Table of Contents
- Start Here
- Being Green
- Green New Deal
- Economics 101
- Ecological Economics
- Hot Topics
- Climate Kids
- Notable Projects
- Indigenous Wisdom
- SW Volunteer How-To’s
- Youtube Translations
- Youtube Moderating
What Kids Want to Know
What is global warming? What is climate science? What can I do about it? What does it mean for the future? Why should I care? Climate change can be a challenging conversation topic for your average 8 to 18 year old. But many children and young adults are already asking lot’s of questions about climate change. Be prepared to answer their questions with these resources just for youth.
Please note the books and videos recommended here should be freely available at your local public library, another great resource for kids. Visit the Children’s Library Lady for even more book recommendations. Cultivating caring, nature appreciation, and radical hope is extremely important for youth today. A great place to begin teaching and learning is with The World Count’s facts, figures and definitions for kids on this page: do you know why we call our planet Mother Earth?
- Climate Strikes
- Kids Care About Climate
- Kids Want Climate Justice
- Make It@YourLibrary
- Nature Journaling
- School Strike 4 Climate Action
- Youth Activism
Books & Movies for Youth
- The Tantrum That Saved The World (Book)
- Tore and the Town on Thin Ice | UN (Book/PDF)
- Togu and the Trees of Life | UN (Book/PDF)
- Theo and the Giant Plastic Ball | UN (Book/PDF)
- Ting and The Possible Futures (Book/PDF)
- Simon Says “Let’s Stop Climate Change” (Video)
Learning & Teaching Tools (Science Basics) for Youth
- Bill Nye: Science Guy
- Climate K.I.S.S.
- Climate Basics for Kids
- Global Warming for Kids
- List of Environmental Issues & Related Facts
- Natural Geographic’s Climate Kids
- NASA’s Climate Kids
- Play Games & Learn About Climate Change
- The World Counts
- Tiki Penguin
How to Go Green for Kids & Parents
- Be a Green Kid
- Plastic Pollution Primer | Earthday (PDF)
- Recycle City | EPA
- Young People’s Environmental Trust (YPTE)
Tips for Talking About Climate Change For Parents
- 5 Tips for Explaining Climate Change to Kids
- Climate Change Can Be Scary: What Can You Say
- Cultivating Radical Hope in Youth Today
- Family Planning
- Tips for Parents
YouTube Video & Interactive Learning Resources for Youth
Here is a link to abundant climate kids explanations and resources with live interactive video programs for kids, even by kids, available for free on YouTube.
Just for Fun!
Wonkavision Fun Facts for Kids of All Ages
The Science of Healthy Chocolate & Willy Wonka
Did you know that 90% of the marine plants are phytoplankton? Did you know that 50% of the air we breathe is made by plankton?
Change your mind, change the world. Guy Lane, Environmental Scientist and Climate Writer, says “the Plankton Meditation is a guided meditation that helps you come to terms with fundamental ecological truths that are often overlooked.” This also helps teach nature appreciation and awareness as well. Learn more in this video about the Secret Life of Plankton.
In order to set your intention toward healing and regeneration of the biosphere, please utilize this beautiful and mesmerizing plankton song to learn how to begin to visualize and heal the biosphere in synergy with life itself. Visualization is a powerful tool to enhance performance, increase problem solving, and change your world.
Guy Lane says “Every day, at least once, I like to say, “Thanks Plankton” as a way of recognizing the role that plankton play in my life.”
Thank the plankton today!
Note: This page is in a very early draft stage and as with many wiki pages, it is a work in progress. It aims to inform the reader of the many resources for children, youth, teens and young adults dealing with climate change and related social justice issues.