SIERRA CLUB - SUGGESTIONS FOR KEEPING KIDS ENGAGED WITH CONSERVATION


Click on the link below for lots of interesting suggestions


https://www.sierraclub.org/articles/2020/03/keeping-our-kids-curious-and-engaged-home

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​INTERNET EARTH DAY 2020 INTERACTIVE NATURE GAMES



https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-to-make-these-next-few-weeks-a-little-easier-courtesy-of-birds/



Click on the link above to see all the games and activities for students taking classes at home via the internet through www.climatekids.org.




 


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1a http://www.peakstudents.org


​​​This is a terrific site for learning all about energy, AND taking care of the world.  If you are looking for a strong science-oriented site, this is a good choice.  They also offer lots of assistance to schools.  When you click on the site, be sure to scroll down and click on the purple arrow, as shown in the picture below, for an overview of this educational site.














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https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/missionspringbreak

This site offers lots of fun games and activities. Don't miss checking it out.

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1b - https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/index.html


This website has lots of activities for kids regarding nature. You can sign up to receive a new game each day. Find the link on the first page. You'll find it's well worth it to navigate the website.














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​2 – MESMERIZING BIRD MIGRATION THROUGH ALLABOUTBIRDS.ORG   


Click link below for a challenging and fund game tracking 118 bird species' migratory patterns. Tested and approved by kids and adults.  Click below.

 
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/mesmerizing-migration-map-which-species-is-which/



 

 

 
 








The ‘migrating’ numbers show different specie’s migratory pattern up and down the Americas throughout the year. Each student can spin the Bingo cage to receive a small numbered ball. Match the number with the bird species displayed on the poster or on the list provided by this website. Find the moving (migrating) number on the map and note its most northern and most southern locations. Afterwards, have the students write a one-page report on their species.

Optional for classrooms:  Bingo Sorting Wheel with numbers painted on the balls.  Poster-board pictures of all the vulnerable bird species in Riverside County.
















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3 – SURVIVAL BY DEGREE BIRD ACTIVITY THROUGH AUDUBON.ORG

https://www.audubon.org/climate/survivalbydegrees#climate2-survival-search









Scroll down further until you see a selection just under the pictures of the birds and above the blue sign (How Can I Help)  that lists four quadrants of the US.  Choose “Pacific” and continue.












Add your own Zip Code from Riverside County (ie., 92592 or 92585).  Approximately 40 bird species will appear.









Optional accessories for game at school. Have the student use a roulette wheel to choose their bird by number. I’ve prepared a poster board with a picture of each species.  If you are a teacher, have each student write a one-page report on their own species, including information about their feeding habits, mating ritual, difference in appearance of male and female, migration pattern, number of eggs, design of nest, and anything else specific about their chosen species.








 

 

 
  









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www.JohnMuirLaws.com - site on Nature Stewardship through Science, Education and Art.






 






PROJECT PLANET offers a series of 15 short videos (1 to 3 minutes long) which stream one by one across the screen and offer information on important conservation issues, such as, Solar Window, Dams affecting survival of salmon, Plastics in Ocean, Reducing Methane, etc. Click on one and sit back and watch the others stream behind it. Informative for the middle school or older student. 


Click below.


https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/30/tech/solar-windows-ubiquitous-energy-california/index.html   












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YOUTUBE.VIDEO SEARCH

4 – Google the term: “HANDS-ON GREENHOUSEGAS – ELEMENTARY PRESENTATION”

Then play the video. This

demonstrates the unique properties 

of the CO2 molecule which allows

it to ​catch and trap heat, leading

to climate ​change when overabundant.
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5 - GREAT MUSIC GAME –- DJ PRACTICE THROUGH ALLABOUTBIRDS.ORG

https://academy.allaboutbirds.org/features/beastbox/

Add different rhythms, characters and sounds, just like a regular DJ.  Watch video of person speaking to audience about his invented activity to get a sense of what this program can do. Challenging and lots of fun for budding DJ.  No other accessories needed.  Strictly online activity through AllAboutBirds.org website.  



 

 

 

 



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6 – ALLAboutBirds.ORG – test your skills on recognizing bird songs


Click HERE.



 

 

 

 

 
 

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7 – Online Video Games


​Click on the link below. A fun chase game for the kids.


https://WWW.ACADEMY-ALLABOUTBIRDS.ORG/FEATURES/FLAPTOTHEFUTURE/

 

 

 



Our racing dinosaur tries to capture as many ‘eggs’ as he can by jumping over boulders and avoiding collisions.

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8 – Great video for teachers from Spectrum News on February 2020 re: school kids becoming engaged in recycling and beyond all around the globe. 

 CLICK ON THEIR WEBSITE,
www.gradesofgreen.org








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9 - Go tohttps//www.worldwildlife.org/pages/animal-trivia-games

Click on the link above for an excellent quiz activity.



 

 

 

 

 




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10 – Click on the link below for a comprehensive quiz site. 


WWW.QUIZIZZ.COM

This is a site designed for teachers wherein you can search for a quiz on their site for any subject you wish, such as, birds, climate change, pollution, mathematics, etc. Each questionnaire indicates which grade level it is designed for.  You can even make up your own quiz.


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11. Highly educational site regarding water and the ocean.


Click on: http://www.discoverwater.org




















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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION (NEEF)


NEEF has compiled a list of tool kits, activity guides, projects and partner resources you can enjoy at home. 


 










Click the link just below. 


​https://go.pardot.com/webmail/137431/163597837/3488d3607e282e374b1e15a7fa13fcfdbdec5a1ae802861fcf4af27969817748















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http://www.Adventure-in-a-box.com


Click on the above link to discover a huge variety of card games and activities for elementary and middle school-age children. Reasonably priced, and a teacher can download multiple copies of the printable activities. Your games never expire, so you can go back to them at a later time and print even more. 



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Contributors: Caren Hanson, Pamela Nelson and Margaret Meyncke of the Sierra Club Santa Margarita Group in the Inland Empire in Southern California.

   

                                           www.sierraclubsmg.org 



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To send us your suggestions on internet nature-oriented games and activities that we could add, email Caren Hanson at:

 
carenhansonb17@gmail.com  951-760-1131  ​
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