Shade Planning for Schools

17 Shade Planning for America’s Schools Chapter 2 W ILDLIFE H ABITAT C REATION American Forests: A Tree for Every Child kids/a_tree_for_every_child The “A Tree for Every Child” project is a hands-on, flexible environmental education program that allows students to see how practical action can create a better world. The project allows schools to teach students the benefits and rewards of planting trees as part of American Forests’ Global ReLeaf 2000 campaign to plant 20 million trees for the new millennium. Acorn Naturalists P.O. Box 2423 Tustin, CA 92781-2423 Toll Free: (800) 422-8886 This organization offers resources for science and environmental educators. Offerings include educator guides, interpretative tools, and books on nature and the environment. An online catalog is available. Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road Ithaca, NY 14850-1999 Toll Free: (800) 843-2473 This site describes classroom projects and provides educational materials that support habitat development. Projects include the Great Backyard Bird Count (which is held every February) and the Classroom Feeder Watch. The curriculum description for the Classroom Feeder Watch can be found at Project Wild 555 Morningside Drive, Suite 212 Houston, TX 77005 Phone: (713) 520-1936 Project Wild provides instructional materials that can be adapted for academic disciplines ranging from science and environmental education to social studies, math, and language arts. Numerous education materials, Web links, and guidebooks are available at this site, including the publication Wild School Sites: A Guide to Preparing for Habitat Improvement Projects on School Grounds. National Gardening Association 1100 Dorset Street South Burlington, VT 05403 Toll Free: (800) 538-7476 This site is an online source of information and materials for environmental science in the classroom. A keyword-searchable resources directory provides links to regional resources. Commercial Products Disclaimer The list of product manufacturers and retailers is provided for general information purposes only and does not represent an inclusive list of vendors. Furthermore, reference to any specific commercial products or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The list of product manufacturers and retailers contains URL addresses to Web sites and information created and maintained by private organizations. These links are provided for convenience of reference only. CDC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of URL addresses to particular Web sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the site or by the organization operating the server on which the site is maintained.