California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Activities Web Sites

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Note: The referenced websites are included for educational purposes only. The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery does not promote or endorse any of the websites or the resources they might offer.

Adopt-A-Beach (ceres.ca.gov/coastalcomm/publiced/aab/aab1.html)
When a group "adopts" a beach, they commit to cleaning it at least three times per year, although school groups can fulfill their obligation with a single cleanup. The process is simple and well received by hundreds of California schools. This site also includes other resources from the California Coastal Commission, including how to be involved in California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Bill Nye the Science Guy (www.nyelabs.com)
This site includes a TV schedule, episode guides, home demonstrations, suggested reading, and an interesting biography of Bill Nye himself.

California Coastal Clean-Up Day (ceres.ca.gov/coastalcomm/publiced/ccd/ccd.html)
This event is a statewide annual shoreline cleanup that all Californians can participate in, organized by the California Coastal Commission's Adopt-A-Beach Program and supporting organizations. Through the process of cleaning up, collecting data, and recycling, the event demonstrates that environmental stewardship protects our coast and waterways and is everyone's responsibility.

Disney's Planet Challenge (disney.go.com/planetchallenge/)
DDisney's Planet Challenge (DPC) is a project-based learning environmental competition for classrooms across the United States. DPC teaches kids about science and conservation while empowering them to make a positive impact on their communities and planet.

Earth 911 School Activities (http://search.earth911.com/articles/?query=school&search_content=1)
This site gives you access to school activities and other tools to help you and your students learn about the environment.

Ecosystem Matters (www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/misc/eco/)
This resource guide provides activities for k-12 environmental educators.

EEK! (www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/)
Environmental Education for Kids is an electronic magazine for kids in grades 4-8. The teacher pages contain classroom activities and other educational resources.

Energy Quest (www.energyquest.ca.gov/)
This Website contains stories, science projects, puzzles, an almanac, interactive games, pictures, and other enjoyable energy education activities for students.

Food and Agriculture Kids Page (cdfa.ca.gov/kids_page.html)
The California Department of Food and Agriculture has a kids page with games, facts, links to teacher resources, and agricultural educational materials for grades kindergarten through grade six.

Generation Earth (www.generationearth.com)
This is an environmental program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, presented by TreePeople. This site goes over small choices people make in everyday life that can dramatically affect the amount of waste produced, and how teachers and students can take action.

Igniting Creative Energy Challenge (www.ignitingcreativeenergy.org)
This program challenges students to learn how an individual's own wise energy choices and environmental stewardship can help reduce energy consumption and improve the community in which we live; ignite creative energy to explore new and creative ways to make a difference in the way they use energy; use their creative talents to communicate their energy ideas and actions to others.

Kids Do Ecology www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/)
Educational activities focus on marine ecology, geology, policy, and history of the ocean and its adjacent land.

Make-Stuff.com (www.make-stuff.com/recycling/index.html)
Check out this site for crafts that kids (and adults!) can make using old stuff.

OLogy (www.ology.amnh.org/)
OLogy means "the study of." Here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Website, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.

Ranger Rick's Kids Zone (www.nwf.org/kids/)
This Kids Page has games and enjoyable activities for students from the National Wildlife Federation.

Recycle Rex (www.calrecycle.ca.gov/RecycleRex/)
The spokesdinosaur for CalRecycle (Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery), Recycle Rex, encourages students to recycle, reduce, reuse, and close the loop. Activities include a calendar contest, crafts, games and the RecyCool Club.

Smile Program Biology (www.iit.edu/~smile)
This list of nearly 200 classroom activities and games focus on the topics of biology, technology, zoology, and environmental issues. Below are three activities that focus on source reduction or recycling.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste (www.epa.gov/students/)
The kids page activities provide an opportunity for students to expand their critical-thinking skills by solving a series of questions related to solid waste management.

Welcome to Recycle City! (www.epa.gov/recyclecity/)
Games, activities, facts and graphics provided by Region 9 of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Last updated: October 21, 2011
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