Gulf Oil Spill Teaching Resources


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Windows to the Universe – from the educators at Windows to the Universe, a compilation of classroom activities for teachers and educators who wish to address oil spills and the effects of oil spills with students.

From the National Environmental Education Week newsletter:

  • Information on Bird Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from the American Bird Conservancy
  • NWF Eco-Schools Special Report from the NWF (with and amazing perspective on the size of the spill –by looking as if it were in your own neighborhood)
  • Gulf Oil Spill Interactive Resources from the Smithsonian Institute
  • The Physics Of Oil Spills – interactive feature on MSNBC’s website provides an overview of the physics behind an oil spill
  • GOMEEN– Gulf Of Mexico Alliance Environmental Education Network has several links to lesson plans on oil spills
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