Resources for Educators - FEMA

Nov 10, 2015

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the government agency that leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. 

Below is a compilation of information we hope you will find useful in your classroom and at home!

Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers Regional Educational Resources 
Enrichment Opportunities for Schools and Classrooms |


Educational Resources for Parents and Teachers :

American Association for the Advancement of Science 
The website for the AAAS provides many resources for educators of science and technology, including classroom and community activities, scientific publications and a science newsletter for educators.

American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross offers disaster services and preparedness and safety information.

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Disaster Center 
The HSUS provides comprehensive guides for disaster preparedness and response for those with pets, including horses and livestock.

Hurricane and Natural Disasters Information, NOAA Miami Library 
Learn all about hurricanes, tornadoes, lightening, floods, hail, thunderstorms and extreme heat. You'll also find safety and preparedness information, statistics and aswers to common questions.

The Exploratorium 
The Exploratorium is a non-profit science museum in San Fransisco, and on this website you'll find information about the 1989 earthquake "Loma Preita," ideas for hands-on lessons about earthquakes from The Learning Studio and other useful links related to earthquakes.

FEMA - For Parents and Teachers 
This page contains activities (e.g. Masters of Disaster Quiz Bowl!) and curriculum ideas related to disaster prevention and preparedness. Also included are safety resources and preparedness information you can use in the classroom or at home!

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, For Teachers
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences provides educators with curriculum ideas, lesson resources and professional development opportunities, all within the areas of biology, the environment, pollution and environmental health.

U.S. Fire Administration, Resources for Parents and Teachers 
Here you'll find lesson plans, ideas for teaching kids about fire safety, downloadable graphics for your classroom and product recall information.


Regional Educational Resources:

FEMA - Hazards Mapping Information Platform 
Enter in your location (address, city or zip code) and get a map with details of natural hazard areas for floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes and/or earthquakes.

FEMA Regional Offices 
Click on the map to find more information about the Regional FEMA Office near you.

State and Agency Emergency Management Offices 
Choose from the alphabetical list to access the website for your state's emergency management offices, where you can find diaster infromation and a kids-only page.


Enrichment Opportunities for Schools and Classrooms :

FEMA, Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools 
This a web-based course that focuses on multi-hazard emergency planning for schools. School administrators, principals, first responders, teachers, students and parents can learn how to access potential hazards that schools may face and how to develop an emergency plan.