Free resources to Teach Children About the Environment

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Sun Protection for Kids - This document discusses precautions that can help you assist children to avoid ultraviolet (UV)-related health problems.

Ultraviolet Index : An Overview - Do you know that a few simple precautions can help protect you and your children from skin cancer and serious eye injury?

Sunwise Schools Program - This program provides materials to help teachers educate students in K-6 about protecting themselves from overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation.

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  • The Protecting Endangered Species From Pesticides: Save Our Species Poster shows pictures and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered. (EPA735F94104)
  • Endangered Species

  • The "Save Our Species" Endangered Species Coloring Book offers pictures kids can color and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered. (EPA21T-3048)
  • Endangered Species Coloring Book & Poster - printed versions. To order copies, you may call the National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSEP) at 1-800-490-9198. Ask for the "Save Our Species" coloring book or poster.

  • Earth Science Enterprise
    Learn how NASA studies the earth, including air, water, and storms.
  • Eco Kids On-line: Our Planet Our Future
    Check this site out! It's loaded with cool information about our environment and will entertain you will all sorts of fun games and activities that'll really test your knowledge about the environment and our impact upon it!
  • Environmental Atlas
    This site offers an online environmental map collection, links to other important collections, and information to help you understand environmental quality maps, mapping, and environmental information.
  • EEK! Environmental Education for Kids
    An electronic magazine for kids in grades 4-8 created by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  • Student Opportunities
    EPA New England's Student Opportunities page is for you, whether you're looking for environmental facts and fun activities or career information and an internship.

    The Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book

    This is one of our most popular publications for young children. It is an 11-page coloring book full of tips for making the Earth a better place. Because this document has very few words, it is only available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format: HAPPY.PDF (1.0 MB) (Follow this link to the Adobe Acrobat home page, where you can download the software you need to view PDF files.) A laser-printed copy of the book is every bit as good for coloring as the original.
    Find resources of interest to students, teachers and parents and access interactive websites to learn about a variety of issues.
    Environmental Kids Club Learn about neat things kids can do to protect the environment.
    EPA Student Center Students in middle school can explore a wide range of environmental issues.
    High School Environmental Center A portal to EPA environmental resources for high school students.
    Teaching Center
    Curriculum resources, examples of community service projects, links to workshops and conferences, and other information for teachers and environmental educators.
    Earth Day 2004 Art Contest Winners
    EPA's Office of Solid Waste sponsored an art contest in 2003 to celebrate Earth Day 2004. Winners were selected from more than 14,000 entries from across the country.
    Environmental Education Web Site
    Information about EPA's Office of Environmental Education and its educator training efforts, recognition programs, grants, and other activities.
    Window to My Environment Discovery Hunt
    Discover fun stuff about your environment by using geographic maps. The WME computer tool provides interactive mapping, community facts and statistics, and answers questions related to your community's air, land and water, as well as what is being done locally to protect your environment.