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Air and Weather – Recommended Regional Resources

FOSS has developed a list of recommended resources for each module. These resources include listings for nonfiction and fiction books for students, resource books for teachers, websites, images, videos, and local resources that extend the hands-on science activities in each module.
Resources intended for teachers only are labeled with yellow: Teacher-only Resource
Resources intended for students are labeled in blue: Student Resource
Regional Resources
The resources displayed below are local to your area and will help you extend the work students do during class either through field trips, outreach, or online research. Use the drop-down to select a more specific area and narrow the results.

Arbor Day Foundation
Description:  Everything you need to know about planting, identifying, and purchasing trees.URL:  www.arborday.orgRegion:  USA
Arbor Day Foundation
Description:  Everything you need to know about planting, identifying, and purchasing trees.URL:  www.arborday.orgRegion:  USA
Association of Science and Technology Centers
Description:  Find a science and technology center near you or use on-line resources to provide a hands-on technical learning experience for your students.URL:  www.astc.orgRegion:  USA
Association of Science and Technology Centers
Description:  Find a science and technology center near you or use on-line resources to provide a hands-on technical learning experience for your students.URL:  www.astc.orgRegion:  USA
Association of Children's Museums
Description:  Find a children’s museum near you and provide a play-based learning experience for your students.URL:  www.childrensmuseums.orgRegion:  USA
Association of Children's Museums
Description:  Find a children’s museum near you and provide a play-based learning experience for your students.URL:  www.childrensmuseums.orgRegion:  USA
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Description:  Explore connections to take the FOSS curriculum outdoors, learn how to grow green schoolyards, and read success stories.URL:  www.schoolyards.orgRegion:  USA
Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Description:  Explore connections to take the FOSS curriculum outdoors, learn how to grow green schoolyards, and read success stories.URL:  www.schoolyards.orgRegion:  USA
CDC: Poisonous Plants
Description:  Find out which of the three most irritating plants are in your state and what to do if students touch them.URL:  www.cdc.govRegion:  USA
CDC: Poisonous Plants
Description:  Find out which of the three most irritating plants are in your state and what to do if students touch them.URL:  www.cdc.govRegion:  USA
CDC: Poisonous Plants
Description:  Find out which of the three most irritating plants are in your state and what to do if students touch them.URL:  www.cdc.govRegion:  USA
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
Description:  Join CoCoRaHS and participate in a national project by measuring your precipitation (rain, hail and snow) information daily.URL:  www.cocorahs.orgRegion:  USA
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
Description:  Join CoCoRaHS and participate in a national project by measuring your precipitation (rain, hail and snow) information daily.URL:  www.cocorahs.orgRegion:  USA
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
Description:  Join CoCoRaHS and participate in a national project by measuring your precipitation (rain, hail and snow) information daily.URL:  www.cocorahs.orgRegion:  USA
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network
Description:  Join CoCoRaHS and participate in a national project by measuring your precipitation (rain, hail and snow) information daily.URL:  www.cocorahs.orgRegion:  USA
Destinations to Visit in North America
Description:  Search by state to find a comprehensive list of potential field trip sites. The list is sorted in alphabetical order by city.URL:  darwiniana.orgRegion:  USA
Destinations to Visit in North America
Description:  Search by state to find a comprehensive list of potential field trip sites. The list is sorted in alphabetical order by city.URL:  darwiniana.orgRegion:  USA
Developing an Outdoor Classroom to Provide Education Naturally
Description:  This guide will come in handy no matter where you are in the country if you're developing an outdoor classroom or schoolyard habitat project.URL:  www.iowadnr.govRegion:  USA
Developing an Outdoor Classroom to Provide Education Naturally
Description:  This guide will come in handy no matter where you are in the country if you're developing an outdoor classroom or schoolyard habitat project.URL:  www.iowadnr.govRegion:  USA
Education Outside
Description:  Explore resources for establishing green schoolyards, curriculum and grant support coordinated by San Francisco green schoolyard program.URL:  www.educationoutside.orgRegion:  USA
Education Outside
Description:  Explore resources for establishing green schoolyards, curriculum and grant support coordinated by San Francisco green schoolyard program.URL:  www.educationoutside.orgRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
EPA: Surf Your Watershed
Description:  Locate your watershed and find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality.URL:  cfpub.epa.govRegion:  USA
First Hand Learning - Outdoor Inquiries
Description:  Outdoor Inquiries is a set of strategies for engaging young people in a study of the natural world.URL:  firsthandlearning.orgRegion:  USA
First Hand Learning - Outdoor Inquiries
Description:  Outdoor Inquiries is a set of strategies for engaging young people in a study of the natural world.URL:  firsthandlearning.orgRegion:  USA
First Hand Learning - Outdoor Inquiries
Description:  Outdoor Inquiries is a set of strategies for engaging young people in a study of the natural world.URL:  firsthandlearning.orgRegion:  USA
International Outdoor Classroom Day
Description:  Join the International Outdoor Classroom day by taking students outside for science. Find numerous resources to support this outdoor experience and be part of the movement to connect children to the natural world.URL:  outdoorclassroomday.comRegion:  USA
International Outdoor Classroom Day
Description:  Join the International Outdoor Classroom day by taking students outside for science. Find numerous resources to support this outdoor experience and be part of the movement to connect children to the natural world.URL:  outdoorclassroomday.comRegion:  USA
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Go Native U
Description:  Go Native U is an informal education program designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and encourages discovery of the natural world.URL:  www.wildflower.orgRegion:  USA
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Go Native U
