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Professional STEMSS Societies and Organizations with Educational Outreach Materials

Many societies and organizations have been founded on providing a venue for scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and other professionals to meet and discuss advances in their fields. Professional STEMSS societies provide discipline-specific information, journals, support, conferences, and other services. Some discipline specific professional societies, governmental agencies, research institutes, and other organizations also provide educational outreach materials to PK-16 teachers and student and the general public. Professional societies, such as The American Association for the Advancement of Science, have also developed educational programs specifically designed for educational outreach (e.g., see Project 2061).

Below are a collection of links, which include educational outreach materials primarily for PK-12 teachers and students. STEMSS topics are organized around Science for All Americans. Social studies topics are found under the "Human Society" topic throughout this website.

Physical Setting | Living Environment | Human Organism | Human Society
Designed World | Mathematical World | Historical Perspective | Habits of Mind | General Materials

lettersThe Physical Setting
(Astronomy, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Astronomical Society

American Chemical Society (ASC)

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

American Geological Institute (AGI)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Institute of Physics

American Meteorological Society

American Physical Society

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)

Argonne National Laboratory

Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Gemological Institute of America

The Geological Society of America

Geological Survey of Canada

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

International Astronomical Union (IAU)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Mineralogical Society of America

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources:

The National Academies

National Academy of Science

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

National Resources Conservation Service – Soils Website

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

National Speleological (Caves) Society

River Alliance of Wisconsin

Rocky Mountain Institute

Royal Society of Chemistry

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

snowflakesSnow Crystals

Soil Science Society of America

Space Telescope Science Institute [Hubble]

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Society for Ecological Economics

University of Michigan’s Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences

Water on the Web

The Weather Channel

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

The Living Environment
(Paleontology, Life Sciences, Botanical Sciences, Zoological Sciences)


American Arachnological Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Birding Association

American Bryological and Lichenological Society

American Cetacean Society (whales and dolphins)

American Entomological Society

American Fern Society

American Fisheries Society

American Forests

American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS)

American Malacological Society

American Ornithologists’ Union (Checklist of North American Birds)

 The American Physiological Society (APS)

American Phytopathological Society (plant diseases)

American Public Gardens Association

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

American Society for Photobiology

American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO)

The American Society of Mammalogists

American Society of Parasitologists

American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)

Amphibian Ark


Animal Behavior Society

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

Association of State Wetland Managers

Bat Conservation International

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries

Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Project

BiosciEdNet (BEN) Portal


Bird Life International

Botanical Society of America (BSA)

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Catalogue of Life

Census of Marine Life

Center for Invasive Plant Management

Center for Plant Conservation

Chemical & Engineering News

Conchologists of America

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Consortium for Ocean Leadership            

Digital Library for Earth System Education

The Dragonfly Society of the Americas (Odonata Central)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

Encyclopedia of Life

Entomological Society of American (ESA)

Environmental Literacy Council

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)


Flora of North America


Great Lakes WATER Institute

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI)

Herpetology Hotline

Hummingbird Conservancy

Illinois Natural History Survey

International Association for Bear Research & Management

International Society of Protistologists

International Union of Biological Sciences

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

International Wolf Center

Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin (IPAW)

iPlant Collaborative  

Journal of Visual Experiments (advanced cellular molecular)

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Long Term Ecological Research (US)

Man and Mollusk Site

Minnesota Department of Natural Resouces

Missouri Botanical Garden

Museum of Paleontology (UC-Berkeley) – Understanding Evolution

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration

The National Academies

The National Aquarium

The National Arbor Day Foundation

National Audubon Society

National Biological Information Infrastructure

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

National Council for Science and the Environment

National Eagle Center

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

National Geographic Society

National Institute of Invasive Species Science

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Park Service 

National Sea Grant Library

National Shellfisheries Association

National Zoological Park (Smithsonian)

Natural History Museum, London

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

New York Botanical Garden 

North American Benthological Society

North American Butterfly Association

North American Native Fishes Association

North American Native Plant Society

Organization of Biological Field Stations

The Orthopterists’ Society

Paleontological Research Institution

Phycological Society of America

Royal Botanic Gardens, KEW

Scott’s Botanical Links

Society for Conservation Biology

Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Society for In Vitro Biology

Society for Mathematical Biology

Society for Range Management

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

The Society for the Study of Evolution

Society of Nematologists (Round worms)

Society of Systematic Biologists

Society of Toxicology (SOT)

Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS)

Species Databases: see

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Catalogue of Life
Encyclopedia of Life

TEACH Great Lakes

Turkey Vulture Society

Water on the Web

Weed Science Society of America

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Wisconsin State Herbarium


U.S. Botanical Garden

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

U.S. Department of the Interior (BLM)            

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. Geological Survey

The Human Organism
(Psychology, Medical Sciences, Psychiatry, Nutrition, Home Economics)

American Academy of Actuaries

American Academy of Neurology (Patient Education Series)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Psychological Association

