Keep Kingwood Green can provide speakers for your school or group. We have several Power Point presentations available and can adjust them to your need. Feel free to have a look at them:
- Recycling in Kingwood – Pdf (1.65MB)
- 10 Things Kids can do to Help the Earth – Pdf (1.18MB)
- What Can One Person Do – Pdf(1.18MB)
- Water Disaster (not a KKG presentation) – Pdf(1.55MB)
Our Education Chairperson, Katrin McManis, will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a speaker.
What you can do
How can you start or improve an environmental program at your school? Becoming the PTA Environmental Chairperson would give you the support of an organized group with other volunteers and a budget. However, if you don’t want the commitment of being a PTA chairperson, there are many easy activities that can be organized by just one volunteer parent. Some of them can even be done easily all year long on a regular basis. Here are a few examples:
- Increase people environmental awareness by publishing a Fun Fact each week in the school newsletter.
- Introduce a special activity on:
Resources for Teachers and Students
The Story of Stuff: a great 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.
The following websites mainly focus on curricula for teachers
Teacher.org : Environmental Lesson Plans
Action for Nature: Resources for teachers encouraging students to environmentally-friendly educations, green degrees, career paths and top paying careers.
A to Z teacher stuff:Trees, recycling, composting, pollution, Earth Day, etc.
NWF, Environmental Education: Schoolyard habitat program, educator resources, etc.
Environmental Protection Agency: Great resource center for teachers, students and kids (age 5 to 12); information on many topics, games, science projects, etc.
The following websites are designed more specifically for children with educative activities and games.
Kid’s Planet: Facts, games, stories for children and resources for teacher about wildlife.
Welcome to Recycle City: This kid friendly site from the EPA has games, activities, and fun facts to show you why recycling is so important.
Recycle Roundup The National Geographic has created this amazing game to help you recycle. Do you have two minutes to spare?
EEK! An online magazine for grades four to eight. Contains articles and activities about animals, plants and environmental issues.
Energy Kids: Published by the US Department of Energy.
Children of the Earth : Helps children comprehend the positive and negative environmental effects of our actions.