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EcoKids

Kunter, S. (2016). EcoKids [website]. Retrieved from https://ecokids.ca/ 

This Canadian website helps to teach children about the environment and the role that they can play in sustainability.

Children can play online games and take quizzes which can help them to learn about the environment.  The main emphasis of the site, however, is not the virtual games, but encouraging to play outside and plan activities that help them engage with nature. Under the Get Outside tab are  over twenty examples of activities to do outside, with a list of necessary materials and instructions on how to do the activity. There are also resources for teachers and parents, and the website is available in English and French.

Unlike some websites, EcoKids is visually appealing, up-to-date, and child-appropriate, especially for audiences from age 7-13. This is a great resource to promote to children to give them the tools they need to learn about the environment, whether for school or just for fun. I give it a 4.5 out of 5!