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Links and Reviews for Walk in the Woods

The following 129 sites have linked to our Walk in the Woods website. Links to commercial products or enterprises do not constitute endorsement by University of Illinois Extension.

4-H Forestry 101-Alabama
http://aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/4hprojects/naturalresources/forestry/4-HForestry101.php

Alabama Cooperative Extension - Limestone County - 4-H - Projects - Wildlife
http://www.aces.edu/counties/Limestone/4-H/Projects.php

American Federation of Teachers
http://www.aft.org/publications/american_teacher/apr04/wtfi.html
"A Web sitedesigned for children in grades 3 through 5 who have little or no opportunity to visit the woods has been unveiled by University of Illinois Extension. “A Walk in the Woods” can be found on its Urban Programs Resources network site, www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/woods/. The site, which is part of the Schools OnLine section, is divided into several parts, including a virtual walk in the woods that features narration. Students also can click on various icons and learn about the animals and plants they might see. Another part contains tips on gettingready for a walk in the woods, including precautions and trail etiquette. A teachers’ guide is included on the site to enhance classroom use."

Barbieri School (Framingham, MA)
http://www.framingham.k12.ma.us/barbieri/hemsites.htm

Blair-Taylor School District
http://www.btsd.k12.wi.us/klingt/Subjects.htm

blogsmart.net
http://blogmarks.net/marks/tag/gr3?offset=100

Brainboxx - Resources - Recommended links
http://www.brainboxx.co.uk/a4_resource/pages/Sci-box/X_LINKS.htm

Breen Elementary School - Fourth Grade - Science and Animals
http://bes.rocklin.k12.ca.us/fourthgrade.htm

Burik Model Design - Great Kid Sites - Plant Sites & Tools
http://burikmodeldesign.com/search/plants.htm

Burntsidetrails.com - For Kids
http://www.burntsidetrails.com/main.htm

Canby Public Schools-Minnesota
http://canby.mntm.org/Page/650

Canterberry Academy Home School
http://canterburyacademynews.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

Canterbury Academy News - Blog - Trees and Forests
http://canterburyacademynews.blogspot.com/2008/01/trees-and-forests.html
"And here's some sites that were informative and fun!"

Carmichael Elementary School - Resources - Kindergarten
http://www.sanjuan.edu/Carmichael.cfm?subpage=69517

Cavendish Town Elementary School - Third Grade News
http://ctes.wswsu.org/CTESThird/

Ceip San Francisco Xabier - Ligazons - Veran - Ligazons Para Aprender de Natureza
http://www.edu.aytolacoruna.es/centros/sfxabier/ligazons.htm
"un paseo polo virtual polo bosque. Cando remates poderás face-lo teu bosque ou deixa-la túa mensaxe nun foro."

Challenge Center at Garfield - Dr. Andrews - South Dakota Science Standards Grade 4
http://sa067.k12.sd.us/Documents/Science_Standards_Grade4.htm
"Great walk in the woods slide show."

Clil Teachers Web Guide
http://webguide.wordpress.com/category/natural-sciences/

Craven County Schools - J.W. Smith Elementary School - Gale Walton - Second Grade - Other
http://teacherweb.craven.k12.nc.us/JWS/GaleW/secondgrade.html

Crow Class - Web Links - Science
http://crowclass.com/web_links.htm

Doyle Elementary School-Pennsylvania
http://cbsd.org/Page/10680

Dr. P's Environmental Science Teacher Resources - Environmental Science
http://www.africangreyparrott.com/teachenvsci

eduScapes - Smartboard
http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/

eduScpes
http://www.eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/

Etiwanda Colony Elementary - Fifth Grade Lab - Science
http://etiwanda.k12.ca.us/col/Lab%205th.htm

FirstGov for Kids
http://www.kids.gov/k_rec.htm
"Walk in the Woods is designed for students to gain an appreciation of nature. Sometimes students are not able to go to a forest preserve or woods, so this brings the woods to you."

Fox Mill Elementary School - First Grade Page - Science
http://www.fcps.edu/FoxMillES/studentpages/firstsp.html

Going Greeny - Green Guide - Children Activities
http://goinggreeny.com/Green_Guide/Children_Activities.php
"Take a guide walk through the woods and learn about all the life that exists there. Click "Fun Place" at top to find more fun green activities for children. Available in Spanish."

