In this section you will
find helpful links to websites that provide many resources for youth
from K-5th grade to aid in understanding the need for
environmental sustainability and what they can do to help keep Oklahoma
- Nrdc.org/reference/kids.asp – The Natural Resource Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. This link leads to a list of helpful websites that provide creative ways for youth to learn about the environment and how to keep our world beautiful!
- Planet Protectors Club - As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you
by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to
reduce, reuse, and recycle. To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities and games on the website. The more you learn about reducing
wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the
Planet Protector goals!
Eartheasy.com/blog/2009/03/environmental-websites-for-kids/ – Earth Easy strives to: help us reduce our impact on the earth's resources, help reduce our contribution to global warming, bring more simplicity to our lives, and bring us closer to nature. This compilation of websites is designed to aid youth in learning how to be successful stewards of the environment.
http://www.care2.com/channels/ecoinfo/kids - Care2’s idea is simple: Make it easy for everyone to live a healthy, green lifestyle and impact the causes they care about most. These “Kids Only!” links provide youth with a vast selection of new and fun ways to help preserve the environment and show they care!
Pbskids.com – PBS seeks to provide students and teachers with quality educational resources based on current issues and events. This website offers games and other fun activities in which kids learn about the world around them.
http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/ - EekoWorld (Environmental Education for Kids Online) features an engaging and interactive format that invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment. Through the two main Web site interactive games, children will be able to create their own unique land-, air- or water-dwelling EekoCreature, help the creature overcome environmental issues, and explore their own EekoHouse, a simulation resembling their real home life that shows how decisions they make affect the environment and their EekoCreature.
http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html - EPA's climate change programs and activities are an integral part of the Agency's mission to protect human health and the environment. EPA's Climate Change Web site offers the public the most current and accurate information on the broad issue of climate change. This website offers fun games and information about climate change and what kids can do to help!
http://www.eere.energy.gov/kids/ - The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to strengthen the United States' energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships. It supports this goal through enhancing energy efficiency and productivity, bringing clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace; and making a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life.
- http://www.meetthegreens.org/ - Meet the Greens! This family provides fabulous interactive games and activities for everybody to enjoy and learn about how to take care of the earth at the same time.
http://www.nrdc.org/greensquad/intro/intro_1.asp - The Green Squad teaches kids about the relationship between their schools and environmental and health issues. The site is designed primarily for students in fifth through eighth grade, but also offers information for younger and older students as well as parents and teachers.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.htm - Welcome to Recycle City! There's lots to do here - people and places to visit and plenty of ways for you to explore how the city and help the residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste.
http://www.epa.gov/students/ - The Environmental Protection Agency offers all sorts of exciting games and activities to energize students and get them excited about protecting the environment. From conservation to waste and recycling, this student page has it all!
- http://www.articlemyriad.com/recycling-paper-arts-crafts-for-kids/ - This article by Article Myriad provides information for parents/teachers wishing to teach children about recyclable materials in fun ways. From making paper bowls, to lesson plans for kindergarten, follow the link for NEW, creative ways to educate youth about the importance of recycling.
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