“Leave part of the yard rough. Don’t manicure everything. Small children in particular love to turn over rocks and find bugs, and give them some space to do that. Take your child fishing. Take your child on hikes.”
Check out these links to fun sites on the Internet.
National Wildlife Federation Create a Backyard Habitat – Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas.
Smokey Bear’s Home Page – Smokey has a big job caring for the over 700 million acres of National Forests in the United States. Fire can devestate wildlife and trees.
Discover The Forest – Where the other you lives.
National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife – Create a certified backyard wildlife habitat.
Wetlands Education – Games, activities and more from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency
Bill Nye the Science Guy – Very fun and interactive, but what else would you expect from this guy?
Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids’ Stuff – Fun activities and adventures from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.
Polluted Run Off Kids Page – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fun activities for kids that teach about water pollution.
Nature Rocks – Family fun nature planner.
PBS Kids EekoWorld– EekoWorld invites children to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation.
Children and Nature Network – The Children & Nature Network is leading the movement to connect all children, their families and communities to nature through innovative ideas, evidence-based resources and tools, broad-based collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.
Books for Kids
The Lorax Movie
The imaginative world of Dr. Seuss comes to life like never before in this visually spectacular adventure from the creators of Despicable Me! Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams. As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees. The Lorax is filled with hilarious fun for everyone!