North Carolina Environmental Education for Kids

The Basics

Learn about the state’s symbols, flag, name, nickname, gross national product, exports, historical highlights, population, physical geography, and more: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/curriculum/socialstudies/elementary/studentsampler/

 

Our Environment

Air Awareness

Learn more about the air you breathe, ozone, tips for reducing air pollution, and more:
http://daq.state.nc.us/airaware/

 

Coastal Facts

Find out how many coastal counties there are in North Carolina, how many miles of coastline the state has, the number of acres that are sounds, creeks and marshes, and more:
http://dcm2.enr.state.nc.us/News/facts.htm

 

Discover Your Ecological Address

This Web site gives you a better understanding of your place in the world ecologically. There are nine components of your ecological address, and the characteristics of each component help determine the effects your actions have on your environment: http://www.eenorthcarolina.org/ecoaddress.htm

 

Endangered Species in North Carolina

For information about endangered animals and plants in North Carolina, check out the following Web site: http://www.fws.gov/nc-es/es/es.html

 

Forest Resources

Learn more about the state’s forests and the role that trees play in your life:
http://www.dfr.state.nc.us/kids/just_for_kids.htm and http://www.dfr.state.nc.us/forest_health/about_our_forests.htm

 

Household Hazardous Waste

Learn how to properly manage the chemical products around your home when you no longer need them: http://www.wastenotnc.org/SWHOME/hhw.asp

 

Marine Fisheries

Check out the biggest catches, the kinds of fish found in our coastal waters, and more:
http://www.ncfisheries.net/funstuff.htm

 

Mineral Resources

Did you know that the largest emerald crystal ever found in North American came from North Carolina? Learn more about our mineral resources, the types of rocks, etc.:
http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/Mineral%20resources/mineralresources.html And if you want to know how many square miles are in each county in North Carolina, plus other interesting tidbits, check out the questions/answers at the following Web site: http://www.geology.enr.state.nc.us/answers.htm#aasg

 

Recycling

Learn about recycling through the Recycling Guys, how to set up a recycling program at your school, composting and more: http://www.p2pays.org/recycleguys

 

River Basins

Find out more about river basins in North Carolina. Be sure to check out the river basin map to help you determine which river basin you live in:
http://www.eenorthcarolina.org/public/ecoaddress/riverbasinsmain.htm

 

Sediment and Erosion Control

Find out how sediment and erosion harm our resources:
http://www.dlr.enr.state.nc.us/images/erosion_facts2007.pdf

 

Stormwater

Discover basic information about stormwater and what you can do at home to help the stormwater pollution problem. Be sure to note the Kids Corner with special links to information that will help young people learn more about stormwater: http://www.ncstormwater.org/pages/citizenresourcesnew.html

 

Water Quality – We All Play a Part

Find out about the importance of clean water, where it comes from, the major sources of pollution, and more: http://h2o.enr.state.nc.us/documents/WaterQuality_Booklet.pdf