Planning Association (APA). APA is an advocate for
planners and planning.
of Land Management (BLM) National Environmental Education
page. BLM is an agency within the U.S. Department of the
Interior, administers 262 million acres of America's public lands,
located primarily in 12 Western States. The BLM sustains the health,
diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and
enjoyment of present and future generations.
for a Better Environment (CBE). Protecting human health and
the environment through research, advocacy, public education and citizen
Creating My Hometown: An Exercise in Land Use Decision Making,
March 2003, by Steve Kohlstedt, Richland County, UW-Extension. This
report summarizes an activity that has been used by Steve Kohlstedt for
over twenty years to help foster awareness of complex land use issues
and conflicts with diverse audiences.
Cyburbia, established in 1994, is the Internet's oldest
"third place" for planners, planning students, architects, urbanists,
and others interested or involved in shaping the built environment.
of Natural Resources (DNR), Wisconsin
Teachers, Parents. The Environmental Protection Agency
offers lessons and activities along with information and more links.
ESRI, a GIS
mapping and software company, offers information and activities for
Geographic Information Systems and mapping.
Future; People and the Planet.
organization providing teachers, students, and the public with dynamic
and successful global issues education and action opportunities to shape
Land & People (FLP). Project Food, Land & People promotes
approaches to learning to help people better understand the
interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the
Green Map System
is a globally connected, locally adaptable eco-cultural program for
community sustainability. Charts the sites of environmental
significance around the world.
Education Project (LEP) Lessons in a Land Ethic. LEP
is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation
and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings
of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold.
teaches the public about humanity's ties to the natural environment in
the effort to conserve and protect the earth's natural resources.
Michigan State University Extension,
Land is Your Land - Lesson plans for land use. Help students
grow and develop into involved citizens who understand the importance
and practice of wise land use.
Metro: Making a great place.
A regional government that focuses on land use and transportation
planning issues in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
Geographic Educational Resources.
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), US Department of
Agriculture. The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides
leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain,
and improve our natural resources and environment.
Natural Resources Defense Council's
purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals
and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Web of the Planning Commissioners Journal. City and
regional planning resources.
River Edge Nature
Center offers continuing education courses for teachers of all
grade levels in addition to numerous school programs for children.
Smart Communities Network: Creating Energy Smart Communities. A project of
the US Department of Energy.
Growth OnLine. Supporting the development of vibrant, healthy
communities. A service of the Smart Growth Network.
Sustainable Communities Online: For a more sustainable future.
Links citizens to resources and to one another to create healthy, vital,
Nations Cyberschoolbus. Global teaching and learning project.
States Census Bureau, US Department of Commerce.
Geological Survey (USGS), Educational Resources. Dedicated
to K-12 education and lifelong learning. Explore things on, in, around
and about the Earth, such as land, water, plants animals and maps.
Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education,
Looks Count! Community Planning & the Visual Environment.
Community planning, natural resource protection and the visual
environment. An Interdisciplinary Middle School Curriculum Unit
for language arts, social studies, math & science.
Chapter of the American Planning Association (WAPA).
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.
Resources Institute (WRI). WRI is an
environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical
ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.
These are some of the
books that contain land use education lessons and information:
- Malone, Bobbie,
et al. (1998). Learning from the Land, Wisconsin Land Use, Teacher’s
guide and Student Materials. Madison, WI: The State Historical
Society of Wisconsin.
- Butzow, Carol M.,
John W. Butzow (1999). Exploring the Environment Through Children’s
Literature, An Integrated Approach. Englewood, CO: Teacher Ideas
- Roa, Micheal L.
(1993). Environmental Sciences Activities Kit. West Nyack, NY:
The Center for Applied Research.
There will be many
more added during the development of CLUSTER. Please email us if there
is a resource that should be added to this project. Please pass this
onto your local and fellow educators. Thank you.