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City Hall Rooftop Garden-Chicago
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: The City of Chicago has done a lot for urban gardening, especially green roofs. This site is a portal to information on the City Hall Rooftop Garden and includes information about the gardening, monitoring the garden's benefits, the construction and design and...
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Cultivating Native Minds in School Gardens
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Case Study - Classroom Lessons - List
Summary: Teachers are connecting kids to nature with native plants in the schoolyard.
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Discover How Trees Produce and Conserve Energy
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students will design an energy wise community using trees and they will be introduced to landscaping for energy conservation.This is a 13-page pdf.
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Earthwater Products
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Basic stencils are provided (including Spanish stencils), custom stencils and specialized, unique stencils. Earthwater Products is a not-for-profit organization who's mission is to foster public awareness of, involvement in, and support for stormwater polluti...
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Farm to School
Type: Web site
Summary: The National Farm to School Network is a collaborative project with the goal of strengthening and expanding activities in states with existing programs and assisting others that do not yet have programs. As part of their network they provide links to states wi...
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Gateway Area Storm Sewer Stenciling PRoject
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Checklist - School Projects
Summary: This project serves as a model for creating a storm sewer stenciling project. Content includes "how to conduct a stenciling program, organizing a stenciling project in your town," and an "activity guide for the classroom K-12." Organization includes stenciling...
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Green Landscaping
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Resources include proceedings from conferences, conservation and native landscaping awards, natural landscaping alternative slide show, sustainable landscaping slide show, natural lanscaping fact sheets,c ase studies and more. The "Ask The Wizard" answers freq...
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Greening School Grounds, Creating Habitats for Learning
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - School Projects
Summary: Lessons

EditorsGrant, Tim and Littlejohn, Gail.

ISBN0-86571-436-3

AbstractThis book of lessons is a compilation of contributions from teachers who are working with middle school students and who are helping students create habitats...

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Greenscaping Your Lawn and Garden
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 8-page booklet describes simple techniques for reducing the environmental impacts of landscaping on lawn and property by grasscycling, mulching, and composting. Properly managing yard waste not only enhances the environment, but saves money. These suggest...
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Guide to Storm Drain Marking
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a manual and how-to guide for municipalities interested in starting a storm drain marking program to reduce nonpoint source pollution. This is also a valuable resource for school districts and volunteer community groups who wish to implement a storm dr...
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How to Grow a School Garden: Lessons Learned
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials
Summary: A short list of suggestions (probably learned the hard way) of how to increase chances of success with school garden projects.
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How to Stencil Storm Drains
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - List
Summary: A two-page PDF on how to stencil storm drains, from getting permission to the event day.
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IPM for Gardeners
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-Fiction

Authors, Raymond A. Cloyd, Philip L. Nixon, and Nancy R. Pataky

ISBN 0-88192-647-7

IPM for Gardeners is a manual, first addressing the needs of plants, diseases and insects and other pests in the first thr...

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Kids Regen Glossary (Gardening)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Glossary
Summary: Non-technical glossary for gardening, healthy soil and food, rain gardening and other related topics.
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Mapping out the Schoolyard: Designing Gardens and Habitats
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Web site
Summary: Suggestions for designing educational gardens and sources for funding small projects can be located at this kids gardening site.Teachers resources are provided taht include stories, activities and news.
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Native Plant Information Network
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The resources provided by he LBJ Wildflower Center include a native plants database, complete with an image gallery of almost 17,000 images, a national suppliers director and a national organizations directory, and a clearinghouse of publications.
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Natural Landscaping Publications
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: This partial list of resources focuses on natural landscaping including resources (consultants) and publications appropriate for the Great Lakes region.
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On the Prairie
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: The Bell Museum provides an opportunity to learn more about the native habitats of the prairie, how to build/restore a prairie; a field guide to the prairie plants, birds, herps, insects, and mammals, videos of the prairie (using quick time videl), and how to...
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Pontiac Storm Sewer Stencil Program
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Case Study - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Teacher Paul Ritter (Pontiac High School, Pontiac, Illinois) conducts a school-based, community-wide storm sewer stencil program that can serve as a model for other communities. This 34-slide power point presentation offers suggestions for starting your own.
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Rain Garden Applications and Simple Calculations Power Point
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: This 16-slide power point presentation shows examples of rain gardens in communities and on residential property as well as some construction and calculations for planning a garden.
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Rain Garden Glossary
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Glossary
Summary: This is a non-technical glossary for rain gardens, including some biodiversity, landscaping and hydrology terminology.
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Rain Garden Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Web site
Summary: Rain Garden Network is an organization that encourages homeowners to do what they can on their property and in their lives to protect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams from pollution and the damage done by stormwater runoff. Through a program...
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Rain Gardens of West Michigan
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: A project of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Rain Gardens of West Michigan web site provides a wealth of information on rain gardens, as well as step-by-step advice on creating your own rain garden. Benefits of rain gardens include reduced...
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School Ground Greening Guide, Ontario, Designing for Shade and Energy Conservation
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This publication is the first in a series of EcoSchools greening guides that promote best practices on school grounds and in the classroom. This presents a five-step process the involves the entire school community. This 90-page resource is designed to help...
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School Profiles: Virtual Recycling
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: School Projects
Summary: See what some students have implemented at their schools. Included in the list: collage art contest, annual clothing recycle day, recycle projects and more.
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Schoolyard Garden and Habitat Project
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: The Schoolyard Garden and Habitat program serves high school students with specific learning disabilities.
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Shady Rain Garden Plants for Wisconsin
Type: List
Summary: This is an interactive listing of shade tolerant plants appropriate for rain gardens in Wisconsin.
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Storm Drain Marking Manual
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 16-page PDF manual provides an introduction, marking methods, the planning process, education, day of the event (and after the event as well as sources for marking supplies and instructions on cleaning the supplies.
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Storm Drain Stenciling
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Case Study - School Projects
Summary: This is an exampe of a stenciling project in the DuPage County area (Illinois) that used volunteers and students from local schools.
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Stormwater Outreach Materials and Reference Documents
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - School Projects
Summary: Protecting urban water and addressing some key water pollutions issues gets easier with these outreach materials and reference documents from US EPA that includes the stormwater stickers for kids, door hangers, posters, bookmarks, and placemats. These can be u...
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Trees are Terrific ... Travels with Pierre
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Trees Are Terrific...Travels with Pierre, is designed to help young children (5–8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with c...
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Water Wise Kids: A Growing Solution to Water Pollution
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Lessons and activities "invite kids to respect rain, ponder puddles and build healthy gardens to filter filth!" or to create rain gardens.
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WISE Website
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: WISE (Whole Systems Integrated Sustainable Desicn for Education) is a website tool for students and teachers to learn about and implement sustainable design projects. Students will observe, analyze resources, record findings, learn about sustainability, and p...
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