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    Resources for Fourth Graders

    Online Resources with Curriculum and Lesson Plans related to El Yunque:

    • El Yunque Net: Learn how hurricanes and disturbances affect El Yunque Rainforest with some basic information about the forest, such as, history, climate, average rainfall, and some of the possible organisms students might see in their visit to El Yunque Rainforest. http://elyunque.net/
    • Video Adventure to America’s Rainforests (temperate and rain): https://fsnaturelive.org/?page=adventure&id=7
    • Vamos al Bosque! Sustainability in El Yunque: www.vamosalbosque.org

    Online Resources with Curriculum and Lesson Plans related to Nature and STEM:

    • Wilderness Educator Resources: resources covering Wilderness in preparation for a visit to EL Toro Wilderness. https://www.wilderness.net/NWPS/k12
    • Natural Inquirer: Citizen Science (link is external)  — Download the Natural Inquirer, a free science journal is written for middle and high school students, Natural Inquirer follows the same format as a scientific article to help kids learn and love science. It includes examples of projects to get involved in and classroom activities.
    • PLUM Landing  — PLUM is a USFS partnership with WGBH, the primary provider of PBS Kids programming for Public Television provides science activities designed for children ages 6-9 (and their families), and most are available in both English and Spanish. There are apps and videos, and activities for families, afterschool programs, clubs, and summer camps. https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/index.html  
    • FSNatureLive — FSNatureLive brings nature learning to you through our series of webcasts, webinars, and online education resources. No matter where you are in the world, visit our LIVE programs for exciting, on-site learning about bats, butterflies, climate change, wetlands, and more! Each topic area contains teacher resources including related citizen science projects that. https://fsnaturelive.org/
    • Forest Service NatureWatch - Learn about cool places to watch nature, access teaching materials, and find apps that will enhance your outdoor experience. You'll also find the Freshwater Snorkeling Toolkit and Curriculum. https://www.fs.fed.us/naturewatch
    • LTER’s Schoolyard Program - https://lternet.edu/schoolyard-lter/
    • EPA Teaching the Environment https://www.epa.gov/students
    • Project Learning Tree – provides educators with the tools, training and resources they need to bring the environment into their classrooms, and their students into the environment. https://www.plt.org/
    • Caribbean Birds: The program uses the innovative BirdSleuth International curriculum developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and adapted for the Caribbean context. BirdSleuth is an inquiry-based science curriculum that engages kids in scientific study and real data collection through the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s exciting citizen science projects, such as eBird. https://www.birdscaribbean.org/birdsleuth-caribbean/