Resource Library

Bluegrass Greensource has resources available for check out to teachers and community members. Resources may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks. Contact info@bggreensource.org for additional information or to reserve materials.

Environmental Buckets: 

Environmental buckets are a collection of resources and activities grouped together by topic.

Pelts available:

  • Badger
  • Beaver
  • Coyote
  • Deer
  • Fox
  • Opossum
  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Skunk

Books:

  • Animal Skulls by Richard S. White, Jr.
  • Animals Eating by Pamela Hickman and Pat Stephens

Full Skeletons:

  • Bat
  • Venomous Snake
  • Fish

Replica:

  • Alligator Snapping Turtle
  • American Badger
  • Asiatic Deer Mouse
  • Bald Eagle
  • Barn Owl
  • Beaver
  • Black Bear
  • Bobcat
  • Coyote
  • Falcon
  • Gray Fox
  • Gray Squirrel
  • Gray Wolf
  • Little Brown Bat
  • Opossum
  • Raccoon
  • Red-Tail Hawk
  • Striped Skunk
  • White Tailed Deer

Books:

  • A Guide to the Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds by Paul J. Baicich and Colin J. O. Harrison
  • Animal Tracks-Peterson Field Guides by Olaus J. Murie (6 copies)
  • Follow the Tracks… Animal Tracks Habitat Action Pack by National Wildlife Federation
  • Bird Tracks and Signs by Mark Elborch and Eleanor Marks
  • The Encyclopedia of North American Birds by Michael Vanner
  • The Scoop on Poop! By Wayne Lynch
  • Tracks, Scats and Signs by Leslie Dendy
  • Whose Tracks Are These? by Jim Nail

CDs:

  • Birding By Ear: Eastern and Central-Peterson Field Guide by Richard K. Walton and Robert W. Lawson

Animal Tracks:

  • Animal Bison
  • Badger
  • Beaver
  • Black Bear (Yearling)
  • Black Bear (Adult Front)
  • Blue Jay
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunk
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Coyote (Sub-adult)
  • Elk
  • Frog
  • Gopher
  • Great Blue Herron
  • Gray Squirrel
  • House Mouse
  • Mole
  • Opossum
  • Owl
  • Raccoon
  • Red Fox
  • Shrew
  • Striped Skunk
  • Turkey
  • Whitetail Deer (Fawn)
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Wolf
  • Wolverine

Claw Replicas:

  • Badger
  • Beaver
  • Black Bear
  • Bobcat
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Raccoon
  • Red Fox
  • Snapping Turtle

Scat Replicas:

  • Bat
  • Beaver
  • Black Bear
  • Bobcat
  • Chipmunk
  • Cottontail Rabbit
  • Coyote
  • Elk
  • Gray Fox
  • Opossum
  • Raccoon
  • Skunk
  • Squirrel

Activity Guides:

  • Big River Ecosystem Poster (2)- KDFW
  • Kentucky Aquatic Education Resources CD (2)
  • Kentucky Fish-KDFW (2)
  • Kentucky’s Species on the Edge Poster – KDFW (2)
  • Rediscovering its Value: Kentucky’s Wildlife (3 copies) by the Courier Journal, KFB, and KACD
  • Small Stream Ecosystem Poster- KDFW (2)
  • Stream Ecosystem Poster-KDFW (2)
  • Wetland Slough Ecosystems Teacher Guide – KDFW (3)
  • Upland Reservoir Ecosystem Poster – KDFW

Books:

  • A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools by Leo P. Kenney and Matthew R. Burne
  • A Distributional Atlas of Kentucky Fishes by Brooks M. Burr and Melvin L. Warren, Jr.
  • Basic Fishing: Catch the Fishing Fever by KDFW
  • Eyewitness Books: Amphibian by Dr. Barry Clarke
  • Eyewitness Books: Pond and River by Steve Parker
  • Kentucky’s Canada Geese (5 copies) by KDFWR
  • Kentucky Fish – Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Kentucky’s Threatened and Endangered Species by Ky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America by A.J. McClane (2 copies)
  • Living Along A Kentucky Stream by UK Cooperative Extension Service (5 copies)
  • Life in Ponds and Streams by William H. Amos
  • Return of the Natives:  Southeast Watershed Forum
  • A Field Guide to Kentucky’s Rivers and Streams by Water Watch

Videos: 

  • The Magic of Mussels – Kentucky Afield for Kids

Other Items: 

  • Freshwater Mussels of the Ohio River poster (2)
  • Salamanders of KY flashcards
  • Frogs and Toads of KY CD
  • Frogs and Toads of KY flashcards
  • Turtles of KY flashcards
  • Kentucky Aquatic Life Playing Cards
  • Lizards of KY flashcards(2)
  • 10 Ways you Otter Care About Water (30)

Freshwater Fish Replicas:

  • Bluegill (large)
  • Catfish
  • Carp (small)
  • Carp (large)
  • Drum
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Longnose Gar
  • Trout (small)
  • Trout (large)
  • Walleye

Books:

  • Attracting Birds to Your Backyard by Sally Roth
  • Backyard Bird Watching for Kids by George Harrison
  • Bird Tales from Near and Far by Susan Milford
  • Bluebirds and Their Survival by Wayne Davis
  • Eyewitness Books: Birds
  • Focus on Birds:  Anita Ganeri
  • Flying WILD by Council for Environmental Education
  • Gardening for the Birds by Thomas Barnes
  • Growing and Preparing Gourd Homes for Martins by James R. Hill III
  • The Bluebird Monitor’s Guide by Berger, Krider, and Griggs
  • Zoobooks: Hummingbirds, Seabirds, and Parrots

Guides:

  • Birds, Nests, and Eggs by Mel Boring (2)
  • Birds of North America by Kenn Kaufman
  • First Field Guide: Birds by National Audubon Society (2)
  • JCPS Schoolyard Habitat Guide by JCPS
  • Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North America by Paul Baicich and Colin Harrison
  • Peterson’s First Guide:  Birds by Roger Peterson (28)

Kits: 

