Abstract: The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.
DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing:
- Access to high-quality collections of educational resources - Access to ... Earth data sets and imagery, including the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use in educational settings - Support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources - Communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education
DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, DLESE is being designed, built, and governed by community members from around the country. To this end, the DLESE Steering Committee has developed the DLESE Strategic Plan.
The Digital Water Education Library (DWEL) is a thematic collection focusing on the science, economics and policy issues of water. As an educational tool it is designed to facilitate learning about all aspects of water in the Earth system.