Remote Learning

NC Remote Learning Resources

During this time of uncertainty, the Center for the Environment and NC Green Schools are looking for ways to adapt to the challenges COVID-19 has created. NC Green Schools has always been a place to find resources and a hub for support, and now it is even more important to include ways for teachers, parents, and students to connect virtually to environmental resources. 

Remote Environmental Education Ideas & Resources

  • NC Office of Environmental Education with a special section devoted to COVID-19 virtual learning resources (Search here for your area or select COVID 19 Education support and 250 mile radius and you will find many NC based virtual resources!)
  • North Carolina Forestry Association – materials for teachers include: a Google drive of all things forestry (wood products, sustainability and climate change, wildlife, prescribed burning, management) and our new puzzle pack.
  • ecoEXPLOREa free citizen science outreach program for kids ages 5-13 based out of The North Carolina Arboretum.
  • Catawba Science Center At-Home Science Videos, Interactive ResourcesIf your children enjoy science, using these fun activities as an incentive to get through their take-home packet may be a good idea. 
  • Exploring North Carolina Episodes & Support Materials: Online and UNC-TV Host Tom Earnhardt, North Carolina native, explores our state’s diverse local landscapes and unique natural features in this UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina original series. Each exciting episode reveals something special about our state—from natural treasures found in the Great Smoky Mountains to the endless biodiversity of our ever-changing coastline. Nine seasons!

    This program is also aired on UNC-TV. Check your local listings. The museum has companion educational resources for seasons 1 through 5.

  • ESRI and National Geographic shared by Nancy Daly from Wake County Division of Water Quality

    Eye-opening maps, videos and lessons on geography, data, and mapping tools

  • NC Wetlands by NCDEQ- Division of Water Resources Some of the great resources we have for teachers and students are the interactive map (where you can learn about and see photos of publicly accessible wetlands across the state), “Look and learn” items that include general information, a photo gallery, a video gallery, and downloadable materials (e.g., factsheets, infographics, and lesson plans), Laws related to wetlands, and summaries and raw data associated with our past research projects.

  • Carolina Wetlands Association – The Carolina Wetlands Association’s website- covers NC & SC. They have virtual tours of wetlands that were featured as 2020 wetland treasures.