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OER | Environmental Science & Management

On this webpage you will find  OER Environmental Science & Management textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos

The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 

Open Textbooks

College Open Textbooks - Science
Open access textbooks on Earth Systems, Plate Tectonics, Geothermal Energy and GIS are available at no cost to teachers and students.

Introduction to Environmental Sciences - Book
This book is intended for all students taking an introductory level of environmental sciences and its allied courses. The book may also appeal to all the undergraduate students, in both technical and general streams, for their compulsory course work in environmental studies.

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

OER Commons
OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for Environmental Science.

Courses and Videos

Coursera - Energy
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

Coursera - Geospatial Science
Take courses on geospatial science offered at Coursera.

Future Learn - Climate
Learn how to apply climate change leadership in your business, municipality or organization, with this free online course or explore some of the key issues in sustainability, tackling the big questions with examples from around the world.

Future Learn - Energy
Explore the development of new energy technologies and discover key energy challenges with this online course or understand the basic thermodynamic principles widely used in many engineering fields: temperature, free energy and entropy.

MIT Open Courseware - Environment Courses
From declining fisheries to acute urban pollution to record-breaking global temperatures, the evidence of human impact on the environment continues to mount. And at the same time, the environment shapes us, as human society and institutions are built upon our connection to the weather, land, water, and other species.

Open.ED - Penn State
Courses offered by Penn State's College of EMS include: "Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOG 885)," Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources (EGEE 439)," and "Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society (EARTH 107)."

Open Learn
Explore courses offered by Open Learn directed at Nature and Environment studies.

Open Yale Courses
The Department of Environmental Studies: Environmental Politics and Law.

Penn State’s College of EMS
College of EMS offers Environmental Management and Science courses, such as "Advanced Analytic Methods in Geospatial Intelligence", "Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources", and "Challenges in Global Geospatial Analytics."

TED Talks
TED will link you with 5-25 min talks on Environmental Science. You can browse by subject, length, or rating to inspire your students to learn more.

Top University Videos
This Digital Library portal contains the metadata of the YouTube Channels of the world's Top Universities.

UMass Boston Open Course Ware - Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences
The Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (EEOS) integrates the natural and social sciences to generate and apply new knowledge about the quality of our environment and the sustainable use of its resources.

Additional Resources

Appropedia is for collaborative solutions
in sustainability, appropriate technology, poverty reduction, and permaculture.

Environmental Science Organization is the ultimate guide to everything you need to know about starting your career as an Environmental Scientist. We offer information on all aspects of becoming and working as an Environmental Scientist.

Environment Management Group - Sustainability Management

The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a United Nations (UN) System-wide coordination body.

Hippo Campus - Earth Science

Browse topics, find presentations and simulations and easily create a playlist on Hippo Campus' website.

Journal of Management for Global Sustainability

The primary purpose of this journal is to help all of us move more rapidly toward a sustainable and socially just world.

The National Academies Press - Environment

The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.

UN Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.


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