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Air Defenders Coloring Book (PDF 375 KB, 12pp)
Quest for clean air is a coloring book for junior air defenders.

The Greens
The Greens is full of fun interactive ways to get active on topics from green fashion to recycling using blogs and mini episodes staring characters you can relate to.

Noise Pollution for Kids
This fun booklet will teach you how to identify which sounds are loud and ways to protect your hearing and health.

On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
This comic book features a reporter who uncovers some surprising facts about the ozone layer.

Why is Coco orange?
Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad.

Climate Change

A Student's Guide to Climate Change
Find out everything you need to know about climate change and what you can do about it.

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American Museum of Natural History
OLogy is the American Museum of Natural History website for kids ages 7 through 11 at home, at school, and whenever and wherever kids are curious.

ARKive's mission is to promote a greater understanding of global biodiversity, and the conservation of the world's most threatened species, using the power of wildlife imagery.

Coastal Watershed Excursion
Learn all about watersheds in this awesome on-line excursion through the Springs Coast coastal watershed of southwest Florida.

Earth Gauge Kids
Explore Earth's ecosystems and find out neat stuff about plants and animals.

EEK! Environmental Education for Kids
Learn about animals, the earth, and people who work in environmental jobs with this online magazine from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Exploring Estuaries
Estuaries are sometimes called bays, lagoons, harbors, inlets, or sounds. They are special places where rivers and streams meet the sea. Visit this site to find out about estuaries, the plants and animals that live there and the problems estuaries face today.

Interactive Green Swamp
Learn all about wetlands in this wonderful virtual tour of Florida's Green Swamp!

Save Our Species
Pictures and facts about some of the endangered plants and animals in the United States, including why they are endangered.

Teens for Planet Earth
Check out this site to learn more about how YOU can protect this amazing planet. This site has facts about the natural world, the latest conservation news, and how teens can - and do - make a difference. by carrying out environmental service-learning projects in their communities.


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Energy Kids
Energy facts, history, games, activities, and an energy calculator are waiting for you. Learn about where energy comes from, how it's used, and how to save it.

Energy Star Kids
You can use energy wisely and be an energy star! Find out ways to be smarter about what energy you use and how to use it.


Asthma and Allergies
What is asthma? What causes it? What can you do? What is medical science doing to help?

Dusty the Asthma Goldfish and his Asthma Triggers Funbook (PDF) (8pp, 1.3MB) and Dusty La Carpa Dorada del Asma y sus Provocadores del Asma - Revista de Muñequitos (PDF) (8pp, 1.4MB)
A fun book that teaches you about asthma.

Help! It's a Roach!
Is your family bugged by roaches? You're not alone. Although people may think roaches like dirty places, even the cleanest homes can have them.

Learn About Chemicals Around Your House
There are many household products used around your home. What do you know about them?

National Institute of Environmental Health Science
Games, puzzles, art, and more -- all about science, the environment, and environmental careers.

Say What? Play It Safe With Your Ears. Play It Safe With Your Health.
This is an activity book for older students about noise pollution and its effects on human health. It teaches children how to identify noise pollution and how to minimize its impact on their hearing.

Sunwise Kids
Do you know how to protect yourself from the sun? Here's what to do and why it's important.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Basic Facts about Waste
Learn about the amount and types of wastes produced by households, businesses, and industries. Learn what you can do to protect our planet.

Clean Sweep USA
There's lots to learn about solid waste management: Garbage pizza, Waste watchers (make less waste in the first place), Compost Office, Recycling Rules, Energy to Burn (burning waste to generate electricity), Landfill Lounge (how landfills work)

Recycle City
A game, an interactive book, and other puzzles will teach you hundreds of ways a whole town can reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Sewage in your face
Get to the bottom of sewage in an interactive and fun way.

Waste No Words
How much do you know about garbage and recycling? Find out in this totally awesome crossword puzzle!

Where Compost Happens
See how Mansfield Middle School set up a school-wide food waste composting program.


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Acid Rain Students Site
Learn about acid rain and it's effects on the environment and you!

Beach Kids
Whether you live near a beach or not, visit this site to learn neat things about beaches and play games.

Discover Water
Test your knowledge of the water cycle, how we use water, and learn how to take action to conserve water at home.

Fish Kids
Through interactive games, learn about what fish are safe to eat.

Interactive Water Cycle
In this animated activity, you control the water cycle as you learn.

Oil and Water Don’t Mix
Join us in protecting our seas! Learn about protecting our marine environment with this interactive animated story from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Thirstin's Wacky Water Adventure Activity Book (PDF, 15pp, 566K About PDF) - A collection of activities and coloring book pages.

Thirstin's Water Cycle Adventure
Print and color this diagram of the water cycle.

The Water Cycle
See how the water cycle works with this animation.


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