  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat Kit by Wildlife Federation
  • All About Birds
    • Teacher Guide
    • 12 Bird Plaques

Miscellaneous:

  • Bird Knowledge Cards
  • Ceramic Bird EggsHow an Airfoil Works
      • Bluebird
      • Robin
  • Magnetic Birds
  • Magnetic Eggs
  • The Birdhouse Network: Cavity Nesting Birds (Pamphlet) (2)
  • Bird Seed

CDs:

  • Birding by Ear – Peterson Field Guides
  • Know Your Bird Sounds Vol. I and II
  • Yardbirds – Computer Program

Video:

  • Bluebirds:  Inside the Nest Box  by Cornell Labs

Posters:

  • Migratory Bird Day Posters (2001,2005 and 2008)
  • Residential Area
  • The Birdhouse Network: Cavity Nesting Birds
  • Tiny World Travelers
  • Thanks to you…

Activity Guides:

  • Birds of Prey Folder
  • Hunters of the Sky: An Activity Guide on Birds of Prey  by Science Museum of Minnesota

Books:

  • Animal Lives, The Barn Owl by Sally Tagholm
  • Birds of Prey: Peterson Field Guide for the Young Naturalist by Jonathan Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting (8 copies)
  • Eagle and Birds of Prey (Eyewitness Books) by Jemima Parry-Jones
  • Eagles by Laura Evert
  • How to Spot Hawks & Eagles by Clay Sutton & Patricia Taylor Sutton
  • Raptor, A Kid’s Guide to Birds of Prey by Christyna M. and Rene Laubach and Charles W. G. Smith
  • Zoobooks:  Birds of Prey (2)
  • Zoobooks:  Eagles

Videos:

  • Owls up Close by National Audubon Society
  • The Spirit of the Eagle by Miramar

CDs:

  • Know Your Birds of Prey: From Vultures to Falcons by Axia Multimedia

Other Items:

  • Bald Eagle and Great Horned Owl Track Molds
  • Bird Cards (5 packs)
  • Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Red-Tailed Hawk Talon Replicas
  • Birds of Prey Coloring Book by John Green

(2 buckets)

Activity Guides:

  • Activity Instructions
  • Station Explanations
  • Water Journey Map
  • Water Station Signs
  • Station list
  • 19 Die

Miscellaneous:

  • Box of Pens and Pencils
  • Bag of Colored Chenille Strips
  • 19 Bottles with Colored Beads
  • Dissolved Oxygen Test Kit
  • Nitrate-Nitrogen Test Kit
  • Ph Test Kit
  • Electroconductivity Tester
  • Water Sample Jar
  • Measuring Cup
  • Batteries for Electroconductivity Tester
  • Instructions and Safety Card

Activity Guides and Books:

  • Clean Air for Kentucky: Air Quality Resource Guide by Kentucky Division of Air Quality
  • Energy, Atmosphere, and Climate by World Resources Institute
  • Keeping the Air Clean  by John D. Baines
  • Teaching About Climate Change, Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming edited by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn
  • Weather by Eyewitness Books

Pamphlets:

  • “Air Quality Index: A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health” by EPA
  • “Clean School Bus USA” by EPA
  • “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air”
  • “Tomorrow’s Buses for Today’s Children” by EPA

Other Items:

  • “Clean Air Kids” Activity Book
  • “Do Your Share for Cleaner Air” Coloring Book
  • Indoor Air Quality:  Tools for Schools (EPA)
    • Action Kit
    • Managing Asthma in the School Environment
  • Know the Facts Before You Burn (UK Coop Extension)
  • On the Trail of the Missing Ozone (EPA)

Activity Guides:

  • Backyard Composting by Harmonious Technologies
  • Vermicomposting Guide:  California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Worms Eat Our Garbage by Mary Appelhof
  • Composting in the Classroom Trautmann and Kransy
  • Composting Resources
  • The Quest for Less
  • Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers

Books:

  • Let It Rot:  Gardener’s Guide to Composting by Stu Campbell (for Middle School)
  • Worms Eat my Garbage by Mary Appelhof
  • Start with the Soil by Grace Gershuny
  • The Worm Café by Binet Payne

CDs:

  • Rot ‘n Roll CD and Songbook
  • Recycling Match Game
  • Frogs and Toads of Kentucky
  • Save Planet Polluto

Videos:

  • Composting Cafeteria and Commercial Food Waste by University of Maine
  • The Wiscasset School Food Waste Composting by University of Maine

Miscellaneous:

  • Laminated Compost Guides – Terminology, Bacteria, What to Include, What not to Include
  • Worm Composting pocket guide
  • Flower Seeds
    • 1 Marigold packet
    • 2 Wildflower of the Year packets

CDs:

  • BP Energy Packet
  • Web Resources
  • “Get Smart About Energy”
  • “Mountaintop Mining and Valley Fills: Laws, Regulations, Court

Curriculum Guides:

  • Elementary Energy Info Book– The NEED Project
  • Energy Flows – NEED Project
  • Conserve in Your Classroom: Classroom Mural
  • Intermediate Energy Info Book– The NEED Project
  • Secondary Energy Info Book– The NEED Project
  • Ocean Energy– U.S. Department of the Interior: Minerals Management Service
  • Energy Projects and Activities – The NEED Project
  • Blueprint for Success – The NEED Project
  • Got Energy –Catalogue and Student Leadership Workshop – The NEED Project

Videos:

  • Coal in Kentucky
  • “Alternative Fuels” by Illinois EPA
  • “Buzz & Sparky in Play it Safe with Power” by Touchstone Energy Cooperative
  • “Coal Mining” by Illinois EPA
  • “Touchstone Energy Cooperatives: Our Story”

Miscellaneous:

