Here at ecoINSITE, it’s more about green data centers and cleantech innovations. Connecting with kids… not so much.
Worry not, National Geographic has it covered when it comes to getting your kids excited about the awesomeness that is planet earth. If you’re looking for some online resources to share with younger minds with Earth Day, point your browser to these fine destinations, courtesy of the National Geographic Kids website:
An extremely fun game where you must attach three bubbles of the same color in order to get them to pop.
Nokapaka: The Shallow Tail
Control Cosmo’s movements as he surfs along a big wave and dodges obstacles along the way.
A fascinating look into how non-native plants are negatively impacting domestic ecosystems.
Drinking Water: Bottled or From the Tap?
Water is good for you, so keep drinking it. But think about how often you use water bottles and if you can make a change.
And from one friend of the High Line (Thank You!) comes this:
Edward Norton: Bag the Bag
Video: Plastic bags have become “insidious global tumbleweeds.” Edward Norton encourages you to bring your own bags to the grocery store.
Plus, if you’ve already lost ownership of your iPad to your offspring (don’t even pretend you haven’t), check out National Geographic’s Build It Green: Back to the Beach makes the leap from the PC to the tablet realm for a mere $3.99. Players take on the role of a mayor that’s trying to keep his tropical paradise from becoming a environmental disaster. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of clean technology to help turn the tide toward sustainability.
Happy Earth Day!