Educator Tools


Do Vital Signs with your students!

    How-To Guides
    Fieldwork Toolkits
    Field Missions
    Curriculum resources

Join the thousands of educators and students doing Vital Signs in classrooms, afterschool programs, learning centers, summer camps, and recreation programs.


Professional Development

    Institutes and events
    Educator Forum!

Institutes are a professional and fun venue for educators to grow their skills and knowledge, change or refine their practice, and connect with colleagues statewide. Educators learn by doing, experiencing, contributing, and playing in ways that translate directly into practice.


Curriculum & Standards

    Lesson plans, games, units of study
    MLR & Next Gen Science Standards
    Species in the news

Activities and units developed by us and educators statewide encourage students to collaborate, communicate, think critically and creatively, and build scientific habits of mind. Use, modify, share, and redistribute these resources in accord with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license!


Authentic Science Learning Environment

    Learning environment
    Inquiry learning

Students learn science by being scientists as they participate directly in a real environmental research effort alongside scientists, professionals, citizens, and a statewide network of their peers.