  • Biodiesel: Handling and Use Guidelines
  • Canola Samples
  • Energy Ed Resources – Energy Info Administration
  • Bookmark PacksBiodiesel Sample(3)
    • Energy Solutions
    •  Renewables
  • Solar Power Grid Pieces
  • NEED Project Square (Plastic)
  • Energy Saver$ Booklets (3)
  • Solar Oven Packet
  • “Got Energy” Student Leadership
  • Energy and Society Boxed Set – Project Learning Tree
  • Get Charged! Electricity and You (5-9) – The Discovery Channel and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
  • How to Reduce Your Energy Costs by Kentucky Division of Energy
  • Kentucky Coal Facts – Division of Fossil Fuels
  • NOIA: National Ocean Industries Association Activity Book
  • Nuclear Energy Production Fact Sheet
  • Nuclear Energy Insight
  • Safely Managing Used Nuclear Fuel
  • Soy BioDiesel Brochure and Soy Bean Search
  • Miller Energy Folder
  • “Energy Fuel for Thought” (3)
  • Energy Conservation Student Guide and Teacher Guide
  • Griffin Industries Packet
  • UK Energy Packet
  • Fuel Pellets (2)

Activity Guides:

  • Arbor Day In Kentucky (2)
  • Discovering the Urban Forest – Activity Book
  • Kentucky’s Forests (4th Grade and High School)
  • Explore the World: A Handbook for Teachers by Suunto
  • Kentucky Useful Forests – Cooperative Extension Packet
  • Kentucky Forests Forever – Teacher’s Guide (4)
  • Natural Inquirer: Tropical Forest Edition
  • Natural Inquirer:  Urban Forest Edition (5)
  • Natural Inquirer: The World’s Forests Edition (6)
  • Project Learning Tree
  • Education in Nature Packet (Salato Packet)
  • How a Tree Grows Booklet w/Poster
  • Working Trees: Kentucky’s Renewable Future
  • Working Trees for Agriculture from the USDA
  • Forest Resource Fact Book
  • Log Rules and Other Useful Information by NE Loggers Association
  • Elementary Forest Surveying and Mapping by R.L. Wilson
  • The Life of the Forest from International Paper
  • Trees-Peterson Field Guide by George A. Petrides- 4 copies

CDs:

  • “Kentucky Forests Forever and Activity Guide”– Interactive Forestry Tour   by Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts (2)
  • “Kentucky Wildfire Prevention” by KY Division of Forestry
  • “What is Forestry”

Pamphlets:

  • How To Plant a Tree
  • Autumn Colors
  • Catching and Keeping Fall Colors
  • Kentucky Division of Forestry
  • Kentucky’s Wood Industry
  • Flowers of the Forest
  • Forestry: Is it for you?
  • It Could Happen to You!
  • Conservation Trees
  • Tulip Poplar (2)
  • 100 Years of Forestry
  • Kentucky Coffeetree (3)
  • You and Forest Fires

Videos:

  •  “Foresters Growing Forests for Our Future”
  • “Forests” – Bill Nye the Science Guy

Posters:

  • Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Tree (2)
  • America’s History Is Written In Her Trees

Other Items:

  • 1 tree ring with How a Tree Reveals its History
  • 2 Fun with Trees stencils
  • Tree factory – fabric representing the different tree parts for activity from Project Learning Tree
  • 6 clipboards
  • The Boone Trace by Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky
  • Forest Health Rx For Our Future (11) Courier Journal
  • Mark Trail Tells How Prescribed Fire Can be Helpful (Coloring book)
  • The Hidden Treasure Forests and Woody Biomass
  • Spencer ProTape Diameter Tape–5
  • Suunto A30L Woodsman II Compass—28 compasses & Map Guide
  • Instructor guides (14)
  • Units (14)

Activity Guides:

  • E-Hazards: They’re Out There… – US EPA
  • Healthy Kids Have Safe Homes (K-2) – US EPA Region IV

Books:

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Videos:

  • “E-Hazards: They’re Out There…” – US EPA (15min)
  • “Household Hazardous Waste” – Illinois EPA (30min)

Other Items:

  • “E-Hazards: They’re Out There…” CD ROM- US EPA
  • Environmental Safety Games (Bingo, Scrabble, Match Game, Flash Cards)-bilingual- US EPA Region VI
  • Pesticide Safety Bingo Game with flash cards – bilingual – US EPA Region VI

Materials:

  • Instruction Sheet
  • Water Cycle Table
  • Bead Instruction Sheet
  • A Drop Around the World
  • 9 Bottles of Beads
  • 9 Die
  • Word Station Markers
  • Picture Station Markers
  • Clipboards (17)
  • Chenille Strips
  • Pencils
  • Paper for Station Lists

 

Books:

  • A Guide to the Freshwater Mussels of Kentucky by Cicerello and Shuster

Guides:

  • Macroinvertebrates Laminated Poster Sets
  • Key to Macroinvertebrate Life in the River

Miscellaneous:

  • Laminated macroinvertebrate worksheets
  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem (2)
  • Macroinvertebrate specimen set
  • Eraser/Whiteboard Cleaner

Miscellaneous:

  • Blender
  • Life of a Cell Phone Poster
  • Bowls (4)
  • Food Color (1 bottle)
  • Glitter 4 (11 tubes)
  • Recyclables (Miscellaneous items)
  • Roll of Ribbon (3)
  • Markers (5)
  • Stamps (7)
  • Wire Screens
  • Large 3
  • Small 6
  • History of Paper Cards
  • 1 Small Bucket
  • 1 Bag of Colored Tissue
  • Cups
  • 2 plastic
  • 2 Styrofoam

Activity Guides:

  • The Happy Earth Day
  • Recycling Resource
  • The Life Cycle of Everyday Stuff
  • Be a Solid Waste Survivor – Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • How to Set up a School Recycling Program – The Council for Solid Waste Solutions
  • Reuse and Recycle=Waste Reduction – EPA
  • Planet Protectors Club – EPA – Recycling program
  • Let’s Recycle A Teacher’s Guide
  • The ABC’s of Environmental Education:  Can Manufacturers Institute
  • “The Complete Life Cycle of an Aluminum Can” Worksheet
  •  “Dig Those Cans” Worksheets (7)
  • Planet Protectors Club

Video:

