These sites focus on ecotourism. Learn about this concept and the impact of ecotourism as well as how to be a responsible ecotourist. Includes examples, a video clip, lesson plans, and an interactive game related to ecotourism. There is a link to eThemes Resource on an overview of ecosystems.
BBC: Tourist Attractions
Learn about tourism and how to make it sustainable through information and case studies provided. NOTE: This site has a link leads to message board.
The International Ecotourism Society
This is the largest and oldest international organization that generates and disseminates information about ecotourism. Includes information, projects, research, and resources which related to ecotourism.
Ecological Impact of Ecotourism
Watch a video clip to see an impact of ecotourism from whale-watching boats.
How Ecolodges Work
This site provides information about ecolodges and ecotourism. Examine types of ecolodges and learn how to choose ecolodges that preserve the world's natural environment. A brief discussion about the broad issue of ecotourism is included. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
National Geographic News: Ecotourist Tickled Pink by Flamingos
Read this news story about how flamingos create business in one community. NOTE: This site includes ads.
From Butterflies to Buffaloes
This lesson plan integrates economic concepts with ecotourism. In this lesson, students learn through several eco-tourism activities and calculate the potential profit for an eco-tourism entrepreneur. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Learn about tourism though an interactive game and activities. In this game, students develop an ecotourism project in the Amazon and learn how to make it sustainable.
Ecotourism in National Parks and Wilderness
This lesson plan has three activities and students research a national park or wild area and develop a plan for ecotourism. NOTE: There are some broken links under "Extension Web Sites from PBS".
Responsible Tourism in Nepal
In this lesson plan, students learn about the concept of ecotourism and culturally responsible tourism practices. NOTE: This site includes ads and there are some broken links.
eThemes Resource: Ecosystems: An Overview
These sites are an overview of ecosystems including what they are, how they are different from and related to habitats and biomes, and how to preserve ecosystems. Classroom activities and online exercises are included. There are links to eThemes resources on animal survival and habitats including overview, deserts, forests, grasslands, ponds and lakes, rainforests, tundras, wetlands, and mountains.