Welcome to the LTER Education Digital Library Project. Our objective is to develop a collection of resources that incorporate Long Term Ecological research and facilitate the training, teaching and learning about long-term ecological science. Read More

Teaching Environmental Science

Teaching environmental science requires a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach that incorporates life, physical, earth and the social sciences. It requires synthesizing the most effective paradigms in learning surrounding all the dynamic interactions that make up the living and non-living components of the environment.  Read More

Browse Educational Resources

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a collaborative, interdisciplinary group of scientists, social scientists, artists, and educators studying the interactions between humans and the environment. The US LTER encompasses 25 diverse ecosystems throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Antarctica, and islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. As a founding member, the US LTER collaborates with the International LTER (ILTER) Network and its 35 networks spanning the globe. This dynamic and growing set of reviewed educational resources is still under development and over time the library will potentially grow to include demonstrations, visualizations (static, animations and simulations), videos, podcasts, webinars, photographs, curricula (modules), data nuggets, long term data sets, citizen science protocols, experiments and educational posters. Learn about our review process that guarantees materials are scientifically sound and pedagogically effective.

Browse the Reviewed Educational Resources: A searchable database of scientifically and pedagogically reviewed digital resources for teaching of ecological science.

Join the LTER Educational Community

The LTER Education & Outreach Community welcomes everyone with a common interest in promoting the training, teaching, and learning about long-term ecological research and Earth’s ecosystems. The LTER Education & Outreach Community accepts members from US and International LTER sites, decision makers, formal and informal educators, media professionals, and citizen scientists.

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