  • “Recycle” – Steel Recycling Institute
  • “The Coolest Can” – Can Manufacturers Institute
  • “Trash Trail”-Illinois EPA (30min.)
  • “What’s One Can” Novelis (CD)

Miscellaneous:

  • “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink . . .”
  • Earth Patrol (Newspaper)
  • Aluminum Beverage Can Ends –CMI
  • Hands On Plastics:  A Scientific Investigation Kit
  • HOP CD
  • Recycled HDPE Block
  • Recycled HDPE Flakes
  • Recycled HDPE Pellets
  • Recycled LDPE Pellets
  • Recycled PET Pellets
  • Recycled PP Pellets
  • Recycled PS Pellets
  • Recycled PVC Pellets
  • Test Tube
  • The Untrashables” – Comic Bookby PhilaPrde, Inc
  • Recycle Bingo (30)
  • Recycle Facts – Matching
  • Laminated Recycle Signs (3)
  • Puzzled About Recycling & Value (EPA)
  • You Can Make a Ton of Difference (EPA)
  • Posters:
  • 230 Million Toms of Trash(2)
  • Life Cycle of a Pencil
  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch
  • Life Cycle of a Soccer Ball
  • Life Cycle of a CD or DVD(2)
  • Life Cycle of a Cell Phone(2)
  • Alcan Packet with DVD
  • Piece of Recycled Aluminum
  • What’s a Carbon Footprint?
  • eCycling
  • “Save the Earth” Newsletter
  • Laminated Recycling Sign
  • Laminated “Aluminum” Sign
  • “The Life of a Cell Phone” Poster and Activity (5)
  • “My Life as a Can” Magazine
  • The Happy Earth Day
  • Recycling Resource
  • The Life Cycle of Everyday Stuff
  • Be a Solid Waste Survivor – Kentucky Environmental Education Council
  • How to Set up a School Recycling Program – The Council for Solid Waste Solutions
  • Reuse and Recycle=Waste Reduction – EPA
  • Planet Protectors Club – EPA – Recycling program
  • Let’s Recycle A Teacher’s Guide
  • The ABC’s of Environmental Education:  Can Manufacturers Institute
  • “The Complete Life Cycle of an Aluminum Can” Worksheet
  •  “Dig Those Cans” Worksheets (7)
  • Planet Protectors Club

Video

  • “Recycle” – Steel Recycling Institute
  • “The Coolest Can” – Can Manufacturers Institute
  • “Trash Trail”-Illinois EPA (30min.)
  • “What’s One Can” Novelis (CD)

Miscellaneous:

  • “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink . . .”
  • Earth Patrol (Newspaper)
  • Aluminum Beverage Can Ends –CMI
  • Hands On Plastics:  A Scientific Investigation Kit
  • HOP CD
  • Recycled HDPE Block
  • Recycled HDPE Flakes
  • Recycled HDPE Pellets
  • Recycled LDPE Pellets
  • Recycled PET Pellets
  • Recycled PP Pellets
  • Recycled PS Pellets
  • Recycled PVC Pellets
  • Test Tube
  • The Untrashables” – Comic Bookby PhilaPrde, Inc
  • Recycle Bingo (30)
  • Recycle Facts – Matching
  • Laminated Recycle Signs (3)
  • Puzzled About Recycling & Value (EPA)
  • You Can Make a Ton of Difference (EPA)
  • Posters:
  • 230 Million Toms of Trash(2)
  • Life Cycle of a Pencil
  • Pack a Waste Free Lunch
  • Life Cycle of a Soccer Ball
  • Life Cycle of a CD or DVD(2)
  • Life Cycle of a Cell Phone(2)
  • Alcan Packet with DVD
  • Piece of Recycled Aluminum
  • What’s a Carbon Footprint?
  • eCycling
  • “Save the Earth” Newsletter
  • Laminated Recycling Sign
  • Laminated “Aluminum” Sign
  • “The Life of a Cell Phone” Poster and Activity (5)
  • “My Life as a Can” Magazine

Activity Guides:

  • A Study of Soil Science by LaMotte Science Handbook (3)
  • Backyard Conservation byUSDA
  • Geography of Hope Activity Guide
  • Dig-In! Hands-On Soil Investigations:(2)
  • 4-H Land Judging in Kentucky by UK Cooperative Extension Service
  • Soil Handbook by Lamotte
  • Farm and Food Bytes: Soil and Water Conservation
  • Soil Science Simplified by Helmut Kehnke and D. P. Franzmeier

Books:

  • A Handful of Dirt by Raymond Bail
  • Kentucky Erosion and Sediment Control Guide (2)
  • Soil Ecology
  • Soil Erosion By Water USDA
  • Earth by Eyewitness Books
  • Life in a Bucket of Soil by Alvin Silverstein and Virginia Silverstein
  • Search for Soil by National Association of Conservation Districts
  • Soil Biology Primer by Soil and Water Conservation Society

Miscellaneous:

  • EarthColors GLOBE Program Edition Water-Resistant Soil Color Chart (2)
  • LESA – Agriculture Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
  • Lucite Magnifying Boxes _ 1 ½ “ Square (21 boxes)
  • Munsell Soil Color Chart (1)
  • 21” Soil Collection Tube
  • 12” Soil Collection Tube (2)
  • The Geography Tour Video
  • 1 Magnifying Glass
  • 5 Sift Boxes
  • 6 250 ml Plastic Scoops
  • Suunto Clinometer (Percent and Degree Scale) with case
  • 4 Hand Trowels
  • USDA Soil Texturing Field Flow Chart (2)
  • Nutrient Test Kits (6)
  • Soil Sample Tube (Water/Soil)
  • Soil Samples (3)
  • Water/Soil Demonstration Tube

Soil Kits:

  • Complete Soil Test Kit
  • LaMotte Soil Texture Unity with Reagent Refills (50 tests)
  • Soil Formation Study Kit
  • Topsoil Tour LaMotte Kit

Books:

  • Landslides, Slumps, and Creep by Peter Goodwin

Curriculum Guide:

  • Conserving Soil by National Association of Conservation Districts

Miscellaneous:

