If you're looking for creative and fun ways to help your child understand and appreciate the importance of green living habits, you've come to the right place!
Kids from all over share their great ideas for going green. Do you have an idea you'd like to share? We'd love to hear it!
Independence Green Kids
Independence Parks & Recreation sponsors a number of recreation programs and activities throughout the year for all ages. Be sure to check out our fun programs.
Electricity is an amazing and powerful force. At IPL we want kids to have fun when they are learning about electricity, and to stay safe when they are around electricity.
Water, water, everywhere! It's in the sky, in the ground, and in our homes. We use it everyday! We've filled these pages with lots of fun and interesting things to read and do to help you learn about water conservation!
Great Green Ideas
These are all great green ideas submitted by kids just like you in Independence!
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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kid's Page
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Three great ways you can eliminate and protect your environment.
EPA Information on Environmental Topics
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides information for students on air quality, waste & recycling, water, conservation, ecosystems, health & safety, as well as links to additional resources.
Provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), this site is your guide to understanding energy. Information ranges from basic to international energy. Check out Missouri's energy profile!
NREL – Student Resources on Renewable Energy
There are a variety of educational resources that can help you learn about renewable energy sources and technologies.
American Wind Energy Association – Educational Resources
On this site, you will find Wind Energy Curriculum for K-12, education scholarship, and much more! Publications and factsheets also available!
Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Kids and Education
Numerous listing for Kids Resources as well as Educator Resources and available Training Offered.
KAB Kids' Zone
Keep America Beautiful has an exciting Kids' Zone full of fun ideas and games that can be applied to everything that you do at home, at school, or anywhere!
Planet Protectors Club for Kids
Be a Planet Protector! As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.