As we say -- there's no reason to recreate the wheel! Investigate these webpages to find the best in curriculum materials developed by the Forest Service and our partners.
Curriculum Clearing Houses
National Information on Conservation Education Database (NICE)
The National Information for Conservation Education (NICE) Database is the primary way in which the Forest Service tracks and monitors programs and activities in conservation education across the nation. This online, searchable database of education programs is a terrific clearinghouse for finding programs and resources that connect children with nature. Program reports include goals and objectives, partners, and contact information. Search the database by area, type or topic.
Developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), EE-Link is environmental education on the internet! It features 5400+ links organized in 300 categories, and receives 11,000+ visitors per day. You can Browse or Search for resources for professional development, climate change, global warming, lesson plans, endangered species, national and international events, and more. If you're looking for education materials, this should be one of your first stops online.
The Environmental Protection Agency is the lead federal agency for environmental education. Their Environmental Education website is a treasure trove of resources and links to support your work. Make sure to visit this excellent resource early in the game.