  • Grass Seed
  • 2 Plastic Trays
  • 1 Plastic Tray with Concrete
  • 3 Plastic Tubs
  • Sediment Control Materials Notebook (North American Green)
  • Soil
  • Sand
  • 3 Spray Bottles
  • 3 Wooden Supports
  • Plastic ‘Grass Mat’
  • 2004 Soils Planner

Sedimentator:

  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Student’s Guide

Storm drain stenciling is a creative way to highlight where our water goes in urban environments. If you wish to lead a stenciling project, we can provide the following supplies:

Supplies:

  • Nitrite Gloves
    • 1 box small
    • 1 box medium
    • 1 box x-large
  • Paint
    • Light Blue – 4
  • Safety Goggles
  • Stencils – Earthwater (16 in separate box)
    • Adult – 26
    • Youth – 17
  • Trash Bags – 1 roll
  • Whisk Broom
  • Wire Brush
  • Dust Pan
  • Strips of Cloth – 2
  • Orange Caution Vests

Books:

  • Conserve Water: Educator’s Guide
  • Eyewitness Books: Weather by Brian Cosgrove
  • Geography Detective: Rivers and Valleys by Phillip Sauvain
  • Riparian Restoration and Streamside Erosion Control Handbook from the USDA
  • Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide
  • Common Aquatic Flora and Fauna of the Tennessee Valley
  • Healthy Water Healthy People Field Monitoring Guide
  • Discover Storm Water
  • A Field Guide to Kentucky Rivers and Streams
  • Water Ambassador
  • Stormwater Education Toolkit for Schools

Videos:

  • “Painting the Town Blue”-by Clean Ocean Action/Monmouth Cablevision
  • “T.A.R.P.”- Illinois EPA (30min)

Other Items:

  • Blow-up Globe
  • Nonpoint Source Pollution Poster
  • Pollution Begins and Ends With You Puzzle
  • National Conference on Urban Storm Water CD-Rom
  • Stormwater Education Toolkit CD-Rom
  • Storm Water and Construction Industry Poster
  • Turbidity or Not Turbidity
  • 8 rain gauges
  • Plastic Fish Bowl
  • Water measurement instruments
  • 9 clipboards
  • 10 tape measures
  • Storm Water Runoff Pollution Game

Activity Guides:

  • Conserve Water – Educators Guide
  • Small Stream Poster
  • Stream Ecosystem Poster
  • Water Watch Stream Monitoring Project – Kentucky Division of Water

Books:

  • A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
  • By J. Reese Voshell, Jr.
  • A Field Guide to Kentucky Rivers and Streams
  • Living Along a Kentucky Stream by UK Cooperative Extension Service (5)

Video:

  • Streamkeeper with Bill Nye
  • Water Watch Stream Monitoring Project

Other Items:

  • Macroinvertebrates ID Flashcards
  • Biological Monitoring Assessment worksheet (2)
  • Life Stages of a Newt
  • Laminated Macro Class 1, 2 and 3 Display Sheets
  • Chemical Monitoring Assessment worksheet
  • Dragonflys of KY flashcards
  • Frogs and Toads of KY flashcards
  • Salamanders of KY flashcards
  • Turtles of KY flashcards
  • Macroinvertebrate Identification Key
  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem and Cards
  • Macroinvertebrate sheet
  • 1 pan
  • 3 two-way viewers
  • 9 macro viewing cups
  • 5 nets
  • 20 bug viewers
  • Turbidity Tube (3)
  • 20 eyedroppers

Activity Guides:

  • Conserve Water  – Educators Guide
  • Small Stream Ecosystem and Poster- Educator’s Guide
  • Stream Ecosystem and Poster- Educator’s Guide
  • Stream Walking With Kids – Division of Water

Activity Guides:

  • Introducing Yourself to Trees – 4-H Forestry Project

Field Guides:

  • Berries, Nuts and Seeds by Diane L. Burns
  • Important Trees of the Eastern United States
  • Kentucky Forest Trees How To Know Them (2)
  • Trees, Leaves, and Bark by Diane L. Burns
  • Tree Finder by May Theilgaard Watts
  • Class set of 28 small tree/leaves field guides
  • Winter Tree Finder by May Theilgaard Watts and Tom Watts
  • Class set of 29 seeds, nuts, and bark field guide

Identification Kits:

  • Leaf identification kit
  • Seed identification kit
  • Twig identification kit

Posters:

  • Do You Recognize These Leaves and Needles?
  • Seeds Come In Every Shape and Size
  • This Pine Lived Through…
  • You Can Tell a Tree by its Bark

Miscellaneous: 

  • Leaf Rubbing Plates- 18
  • Trees: North American Trees cut out leaf shapes
  • Tree Cookies
    • Ash (9)
    • Red Oak (6)
    • Red Pine (1)
    • Walnut (6)
    • White Pine (7)
    • 6 clipboards

Activity Guides:

  • Kentucky Water: My Responsibility from the Courrier Journal
  • Project WET
  • Healthy Water: Healthy People & Student Ed.
  • Living Along a Kentucky Stream from UK Extension
  • Livable Neighborhood from Water Stewardship Program
  • Aqua Venturer by Sarah Lynn Cunningham, PE
  • Conserve Water Educators Guide
  • Discover Groundwater and Springs – Project Wet
  • Kentucky’s Wonderful Commonwealth of Water–
  • KEEC and East KY PRIDE
  • Watershed Patch Program – EPA
  • Watershed Pollution Educators Guide
  • Water Wise Packets:
    • #1 Introduction to Water
    • #2 Water on Earth
    • #3 Water and Contamination and Water Treatment
  • Water Quality: Potential Sources of Pollution  Poster (2)
  • What’s Up With Our Nation’s Water  – EPA
  • Groundwater:  The Hidden Resource   (1) Middle School Posters and (1) Grade School Poster

CDs:

  • Interfact Water – Book and Disk

Materials for activities:

  • Materials to be used with activity from Project Wet
  • Macroinvertebrate Mayhem – cards with sample microinvertebrates

