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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

Alabama Cooperative Extension - Limestone County - 4-H - Projects - Wildlife

American Federation of Teachers
"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)

Blair-Taylor School District

blogsmart.net

Brainboxx - Resources - Recommended links

Breen Elementary School - Fourth Grade - Science and Animals

Burik Model Design - Great Kid Sites - Plant Sites & Tools

Burntsidetrails.com - For Kids

Canby Public Schools-Minnesota

Canterberry Academy Home School

Canterbury Academy News - Blog - Trees and Forests
"And here's some sites that were informative and fun!"

Carmichael Elementary School - Resources - Kindergarten

Cavendish Town Elementary School - Third Grade News

Ceip San Francisco Xabier - Ligazons - Veran - Ligazons Para Aprender de Natureza
"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
"Great walk in the woods slide show."

Clil Teachers Web Guide

Craven County Schools - J.W. Smith Elementary School - Gale Walton - Second Grade - Other

Crow Class - Web Links - Science

Doyle Elementary School-Pennsylvania

Dr. P's Environmental Science Teacher Resources - Environmental Science

eduScapes - Smartboard

eduScpes

Etiwanda Colony Elementary - Fifth Grade Lab - Science

FirstGov for Kids
"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

Going Greeny - Green Guide - Children Activities
"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

Good Spirit School Division - Techonology - Grade Level Resources - Grade 2 - Science - Habitats

Grapeland Elementary School - 2nd Grade Lab - Other

Greendale Elementary School - Helpful Internet Sites

Greendale Elementary School, Abingdon, VA

Handbook of Nature - Outdoor Challenge Mammals - Additional Resources for this Challenge

Hartley Outdoor Education Center
"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

Hybla Valley Elementary School - Science Links

ide@s
"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
"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
"Students loved visiting this website especially since it tied in with field trip visits to nature preserves."

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Links

Indialantic Elementary School - Science Resources Quick Find

Indialantic Elementary School, Indialantic, FL

Jason Lee Elementary School - Kid's Stuff

Jefferson County Schools - Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page - First Grade - Unit 2 - Internet Sites

Jefferson County Schools - Mrs. Waltke's Literacy Page - Second Grade - Science

John Henderson Elementary - Henderson Links

Kids' First Government
"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

Kids.gov - Fun Stuff/Games
"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)
"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

Langwitches Blog - Bookmarks for September 14th through September 17th

Larry Ferlazzo - English - Beginner/Early Intermediate - Non-Fiction

Larry Ferlazzo - English - Beginner/Early Intermediate - Non-Fiction - Reading Non-Fiction

Larry Ferlazzo - English Theme for Beginners and Early Intermediate - Yosemite & Nature

Learning for Kids - Education Sites

Lincoln (IL) Daily News

Lincoln (IL) Daily News

Longview Independent School District - Science Web Sites - 5th Grade - Ecosystems

M.S.D. of Mt. Vernon

Mark Twain Elementary - Online Student Resources - Third Grade - Science

Mark Twain Elementary - Online Student Resources - Third Grade - Unit 3 - Internet Sites

Mark Twain Elementary School - Online Student Resources - Science Links

Maroun Elementary School

Maroun Elementary School

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links - K-2 Science - Living Environment

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links - K-2 Science - Living Environment

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Links for Kids - K-2 Science - Living Environment

Maroun Elementary School - Teacher Pages - Science Website Links - Living Environment

Mason Elementary, Lee's Summit, MO

Miss Hope.org - About Our Class - Kids Links

Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden
"This site takes you on a walk through a forest to see the plant and animal life there."

Mize Elementary - Specials - Fifth Grade

Mize Elementary - Specials - Second Grade - Computer Technology

Mize Elementary - Specials - Third Graders - Other

Mr. Donn's Social Studies Site - Holidays - Earth Day

MrDonn.org - Keeping our Planet Green
"Lots of Fun - A Walk in the Woods"

Natural Resource Defense Council
"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
"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
"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

Newton Public Schools - Kindergarten Page - Unit Themes

Northside Independent School District - Michelle Burell - Second Grade - Links

Patrick Henry Middle School - South Dakota Science Standards Grade 5 - General Websites
"Great walk in the woods slide show"

Peabody Public Schools - John E Burke School - K-2 Resources - Life Science

Pierce Elememray - Pierce Favorites - Pond and Woods

Port Washington School District - More Great Sites for Kids - Insects, Plants and Nature

portaportal.com

Powell Elementary School - Modules - Other Sites

Richland Parish Schools - Students - Student Online Resouces - W

Richland Parish Schools - Teachers - Teachers' Online Resouces - W

Rogers-Herr Middle School - Educational Websites - Science

Royal Oaks Elementary - Student Links - Science

Scarlet's Web - Scarlet's Links - Learning

sciencespot.net

Seaford District Library - Links for Children
"A Walk in the Woods University of Illinois interactive walk through the woods in English and Espanol."

Sheffield Primary Library - Science Sites
"A Walk in the Woods"

Sheffield Primary Library (Dallas, TX)

South School (Mrs. Fullerton) Rockland, Maine

St. Petersburg Times
"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
"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
"Walk in the Woods is designed for third through fifth grade students to gain an appreciation of nature. Accompanied by audio narration."

Study Plans
"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
"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

Teacher Help.org - Resources - Life Science - Plants

Texas A&M Corpus Christi: Elementary Life Sciences
"Students will describe relationships among various organisms in their environments."

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - Elementary Science Resources - Life Science

The Creator's Fingerprints - Kid's Links - Nature Games and Activities
"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
"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

University of Florida - Urban and Community Forestry Program - Educators - Classroom Support

University of North Carolina School of Education - Lesson Plans - Walk in the Woods
"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

University of Sioux Falls - K-8 Science Sites - Smartboard Sites for Science - Termplates

University of Sioux Falls Education Department - K- 5 Computer Lab Activities - Second Grade

University of Wisconsin Extension: Oconto County

UT Extension Tennessee 4-H

Utah Education Nework - Utah Core Standards - Science - 4th Grade - Standard 5
"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

Warwick Schools - Sherman Elementary School - Library - Geography

Washington County Schools - Kidz Place - Sites

Waunakee Community School District - Prairie Elementary - Student Bookmarks - Science

Western Row Elementary School-Ohio

White Lake School District - Computer Lab - Second Grade - Science Activities

Wyman Elementary - Science

Wyman Elementary School - Online Student Resources - Third Grade Links

 

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