Teaching Resources

Many different groups and people within the School of Natural Resources have created a variety of types of teaching resources. Use the color coding to help determine if the resource is appropriate for you or your audience.

Audience Level

 

K-6 Audience
K - 6
7-12 Audience
7 - 12
Adult Audience
Adults
Braided River

Watershed Science

What is a Watershed? Learn the basic water balance components for a groundwater system. How do streams and groundwater interact?
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Adult Audience
Tree Card

Tree & Shrub Identification

Identify trees and shrubs. What trees can tolerate acidic or saline soils? What Nebraska Trees are shade or drought tolerant?
Learn more   Tree Indetification Card Set

K-6 Audience
7-12 Audience
Adult Audience

 

Blanding's Turtle

Herpetology Guide

Guide to Snakes, Turtles, Frogs, Lizards, and Salamanders. Identification of the herptofauna native to Nebraska is fun, but at times can be challenging. Our resources provide reliable information for fast identification.
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K-6 Audience
7-12 Audience
Adult Audience
Know Your Well

Know Your Well

“Know Your Well” is a Nebraska Environmental Trust-funded project training high school students how to sample and test well water quality.
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7-12 Audience
HPRCC weather station

Weather Instruments

The High Plains Regional Climate Center has resources for both students and educators including flyers for building your own anemometer, barometer, rain gauge, and wind vane.
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K-6 Audience
7-12 Audience
Adult Audience

 

Dust Bowl

Dust Bowl

Of all the droughts that have occurred in the United States, the drought events of the 1930s are widely considered to be the “drought of record” for the nation.
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7-12 Audience
Adult Audience
Invasive Species Education Trunk Contents

Invasive Species

Learn more about Nebraska's invasive species that may be right around your corner.
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K-6 Audience
7-12 Audience
Adult Audience
Happy Walking Water Drop

Stormwater Education

Go on a flyover with Stormwater Sleuth and look at the watershed, then go underground with running rain to see where water goes when it rains. Use the stormwater sleuth educational book and activity sheets for students with teacher guides to learn more about what happens when it rains. Activity sheets are designed for students from 4th - 6th grades, but some resources are appropriate for other ages as well..
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K-6 Audience

 

Problem Based Learning

Problem-based Learning

Problem-based learning is a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem found in trigger material.

7-12 Audience
Adult Audience
Basic Statistics

Basic Statistics

Basic training in statistics and statistical software (easy to use, freely available, short learning curve) for faculty advising student research projects. We used Excel and GenStat for analyses. Learn more

7-12 Audience
Adult Audience
Textbook Cover

Wildlife Sampling

A free textbook written for introductory methods on wildlife sampling data. This book is a simple introduction to the logic behind analyses and sampling design for mark-recapture and survey efforts. With a focus on the early user and beginner, the book explains the complicated formulas and statistics that can be effectively used around the world in support of conservation efforts. Learn More

7-12 Audience