Young learners

These are just some of the educational environmental sites that are aimed at young people. If you know of others you think should be here, please let us know.

The age ranges with each link below are only intended as a guide. The main subject areas are indicated in bold.

Key to subject areas: Sc = Science, DT = Design Technology, Gg = Geography, Ar = Art, En = English, Cz = Citizenship.

Website description Subject
areas
Ages
Learn about wildlife
Focus on Forests is an educational website about forest issues run by the World Land Trust. Sc Gg 11-14
WWF has lots of information on species and habitats, aimed at different age groups. Sc Gg 7-14
Debate environmental issues
This Climate Change site from the government department DECC will allow you to get your facts straighter about this complex topic. Gg Sc 7-11 & 12-16
The Vegetarian Society have a youth section where they argue their case DT En 11+
Tiempo is the website of The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. This is a DIY Guide to climate change. Gg Sc 14+
Learning for a fairer world
Cool Planet allows you to find out about how people live all over the world, it allows you submit artwork, poetry and writing on issues of global concern. Gg Cz Ar En All ages
Global Gang is from Christian Aid is a fun exploration of what it is like to live in a developing country. It also explores our connections to other places and raises the issue of fair trade.

Includes Go Goat, Go! – an online game exploring a simple way (“recycling” goats!) in which people in poorer communities can improve their lives. There is a Christian Aid Learning Pack also related to this theme.

Gg En Cz 9-14
Voice of Youth from UNICEF UK allows you to find out about a range of issues such as child poverty and child labour. Cz En Gg 11-14
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Energychest visit Joules the robot to find out about the fascinating world of energy. Sc DT 11+
Ollie Recycles Join Ollie and his friends and find out about the 3R’s – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Ollie’s dog, Buster, has a quiz for you at the end. Sc DT 5-11
Go for Green Projects
Green Maps is a global project which invites young people to create a map of their local community as a guide to being green. Get mapping with a few friends. Ask your geography teacher about it. Gg Cz 11+
 

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