March 5, 2020

Research Resources

Important critical thinking and learning skills are developed when students conduct research, communicate with expert volunteers and other stakeholders, and discuss and defend their findings and opinions.

The following tools will help students:

  • Make informed decisions and evaluations about sources and information
  • Find quality information on environmental topics from reputable sources
  • Ask questions and interact with stakeholders and expert volunteers

Guiding Student Research:
Media Literacy
Personalized Learning through Student-Led Research
Supporting Student Self-Regulated Learning
Youth-Led Research
Earth Force TIPS Cards

Finding Government Information:
Find Your Representative
Find Local Agencies
Representative Voting Records
An Eater’s Guide to Congress
Earth Force Relevant TIPS Cards

Data, Maps, & Other Helpful Research Links:

Water Quality
CBIBS
USGS Water Level
Virginia Estuarine and Coastal Observing System
EyesOnTheBay (MD)
PA Water Quality Network
WQN/ Fieldscope
WikiWatershed
SWMP

Weather
Weather.gov
Climate Plots
NOAA Data Tools
Climate.gov
Climate at a Glance
CO2 Concentrations
NOAA Tides and Currents
Sea Level Rise Viewer
Climate Explorer App
Resilience Toolkit
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network

Educational Resources for Supporting Data Use
Chesapeake Exploration
Estuaries 101
Data in the Classroom
Ocean Reports

Natural Hazards
A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety
Environmental Hazards