Good School Division - Technology - Grade 1 - Science - Other Science Stuff
http://www.gssd.ca/technology/mm/Gr1/1subjects.html

Good Spirit School Division - Techonology - Grade Level Resources - Grade 2 - Science - Habitats
http://www.gssd.ca/technology/mm/Gr2/2subjects.html

Grapeland Elementary School - 2nd Grade Lab - Other
http://www.etiwanda.k12.ca.us/etigrape/Lab%202nd%20Grade.htm

Greendale Elementary School - Helpful Internet Sites
http://ges.wcs.k12.va.us/second.html

Greendale Elementary School, Abingdon, VA
http://ges.wcs.k12.va.us/second.html

Handbook of Nature - Outdoor Challenge Mammals - Additional Resources for this Challenge
http://handbookofnaturestudy.blogspot.com/2009/02/outdoor-hour-challenge-50-mammals-skunk.html

Hartley Outdoor Education Center
http://hartley.sisd.cc/explore/explore.htm
"Take "A Walk in the Woods" thanks to the University of Illinois Extension. This site is narrated. Students can also click on various icons and learn about the animals and plants they might see when they take a real walk in the woods at Hartley."

Houghton Mifflin Reading - Grade 1 - Web Field Trip
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/tnc/gr1/activities/gr1_th8_sel1_trip.html

Hybla Valley Elementary School - Science Links
http://www.fcps.edu/HyblaValleyES/resources/science.htm

ide@s
http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu/ideas_resource.cfm?rid=15855&subjects=1&sid=3&startrow=11
"A Narrated walk through the woods. Very descriptive about what you can find in the woods with helpful nature notes."

Ideas - University of Wisconsin-Extension - Selected Resource
http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu/ideas_resource.cfm?rid=19744&grade=1&glid=19&startrow=51
"Classroom Evaluation Resource: A Walk in the Woods This resource was classroom evaluated by a Wisconsin teacher on 05/29/07. On a scale of 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor), this resource received an average score of 5.0. This classroom teacher's review included the following comments: Students loved visiting this website especially since it tied in with field trip visits to nature preserves."

Ideas - Wisconsin.edu - Classroom Evaluation
http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu/resource_ce.cfm?rid=19744
"Students loved visiting this website especially since it tied in with field trip visits to nature preserves."

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Links
http://indialantic.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/SciLinks.htm

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Resources Quick Find
http://www.indialantic.brevardschools.org/SciLinks.htm

Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL
http://indialantic.es.brevard.k12.fl.us/SciLinks.htm

Jason Lee Elementary School - Kid's Stuff
http://www.rsd.edu/schools/jasonlee/kidstuff/

Jefferson County Schools - Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page - First Grade - Unit 2 - Internet Sites
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/waltkek/First2.html

Jefferson County Schools - Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page - Second Grade - Science
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/waltkek/Second%20Grade%20Sites.html

John Henderson Elementary - Henderson Links
http://henderson.vsb.bc.ca/links.html

Kids' First Government
http://www.kids.gov/k_rec.htm
"Walk in the Woods is designed for students to gain an appreciation of nature. Sometimes students are not able to go to a forest preserve or woods, so this brings the woods to you."

Kids.gov - Educators - Science
http://www.kids.gov/educators/ed_science.shtml

Kids.gov - Fun Stuff/Games
http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_fun_recreation.shtml
"A Walk In the Woods - Take an adventure! Write your own timber talk story and take a tour of the woods."

Kids.gov - Science - Living Things (Grades K-5)
http://www.kids.gov/k_5/k_5_science_life.shtml
"A Walk In the Woods - Take an adventure! Write your own timber talk story and take a tour of the woods."