American Association of Poison Control Centers’s Poison Control Centers Directory

American Cancer Society

American Dental Association

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Medical Association

American Nurses Association  

American Psychiatric Association’s Healthy Minds 
[online resource for anyone seeking mental health information]

American Psychological Association

American Physiological Society  

American Society of Human Genetics            

American Stroke Association

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Center for Young Women’s Health (Children’s Hospital Boston)

Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Genomics Education Partnership

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)            

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)

Human Origins

Intelihealth [Harvard Medical School]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Muscular Dystrophy Association

The National Academies

National Cancer Institute

National Center for Health Statistics

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Environmental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Kidney Foundation

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Nutrition:  Fed government database  

Oncology Nursing Society  

Pauling Institute [nutrition]

websiteRadiation Research Society

U. S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of the Interior (BLM)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute  


World Health Organization (WHO)

Human Society
(Knowledge, Data Processing, Religion and Science, Social Sciences, Anthropology, Social Issues, Education, Literature, General Geography and History)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Geographical Society

American Historical Association, Teaching section

American Sociological Association

Association of American Geographers

BadgerLink Toolkit for Educators and Librarians

Earthjustice’s Organization Database

Global Language Monitor  

Global WordNet  

Hap Map Project

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

Minnesota Historical Society

Nation Master  

National Archives

National Geographic Society

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian)

Organization of American Historians

Peace Corps

Time Magazine’s Teacher site

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

United States Capitol Historical Society

Wisconsin Historical Society

Wisconsin State Cartographers Office

World History Association

Mills, E. S.  2007.  Evidence Explained.  Geneological Publication Company.  Baltimore.

The Designed World
Architecture, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture)


American Architectural Foundation

The American Horticultural Society

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

American Iron and Steel Institute

American Petroleum Institute

American Scientific Glassblowers Society

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)

American Society of Highway Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society of Naval Engineers

American Society of Safety Engineers

American Veterinary Medical Association

Architecture + Design Education Network (A+DEN)

Architecture for Humanity

The Architect of the U.S. Capitol

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Association of Zoos & Aquariums

BaSiC Initiative

Biotechnology Institute  

Chemical & Engineering News            

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Center for Green Technology

Chinook: World Man-Machine Checkers Champion

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (Smithsonian)


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Global Crop Diversity Trust

The Herb Society of America

Historic American Engineering Record (Built in America)

Humanoid Robotics Group

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Institute of Paper Science & Technology (IPST)

Intel Education Initiative

The Land Institute

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

The National Academies

National Agricultural Statistics Service

National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian)

National Gardening Association

National Institute of Standards and Technology 

National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Parks Service

National Society of Professional Engineers

Poultry Science Association

San Diego Super Computing Center

Schools of the 21st Century

Society for Economic Botany

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Society of Plastics Engineers

Society for Industrial Microbiology

Steamboat Digital Photograph Collection (UW-La Crosse

Structurae: International Database and Gallery of Structures



UNESCO’s World Heritage Center

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U. S. Department of Agriculture

U. S. Food and Drug Administration

U.S. Green Building Council

U. S. National Arboretum

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT)

Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)

The Mathematical World

American Institute of Mathematics

American Mathematical Society (AMS)

American Statistical Association (ASA)

Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

Lang, R. J. Computational Origami

Mathematica® (software program for computation, modeling, simulation, visualization, development, documentation, and deployment)

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Society for Mathematical Biology

Historical Perspectives
(History/Philosophy of Science)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Institute of Physics’ Cosmic Journey

History of Cartography Project

La Crosse History Unbound  

National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)  

Oughtred Society

Habits of Mind

Values and Attitudes

Computation and Estimation

Manipulation and Observation

The Eight Planets

Floral Radiographs

Microscopy Society of America

NASA’s PDS Imaging Node

Nikon’s Small World contest

Olympus’ Bioscapes Digital Imaging contest

A Planetary Photojournal

Views of the Solar System

Communication Skills

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Fine Gardening’s Guide to Pronouncing Botanical Latin

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)


Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

General Materials

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Institutes for Research

BBC’s Science & Nature

Library of Congress            

Centers for Learning & Teaching (Network)

Cosmic Evolution

Discover Magazine

Fine Gardening’s Guide to Pronouncing Botanical Latin

Mad Sci Network

Martindale’s Calculators On-Line Center

Minnesota Academy of Science

National Academy of Sciences (National Research Council, Science, Institue of Medicine, & Engineering)

The National Academies Press

The National Academies – STEM Education

National Center for Science Education

National Institute of Science Education

National Science Digital Library

National Science Foundation

New York Public Library Digital Collections

NSTA’s ‘Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12’ list

Science is Fun

Science Netlinks

Science Books & Films (SB&F) “Best Lists”

Scientific American


Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

Small World contest (Nikon)

State (USA) Academies of Science

Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society’s
Public Understanding of Science

TED:  Ideas worth spreading

United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters