With school year beginning, here are some great resources, websites, and groups for your school, kids, teachers, and librarians to use and promote:
- Tree Musketeers: A non profit charity –started by 3rd graders in 1987 – for kids to ” empower young people to be environmental leaders.
- NRDC’s The Green Squad: (aimed at 5th – 8th grade)The Green Squad teaches kids about the relationship between their schools and environmental and health issues. The site also offers a nice library of resources & fact sheets, and a Parent-Teacher Room.
- EPA’s Environmental Kids’ Club: (for young kids) Fun and informative, for kids to explore their environment and learn how to protect it with games, pictures, and stories.
- For teachers check out the teacher site.
- For middle school kids, check out the EPA site for you.
- And for high schoolers check out the high school environmental center.
- Its’ Getting Hot in Here – Dispatches from Youth Climate Movement: (for older teens and youth) A collection of voices from the student and youth leaders of the global movement to stop global warming. Originally created by youth leaders to allow youth to report from the International Climate Negotiations in Montreal in 2005, It’s Getting Hot in Here has since grown into a global online community with over 300 writers from countries around the world… (More info) Check out their Events & Opportunities or contact them to find out about becoming a contributor!