KUB Academy: The Forest Page
http://abeged.com/COTY-C4T/Forest/TheForest.html

Langwitches Blog - Bookmarks for September 14th through September 17th
http://langwitches.org/blog/2008/09/17/bookmarks-for-september-14th-through-september-17th/

Larry Ferlazzo - English - Beginner/Early Intermediate - Non-Fiction
http://larryferlazzo.com/englishbeg.html

Larry Ferlazzo - English - Beginner/Early Intermediate - Non-Fiction - Reading Non-Fiction
http://www.larryferlazzo.com/englishbeg.html

Larry Ferlazzo - English Theme for Beginners and Early Intermediate - Yosemite & Nature
http://larryferlazzo.com/englishthemes.html

Learning for Kids - Education Sites
http://netsmartkids.org/recreation.htm

Lincoln (IL) Daily News
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2004/Feb/11/Features_new/teaching.shtml

Lincoln (IL) Daily News
http://archives.lincolndailynews.com/2004/Jun/07/News_new/today_d.shtml

Longview Independent School District - Science Web Sites - 5th Grade - Ecosystems
http://www.lisd.org/technology/itswebs/elem/curr/science/5sciwebsites.htm

M.S.D. of Mt. Vernon
http://www.msdmv.k12.in.us/farmersville/msdmv/webquest_index.htm

Mark Twain Elementary - Online Student Resources - Third Grade - Science
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/mark_twain_elementary/online_student_resources/grade_level_links/third_grade_links/

Mark Twain Elementary - Online Student Resources - Third Grade - Unit 3 - Internet Sites
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/waltkek/Third3.html

Mark Twain Elementary School - Online Student Resources - Science Links
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/mark_twain_elementary/online_student_resources/subject_links/science/

Maroun Elementary School
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3389&PHPSESSID=b72fbd2ebd49be44d086fa496575feb2

Maroun Elementary School
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3396&PHPSESSID=b37628f582b0f3f803d33ff0b290a5dc

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links - K-2 Science - Living Environment
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3418&PHPSESSID=cf507caa6a43ed0a07ffe3983f8bade6

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links - K-2 Science - Living Environment
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3366&PHPSESSID=60278970ca895b0c524a3c16d5c542f5

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links for Kids - K-2 Science - Living Environment
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=3382&PHPSESSID=b77e12fc069cb1391bab4e79da86e5d9

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Website Links - Living Environment
http://phoenix.ny.schoolwebpages.com/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=4608&PHPSESSID=b68ce4a2ee584e2227612c274326c504

Mason Elementary, Lee's Summit, MO
http://mae.leesummit.k12.mo.us/kprideaux/science.htm

Miss Hope.org - About Our Class - Kids Links
http://www.misshope.org/id4.html

Missouri Botanical Garden
http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/temp/links.htm

Missouri Botanical Garden
http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/temp/links.htm
"This site takes you on a walk through a forest to see the plant and animal life there."

Mize Elementary - Specials - Fifth Grade
http://www.usd232.org/education/projects/default.php?sectiondetailid=12138&PHPSESSID=c238e7f74...

Mize Elementary - Specials - Second Grade - Computer Technology
http://www.usd232.org/education/projects/default.php?sectiondetailid=12117&PHPSESSID=c238e7f74...

Mize Elementary - Specials - Third Graders - Other
http://www.usd232.org/education/projects/default.php?sectiondetailid=12124&PHPSESSID=c238e7f74...

Mr. Donn's Social Studies Site - Holidays - Earth Day
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/earthday.html

MrDonn.org - Keeping our Planet Green
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/earthday.html
"Lots of Fun - A Walk in the Woods"

Natural Resource Defense Council
http://www.nrdc.org/reference/picks.asp
"As kids click through this photo-filled University of Illinois Extension website, they’ll discover that a walk in the woods is a great way to learn about and appreciate nature. If your computer has speakers, turn them on to hear an enthusiastic voice read the text of each page."

Natural Resources Defense Council - Reference/Links: For Kids - Habitats
http://www.nrdc.org/reference/kids.asp
"As kids click through this photo-filled University of Illinois Extension website, they'll discover that a walk in the woods is a great way to learn about and appreciate nature. If your computer has speakers, turn them on to hear an enthusiastic voice read the text of each page."

Natural Resources Defense Council - Reference/Links: Our Favorites
http://www.nrdc.org/reference/picks/pick0411.asp
"As kids click through this photo-filled University of Illinois Extension website, they'll discover that a walk in the woods is a great way to learn about and appreciate nature. If your computer has speakers, turn them on to hear an enthusiastic voice read the text of each page."

