TEACHER RESOUCES

DISCOVERY BOXES

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Discovery Boxes are checked out within the Wichita area. Each box contains printed and hands-on materials. Boxes are checked out for two weeks.

The Kansas Box may only be checked out for one week in the month of January.

Contact: Lyndzee Rhine 

Phone: 316-683-5499 ext. 103 or lyndzee@gpnc.org

If you want to know what is in each box, you may download the contents checklists by using the links next to each title below.

RESOURCES AND WEB LINKS

Project Learning Tree 
- A multi-disciplinary Environmental Education program, focusing on plants and trees in particular as aids in environmental education.

Project WILD and WILD Aquatic
- Companion programs to Project Learning Tree, focusing on wildlife.

Project WET 
- This program focuses on aquatic habitats.

Leopold Educational Project 
- The Leopold Education Project is an interdisciplinary conservation curriculum based on the classic writings of renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold.

The State coordinator for PLT, WILD, WET and LEP in Kansas is:
Melissa Arthur
Education Programs & Outreach Director
Kansas Association for Conservation & Environmental Education (KACEE)
Phone: (785) 597-5452 
Email: marthur@kacee.org

Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) 
- hosts an annual training workshop in the fall.  Wide membership from government, the private sector and the E.E. community.
Write:   KACEE, 2610 Claflin Rd., Manhattan KS 66502-2743
Call:   (785) 532-3322
Fax:  (785) 532-3305
Email: Laura Downey ldowney@kacee.org

Kansas Association of Teachers of Science (KATS) 
- Hosts an annual training workshop in the spring.  It is a state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. Check the website for current contact information.

Kansas Association of Biological Teachers (KABT) 
-  Fall meeting, spring field trip, Internet listserve, newsletter, regional workshops & seminars and The Kansas Biology Teacher journal. Check the website for current contact information.

National Association for Interpretation 
- The professional organization for the interpretive field.  
The web site for the regional section (Region 6) for the southern Great Plains area may be reached by clicking here.

E E Link
- A website devoted to environmental education links on the internet.  
It is maintained by the North American Association for Environmental Education, with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has an online listing of EE resources.