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With Earth Day and Arbor Day falling in the same week, many educators are incorporating environmental activities into the classroom. Whether planting a tree, cleaning a park, or starting a recycling project, students are learning how to care for the planet. As a result, students and may want to learn more about Earth, nature or the environment. BCLS has compiled a list of resources to assist with the learning process.

Databases

Going Green: Your Healthy Planet

Protecting the planet means taking care of the people, places and things found all around us. Use this resource for comprehensive research.

Select the Environment option under the Subject heading to find environmental resources. Use the search box Search within Environment to locate information on a specific topic.

Facts on File: Science Online

This database presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

There are several subject links that will help you locate information pertaining to Earth, nature, weather and the environment. Recommended pages include, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science and Weather and Climate. Links to these pages can be found on the main page of the database.

Films on Demand

Choose from thousands of documentary and educational streaming videos from trusted providers such as PBS, Ken Burns, National Geographic, Scientific American and more. Approved for use in classrooms.

Videos about the planet and environment can to be found on the Earth Science and Environmental Science pages. These categories are located under the Subjects heading on the main page.

Additional BCLS Resources

BCLS houses a variety of books and audiovisuals pertaining to the environment. Below is a list of recommended subject headings to begin your search. Simply type these terms into the Subject Alphabetical search box in the Catalog.

Endangered Species

Environmental Protection

Nature Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

 

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