Environmental Education Resources for Teachers
Teacher Resource Center
Housed in the Education Building, the TRC is lending and reference library containing over 400 volumes of environmental education teaching materials. The wide selection of books, curriculum and activity guides, videos and CD-ROM's deal with:
- Philosophies and approaches to environmental education
- Outdoor teaching techniques
- Activities appropriate for preschool, elementary, middle and secondary students
- Nationally recognized curricula and activity guides: Project Learning Tree; Project WILD, Project WET; AIMS; GEMS; Living Lightly on the Earth; Animal Tracks
- Practical methods for developing school ground and outdoor classrooms
Many of the materials and activities have been field tested by ASWP teaching staffs so we can make recommendations to you.
The TRC is open for browsing any time the Audubon Nature Store is open. Materials are available for loan to classroom teachers and ASWP members. Copy facilities are available. Contact us at 412-963-6100 for more information or recommendations.
Over 750 teachers participate annually in ASWP's professional development. All workshops are designed to enlist classroom teachers in ASWP's mission to create environmentally literate students. They address national and state science and environmental standards. Both ASSET and the Regional Math/Science Collaborative approve all workshops. Many are offered for in-service credit through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit. Several are offered in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the National Aviary.
We are an Act 48 approved provider.
We also offer Act 48 hours for our Public Programs that are relevant to teachers. When applicable, Act 48 eligibility is noted in the event description. For more information on current workshops scheduled as well as opportunities for scheduling a workshop for teachers in your school or district, contact our Director of Education or call 412-963-6100.
Workshop Offerings Include:
- All About Birds
- Amazing Insects
- Butterflies Across the Curriculum
- Wetland Wanderings
- Environmental Education on the School Ground
- PA Songbirds
- Project WILD
- Project WET
- Project Learning Tree
- Leopold Education Project
Professional staff environmental educators are available at ASWP to consult with you on environmental curriculum development, unit plans and school site development. Call us at 412-963-6100 to get started.
Environmental Education Links
ASWP's educational staff recommend these web sites as excellent resources for those interested in environmental education.