Selected Ecology Web Sites

Ecology WWW Page

The Ecology WWW Place is an extensive database of ecology sites on the Internet. An excellent resource for teachers, students, and researchers.


EcoNet serves organizations and individuals working for environmental preservation and sustainability. Contains an environmental issue resource center with many informational links to a variety of ecology-related Web sites.


EE-Link is a gopher and WWW site for environmental education. Lots of lesson plans and K-12 teacher resources are here. Topics include air and water quality, climate change, ecosystems, energy, plants and animals & toxins and waste management. Teaching materials from various organizations are posted here, including audiovisual and software references. This site has it all for the K-12 classroom.

Envirolink Library

The EnviroLink Library is a very comprehensive resource of environmental information on the internet. This Web site is well organized, with information listed by subject and broad categories.

The Environmental Education Network Student Resources

An excellent site containing environmental resources for students. Lots of resources pertaining to geology, earth and planetary sciences, ecology, archeology, and virtual field trips. Lots of great graphics!

Illinois Natural History Survey

The highlights of this site contain centers for biodiversity, wildlife ecology, aquatic ecology, and for economic entomology. This site contains good K-12 education resources for educators and their students.

Journey North

Journey North is an interactive ecology web site that tracks the migrations of the following animals: Bald Eagle, Lesser Long-Nosed Bat, Caribou, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Common Loon, Monarch Butterfly, Northern Oriole, Peregrine Falcon, American Robin, and Humpback and Northern Right Whales.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

The SCDNR web site is an excellent resource for an ecology class. Learn all about a variety of topics ranging from wildlife management to endangered species.

Texas Environmental Center

This site contains Texas environmental information including pollution, water quality resources, documentaries, and more! The highlight of this web site is an Internet magazine featuring profiles and perspectives on student environmental endeavors. Teacher lesson plans on ecology topics are found here.

The Butterfly Website

Just about everything that you ever wanted to know about butterflies can be found here. Great graphics of butterflies. This is a good site to learn about the ecology of butterflies.

The GLOBE Program -
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. Students conduct an array of measurements and observations at their schools and share their data via the Internet with other students and scientists around the world to detail an environmental picture of the globe. An excellent way for your students to contribute data to a unique ecology project on the Internet.

US Environmental Protection Agency

This is the homepage for the US Environmental Protection Agency. An excellent ecology resource to learn about environmental policies and management.

Water Quality and Societies

Societies is a neat interdiscplinary unit that combines math and science for intermediate school age students. Excellent curricula and lesson plans that can be incorporated into a math or ecology middle school classroom.


The WhaleNet website is dedicated to education while focusing on whales and whale research. "WhaleNet is a unique interdisciplinary, hands-on, collaborative telecomputing project to foster excitement and learning about the natural world in schools across the nation and around the globe." An excellent ecology resource for K-12 science classes. Check out "Saving Whales with DNA" and the dataset in "S.T.O.P. - Satellite Tagging Observation Program". Good classroom lesson plans and curricular materials using datasets.

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory

This site advertises itself as the "Earth's Biggest Environmental Search Engine." It gives you a choice of typing in your own search topic or choosing from the broad topic folders already listed. Example: Opening the animals folder gives you more folders to choose from eventually giving you information or contacts. Also included is a folder on education which contains many resources including a listing of environmental education products, some of which are free. If you can think of a topic, you will probably find the information at this web site. The site is easy to navigate and could be used by both students and teachers.

Water on the Web (WOW)

WOW provides high school and undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn science and mathematics and technology while using near real-time and archived water quality data to monitor Minnesota lakes over the Internet.

The US Global Change Research Information Office - Global Change and Environmental Education Resources

Monarch Watch

Sea Turtle Survival League

EPA's Explorer's Club

North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources Water Quality Division, Water Quality Section Environmental Sciences Branch

Office of Environmental Education - North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources


The Virtual Field Trip Site

Ecology - from the Mining Company

Zero Population Growth


The Scorecard

Second Nature - Education for Sustainability

Especially for Kids

Salmon Conflict Investigations

Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

U.S. EPA Environmental Education Center

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