Description:  Go Native U is an informal education program designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and encourages discovery of the natural world.URL:  www.wildflower.orgRegion:  USA
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Go Native U
Description:  Go Native U is an informal education program designed to teach adults about the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants, and landscapes and encourages discovery of the natural world.URL:  www.wildflower.orgRegion:  USA
Museums USA
Description:  Search for museums and nature centers by type and state.URL:  www.museumsusa.orgRegion:  USA
Museums USA
Description:  Search for museums and nature centers by type and state.URL:  www.museumsusa.orgRegion:  USA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA in Your State)
Description:  In addition to finding a local weather forecast, you will find teaching resources to enhance your teaching of weather and water.URL:  www.legislative.noaa.govRegion:  USA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA in Your State)
Description:  In addition to finding a local weather forecast, you will find teaching resources to enhance your teaching of weather and water.URL:  www.legislative.noaa.govRegion:  USA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA in Your State)
Description:  In addition to finding a local weather forecast, you will find teaching resources to enhance your teaching of weather and water.URL:  www.legislative.noaa.govRegion:  USA
NWF Garden for Wildlife
Description:  Get your wildlife habitat certified and access resources for increasing biodiversity.URL:  www.nwf.orgRegion:  USA
NWF Garden for Wildlife
Description:  Get your wildlife habitat certified and access resources for increasing biodiversity.URL:  www.nwf.orgRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Climate Change by Region
Description:  Access resources about recent climate change research, how climate change is affecting nearby national parks, and how students can make a difference.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Climate Change by Region
Description:  Access resources about recent climate change research, how climate change is affecting nearby national parks, and how students can make a difference.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Climate Change by Region
Description:  Access resources about recent climate change research, how climate change is affecting nearby national parks, and how students can make a difference.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
Native Plant List for States
Description:  Select your state to get a list of native plants.URL:  www.plantnative.orgRegion:  USA
Native Plant List for States
Description:  Select your state to get a list of native plants.URL:  www.plantnative.orgRegion:  USA
Native Plant List for States
Description:  Select your state to get a list of native plants.URL:  www.plantnative.orgRegion:  USA
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Description:  Explore photos and information about poisonous plants you may encounter in your schoolyard.URL:  www.bami.usRegion:  USA
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
Description:  Explore photos and information about poisonous plants you may encounter in your schoolyard.URL:  www.bami.usRegion:  USA
Project WET
Description:  The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. Explore resources on water conservation and aquatic habitats.URL:  projectwet.orgRegion:  USA
Project WET
Description:  The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. Explore resources on water conservation and aquatic habitats.URL:  projectwet.orgRegion:  USA
Project WET
Description:  The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators and communities of the world with water education. Explore resources on water conservation and aquatic habitats.URL:  projectwet.orgRegion:  USA
Schoolyard Habitat Guide
Description:  Although this document was created for educators in Jefferson County in Kentucky, it has valuable information for all educators who want to take students outside throughout the countryURL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
Schoolyard Habitat Guide
Description:  Although this document was created for educators in Jefferson County in Kentucky, it has valuable information for all educators who want to take students outside throughout the countryURL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
Schoolyard Habitat Guide
Description:  Although this document was created for educators in Jefferson County in Kentucky, it has valuable information for all educators who want to take students outside throughout the countryURL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
The Green Schools Alliance
Description:  Explore green schoolyard resources near you to solve environmental problems through sustainable and energy-smart solutions.URL:  www.greenschoolsalliance.orgRegion:  USA
The Green Schools Alliance
Description:  Explore green schoolyard resources near you to solve environmental problems through sustainable and energy-smart solutions.URL:  www.greenschoolsalliance.orgRegion:  USA
The Green Schools Alliance
Description:  Explore green schoolyard resources near you to solve environmental problems through sustainable and energy-smart solutions.URL:  www.greenschoolsalliance.orgRegion:  USA
Tick Identification and Prevention
Description:  Learn about identifying and protecting you and your students from ticks.URL:  www.tickinfo.comRegion:  USA
Tick Identification and Prevention
Description:  Learn about identifying and protecting you and your students from ticks.URL:  www.tickinfo.comRegion:  USA
Union For Concerned Scientists
Description:  The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Explore extensive resources about environmental issues like energy sustainability, climate change and the food system.URL:  www.ucsusa.orgRegion:  USA
Union For Concerned Scientists
Description:  The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Explore extensive resources about environmental issues like energy sustainability, climate change and the food system.URL:  www.ucsusa.orgRegion:  USA
Union For Concerned Scientists
Description:  The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Explore extensive resources about environmental issues like energy sustainability, climate change and the food system.URL:  www.ucsusa.orgRegion:  USA
USFWS Schoolyard Habitat
Description:  Create a schoolyard wildlife habitat including wetlands, meadows, forests and variations based on specific ecoregions.URL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
USFWS Schoolyard Habitat
Description:  Create a schoolyard wildlife habitat including wetlands, meadows, forests and variations based on specific ecoregions.URL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA
USGS: Science in Your Backyard
Description:  Click on your state to see USGS sites, maps and resources in your state.URL:  www.usgs.govRegion:  USA