. Fish and Wildlifes Rich Mason (Marylands own schoolyard habitat guru), you

    know the information will be perfect for your schools project.

    Mason, Rich and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services Chesapeake Bay Field Office. Schoolyard Habitat

    Project Guide. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

    This is a project guide with planning tips and development activities for student participation in the projectplanning. The information in this basic guide will give you a good start on your schools project.

    Merilees, Bill. Attracting Backyard Wildlife: A Guide For Nature-Lovers. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press,

    1989.

    No matter what your property size, this book offers simple ideas for, as the title says, attracting backyardwildlife. Mr. Merilees speaks about plants, housing and water features for a variety of backyard wildlife, while

    focusing most specifically on birds.

    National Gardening Association. Steps to a Bountiful Kids Garden. South Burlington, VT: National

    Gardening Association, 2001.

    This guide will give you all the information you need to get a kids garden off the ground and be successful.

    You dont need any extensive gardening skills, just a willingness to make gardening part of your students

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    experience. This is a complete guide with a variety of information, including fundraising, planting indoors and

    composting.

    National Wildlife Federation. Planting An Oasis For Wildlife. National Wildlife Federation, 1986.

    This is a general habitat creation guide, with a very detailed section on suitable backyard habitat plants.

    Most importantly, the book notes plants that are native to the United States and the specific region in which

    they can be found.

    National Wildlife Federation. Access Nature. National Wildlife Federation, 2001.

    Focusing on wildlife habitat, this holistic and experiential outdoor education curriculum includes activity

    variations for disabled students.

    Raffan, James, Ph.D. Nature Nurtures: Investigating the Potential of School Grounds. Toronto, Ontario:

    Evergreen, 2000.

    This resource summarizes much of the data that has been collected with regards to school grounds projects.It works as a perfect complement to Closing the Achievement Gap. These are the first texts devoted to collecting

    the research that has occurred on these projects and it is very important in promoting them for future success.

    Roth, Charles E.; Cervoni, Cleti; Wellnitz, Thomas and Elizabeth Arms. Beyond the Classroom:

    Exploration of Schoolground & Backyard. Lincoln, MA: The Massachusetts Audubon Society,

    1991.

    This booklet offers life science and physical science activities for the outdoor spaces around your school.Different activities are appropriate and available for grades K-9 and vary in length from twenty minutes to

    several class periods.

    Sobel, David. Mapmaking with Children. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1998. This book is the result of the authors work with children in England, Costa Rica and New England. He

    stresses the importance of making maps in a childs development and the different techniques and activities that

    are best used at different age and grade levels. If mapmaking is a strategy you want to use in your own

    schoolyard habitat project, this book is a fantastic resource.

    Wood, Joan and Michael Littlewood. A Guide to the Management and Maintenance of School Grounds.

    Winchester, Hampshire, UK: Optimum Litho, 1996.

    The authors have put together a very detailed look at all aspects of school grounds maintenance. Althoughthe components speaking directly to specific contract laws between a maintenance company and a school may

    not apply to our schools in the United States, the concepts, charts and details are very applicable to problems we

    encounter in project maintenance.

    Wyzga, Marilyn C. Homes for Wildlife: A Planning Guide for Habitat Enhancement on School Grounds.

    Concord, NH: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 1998.

    This considerable guide explains the process that students and teachers need to grow an outdoor classroomby enhancing their school grounds.

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    Videos

    Evergreen Foundation, The. Grounds for Change: An Introduction to School Ground Naturalization.

    Introductory video from Canadas premier national organization working to create more schoolyard habitats.

    National Wildlife Foundation. Schoolyard Habitats: Make Your School Grounds Come Alive Introductory video from the premier national organization working to certify schoolyard habitats in the

    United States.

    Periodicals

    Gardening with Kids: Products from the National Gardening Association

    This catalog offers a wide variety of backyard and schoolyard gardening as well as indoor gardening tools,

    ranging from seeds to greenhouses to tools, including kid-sized garden tools. To receive a catalog, call 800-538-

    7476 or check outwww.kidsgardening.com.

    Green Teacher: Education for Planet Earth

    Green Teacher magazine is a wonderful periodical addressing environmental education from a classroom

    teachers point of view. Each issue focuses on an environmental issue or theme and offers case studies from

    around the United States, Canada and beyond. Useful tips for using environmental education in the classroom

    and activities to try are also presented. Internet Resources (Project Examples & Information)

    National Wildlife Federations Schoolyard Habitat ListServe

    Send a blank email to:syh-exchange-subscrib[email protected] Subscribing to this listserve will allow you to

    automatically be in touch with teachers who are creating and using schoolyard habitats around the country.

    Use this forum to ask questions or to get ideas from other teachers and experts at the National Wildlife

    Federation.

    Boston Schoolyard Initiativewww.schoolyards.org

    This website describes a citywide program of school grounds enhancement in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Marylands Green Schools Programwww.maeoe.org Follow the link to Green Schools Program to find information on how your school can become one of the

    Governors Green Schools.