Miscellaneous:

  • Beargrass Creek Watershed (Poster)
  • Small Stream Ecosystem (Poster)
  • Preventing Polluted Runoff (Poster)
  • Insect Boxes (4)

Video:

  • “Watersheds” – Illinois EPA (30 min)

Activity Guides:

  • Critters – AIMS Activities K – 6
  • Teacher’s Packet:  Endangered Species U.S. Fish and Wildlife
  • Rediscovering its Value: Kentucky Wildlife (4) The Courier-Journal, KACD, and KFB
  • WILD about Elk – Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Council for
  • Environmental Education

Books:

  • Eyewitness Books: Butterfly and Moth by Paul Whalley
  • Kids’ Wildlife Book from Warner Shedd

Booklets:

  • Backyard Conservation (USDA)
  • Birdscapes (USFWS)
  • Ducks Unlimited:  Waterfowl, Guns, and Loads for 2004

Brochures:

  • Bats and Integrated Pest Management
  • Black Bears in Kentucky
  • Elk and Bison Prairie
  • Elk in Kentucky
  • The Wild Turkey in Kentucky (2)
  • WILD About Reading
  • Why Native Plants

Field Guide:

  • A Guide to Wildlife Management Areas in Kentucky
  • Bats of the Eastern United States by Michael J. Harvey
  • Kentucky Snakes – Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife Resources
  • Kentucky’s Threatened and Endangered Species (3) by KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
  • Eastern Reptile and Amphibian-Peterson Field Guide  (2)

Videos:

  • Downtown Wildlife – Kentucky Afield for Kids
  • Symbols of the Wild – Kentucky Afield for Kids
  • Winter Survival – Kentucky Afield for Kids
  • Winter Wolf- Miramar

Other Items:

  • Butterflies of Kentucky  (Flash Cards)
  • Into The Forest: Nature’s Food Chain GamePoisonous Snakes of Kentucky (Flash Cards)
    • Food Chain Game Score Pad
    • Nature’s Forest Food Web
    • Rule Book
    • 41 Playing cards
  • Field Guide to Tracks
  • Nature Study Activities
  • Plaster Cast of Track Replicas:
    • Bald Eagle
    • Muskrat
    • Barred Owl
    • Opossum
    • Beaver
    • Porcupine
    • Raccoon
    • Wolf
    • Cottontail Rabbit
    • Skunk
    • Deer
    • Snapping Turtle
    • Fox
    • Squirrel
    • Mallard Duck
    • Woodchuck

Reading with Rosie book sets: 

Each book set contains 20 -25 books for elementary students.

Book List

A Day in the Forest with Smokey Bear
A Freshwater Pond
A Log’s Life
A River Ran Wild
A Wetland Habitat
America’s Wetlands: Guide to Plants and Animals
Bears Barge In
Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats
Explore a Spooky Swamp
Forests for All
Here is the Wetland
In the Tall, Tall Grass
Leapfrogging through Wetlands
Let’s Explore a River
Living Along A Kentucky Stream
Natural Inquirer: The World’s Forests Edition
The Old Boot
One Small Square: Cave
One Small Square: Pond
One Small Square: Swamp
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
Rain Rain Rivers
Tarzanna!
The Raft
Tundra
Understanding Science & Nature: Ecology
What are Wetlands?
What’s in the Pond?
Who Came Down That Road?
Wildlife Gardener: A Junior Master Gardener
Worm’s Eye View: Make Your Own Wildlife Refuge

Book List

A Handful of Dirt
An Earthworm’s Life
Compost By Gosh!
Compost Critters
Compost! Growing Gardens From Your Garbage
Composting: Nature’s Recyclers
Diary of a Worm
Dirt
Do it Yourself: Composting
Easy Composters You Can Build
How to ‘Cook’ Compost
Life in a Garbage Dump
Pee Wee and the Magical Compost Heap
Pee Wee goes to the Fair
Pee Wee’s Family in a Nutshell
Pee Wee’s Great Adventure: A Guide to Vermicomposting
Pill Bugs
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Food
Rotters! Decomposition
The Compost Heap
The Worm Book
The Worm Cafe: Mid-Scale Vermicomposting of Lunchroom Waste
What’s Going on in the Compost Pile? A Book About Systems
Wonderful Worms
Worms Eat My Garbage
Compost Basics
Compost Stew
Garbage Helps Our Garden Grow: A Compost Story
Wiggle and Waggle
Wiggling Worms at Work
Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer
Yucky Worms

Book List:

Andrew Lost with the Frogs
Animal Lives: Frog
Beatrice’s Goat
Birds, Nests and Eggs
Bizarre Birds
Children of the Earth…Remember
Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale
Earth Day Birthday
Endangered Grassland Animals
Fish is Fish
Natural Inquirer: Worming Their Way In: Invading Earthworms in the Southeastern United States
Once a Wolf: How Wildlife Biologists Fought to Bring Back the Gray Wolf
Owl Moon
Pass the Energy, Please!
Salamander Rain: A Lake and Pond Journal
Salamanders and Newts
The Butterfly
The Butterfly Alphabet
The Missing ‘Gator of Gumbo Limbo
There’s Still Time: The Success of the Endangered Species Act
The Snail’s Spell
Waiting for Wings
Wetland Food Chains
What’s Smaller than a Pygmy Shrew?
Who Eats What? Food Chains and Food Webs
Wild, Wild World: Sharks and Other Dangerous Fish
Wild, Wild World: Snakes and Other Reptiles
Wild, Wild World: Spiders and Other Creepy-Crawlies
Wild, Wild World: Whales and Other Sea Mammals
Wild, Wild World: Wild Cats and Other Dangerous Predators
Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats
Zoobooks Alligators and Crocodiles
Zoobooks Animal Champions 2
Zoobooks Butterflies
Zoobooks Cheetahs
Zoobooks Endangered Animals
Zoobooks Insects
Zoobooks Nocturnal Animals
Zoobooks Rhinos
Zoobooks Sea Otters
Zoobooks Snakes

