n. pl. e·col·o·gies
a. The science of the
relationships between organisms and their environments.
Also called bionomics.
b. The relationship
between organisms and their environment.
2. The branch of sociology
that is concerned with studying the relationships between
human groups and their physical and social
environments. Also called human ecology.
3. The study of the
detrimental effects of modern civilization on the environment,
with a view toward prevention or reversal through
conservation. Also called human ecology.
- Amazon Interactive - Explore
the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online
games and activities.
- American Museum of Natural
History, The - One of the world's preeminent institutions
for scientific research and education, with collections
of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum - Natural
history museum and botanical garden, all in one place.
- Bagheera - A Website For Our Endangered
- Benefits of Trees In Urban
Areas - Trees are major capital assets in cities across
the United States.
- Biome/Habitat Animal Printouts
- Biomes - These webpages
were developed by approximately seventy 9th grade students
at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon in 1997.
- This module on biomes was designed to help you learn
the basic patterns of life on earth and to prepare for
- Biomes, Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems
- What is it like where you live?
- BP America Inc. - BP is the single,
global brand formed by the combination of the former British
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Bureau of Land Management
- Sustains the health, diversity, and productivity of
the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present
and future generations.
- California CREEC
- The California Regional Environmental Education Community
(CREEC) Network is an educational project...
- California Digital Conservation
Atlas - California's comprehensive public website
for conservation information.
- Canadian Museum of Nature - Dcouvrez le
monde naturel grce au Muse canadien de la nature.
- Chem4Kids.com - Peruse sections on atoms, matter, elements, the periodic table, biochemistry, and reactions.
- Colorado Alliance for Environmental
Education (CAEE) - Facilitates communication, cooperation,
collaboration, and coordination among the varied environmental
education programs in the state.
- Critical Ecoregions Program
(U.S. and Canada) - The Critical Ecoregions Program
offers a practical, long-term strategy to buttress the
"web of life" on Earth. From the Sierra Club.
- CSREES - Cooperative State
Research, Education, and Extension Service of USDA.
- Desert Biome - Have
you ever driven through a DESERT on a trip to anywhere?
- Desert Environment, The -
All you ever wanted to know about deserts, with emphasis
on the desert of North American and their 4 main divisions
-- the Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave and Sonoran.
- Desert Life- What is a desert?
How many deserts are in North America?
- DesertUSA - DesertUSA is an
online travel and adventure guide to the desert regions
of the American Southwest.
- Drylands Theme Page
- Resources related to the study of Drylands/Deserts. Curricular resources and instructional materials.
Species - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services.
- Endangered Species of Hawaii
- Venture into Hawaii's Coral Reefs.
- Environmental Education
- Washington State Department Ecology.
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Adopt Your Watershed.
- Explore the Fantastic Forest
- Here you’ll encounter a variety of habitats—places
perfectly suited for particular plants and animals.
- Fish and Wildlife - Species.
- Forests For Life - Forest Conservation Programme.
- Geography Action! - Science, Habitats, Conservation: National Geographic.
- GLOBE - A worldwide hands-on, primary and
secondary school-based education and science program.
- Habitat Animal Printouts.
- A complex community of plants and animals in a region
and a climate is called a biome.
- John Harvey Photo!
- Journey Into Amazonia -
Journey Into Amazonia features the swollen rivers, flooded
forests and dense canopy of the vast rain forest recognized
as one of Earth's natural wonders.
- Kids Do Ecology - This
site is designed to help you discover ecology!
- Learning From The
Fossil Record - Why are fossils important to science
- Mount St. Helens - Shaken by
an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the
north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed
in a massive rock debris avalanche.
- NAAEE - North American
Association for Environmental Education...
- National 4-H Council - Provides grants,
establishes programs/initiatives, designs and publishes
curriculum and reference materials, and creates linkages...
- National Environmental Directory
- A directory of more than 13,000 organizations in the
United States concerned with environmental issues and
- National Geographic
- Geography Action 2003: Habitats.
- National Wildlife Federation, Kids
- NatureServe - A source for authoritative
conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals,
and ecological communities of the United States and Canada.
- NearArtica - The Natural History of
- NOAA - Many educational activities
are distributed across the agency.
- One World Journeys - Step into
the world of nature photography and travel the Earth through
the eyes of master nature and wildlife photographers.
- Passenger Pigeon
- (Ectopistes migratorius) Probably Once The Most Numerous
Bird on Earth-- It Is Now Extinct.
- Penn State Renewable Natural Resources Extension
- People make decisions every day that impact natural
resource use and management...Online Reference Books.
- Project Learning Tree
- PLT uses the forest as a "window" on the world
to increase students' understanding of our environment...
- Rainforest Alliance-
The mission of the Rainforest Alliance is to protect ecosystems
and the people and wildlife that depend on them.
- Rainforest Biome
- Did you know there are Two types of rainforest -- the
temperate and the tropical?
- RNR: Sustainable Forestry
- Teacher Resources - Lesson Plans
- SEEK - Minnesota interactive directory
of environmental education resources.
- Sonora - Desert
- The 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System (CCS)
- Over 180 exciting, experientially-based 4-HCCS curriculum
products for youth and volunteers are available on this
site. The Catalog.
- The EPA - US Environmental Protection.
- The Geo-Images Project - Images (mostly
photographs) that are useful in teaching geography...
- The GLOBE Program - Global Learning and
Observations to Benefit the Environment.
- The Living Desert - Discover The
Living Desert's 1,200 acres of blooming, scampering, flying,
howling fun. Wild creatures and creature comforts for
the whole family.
- The Living Edens - High in the wild
heart of the American Rockies is a place of extraordinary
landscapes and geysers.
- The Natural Resources Conservation Service
(NRCS) - Provides leadership in a partnership effort
to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural
resources and environment.
Tragedy of the Dodo - dodo n., an extinct flightless
bird, once a native of the island of Mauritius.
World's Biomes - An introduction to the major biomes
of Biomes - There are many different kinds of plants
and animals on the Earth, but only certain kinds are naturally
found at any particular place.
- Tree of Life Web Project
- TreeLink : The Urban Forestry Portal.
29 Reasons for Planting
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service - Conserving the Nature of America.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Educating
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) - Agriculture in the Classroom.
- University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
- JASON Project is an extraordinary interdisciplinary
science and technology program for fouth-ninth graders
and their teachers.
- US FWS National Wetlands Inventory Center
- USAID - United States Agency for International
- USAID - Works in agriculture, democracy
& governance, economic growth, the environment, education,
health, global partnerships, and humanitarian assistance
in more than 100 countries.
- USDA Forest Service
- Regional Areas of the Forest Service.
- USGS - Provides scientific information
intended to help educate the public about natural resources,
natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect
our quality of life.
- USGS -
Toxic Substances Hydrology Program.
- USGS - Water Science for Schools.
- Utah Society for Environmental
- Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program
- "Teaching Wildlife and Fisheries Management To
Our Future Land Stewards".
- Zoom Rainforest
- Rainforests are very dense, warm, wet forests. They
are havens for millions of plants and animals.