Kid's Education Sites
EEK! – Environmental Education for Kids - From the Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin
Environmental Library: Endangered Animals – Animals make up a significant part of life on our planet. Without them, ecosystems and food chains would end up destroyed. Sadly, over the past couple of centuries, many species have become endangered or even completely extinct. While nature does plays a part in this, a larger reason is due to human activity including deforestation, urban development, hunting and pollution in natural habitats. We cannot simply rely on scientists and protection groups to counter these activities. Each of us an obligation to educate ourselves and increase efforts in protecting our planet and all of its inhabitants.
Montana Kids – Highlights facts about Montana, presents information about the state's history, natural resources, activities, attractions and other "cool topics" that will help its users learn about the state.
Earth911 Kids – Environmental games, conservation songs, environmental test and more educational resources for kids
Recycle works for Kids – Taking care of the earth is very important to all of us right here in San Mateo County. Can you make the connections between nature and the things you use every day? When you use a piece of paper, for example, you are using a natural resource from the earth.
Rubber, Plastic and More - Top Science Project Ideas – One of the most interesting and educational aspects of school is learning different concepts and ideas through trying them. Many of these concepts and theories are taught during classroom activities and experiments. With the guidance of teachers and instructors, children can watch and even participate in the scientific activities in the classroom. However, another great place for students to learn is to actually doing the experiment in science fairs and at home projects.
Water Conservation for Kids – Did you know that kids can make a very important difference towards water conservation? But first off, why do we even need to know about conserving water? Water is a natural resource that we derive from the Earth. Without it, we would not be able to live! Imagine a world with no water at all. You wouldn't be able to drink it, bathe, swim and so on. Without clean water, other creatures, such as plants, animals, birds and ocean life would also get sick and die after drinking polluted water. Although kids don’t work at large companies or the government, they can still make a huge impact simply by starting at home and changing the way their families, friends and classmates use water. To get an idea of how much water we could all save if we all made a small effort, think about this: If every person across the nation flushed their toilets one time less every day, together they could all save enough water to fill a lake as large as a mile wide and long and four feet in depth! Now that you know how easy it can be to help save water, try some of the ideas below and start doing your part to change our world.
Energy Kids – The U.S. Energy Information Administration's redesigned website, Energy KidsSM features more than 100 pages of fun educational content for kids, parents, and teachers. Kids can learn about energy and challenge their brains with energy Sudoku, crossword puzzles, word searches, and the new "Energy Sliders" game. Teachers can submit energy lesson plans, share their expertise and get chosen as contributor of the month. The site also features energy-related stories, hands-on activities, and research articles for the classroom.
Adult Education Sites
Earthquake Preparedness – From the USGS
Wilderness Preservation and Forest Fires – Forestry officials discuss the role forest fires play in nature's cycles of renewal. From Idaho Public television.
Are you ready for Fire Season? The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) provides wildland fire service leadership to the State of Montana, and protects the natural resources by preventing and suppressing wildland fires.