Programs/services: Parks as Classrooms Program—arranges workshops for teachers at numerous sites, to encourage building curricula around resources at national parks; many sites have workshops focused at least in part on science.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


401 M St., S.W.

[For Mail Code, see individual program listings, below],

Washington, DC 20460

Programs/services of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) include the following:

  • [(202) 260-8619; Mail Code 1707] Environmental Education Grants Program —supports projects of state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that design, demonstrate, or disseminate new approaches in environmental education, projects with wide potential applicability and addressing high-priority issues. Operated by EPA's Environmental Education Division.

  • [(202) 260-0578; Mail Code H-8105] EPA Research Laboratory-based Education Programs—offer teaching materials, workshops, lab visits, class presentations, and in-service events (grades K-12) in the localities of 13 EPA research laboratories (4 at Research Triangle Park, N.C.; 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio; and 1 each in Las Vegas, Nev.; Ada, Okla.; Athens, Ga.; Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Duluth, Minn.; Corvallis, Oreg.; and Narragansett, R.I.).

  • [(202) 260-7751; Mail Code 3404] Ten Public Information Centers (PICs) —offer environmental education materials (such as publications, data, and exhibits) for students and teachers (grades K-12). Located at regional EPA offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle.


U.S. Space Foundation


2860 S. Circle Dr.,

Suite 2301,

Colorado Springs, CO 80906-4184

(719) 576-8000;

(800) 691-4000

Nonprofit educational organization that promotes national awareness and support for America's space endeavors. Programs/services: Space Discovery (5-day graduate course) and Teaching with Space (1-to-3-day in-service programs)—providing background information on space, ideas and methods for using space as a theme across the curricula (grades K-12), and ready-to-use activities and lessons for the classroom. Publications/materials: Foundation's Education Resource Center, serving as a distributor of free educational printed materials, posters, and videotapes from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Civil Air Patrol, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


World Wildlife Fund


1250 24th St., N.W.,

Washington, DC 20037-1175

(202) 293-4800

International conservation organization with more than 1 million members in the United States, and sponsoring more than 2,000 projects in 116 countries; dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and rich biological diversity. Programs/services: Windows on the Wild—environmental education program on biodiversity. Publications/materials: Taking Action: An Educator's Guide to Involving Students in Environmental Action Projects; WOW! A Biodiversity Primer and Educator's Guide (magazine-style primer for middle school students); Biodiversity! Exploring the Web of Life, Web of Life, and Going, Going, Almost Gone! Animals in Danger (video education kits); Environmental Education in the Schools, (resource book); Biodiversity—From Sea to Shining Sea (poster kit).


Young Astronaut Council


1308 19th St., N.W.,

Washington, DC 20036

(202) 682-1984

Corporation formed by the White House in 1984 to administer the Young Astronaut Program—national education program promoting the study of science, technology, and mathematics by building on the excitement of space; with more than 27,000 Young Astronaut Chapters formed in every state and in 42 foreign countries. Programs/services: Annual student conference; multidisciplinary competitions; broadcast live directly into classrooms, a Young Astronaut television course for grades 4-6. Publications/materials: Curriculum materials with hands-on activities; year-long curriculum for school-based Young Astronaut Chapters; newsletter; CD-ROM.


Young Entomologists' Society


1915 Peggy Pl.,

Lansing, MI 48910-2553

(517) 887-0499

Educational organization of more than 700 youth and amateur adult entomology enthusiasts. Programs/services: Insect science workshops; catalog of materials, offering a wide selection of entomological handbooks, manuals, resource guides, educational materials, and related products. Publications/materials: Curriculum and supplementary materials; audiovisual materials; newsletter for teachers and students; extensive bibliography; posters; career information.

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