Newburg School District - Elementary - Online Resources for Kids - Science
http://newburg.k12.mo.us/elementary/new_online_resources_for_kids/science/

Newton Public Schools - Kindergarten Page - Unit Themes
http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/sch/nr/kindergarten_page.htm

Northside Independent School District - Michelle Burell - Second Grade - Links
https://nisd.schoolnet.com/outreach/bles/2ndgrade/burell/

Patrick Henry Middle School - South Dakota Science Standards Grade 5 - General Websites
http://sa067.k12.sd.us/Documents/Science_Standards_Grade5.htm
"Great walk in the woods slide show"

Peabody Public Schools - John E Burke School - K-2 Resources - Life Science
http://burke.peabody.k12.ma.us/k-2links.htm

Pierce Elememray - Pierce Favorites - Pond and Woods
http://pierce.cr.k12.ia.us/Library/Links/2.doc

Port Washington School District - More Great Sites for Kids - Insects, Plants and Nature
http://schools.portnet.k12.ny.us/~nlalena/morelinks.htm

portaportal.com
http://guest.portaportal.com/bkipps

Powell Elementary School - Modules - Other Sites
http://powelles.knoxschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=49591&sessionid=7bb2e

Richland Parish Schools - Students - Student Online Resouces - W
http://richland.k12.la.us/students/students.html

Richland Parish Schools - Teachers - Teachers' Online Resouces - W
http://richland.k12.la.us/teachers/teachers.html

Rogers-Herr Middle School - Educational Websites - Science
http://www.rogersherr.dpsnc.net/links/science.shtml

Royal Oaks Elementary - Student Links - Science
http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/RO/Pages/studentlinks/science.htm

Scarlet's Web - Scarlet's Links - Learning
http://scarletsweb.co.uk/links-learning.htm

sciencespot.net
http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/kdzbionature.html

Seaford District Library - Links for Children
http://www.seaford.lib.de.us/CH-links.htm
"A Walk in the Woods University of Illinois interactive walk through the woods in English and Espanol."

Sheffield Primary Library - Science Sites
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/librarysheffieldpri/science.htm
"A Walk in the Woods"

Sheffield Primary Library (Dallas, TX)
http://cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu/librarysheffieldpri/science.htm

South School (Mrs. Fullerton) Rockland, Maine
http://www.quia.com/pages/fullyfun.html

St. Petersburg Times
http://www.saintpetersburgtimes.com/2004/06/14/Technology/Web_sites_to_help_kid.shtml
"Take a virtual walk in the woods at this University of Illinois site. Narration will assist the reader, making this a good site for FCAT practice."

St. Petersburg Times
http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/14/Technology/Web_sites_to_help_kid.shtml
"Take a virtual walk in the woods at this University of Illinois site. Narration will assist the reader, making this a good site for FCAT practice."

Stower School District - Grades K-3 Science Resources - Student Links - Grade 3
http://www.stowe.k12.vt.us/ses/links/scilw/index.htm
"Walk in the Woods is designed for third through fifth grade students to gain an appreciation of nature. Accompanied by audio narration."

Study Plans
http://www.studyplans.com/science1.htm
"This website is designed for children in grades 3 through 5 who have little or no opportunity to visit the woods. It is divided into several parts, including a virtual walk in the woods that features narration. Students also can click on various icons and learn about the animals and plants they might see. Another part contains tips on getting ready for a walk in the woods, including precautions and trail etiquette. A teachers' guide is included on the site to enhance classroom use."

Sunrise Valley Instructional Websites - 2nd Grade - Science - Science Guided Walk in the Woods
http://www.fcps.edu/SunriseValleyES/MacLab/grade2/science2/science2.htm
"University of Illinois narrated slideshow guides the viewer on a walk through the woods, includes photos of fungi, rot, decomposition, insects, poison ivy, seasonal changes, dormancy, and nature center safety tips."

Teach the Children Well
http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/science.html

Teacher Help.org - Resources - Life Science - Plants
http://www.teacherhelp.org/lesson6.htm

Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Elementary Life Sciences
http://interconnect.tamucc.edu/elementaryscience/objective_2.html
"Students will describe relationships among various organisms in their environments."

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Elementary Science Resources - Life Science
http://interconnect.tamucc.edu/elementaryscience/life.html

The Creator's Fingerprints - Kid's Links - Nature Games and Activities
http://www.thecreatorsfingerprints.com/links-8-kids.htm
"A Walk in the Woods is an interesting site which shows you how you can really enjoy your walks more. It shows what to look for, why habitats are different, and how to have fun in the woods without damaging the habitat. The more you know, the more interesting those walks will be. It is presented in an interesting slide show with text dialog."

