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.
K - 6
7 - 12
What is a Watershed? Learn the basic water balance components for a groundwater system. How do streams and groundwater interact?
Tree & Shrub Identification
Identify trees and shrubs. What trees can tolerate acidic or saline soils? What Nebraska Trees are shade or drought tolerant?
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about Nebraska's invasive species that may be right around your corner.
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..
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.
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
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
Weather & Climate
The High Plains Regional Climate Center has staff who can talk to both students and educators about weather and climate topics.