Per Eco Scout, it’s true as long as the site meets strict quality criteria, fills gaps in educational content, and is approved by the EEWW.
Here’s the scoop on criteria and how to submit your Web site straight from the EEWW:
The EPA Environmental Education Web sites make quality environmental education materials more accessible to Kids, Middle School Students, High School Students and Teachers. The EPA’s Environmental Education Web Workgroup (EEWW) evaluates sites to determine whether they are appropriate to be included as links on EPA’s environmental education portal pages.
Read the linking criteria to determine if the site you are proposing may be included in any of the portal sites. The site will not be selected if it:
- Promotes commercial activities
- Promotes political organizations
- Engages in advocacy
- Is not fact based and neutral
[Reference: Above information from http://www.ttemidev.com/eewwRev/]
We design our environmental education portals for specific target audiences. (Grades and ages may vary for certain content.)
Our Environmental Education Portal web sites Site Audience We link to Environmental Kids Club grades pre-K-5 or ages 4-10 we link to EPA sites, other federal, state and local government sites, and educational sites (e.g., museums, educational institutions) Student Environmental Center grades 6-8 or ages 11-13 we link to EPA sites, other federal, state and local government sites, and educational sites (e.g., museums, educational institutions). High School Environmental Center grades 9-12 or ages 14-18 we link to EPA and other government sites, educational sites, and some non-government sites. Teaching Center classroom, home school, or non-classroom instructors for youth grades pre-K-12 or ages 4-18 we link to EPA and other government sites, educational sites, and some non-government sites.
[Reference: Audience information, method of evaluating sites, and more details regarding criteria can be found on http://www.epa.gov/teachers/criteria.htm]
Per Eco Scout, submit a site for EEWW review at: http://www.ttemidev.com/eewwRev/