Book List:

10 Easy Ways to Buy Recycled: A Smart Shopper’s Guide to Closing the Loop
A Sand County Almanac
A Sustainable Future
A Teacher’s Guide to How We Know What We Know About Out Changing Climate: Lessons, Resources, and Guidelines about Global Warming
Dr. Art’s Guide to Planet Earth for Earthlings Ages 12 to 1
Environment at Risk
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks: The Lives of Six Pioneering Naturalists
Global Warming
Global Warming: The Threat of Earth’s Changing Climate
How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming
Lives Intertwined: Relationships Between Plants and Animals
Planet Under Pressure: Energy
Planet Under Pressure: Food
Planet Under Pressure: Pollution
Planet Under Pressure: Population
Planet Under Pressure: Poverty
Planet Under Pressure: Waste
Pollution: Problems and Solutions
Sustainable Development
The Water Cycle: Evaporation, Condensation, and Erosion
What if the Hole in the Ozone Layer Grows Larger?
What’s It Like, Living Green?
Why should I bother about the planet?
Why should I recycle?

Book List:

An Environmental Q&A Book: When is it Great to Turn Green?
Clean Water
Common Ground: The Water, Earth, and Air We Share
Dinosaurs to the Rescue! A Guide to Protecting Our Planet
Don’t Throw That Away!
Earth Book for Kids
Earth Day
Earth Day – Hooray!
Earth-Friendly Holidays
Garbage and Recycling: Environmental Facts and Experiments
Help the Environment Reusing and Recycling
Help the Environment Saving Water
Get Green
Our Class is Going Green!
Planet Earth Gets Well
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Energy
(Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)Water
Santa Claus Is Green!
SpongeBob Goes Green! An Earth-Friendly Adventure!
Spud Goes Green
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling
The Case of the Gasping Garbage
The Drop in My Drink: The Story of Water on Our Planet
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up
The Magic School Bus Wet All Over
The Science Book of Air
The Sierra Club Kid’s Guide Planet Care & Repair
Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day
Tomorrow’s Earth A Squeaky-Green Guide
True Green: 100 everyday ways you can contribute to a healthier planet
What Happens at a Recycling Center?
Where Does the Garbage Go?
Where Does the Wind Blow?
Why Should I Protect Nature?
Why Should I Save Water?

Book List:

A River Ran Wild
B Is for Bluegrass: A Kentucky Alphabet
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky
Cloud Dance
Cracking Up: A Story about Erosion
Earthsteps: A Rock’s Journey Through Time
Floods
Help the Environment Caring for Nature
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg
How to Dig a Hole to the Other Side of the World
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Living Things Need Water
Looking at the Environment
Mountain Dance
Our Earth
Ox-Cart Man
Paddle-to-the-Sea
Rain Rain Rivers
River Song
Rocks & Fossils
Rocks in His Head
Spring Waters Gathering Places
The Big Rock
The Earth and I
The Pebble in My Pocket
Sand on the Move: The Story of Dunes
The Sun, the Wind and the Rain

Book List:

All the Way to the Ocean
Bag in the Wind
Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Planet Clean and Green
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean
Helping the Environment: Cleaning Up Litter
How Spider Stopped the Litterbugs
I Can Save the Earth
Lady Lulu Liked to Litter
Larry the Litterbug
Litter Bug
Litter Bug’s Halloween
Litterbug Doug
Little Miss Litterbug
The Berenstain Bears Don’t Pollute Anymore
The Wartville Wizard
Trash Trouble
Why Shouldn’t I Drop Litter?

Book List:

A Forest’s Life: From Meadow to Mature Woodland
A Gift of a Tree
A Tree for All Seasons
Are Trees Alive?
Dead Log Alive!
Franklin Plants a Tree
Hollyhock Days
How Leaves Change
How the Forest Grew
In the Woods: Who’s Been Here?
JMG Gardener Handbook Level 1
Leaves
Literature in the Garden
Miss Rumphius
My Own Herb Garden
Once There Was a Tree
One Small Square: Woods
Plantzilla
Sky Tree
Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids
The Backyard Naturalist
The Gardener
The Giving Tree
The Lorax
The Natural Role of Fire
The Reason for a Flower
Tops and Bottoms
Tree Basics
Trees are Terrific!
Weslandia
Where Once There Was a Wood
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Wildfires

Book List:

50 Simple Things Kids Can Do To Recycle
The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle: A Story About Recycling
The Adventures of an Aluminum Can: A Story About Recycling
(Andrew Lost) In the Garbage
Dinosaurs To the Rescue: A Guide to Protecting Our Planet
Don’t Throw That Away!
The Dumpster Diver
Earth: Where Would We Be Without It?
Franklin is Messy
Garbage and Recycling: Environmental Facts and Experiments
George Saves the World by Lunchtime
Glass
Help the Environment: Reusing and Recycling
Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Landfill
Las tres erres: reutilizar, reducir, reciclar
Love Your World: How to Take Care of the Plants, the Animals, and the Planet
The Magic School Bus Gets Recycled
Michael Recycle
Michael Recycle and the Tree Top Cops
Michael Recycle Saves Christmas
Pollution and Waste: Environmental Facts and Experiments
Recycle Every Day!
Recycle That!
(Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)Glass
(Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)Metal
(Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)Paper
(Reduce, Reuse and Recycle)Plastic
Three R’s: Reuse, Reduce, Recycle
Trash and Recycling
Where Does the Garbage Go?
Why Should I Recycle?

Book List:

A Drop Around the World
A Drop Around the World: A Teacher’s Guide
A Drop of Water
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder
Cracking Up: A Story About Erosion
Dwayne the Stormdrain
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean
One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
Rain Rain Rivers
Re-Cycles
(Reduse, Reuse, Recyle)Water
Saving Water
Spring Waters Gathering Places
The Drop in my Drink: The Story of Water on our Planet
The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks
The Magic School Bus Wet All Over
The Water Cycle
Water Cycle
Water Dance
Water Pollution
What Living Things Need: Water
Who Keeps the Water Clean? Ms. Schindler!
Why Should I Save Water?

