Environmental websites for kids@@http://www.eartheasy.com/blog/2009/03/environmental-websites-for-kids/
Many parents are concerned that their children spend too much
time indoors on the computer. This time is put to good use, however,
when children learn how to become stewards of their environment.
There are a wealth of fun, creative and informative websites
for children. Here are Eartheasyfs recommendations:
new PBS website teaches kids ages 6 to 9 how they can help take
care of the earth. Animated characters use games and activities
to present facts about ecosystems and pollution. Children can
build their own gEekoCreatureh and help it overcome environmental
- Nature Challenge
for Kids |This David Suzuki Foundation website starts
out with ten simple ways you can protect nature, followed by
four challenge activities that offer first-hand experience with
the natural world. The gCool Linksh page connects with other
- Kids Planet|Species
fact sheets, gwild gamesh, web of life, how kids can help defend
the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Center.
is Earth Day Canadafs environmental education program for youth
who care about the planet. It offers interactive, fun, educational
games and activities that utilize participantsf willingness to
learn. Children are encouraged to form their own opinions, make
decisions, get involved and understand the impact their own actions
have on the environment.
- Kids Regen|A
place for children to interact with other kids, play, and have
fun while learning the important connections between healthy
soil/environment, healthy food, and healthy people. Kidsregen.org
is part of The Rodale Institutefs Youth Educational Program.
- The Green Squad|This
NRDC website shows how to identify and solve environmental problems.
Explore a colorful virtual school room by room, and use the mouse
to locate potential hazards. Site offers a wide range of fact
sheets and environmental resources.
Big Blue Bus|A fun way for kids to learn about protecting
the worldfs water sources. Kids ages 8 to 16 can sign up as Water
Wizards, with a Small Fry Club for kids under 7. Cartoon characters
introduce games and activities while teaching about gall things
watery.h This site is put out by the Government of Canada.
Warming Kids Site|This EPA site explains what global
warming is and what causes it, and what you can do to help stop
it. Educational but not overwhelming, the site provides definitions
of each scientific term used and features simple global warming-themed
- Kids Go Wild|Wild
news, wild animal facts, environmental games. KidsGoWild.com
also gives kids the chance to get involved in conservation by
joining Conservation Kids, where you learn about saving wild
animals and the environment! Sponsored by The Wildlife Conservation
Society, headquartered at the world famous Bronx Zoo.
- I Buy Different|Empowers
children and teens with the message: gYou have the power to make
the earth a better place becuase of what you buy.h This site
offers a variety of tools and materials to help young people
learn about the connections and actions that can make a difference.
Solar Hom|At this site, meet a dog named Roofus whofs
an expert on solar energy and energy efficiency. As you visit
different parts of Roofusf energy smart house, youfll find energy
saving tips and simple experiments to help you understand how
City|Click on any section of Recycle City that you want
to tour, or click on the Dumptown Game. You can create your own
Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and
see other ways you can explore Recycle City. A great way for
kids to learn the basics of recycling.
Slayer|gGreena, the Worrier Princessh is an animated
Australian teenager with a sense of purpose ? to save the earth.
Visitors will have fun watching cartoons about her environmental
adventures and playing the Planet Slayer game.
U.N. Environment Programme magazine for young people focuses
each month on a specific topic related to sustainable living.
Read articles written by and for teens around the world.
Education for Kids|EEK!, an online magazine for grades
four to eight, contains articles and activities about animals,
plants and environmental issues.
- EPA Student Center|Offers
information on a wide range of environmental issues. This site
includes a section on environmental careers. Or, click on gFun
Activitiesh to play environmental games.
- Kids Saving
Energy|Games, tips, facts and information for kids to
learn how to save energy. Published by the US Department of Energy.
Trip Earth|Travel the world via interviews, discussion
groups, field reports, essays, slide shows and educator resources.
Start on the gChoose a Field Triph page, and use the airplane
cursor to select a wildlife conservation project youfd like to
of the Earth|Promotes a greater understanding and respect
for animals, plants, water, soil, air and energy systems. Helps
children comprehend the positive and negative environmental effects
of our actions.
- Flying WILD|A
bird education offering for middle schools giving students the
opportunity to learn through researching, planning, and hosting
a school bird festival. Flying WILD is an initiative of the Council
for Environmental Education (CEE) Project WILD program.
gTreeturesh are tiny guardians of the forest who teach about
trees and how important they are to the environment. Try out
tree-themed activities, listen to the Treeture theme song, or
send a TreeMail message to your favorite character.
Rangers|This is the National Park Servicefs site for
kids of all ages. Activities are presented for three age groups
(6+, 10+, 13+) in categories Adventure, Exploration and Discovery.
Challenges, puzzles, games and activities designed to educte
children about nature and stewardship.
Guide for Kids|Provides children, their families and
teachers with information, projects and solutions to help keep
the planet green. It also exposes readers to environmental issues
around the world as well as right in their own backyard.
Matters 4 Kids|Earth Matters correlates science with
basic environmental principles, helping teachers, students (K-6)
and community members gain a full understanding of how science
works in natural surroundings, by bringing a virtual natural
world into the classroom.
- New Zealand Eco Kids|a
cool site packed full of interactive games, comics, movies and
activities, designed to get kids excited about protecting the
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