NESTA features resources educators can use with their students and to enhance their own content knowledge and pedagogy. Check out the resource collections, image banks, and portals.
Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Resources from the Concord ConsortiumThis collection helps you teach about plate tectonics, environmental sustainability (such as climate change, air quality, water availability), space, and natural hazards.
Teaching About HurricanesHurricane season occurs every year and provides unique Earth System Science teachable moments. This collection contains some of the highest quality, vetted lessons and activities plus videos and articles.
Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Collection from TERCElementary, middle, and high school resources include eBooks, vetted collections, curricula, and course modules.
Past Event Collections with Relevant Resources
Earth Science Week 2019Every Day of Earth Science Week, sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), has a special focus. This collection provides resources for each of the days of the week.
Earth Day 2019Earth Day seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues facing our planet and encourages all of us to play a role in protecting it. Explore the resources around the theme "Protect Our Species".
Earth Science Week 2018Every Day of Earth Science Week, sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), has a special focus. This collection provides resources for each of the days of the week.
Earth Science Week 2017Every Day of Earth Science Week, sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), has a special focus. This collection provides resources for each of the days of the week
The Total Eclipse of the SunThis set contains links to scientific data collection projects, live streams during the Eclipse, and comprehensive websites with educational resources.
Pubic Domain Image Banks
NOAA Photo LibraryThis site of over 32,000 images captures the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel of NOAA.
Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD)This image bank highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD collects and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system.
NASA Earth Observatory Image of the DayNASA's Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models.
USGS Multimedia GalleryThe USGS Multimedia Gallery is a one-stop collection of videos, photography, and audio. All items in the gallery are considered public domain unless otherwise noted.
Windows on EarthThis education project features photographs taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. The public domain, photos are often dramatic and help us all appreciate home planet Earth. Credit NASA for all photos.
Portals for Vetted Earth, Space, and Environmental Science Resources
Education GeoSourceSearch for geoscience education resources from a variety of organizations that provide credible and accurate Earth and Space Science resources for all ages. The Education GeoSource database has thousands of free resources, from lessons to outreach and teacher professional development, for use in classrooms, scout programs, or at home.
Teach the EarthSearch this portal from the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carelton College for thousands of resources from dozens of Earth Education websites.
CLEANThis portal hosts over 700 free and ready-to-use climate and energy educational resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists.
Earth Science Sites of the WeekMark Francek hosts this Google group featuring the best Earth Science Sites of the Week. You need to be logged into your Google account to access the site.