Book List:

A Freshwater Pond
A River Ran Wild
A True Book About Wetlands
A Wetlands Habitat
Americas Wetlands: Guide to Plants and Animals
Animal Lives: Frog
Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats
Eliza and the Dragonfly
Explore a Spooky Swamp
Floods
Here is the Wetland
Leapfrogging Through Wetlands(teacher resource)
Life in a Wetland
Living Along a Kentucky Stream
Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs
One Small Square Pond
One Small Square Bowl
Our Planet: Rivers
Pond Watching with Ann Morgan
River Song
Salamander Rain: A Lake and Pond Journal
The Cod’s Tail
The Web at Dragonfly Pond
Trouble in Troublesome Creek
Wetland Food Chains
Wetlands
Wetlands: Soggy Habitat
What are Wetlands?
Where the River Begins

Book List:

36 Copies of Why Should I Recycle? by Susan Meredith

Book List:

36 Copies of Why Should I Bother About the Planet? by Susan Meredith

Movies: 

Extraordinary underwater footage follows the life cycles of mayflies, stoneflies, caddisflies, and other amazing bugs.

Flyfishers will gain valuable insights as they see how insects behave and what they REALLY look like to trout!

Teachers, parents, river monitors, scientists, and kids of all ages will be entertained and enlightened by this film.

For over two hundred and fifty years coal mining has been a part of Kentucky’s history. Through the voices of coal industry professionals, activists, politicians and everyday people, this documentary examines the significance of coal in Kentucky’s past, present and future.

Funded through a grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and Environment, the film is presented by the University of Kentucky’s Vis Center and the College of Engineering.

This documentary examines the harmful effects of nonpoint source pollution on Kentucky’s water supply and shows some simple methods ordinary citizens can use to help protect sources of water in the Commonwealth for future generations. Nonpoint source pollution occurs as rain and snowmelt move over the ground carrying any waste materials left behind such as paint, oil, fertilizer, pet waste, livestock waste and loosened sediment into nearby water sources.

Designed for upper elementary and middle school students, this look at coal mining visits a deep underground mine, a surface mine, and several reclamation projects; explains how coal was formed; and takes a look at how coal is transported. Experts from Kentucky’s mining industry answer students’ questions. A 1995 KET production. (57 Minutes)

Have you ever thought about how much food, everyday products, and fuel you’ve consumed during the course of your life? In National Geographic’s new program, Human Footprint, you’ll find out that it’s a lot. From our cars to our clothes dryers to our disposable toothbrushes, our impact on planet Earth is astonishing.

Whether you’re a child who drinks milk or an adult who enjoys a bottle of wine, Human Footprint takes a phase-by-phase journey through life to illustrate the enormous imprint every American makes during his or her time on Earth. Incorporating surprising facts with playful visuals, this enlightening portrait reveals our level of consumption-and the simple changes we can all make to reduce our negative impact on the world.

Follow filmmaker Jeff Barrie as he searches America’s cities, towns and countryside for solutions to the great energy problems of our day.

Along the way you’ll meet power companies, schools, businesses and everyday Americans finding ways to meet our energy needs using conservation and green power.Best of all, Kilowatt Ours will teach you how to dramatically reduce your own energy bill and improve the environment at the same time! (56 Minutes)

Kentucky is rich in water resources. However, runoff from fields, lawns, and pavement carries hazardous materials from our watersheds to our rivers.

Kentucky watersheds eventually drain into the Mississippi River, so the runoff has the potential to impact water quality in the Gulf of Mexico.

Raindrops to Rivers includes both classroom materials and professional development resources to help students understand more about Kentucky watersheds and the effects of runoff, or nonpoint source pollution.

A Simple Question: The Story of STRAW is an inspiring 32 minute documentary that chronicles The Bay Institute’s STRAW(Student and Teachers Restoring A Watershed) Project.

In 1992, Laurette Rogers’ 4th grade class asked her what they could do to save endangered species. It was a simple question that would change their lives. They decided to restore creek-side habitat for the local endangered California Freshwater Shrimp in the Stemple Creek watershed, twenty miles north of San Francisco. Partnering with ranchers, scientists, government agencies and schools, this remarkable effort has since restored over 20 miles of habitat, galvanized the local community, and led to significant educational innovations. The STRAW Project serves as testimony to the importance of empowering children, which in turn transforms us all. (36 minutes)

National Engineering Handbook

Part 654

Released, August 2007

NRCS-National Resources Conservation Service

US Department of Agriculture

What would it take to live waste free? What would be the impact on the planet, and on our lives? The Clean Bin Project follows a couple, Jen and Grant, as they go head-to-head in an uplifting and often-humorous competition to see who can produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year.

Their rivalry presents the serious topics of modern consumption habits and waste reduction in a light-hearted, optimistic way that encourages viewers of all ages to consider what simple steps they can take in their own lives and communities. As Jen and Grant move through the different seasons of the year, we witness the full range of challenges they face—from weekly shopping for groceries to holiday gift giving—and the creative solutions they come up with.

Beyond avoiding toothpicks and making toothpaste from scratch, their competition includes a deeper examination of the sobering problem of waste in North America and how it contributes to major environmental concerns, such as climate change, ocean pollution and others.

The award-winning tale of The Lorax tells the story of the greedy, tree-chopping Once-lers and the brave little Lorax who speaks up for the vanishing forest.

Twelve year old Ted will do anything to find a real life Truffla Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees.

1 Hour 27 Minutes

We all throw out an average of 6 lbs. of garbage every day. Where does it all go? This film takes us on two fascinating trips — to the landfill with our regular garbage, and to the recycling plant with our newspapers, cans, glass and plastic. Along the way, a plastic milk jug takes a mysterious detour with a surprising result. (26 Minutes)

Grades K-5

Miscellaneous Resources:

  • Biltmore Sticks
  • Microscopes
  • Water Test Materials
  • Enviroscapes – NPS Pollution, Wetland, Landfill, & Water Treatment