Resource Library for Young Learners
Looking for engaging, environmental education resources focused on environmental science, estuaries, and watersheds for young learners at home or in school? Look no further! Below is a detailed list of resource portals (containing an array of lessons and materials), games and activities, books, videos, and more provided by diverse organizations!
Education Resource Portals
- NOAA – Marine Debris Program
- Bridge Ocean Science Education Resource Center
- Delaware Sea Grant – Education Resources
- New Jersey Sea Grant – Education Lessons
- Chesapeake Bay Program – Bay Backpack Teaching Resources
- National Estuary Research Reserve System – Estuary Education Resources
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – Education
- NOAA – Data in the Classroom
- National Geographic – Classroom Resources
Become a “Watershed Sleuth!”
The EPA and the National Environmental Education Foundation have an excellent resource for students to learn how to help solve water quality problems: by becoming a Watershed Sleuth!
Students and citizen scientists can build their own aquifers and take an online interactive quiz to find local water wasters. Earn a different digital badge for each lesson completed and show off your watershed knowledge! Click here to get started!
- Center for the Inland Bays’ Kids Activities and Craft Ideas on Pinterest
- Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence – Best of COSEE Hands-On Activities
- Maryland Coastal Bays – Nature Journaling
- National Geographic – Kids vs. Plastic
- NOAA – Planet Arcade
- NOAA – Hands-On Science Activities
Videos and Interactive Maps
- Delaware Sea Grant – 15 Second Science
- PBS – Curious Kids: Rivers, Lakes & Estuaries
- National Estuary Program – Interactive Map
Learning through Coloring, Mazes, and Scavenger Hunts!
Grab a Book!
These books were hand-picked by Center staff for their entertaining (and educational — shh!) value. So grab a book and read it aloud. The adults may learn something new, too!
by Ruth Horwitz
Red Knot: A Shorebird’s Incredible Journey
by Nancy Carol Wilis
Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds: The Story of a Foodweb
by Victoria Cresson and Annie Cannon
A Journey into an Estuary
by Rebecca L. Johnson