Educating Our Kids

Children are like sponges; they soak up everything they hear and see, learning as they grow up. Show them by your example, and they will put into practice what they learn from you.

If you teach your children about the environment and what they can do to help better it, they will be more likely as adults to keep those eco-friendly habits.

If you teach your children about proper pet care and safety, they will be more likely to enjoy taking care of (and do a better job taking care of) those important members of the family.

Check out these kid-friendly links about taking care of the environment and taking care of pets for great information presented in a way that children will enjoy and understand.

Kid-Friendly Environmental Education Links

Energy Star

An interactive site that teaches your kids facts about energy and how they can be energy efficient

For Kids Only - Earth Science

Information on how NASA observes and studies the earth and its environment; includes interactive games, puzzles, and coloring sections for your child to explore

Recycle City

An interactive city in which kids explore how the residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste; plus a Dumptown game in which players implement various recycling programs to clean up the town

National Geographic Kids

A fun website where kids can play games and learn more about people, places, and animals all over the world

The Green Squad

Teaches kids about the relationship between schools, the environment, and health issues; designed for fifth-through-eighth graders, but appropriate for younger and older kids and adults

Water - Use It Wisely

Learn about water conservation through fun, interactive games.

Environmental Education for Kids Online (EekoWorld)

Children ages 6 to 9 are invited to explore, experiment, and collaborate as they learn about conservation and the environment, and about the important role they can play in taking care of the earth.

Guide to Sustainable, Eco-Friendly College Campuses

Colleges and universities around the nation have recognized the need for going green as a way to make the world a better place, both today and tomorrow – and they are going about it in grand style.

Pet Safety Education Links

Keep Your Dog Safe In the Summer

Summer is a terrific time to be a dog owner however, summer also brings unique risks to your dog's health that you should keep in mind throughout the season.

Fire Safety Prevention and Preparedness for Pet Owners

Did you know that almost 1,000 house fires are caused accidentally by pets? To avoid this problem in your home, take these preventative measures with your pets.

Dog Water Safety

Water can be a great source of fun for you and your dog. Before you take your pooch out for a paddle, though, brush up on your water safety tips.

Pet-Safe House Plants

Most pets love exploring their territory and playing near plants, so it's important that pet owners are aware of the potential dangers posed by houseplants.

Is Your Yard Safe for Your Pet?

You're eager to transform your yard from a bare patch of grass into a lush landscape but before you buy flats of flowers and start a compost pile, learn how the choices you make can pose risks to your pets.

Dog Food Exposé

It's hard to know where to start when choosing a dog food. What ingredients should you look for? What ingredients should you avoid?

Dog Toys: How to Pick the Best & Safest

For dogs and other pets, toys are not a luxury, but a necessity. Toys help fight boredom in a dog you've left alone. They can also provide comfort. Find out the safest toys to give your dog.