This section includes resources for educators and students to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of environmental issues. Resources include water conservation curriculum, recycling and gardening programs, homework resources, community services projects, and ocean and rainforest preservation programs.
Alliant Energy Kids is a website to teach 4th and 5th graders important concepts about electricity and natural gas. The educational materials, lesson plans, and web activities teach how energy works, how to conserve energy, and how to stay safe around energy.
Big MaMa Earth is an educational website for children to learn about environmental challenges and empower them with ways they can make a difference. The website provides historical and visionary discussions through games and videos that surround topics of environmental conservation.
THE DYNAMIC EARTH
Students can learn about the earth’s history and what it is made up of through this interactive website provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Earth 911 is a website that provides resources and tips on how to eliminate waste through innovative ideas. This website provides a wealth of information through interesting articles ranging from recycling to gardening to green practices companies are adopting.
Earth Matters 4 Kids
Earth Matters! Is a nonprofit organization that is working toward sustainability by reaching the future environmentalists and leaders.
"EEK!" stands for environmental education for kids, and was created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. EEK! provides teacher activities, lesson plans, and other educational resources for students. In addition, students can visit the website to research fun facts and play games to learn about nature.
This website is designed to help children learn about the role they can play in the environment.
Energy Kids was created by the US Energy Information Administration and provides teachers with lesson plans, science fair experiments, and field trip ideas. The website also hosts definitions, games, and other information relating to energy that is kid friendly.
The Environmental Literacy Council is a non-profit made up of educators, researchers, and scientists that hope to connect teachers and students to science based information on a range of environmental issues. The website hosts resources on environmental topics, curricular materials, and textbook reviews.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has many resources for students concerning the environment and other science related subjects. The website provides homework resources, community service projects, teacher resources, and award applications.
Global Footprints is a website developed by the HEC Global Learning Center in London that was created for teachers and student to explore global issues and create discussions on how to protect the planet. The website provides quizzes that discuss issues such as food, energy, waste and water.
The Green Squad
The NRDC provides students with strategies on how to create a green learning environment in their schools.
Kids Korner is an interactive website that helps kids learn about the environment and how energy works. There are also features for teachers to use.
Kids For Saving The Earth (KSE) is a non-profit that aims to inspire and empower children to protect the environment. KSE provides free educational materials, curricula, and activities on their website.
The Leadership Program
The Leadership Program provides resources for educators to help students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for environmental issues.
My Carbon Footprint was created by the New York Hall of Science as an education initiative intended to create awareness about climate change among schoolteachers and students. The curriculum resource guide includes curricula and teacher training workshops for both middle and high school students.
NeoK12 is a website that provides free online educational videos, lessons, quizzes, games, and puzzles about energy sources. The website discusses topics ranging from renewable energy to geothermal power.
National Environmental Education Foundation strives to advance environmental knowledge among health professionals to improve the public's health with a special emphasis on children. This organization hopes to prevent serious health conditions such as child obesity by connecting children to nature and improving their physical activity.
Oceans For Youth Foundation is a non-profit that promotes underwater education and respect for the ocean in today's youth. The foundation funds and organizes programs with a variety of education tools that help the next generation become more environmentally aware and interested in the preservation of the ocean. The website provides games, coloring books, and video to engage with its young users.
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is a program of the American Forest Foundation that uses forests to engage young Americans and provide them with environmental education. PLT provides curriculum, programs, and other resources to educators so that they can introduce their students to an array of complex environmental issues.
The Rainforest Alliance provides educational resources to help students understand how important the rainforest is to our collective well being. The website provides lesson plans, rainforest presentations, articles, and profiles of native species to offer student opportunities for direct action.
Here, students can interact with a city that recycles and will learn how and what to recycle.
School Yard GEOLOGY
This website provides lesson plans on how to teach geology in the school yard by using maps, google earth, and different materials found outside.
TIME for Kids
TIME has a special online edition of their magazine specifically for kids and this environmental section has current events, activities ,and more for children to use to learn about the environment.
Water Use It Wisely is a conservation campaign that makes smart water use easy for everyone. The websites provides tips, games, and links for children to understand how they can make a difference in water waste.