WV Outpost – Global warming is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. Unless we act quickly to change the way we use and produce energy, the damage could be irreversible.
Recently, my daughter Grace (6) has been begging me to sign her up for Disney’s “Friends of Change” to help save the planet. When we signed up, I thought it would have some educational information as to what causes climate change. But it doesn’t, just some brief videos from Disney stars on how to recycle and pledges to sign. Which is great, but it really didn’t motivate her to do anything like I thought it would.
So I started to search the web for kids Climate Education websites and the best one I found was the European Unions website. It has videos of actual wind farms, hydro plants, biomass and bio-fuels. Also, tons of learning games for kids to play that teaches them the causes of Climate Change. The site has information on what fossil fuels are and how they effect our planet.
We as parents need to educate our children on climate change and the things they can do to help protect the planet. Like President Obama said we need to “Educate Folks” on climate change.
Below are a few links I found for kids:
Kids can become Eco agents http://ecoagents.eea.europa.eu/ . This link is from the EU commissioner for the environment it has tons of educational tools for kids. They can also contact him with any questions they may have on climate change: http://www.learn-energy.net/education/kidscorner/en/u11/u11.htm
This site will let the kids choose color backgrounds and is full of educational tools and games: http://www.learn-energy.net/kidscorner/u11_select.html.
This is the main link: Climate Action – Energy for a changing world – European Commission
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