Educational resources

We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.”

Lester Brown

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How Stuff Works Green Science Library

Information on global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.

Centre for Alternative Technology

Educational visits, resources and lifelong learning at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Eco-Schools

Eco-Schools is an international award programme providing a framework to help embed the principles of sustainability into the heart of school life.

Young Reporters for the Environment

An international network of secondary school teachers and pupils, represented in 17 countries. Each group involved defines its own investigation project about an environmental issue, with the goal being to communicate relevant information to the public.

What to do with …… Find an item

Schools resource packs for Key Stages 1 and 2 plus compost bins from RecycleNow.com.

Enviropedia

Information on air, climate, weather, pollution, ozone and sustainability.

Clean Air Kids

Information sheets, games and puzzles for ages 5 to 11

Scholastic Explorers

Student activities and teaching resources on ecosystems and the environment.

Keep Britain Tidy

Lots of information and educational resources.

Wake Up, Freak Out

An 11-minute long animated video which describes simply and clearly the process and implications of climate change.

Free rice

This is an excellent site which combines education and charity. Each time you answer a question correctly they donate 10 grains of rice through the UN Food Programme.  The more questions you get right the harder it becomes. Subject areas include English grammar or vocabulary, geography, languages, chemistry, maths and art. For more information on FreeRice see this NBC News Report.

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

Dr Seuss’s Lorax Project.

Charlie and Lola’s Planet Game

Another fun animated game where you have to help Charlie and Lola and their friends recycle rubbish.

WWF Footprint Calculator

Calculate your own carbon footprint.

Nature Challenge for Kids

A Canadian site with resources for parents and teachers.