Ecology For Kids


It’s difficult to think and talk ‘green‘ without thinking about ecology and our ecosystem. But how we we define ecology?

What is the history of ecology… how about ecology trends and the problems associated with ecology? All these questions and more are important if one wants to venture into living green and helping the environment. So if this describes at least one of your life goals, you are at the right place.

Ecology For Kids / EcoKids Program

Studying Science can be considered a boring topic for some people, especially grade schoolers. And only a few are blessed with the inclination and enjoyment of discussing this kind of subject. To keep the continuous pace of studying science, particularly ecology, there are people who thought of building websites that tackle science subjects in a very different way. These sites aim to promote education and outreach to further increase the understanding of science.

Here are some of the websites that help make the kid’s journey in the world of ecology a little easier to swallow:

EcoKids Program is an award-winning interactive environmental website that offers curriculum-based materials and activities for Canadian Elementary Schools. They started in 1994, offering topical information about the environment through fun, interactive, educational games and activities that develop the participants’ enthusiasm to learn.

The site aims to encourage children to formulate their own opinions, make decisions and urge their involvement with the impact of their own actions in the environment. This does not only motivate the children to be environmental stewards but it also gives invaluable sources for parents, educators, and youth group leaders.
NCEA / Kids Do Ecology

The NCEAs or National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis is a research center affiliated with the University of California that supports research that uses existing data to deliver key and main fundamental issues in ecology and allied fields, and their management and policy.

Their mission is to increase public understanding about science making way to the staging of Kids do Ecology as the primary factor of outreach to grade school students. KDE’s curriculum is to teach elementary students about ecology, perform experiments, and using of the data. The ecological knowledge through data advances, organizes, and influences important environmental issue to researchers, resource managers and policy makers in a way that the ecological research is conducted to uphold a culture of synthesis and data sharing.
Ecology For Kids / Ecology Global Network

Ecology Global Network is a service of Ecology.com. It uses modern instrument of information and communication to inform, educate and give inspiration to the global community. It envelops the avenue of today’s environmental dynamics creating a hub and channel to international community for interactive exchange of educational, business, consumer and entertainment information manifesto. The contributors and affiliates is composed of students, scientists, filmmakers, consumers, educators NGOs and government officials around the world.
Ecology For Kids / The Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance is just one of the environmental groups that brings together and supports organizations in local communities to save natural areas. It has been around and has worked for more than 25 years consisting of millions of dedicated environmentalists. Their pioneering work made landowners choose to protect their land property, generated leaders to be more effective in saving their land, maintained legal and strong nonprofits systems to protect land’s long lasting life span, and deepened public commitment to conservation.
Ecology For Kids / SERC

The Acadia Partners for Science and Learning is a non-profit institution created by the Acadia National Park to administer the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC) leading with a mission of increasing the effectiveness and communication of research and science resulting from the use of parks for scientific investigation, corresponding the importance of and giving a way of knowledge gained through scientific research and promoting science literacy and resource stewardship, and sustaining science-informed decision making.


Sources

http://www.ecokids.ca
http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/

http://ecology.com
http://www.landtrustalliance.org/home-page
http://www.acadiapartners.org/
http://www.nps.gov/acad/serc.htm

For more information on ecology and keepin’ it green just use the following links:

Ecology Symbol

Definition of Ecology

Green Ecology

Ecosystem Ecology

Ecology Problems

Trends in Ecology

History of Ecology

What is Ocean Ecology

What is Population Ecology

What is Soil Ecology

Articles on Ecology

Washington Dept. of Ecology

National Wildlife Federation

Quotes about Ecology

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