The web has so much information about the environment that it’s hard to know where to start. What are your recommendations? Below are a few of mine.
This week we’ve covered the growing conundrum of how to get kids off their electronics and outside in nature (and the benefits of doing so), the stories that help kids fall in love with nature, how kids around the globe worry about the Earth, and how many American kids fear the end of the Earth as they know it. Today, we look at some links that can help educate our children (and ourselves) about the Earth.
Sharon Lowe, founder of Habitat Heroes—sponsor of the survey that revealed how terrified our children are—says we have to find a way to educate our children about the environment without scaring them. According to a press release, she said:
“I am more committed than ever to help educate children around the globe in a way that is not scary to them. Hopefully Habitat Heroes fills a void and gives us the opportunity to raise awareness in ways that children embrace to maintain a healthy and beautiful planet.”
Here are links to five resources I really like:
GREEN STRIDES—This is a collection of links from the US Department of Education for schools, teachers, students, and parents; it covers reduced environmental impact and cost, health and wellness, environmental and sustainability education, state-based green school programs, and more.
KIDS.GOV—Here’s a collection of links to resources for young children, parents, and teachers from the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government.
EPA—Of course, there’s the U.S. EPA’s website for teaching and learning about the environment.
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY—I also like the U.S. Geological Survey resources for learning about the water cycle—in a multitude of languages.
Now, it’s your turn …
What’s your favorite web link for our kids? Share your ideas in a comment, below, or on your favorite social media using the hash tag we created: #OurKidsEarth