Earth Partnership and Other Resources

1. The Earth Partnership Curriculum

Click here to access pdf versions of our curricular resources

2. Recorded Webinars-Spring 2013 Semester

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3. Resources Mentioned During Webinars:

2/6/14 Webinar (David Sobel and Jennifer Seydel):

2/20/14 Webinar (Isaac Cottrell):

  • GLOBE citizen science program:
  • *See "Q&A with Isaac" on 2/20 webinar page for more answers to questions*

4. Compiled Participant Suggestions

What's listed here are web links and book titles, as well as suggestions offered by participants during webinars, in the chat window. Discussion postings contain much more information than is listed here, so please read through all discussion posts to get more great ideas! If you'd like your suggestion added to this list, email Claire at
  • Courtesy of Jesica Lamden:
    • The Children and Nature Network ( is a great resource for current research and studies being conducted about the many benefits of just being outdoors, especially for those with various learning delays.
    • Blandford Nature Center in Grand Rapids, MI is a nature center within the city limits; check it out!
  • Courtesy of Pamela Barnes:
    • Another reference for Early Childhood - Ruth Wilson's Fostering a Sense of Wonder During the Early Childhood Years, and Nature and Young Children: Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments
    • Local Soil and Water Conservation Districts can supply rain barrels.
  • Courtesy of Mircea Gui: the link to the website that added more understanding of several mapmaking processes I could use with my students this spring and summer.
  • Courtesy of Chelby Benson:
  • Courtesy of Jennifer Grivins:
  • Green Roof Examples: Ford Motor Rouge Plant in Detroit (thanks, Tara); Ford Plant in Dearborn, MI (thanks, Kat); Woodstock High School North, Woodstock, IL (thanks, Hope)
  • Courtesy of Chad Segrist: Detroit Institute of Technology's "The Spring Thing" is taking place April 12th, weather permitting. It is the launch festival for greenhouse renovation, seed propagation, plantings, urban garden, and an outdoor classroom.
  • Courtesy of Ashley Okel: Summit County (Ohio) Soil and Water Conservation District has an enviroscape (watershed model) and a groundwater model to checked out and an awesome "Fruitvale Lab" that models a point source water pollution that tests wells all over the town to determine what the source is. It comes with "water samples" for 40 wells around town to determine pollution.

Courtesy of Chad Segrist and Mircea Gui: flyer for an upcoming event at their school, Detroit Institute of Technology (May 17)