Resources

Websites (K= for Kids; P= for Parents; T= for Teachers)

Aquatic Invaders Game for Kids! Be a Sea Grant Super Sleuth. It is a fun way to learn about

aquatic invaders. Check out lots of unusual species that create real problems in the Great

Lakes. http://www.iiseagrant.org/nabinvader/ K

Children of the Earth – Promotes a greater understanding and respect for animals, plants,

water, soil, air and energy systems. Helps children comprehend the positive and negative

environmental effects of our actions. http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/ K, P, T

Children of the Seventh Fire – Shows what other students are doing to protect and restore the

environment in their communities and create peace. www.childrenoftheseventhfire.com/ K, P, T

Environmental Education for Kids – EEK! An online magazine for grades four to eight; contains

articles and activities about animals, plants, and environmental issues. http://dnr.wi.gov/eek/

EPA: Water Sense Kids – Explores water saving tips for kids at Water Sense! An EPA partnership

program. http://www.epa.gov/WaterSense/kids/simpleways.html K, T

International Crane Foundation – Works worldwide to conserve cranes and their wetland

habitats. https://www.savingcranes.org/ K, P, T

Kids for Saving the Earth – Provides an environmental curriculum for all ages that inspires,

educates, and empowers children to protect the Earth. www.kidsforsavingearth.org.

NASA’s Climate Kids – Know your world, keep up with the latest, make stuff, play games watch

videos, and dream! http://climatekids.nasa.gov/ K, T

National Arbor Day – Provides information and resources about planting and caring for trees.

National Wildlife Federation – Offers fun ways to get kids to experience nature once every hour.

Nature Challenge for Kids – The David Suzuki Foundation website starts with 10 simple ways to

protect nature, followed by four challenge activities that offer first-hand experience with the

natural world. www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/

Three Sisters Garden – Provides instruction for planting a Three Sisters Garden.

University of Minnesota: An Ojibway Arts in Education Model Program – Combines Ojibway

arts and culture with a standard-based curriculum. www.intersectingart.umn.edu P, T

Organizations Working to Protect the Great Lakes (For Parents and Teachers)

Alliance For the Great Lakes – www.greatlakes.org

Clean Water Action Michigan – www.cleanwateraction.org/mi

Great Lakes Echo – www.greatlakesecho.org

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – www.greatlakesrestoration.us/

Healing Our Waters Coalition – www.healthylakes.org

Sea Grant Michigan – www.miseagrant.umich.edu/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – www.epa.gov/