The Stir - Big Kid - Kids Living Greener Lives: Links I Love
http://www.cafemom.com/dailybuzz/big_kid/4226/Kids_Living_Greener_Lives_Links_I_Love
"A Walk in the Woods, created by the University of Illinois Extension Service, aims to help 3rd through 5th graders students gain an appreciation of nature."

University of Delaware - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
http://ag.udel.edu/extension/4h/projects/4HProjects.htm

University of Florida - Urban and Community Forestry Program - Educators - Classroom Support
http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/urbanforestry/educators.html

University of North Carolina School of Education - Lesson Plans - Walk in the Woods
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/external/woodwalk
"Join this online walk through the woods with an audio guide featuring photographs and field notes about the animals and plants you may encounter! Nature Notes includes images and information about everything you may find in the woods, from acorns to ticks. Visit the Fun Place to read or write a Timber Talk Story or to write in the Woods Walker Journal and see what others have written. Upper elementary students are the target audience for this virtual field trip, and the materials are designed for independent reading and navigation, building an understanding of the content and vocabulary while integrating writing and mathematics into activities that build skills in observation and awareness of conservation issues. Audio support throughout this site will help students who are not strong readers. Learning goals for this activity include general scientific observation and inquiry skills as well as the traditional data collection for investigations using scientific process skills including observing, estimating and measuring. Science topics covered are life cycles of plants and animals, and relationships among various organisms in their environments. The trip through the woods is linear and encourages students to see this as an example of an experience that will vary depending upon season and time of day. The Getting Ready section gives tips about proper dress and behavior for a walk in the real outdoors. The Site Index is a page of thumbnail images and will make it easy for you to return to a specific plant, animal or concept if you want to reinforce specific relationships or highlight materials relevant to a current unit. Consult the Teacher’s Guide for suggested extension activities for the classroom like creating bulletin boards or a woods glossary, as well as ideas for extending the activities into the school grounds or nearby community."

University of Sioux Falls - Dr. Peterson - K- 5 Computer Lab Activities
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/computer_lab.htm

University of Sioux Falls - K-8 Science Sites - Smartboard Sites for Science - Termplates
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/science_methods.htm

University of Sioux Falls Education Department - K- 5 Computer Lab Activities - Second Grade
http://faculty.usiouxfalls.edu/arpeterson/computer_lab.htm

University of Wisconsin Extension: Oconto County
http://www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/Oconto/4h/NaturalResources.html

UT Extension Tennessee 4-H
http://www.utextension.utk.edu/4H/projects/perf-arts-rec.htm

Utah Education Nework - Utah Core Standards - Science - 4th Grade - Standard 5
http://www.uen.org/cc/uen/core/pub/displayCoreCourseLinks.action?ccId=3040&itemId=1217
"This web site will help children gain an understanding of the plants and animals that might be seen during a walk in the woods, as well as an appreciation of nature."

Vermillion Parish Schools - 3rd Grade - Science - Unit 7 - The Environment
http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/3rd/homework/science/un7/science3un7.htm

Warwick Schools - Sherman Elementary School - Library - Geography
http://www.warwickschools.org/sherman/Library/LibraryWeb/geography.htm

Washington County Schools - Kidz Place - Sites
http://kidzplace.wcs.k12.va.us/sites.html

Waunakee Community School District - Prairie Elementary - Student Bookmarks - Science
http://www.waunakee.k12.wi.us/prairie/sciencelinks.cfm

Western Row Elementary School-Ohio
http://edline.net/pages/Western_Row_Elementary_School/Classes/1314_160_14_1/Ecosystems

White Lake School District - Computer Lab - Second Grade - Science Activities
http://whitelake.k12.sd.us/elementaryComputers/2nd%20Grade/Links.htm

Wyman Elementary - Science
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/wyman_elementary/online_student_resources/subject_links/science/

Wyman Elementary School - Online Student Resources - Third Grade Links
http://rolla.k12.mo.us/schools/wyman_elementary/online_student_resources/grade_level_links/third_grade_links/

 

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