9 February 2013

Celebrating While Learning in Spring


Perhaps it is because I was not completely well in January, perhaps it is because the weather is so perfect at the moment or even perhaps because of lingering, firery sunsets - Spring is definitely on my mind. And with Spring, there come special days to learn, re-learn and celebrate. These celebrations should be remembered and respected throughout the whole year, but if not, at least in the Spring. 

Macaulay Library is the world's oldest and largest scientific archive of biodiversity in audio and video.

You can browse randomly , or browse the taxonomy, where you can immediately see what is available in audio and video. There is also a section of staff picks, and a search help. Below is an example of what you may find.







Biodiversity in Spring? 



A feast of celebrations and reminders which also provide wonderful opportunities to explore in classrooms.

As an example, Global Dimensions offers a rich bank of resources for teachers and learners, from being a global citizen to focus on environmental themes. 

Living in desert regions makes one even more sensitive to water issues and how best to preserve such a delicate environment. Some even predict that the next world war will be over access to clean water. Water, the key for all life. 




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How will you be celebrating this Spring?





Further Suggestions:

Arkive The world's most endangered species

Classroom Earth

Climate Reality - Myth vs  Reality

Earth 2050 - (full length film) What will be the demands on the earth by 2050?


Earth Day Resources Ideas and resources from TES

ESL Lesson Plans for Earth Day - Ideas for lessons

Global Search For Education: Water

Project Noah A site to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.


Treeture  - for young learners

Wastes - Educational Material




Earth Day Resources










World Environment Day Resources

World Water Day Materials






World Oceans Day Resources

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