Explore the shoreline with an underwater viewer – National Geographic

Kids and Nature (by moonjazz CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr).

Show kids the importance of the shoreline, which provides an active habitat for wildlife and provides stability to the water’s edge. Help them make an underwater viewer to explore this important microhabitat.

The underwater viewer is best used in shallow water along the shoreline. Have kids stand safely on firm ground, then lean over and place the scope on the water’s surface or partially submerged, with the plastic wrap facing down. Then use these activities to help children learn about biodiversity in a shoreline…

Regional Emmy® Award-Winning TRASH TALK – NOAA

Video Still from TRASH TALK Special Feature (by USOCEAN.gov and NOAA)

Don’t you think it’s time we all have an honest trash talk? Ocean Today, in partnership with the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presents Regional Emmy® Award-winning TRASH TALK, a 15-minute special feature on marine debris for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities and beyond…

NOAA’s “Picture Climate Change” Student Photo Contest

NOAA Logo (by Badseed, Public domain, via Wikimedia).

Show NOAA how climate change is impacting your community

To enhance our understanding of the diverse ways climate change impacts people and places around the United States, NOAA is asking students in grades 5 through 12 for photo submissions showcasing what climate change means to you…

Teaching Children About Climate Change – the New York Times

Cover Art: THE COQUÍES STILL SING: A Story of Home, Hope, and Rebuilding, illustration by Krystal Quiles (courtesy of macmilllan books).

Two new picture books and a novel for young readers place children at the center of climate calamity. Fittingly, they are stories of homes under threat; home, after all, is the thing climate change stalks, be it a house, a community or a livable planet. Each book offers its own lessons on how to cope with life under the monster we’ve created. The novel even shows how kids can help slay it…