Green Websites and Blogs for the Children

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For the volumes of green websites that focus on the environment and green industry, few offer such exemplary experiences as those created for the green education of our children. Those listed in this section represent a few of the best planned and most effective. By design, many offer excellent resources for the parents, with the intended effort to induce a shared experience.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): NRDC is an environmental action group, and this webpage aggregates a large and comprehensive listing of resources for kids of all ages; categorized links to sites that cover the environment, animals, plants, habitats, oceans, air pollution, global warming, recycling, parks, forests and global activism.

Care2: Although Care2 is a great site for all ages, this section also presents a very nice collection of websites dedicated to kids.

Environmental Kids Club: Who better to present the environmental story to kids than the EPA.

National Geographic Kids: Exactly what we expect from National Geographic.

Recycle City: A great EPA site for kids to learn the basics of recycling by creating their own Recycle City.

Charity Guide: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and facilitate flexible volunteerism with a Volunteering on Demand approach; how you can make a difference in 15 minutes, in a few hours or while on vacation, for a variety of concerns including children’s issues, animal welfare, health and safety, community development, poverty and environmental protection; however, the relevancy here is the information offered in the sections addressing the environmental education of children and consumers; many common sense tips on how consumers can be environmentally responsible and save money; this page is specific to the environmental education of children.

Family Education: Has Your Child sections for age groups 0-6 yrs, 7-11 yrs, 12-18 yrs.

GreenMyParents: A revolutionary, nationwide program to help young people teach their peers and parents how to work together to help the economy, earn money at home, and save the planet through simple, everyday actions.

Kids F.A.C.E. (Kids For A Green Environment):  Provides information on environmental issues to children, to encourge and facilitate youth’s involvement with effective environmental action and to recognize those efforts which result in the improvement of nature.

Kids for Saving Earth: The mission of Kids for Saving Earth is to educate, inspire, and empower children to protect the Earth’s environment; Kids for Saving Earth provides educational materials, posters, and a highly acclaimed web site featuring environmental education curriculum and activities.

Ollie’s World: Child-friendly, comprehensive, fun and stimulating website presenting information on all sorts of issues relating to sustainability principles; an interactive sustainability resource site for youngsters covering topics such as recycling, water conservation, biodiversity, green projects and includes a family of characters for the children to relate to on their level.

Kids Geo – Geography for Kids: Comprehensive educational Kids Know It Network that must be visited; topics covering the earth, astronomy, biology, geology, history, spelling, math and so much more. Includes Miamiopia, a free educational virtual world.

DITC Environmental Education Foundation, Inc: Resource for education to all, particularly eight to twelve year old children learning about animals, trees, air, water and oceans, recycling and pollution.

Ology: A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History.

Eartheasy: A good website for general green living information but also has a nice collection of children’s green websites.

Meet the Greens: This site has created an array of high-traffic, compelling, award-winning content for getting kids to think about the world and their place in it; highly interactive, using animation and other visual techniques to keep its readers attention, Meet the Greens is a website for all ages.

Energy Kids: U.S. Energy Information Administration site that explains what energy is, what sources provide energy, how we use and can save energy, also has games for the kids.

PBS Kids: Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.

Children of the Earth United: Geared towards youth and their families and teachers.

Rainforest Alliance: Have fun while learning all about rainforests and the people and wildlife that call them home.

Be A Green Kid: Reduce the amount of stuff you use and throw away. Reuse stuff when you can. Recycle cans, bottles, paper, books, and even toys. Enjoy the Earth — walk in the woods, plant a tree, and eat some of the delicious food it produces.

Environmental Websites for Kids: Neat collection of sites: Best Websites for Kids, Best TV for Kids, Best Movies for Kids, Best Books for Kids, Best Music for Kids, Best Apps for Kids, Best Games for Kids, Best for Character Development for Kids, Best for Learning for Kids.

EPA Student Center: Well-conceived EPA site for mid to upper level school age children that begins with environmental basics and includes topics such as ecosystems, air, water, conservation, waste and recycling, human health and climate change. Includes sections for games, videos and quizzes.

EPA WaterSense Kids: Great site teaching kids about water, why save water, simple ways to save water, includes game.

Cyberspace Safety

Every parent is concerned about the perils their children may be subjected to whenever they interact in cyberspace, whether it involves social networking, chat rooms, blogging or just surfing the web. We encourage parents to supervise their children so that they do not disclose any personal information about themselves in any of our public discussion areas.

Microsoft Online Safety

ConnectSafely

GuardingKids

Cyberbullying

Facebook’s New Anti-Bullying Tools

Whitehouse Conference for Bullying Prevention

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1 Comment to “Green Websites and Blogs for the Children”

  1. Thank you for this great list! My nearly 4 year old is an environmental junky already. We’ll have some fun clicking later 😉