    Chesapeake Bay Foundations Student Baysaverwww.bayschools.org/students/index.php3

    This is a web site for students on how to join and be active as a Student Baysaver.

    http://www.kidsgardening.com/http://www.kidsgardening.com/http://www.kidsgardening.com/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.bayschools.org/students/index.php3http://www.bayschools.org/students/index.php3http://www.bayschools.org/students/index.php3http://www.bayschools.org/students/index.php3http://www.maeoe.org/http://www.schoolyards.org/mailto:sy[email protected]://www.kidsgardening.com/
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    Chesapeake Bay Foundations Bay School Projectwww.bayschools.org/educators/bsp/index.php3

    Use the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed as educational tools in teaching your students and turn your

    school into a Bay School!

    Education Organizations and Projectshttp://eelink.umich.edu

    This web site offers classroom and professional resources in environmental education as well as grant

    information.

    National Wildlife Federations Schoolyard Habitat Programwww.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/

    This is an excellent site!!!

    The Evergreen Foundations Learning Grounds Programwww.evergreen.ca/en/lg/lg.html

    This program helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn

    and develop a genuine respect for nature.

    A Thousand Friends of Frogshttp://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/

    This web site is a great resource if you are interested in including frogs in your schoolyard project.

    Butterflies of North Americahttp://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.htm

    An electronic field guide with listings by state including photographs and species accounts of all butterflies

    in the United States.

    Maryland Native Plant Societywww.mdflora.org

    Provides a list of Maryland native plants by habitat as well as a nursery list, techniques to control invasive

    plants and much more.

    North American Bluebird Societywww.nabluebirdsociety.org

    Useful information about blue birds if a bluebird trail is a project that interests your school.

    American Horticultural Societyhttp://www.ahs.org/

    Plant related information and links to the Growing Connections program and to a national list of childrens

    gardens (under the youth gardening section.)

    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Centerhttp://www.wildflower.org/

    Regional native plant lists, as well as educator kits, which contain plant info and posters for use in the

    classroom.

    Wild Ones Landscapers http://www.for-wild.org This site is dedicated to the importance of landscaping with native plants. Includes an excellent how -to

    handbook that guides you through habitat projects.

    http://www.bayschools.org/educators/bsp/index.php3http://www.bayschools.org/educators/bsp/index.php3http://www.bayschools.org/educators/bsp/index.php3http://eelink.umich.edu/http://eelink.umich.edu/http://eelink.umich.edu/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.htmhttp://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.htmhttp://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.htmhttp://www.mdflora.org/http://www.mdflora.org/http://www.mdflora.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.for-wild.org/http://www.wildflower.org/http://www.ahs.org/http://www.nabluebirdsociety.org/http://www.mdflora.org/http://butterflywebsite.com/Articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.htmhttp://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/http://www.evergreen.ca/http://www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats/http://eelink.umich.edu/http://www.bayschools.org/educators/bsp/index.php3
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    Learning Through Landscapeshttp://www.ltl.org.uk/

    This site is a good source for schoolyard curriculum integration. Also a good site for info on maintenance and

    fundraising for a habitat project.

    Journey North http://www.learner.org/jnorth/ This site is a good resource for curriculum integration especially when talking about habitat for migrating

    species.

    Monarch Watchhttp://www.monarchwatch.org/

    This site is great for curriculum integration discussing butterfly gardens and habitat for Monarchs.

    Bat Conservation Internationalhttp://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp This site is great curriculum integration relating to bat habitats.

    Internet Resources (Grant Programs)

    Chesapeake Bay Trustwww.chesapeakebaytrust.org

    This organization gives out money for all types of projects. Let the students write as much of the grant as

    possible.

    National Fish and Wildlife Foundationwww.nfwf.org

    Follow link to Grant Programs.

    SchoolGrantswww.schoolgrants.org

    A web site that lists grant opportunities throughout the nation and by state.

    Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.gov

    Go to web site and search for grants.

    National Wildlife Foundations Schoolyard Habitats Programwww.nwf.org

    Go to web site and search for grants and more specifically Wild Seed Fund Mini -Grant.

    * If any of the Internet resources interest you, please contact Irvines Schoolyard Habitat Coordinator (410-484-

    2413, extension 22 [email protected]) so that we can obtain more information for you and so that

    you can further explore a projects feasibility for your schoolyard and its adaptability to your curriculum.

    * These are just a few of the Internet resources and grant opportunities available. We encourage you to do your

    own searches as well. As you know, information and grant opportunities are always changing on the web.

    http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.ltl.org.uk/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.epa.gov/http://www.epa.gov/http://www.epa.gov/http://www.nwf.org/http://www.nwf.org/http://www.nwf.org/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]://www.nwf.org/http://www.epa.gov/http://www.schoolgrants.org/http://www.nfwf.org/http://www.chesapeakebaytrust.org/http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asphttp://www.monarchwatch.org/http://www.learner.org/jnorth/http://www.ltl.org.uk/