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Pebbles Sand and Silt – 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
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
Backyard Nature
Description:  Explore ideas for home-school extensions with backyard explorations.URL:  www.backyardnature.netRegion:  USA
Backyard Nature
Description:  Explore ideas for home-school extensions with backyard explorations.URL:  www.backyardnature.netRegion:  USA
Backyard Nature
Description:  Explore ideas for home-school extensions with backyard explorations.URL:  www.backyardnature.netRegion:  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
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
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
Fossil Web
Description:  Have a fossil but not sure what it is? Check out this site to help identify it!URL:  fossilweb.comRegion:  USA
Fossil Web
Description:  Have a fossil but not sure what it is? Check out this site to help identify it!URL:  fossilweb.comRegion:  USA
Gator Girl Rocks
Description:  Explore information about your state's rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, & dinosaurs. Also includes rockhounding resources, places to visit, and rockhounding sites for children and families.URL:  www.gatorgirlrocks.comRegion:  USA
Gator Girl Rocks
Description:  Explore information about your state's rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, & dinosaurs. Also includes rockhounding resources, places to visit, and rockhounding sites for children and families.URL:  www.gatorgirlrocks.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
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 Park Service - Tour park geology
Description:  Learn about rocks and minerals, energy development, soil, geologic hazards and land restoration of our national parks. And find a geologic heritage resource or geoscientist near you.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Tour park geology
Description:  Learn about rocks and minerals, energy development, soil, geologic hazards and land restoration of our national parks. And find a geologic heritage resource or geoscientist near you.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Tour park geology
Description:  Learn about rocks and minerals, energy development, soil, geologic hazards and land restoration of our national parks. And find a geologic heritage resource or geoscientist near you.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
National Park Service - Tour park geology
Description:  Learn about rocks and minerals, energy development, soil, geologic hazards and land restoration of our national parks. And find a geologic heritage resource or geoscientist near you.URL:  nature.nps.govRegion:  USA
Nature Find
Description:  Use this free app to find nature nearby.URL:  itunes.apple.comRegion:  USA
Nature Find
Description:  Use this free app to find nature nearby.URL:  itunes.apple.comRegion:  USA
Nature Find
Description:  Use this free app to find nature nearby.URL:  itunes.apple.comRegion:  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
Natural Resources Conservation Service - State Soils
Description:  A state soil is a soil that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, twenty of which have been legislatively established.URL:  www.nrcs.usda.govRegion:  USA
Natural Resources Conservation Service - State Soils
Description:  A state soil is a soil that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, twenty of which have been legislatively established.URL:  www.nrcs.usda.govRegion:  USA
Natural Resources Conservation Service - State Soils
Description:  A state soil is a soil that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, twenty of which have been legislatively established.URL:  www.nrcs.usda.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
Oh, Ranger! Park Finder
Description:  Use this free app to find federal and state parks near you.URL:  itunes.apple.comRegion:  USA
Oh, Ranger! Park Finder
Description:  Use this free app to find federal and state parks near you.URL:  itunes.apple.comRegion:  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
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
Soil Erosion Site
Description:  Explore resources and case studies regarding soil erosion.URL:  soilerosion.netRegion:  USA
Soil Erosion Site
Description:  Explore resources and case studies regarding soil erosion.URL:  soilerosion.netRegion:  USA
Soil Erosion Site
Description:  Explore resources and case studies regarding soil erosion.URL:  soilerosion.netRegion:  USA
Soil Science Society of America
Description:  Ask a soil scientist and explore soil education resources by grade level.URL:  www.soils.orgRegion:  USA
Soil Science Society of America
Description:  Ask a soil scientist and explore soil education resources by grade level.URL:  www.soils.orgRegion:  USA
Soil Science Society of America
Description:  Ask a soil scientist and explore soil education resources by grade level.URL:  www.soils.orgRegion:  USA
The Geological Society Education and Outreach
Description:  The GSA is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of Earth's history, processes, and resources.URL:  www.geosociety.orgRegion:  USA
The Geological Society Education and Outreach
Description:  The GSA is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of Earth's history, processes, and resources.URL:  www.geosociety.orgRegion:  USA
The Geological Society Education and Outreach
Description:  The GSA is dedicated to increasing the appreciation of Earth's history, processes, and resources.URL:  www.geosociety.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
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
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description:  Reach out to your regional Army Corps of Engineers and see what solutions they are currently working on!URL:  www.usace.army.milRegion:  USA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description:  Reach out to your regional Army Corps of Engineers and see what solutions they are currently working on!URL:  www.usace.army.milRegion:  USA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description:  Reach out to your regional Army Corps of Engineers and see what solutions they are currently working on!URL:  www.usace.army.milRegion:  USA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description:  Reach out to your regional Army Corps of Engineers and see what solutions they are currently working on!URL:  www.usace.army.milRegion:  USA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Description:  Reach out to your regional Army Corps of Engineers and see what solutions they are currently working on!URL:  www.usace.army.milRegion:  USA
USDA Kids
Description:  Explore information for kids on USDA programs like agriculture, dairy, nutrition and soil.URL:  www.usda.govRegion:  USA
USDA Kids
Description:  Explore information for kids on USDA programs like agriculture, dairy, nutrition and soil.URL:  www.usda.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
USFWS Schoolyard Habitat
Description:  Create a schoolyard wildlife habitat including wetlands, meadows, forests and variations based on specific ecoregions.URL:  www.fws.govRegion:  USA
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Description:  Examine soil facts, state-specific soil profiles and links for teacher resources.URL:  soils.usda.govRegion:  USA
USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
Description:  Examine soil facts, state-specific soil profiles and links for teacher resources.URL:  soils.usda.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