Following is a list of freeware that provides environmental software resources of interest to kids. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

1 Part Sunshine
By One Part Sunshine, LLC. Your guide to growing green kids. Shows you where to find the best green products for kids and moms-to-be. Experts evaluate each product to make sure it contains only natural and non-toxic ingredients and offer resources to help you create a more natural environment for your kids.

Animal Planet Panda Cams
By Discovery Channel Online. Watch Giant Pandas at the National Zoo.

Animal Sounds Library
By Busch Entertainment Corporation. Listen to a variety of animal sounds.

Animals Abound Teacher's Guide
By Busch Entertainment Corporation. The Animals Abound Teacher's Guide for grades P-5 was developed to help you teach your students - in an active, hands-on way - about the world around them and how animals adapt to survive in different habitats.

Become an IPM Super Sleuth!
By IPM Institute of North America, Inc.. Learn about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for homes and gardens! Everyone can learn to reduce pest and pesticide risks.

Bob Atkins Photography Nature and Wildlife Images
By Bob Atkins Photography. Awesome nature and wildlife images (copyright Bob Atkins). Permission to use normally granted by Bob Atkins for non-commercial use without charge in exchange for a photo credit and a link back to his info page.

E-Cards
By World Wildlife Fund. E-Cards are the "postcards of the Internet". You may send an E-Card to anyone with Web access and an e-mail account. Every E-Card you send enables us to contribute to the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth911
By Earth911, Inc. . Find out the closest place where you can recycle various hazardous materials and household wastes.

Ecological Art Galleries
By Nohra Corredor. Art with an ecological theme.

eNature Contests and Quizzes
By eNature.com. Test your knowledge with quizzes like: "Do You Know Your Scat" or "How Wild is Your Garden"

Endangered Means There Is Still Time
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. Educational slides and quiz about endangered species.

Endangered Means There's Still Time Slide Show Images
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. Slide program with cool photos on endangered species in their natural surroundings.

Endangered Species Picture Book
By US Environmental Protection Agency. This picture book will introduce you to 21 endangered and threatened plants and animals found in the United States. Print the pages and use your crayons to bring to life oceans, swamps, deserts, islands and a variety of plants and animals.

Environmental Educator
By Environmental Educator LLC. Good planets are hard to find, so this app will teach you how to and why you should protect it. The Environmental Educator has one topic a week, with daily video segments being about 30-40 seconds. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and on the web.

Exploring Our Parks
By National Parks Conservation Association. Tour US national parks. Intended to inspire you to visit the park and to join in protecting them for today and tomorrow.

Fisheries Learning on the Web (FLOW)
By Michigan Sea Grant College Program. A comprehensive curriculum about the Great Lakes ecosystem. Lessons are geared toward educators who teach upper elementary and middle school students. Each lesson is aligned with national and state curriculum standards for science and social studies and features a hands-on classroom activity. Topics include Food Web, Water, and Fish.

Green Schools Revolution: The Game
By Co-operative Group Limited. An iPhone app filled with fun games and quizzes to get the green message home. With fun challenges on energy, water and healthy living, you can unlock four levels of green games including a race to save carrots from the hungry rabbits, an energy saving knockout and a water saving challenge.

Greenpeace Fun and Games
By Greenpeace. Games and wallpapers with a Greenpeace flavor.

Help! It's a Roach!
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs. Your family can do a lot of things to control roaches before you need to use a pesticide. Use this Web site and complete the activities to learn what kids and adults can do.

Journey North App
By Annenberg Learner. Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eaglesó and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. The Journey North app allows teachers and students to record and submit their observations while they are in the field.

Journey North Online
By Annenberg Learner. Journey North is an Internet-based program that explores the interrelated aspects of seasonal change. Through interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems and they learn about the dynamic ecosystem that surrounds and connects them. Find migration maps, images, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.

NIEHS Kids' Page
By National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Lots of games, jokes, riddles and other neat stuff for kids (and adults), including an environmental art and poetry gallery and help with science projects.

Nonpoint Source Kid's Page
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. Interactive learning resources for kids to help them learn about nonpoint source pollution. Includes movies, slide shows, games, and more.

Ocean Discovery Teacher's Guide
By Sea World, Inc.. Students will learn about the ocean by exploring marine animal adaptations and diversity. They will begin to develop a sense of stewardship for the oceans and the animals that live there.

Outdoor Arts and Crafts
By Disney. Arts and crafts using things you find outdoors

Planetpals.com
By Judith Gorgone. Free downloads and activities to teach kids about recycling, precycling, ecology, earthday, and everyday.

Smokey Bear Games
By US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Games that relate to fire fighting.

Stretch Break — Kids Version
By Para Technologies. Stretch Break is an ergonomic software program that helps prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs) by gently reminding you to take periodic breaks while using your computer. Every 30 minutes (default) it asks your permission to show the stretches. Full-motion animated figures show you how. After a minute or two of stretching you are returned to your current Windows application. The Kids version is free (registration is required).

The Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys
By Ecology Center. HealthyToys.org includes test results for more than 5,000 toys and children's products. The site is a first step in providing parents, grandparents, and others who care about children with the information they need to make better choices when purchasing toys and other children's products.

USFWS National Digital Library
By US Fish and Wildlife Service. A searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video and that are in the public domain. Includes cool photos of wildlife, fish, plants, refuges, hatcheries and habitats (and even some shots of Fish and Wildlife personnel for your scrapbook)

Video Tours on Google Earth
By Discovery Channel Online. Watch video clips of places all over the world using the Google Earth interface and Discovery Channel videos. See parks, cities, landmarks, and more.

What You Can Do
By US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste. These resources will allow you to better understand the type, amount, and impact of wastes generated in your home and community, and what you can do to help reduce and better manage waste.

WorldWatcher Project (for MacIntosh)
By Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy and Institute for the Learning Sciences. A visualization environment for the investigation of scientific data, based on the ClimateWatcher software. Designed to provide an accessible and supportive environment for students to explore, interpret, and analyze scientific data in a manner which allows them to emulate the work of actual scientists. Registration required.

Worldwatcher Project (for Windows)
By Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy and Institute for the Learning Sciences. A visualization environment for the investigation of scientific data, based on the ClimateWatcher software. Designed to provide an accessible and supportive environment for students to explore, interpret, and analyze scientific data in a manner which allows them to emulate the work of actual scientists. Registration required.

Zerofootprint Youth Calculator
By WGBH Educational Foundation. Provides a way for youth (ages 19 and younger) to both measure and reduce their carbon footprint as part of a global community of youth. Youth will be able to measure the impact they are having, as well as discuss the results and share strategies for reducing the carbon footprint of their families, schools, and communities.

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