Preschoolers explore a major system in our environment, the water cycle, with this craft activity and story. Move Wanda Water around as she rises with evaporation, penetrates clouds during condensation and falls down during precipitation.
& WASH YOUR HANDS
Help children keep themselves healthy by reinforcing the importance of hand washing. This appealing Nature’s Natives® presentation explores good and bad bacteria, virus', and germs with guidelines for effective hand washing.
WATER NEEDS, SUPPLIES & CONSERVATION
Environmental literacy cannot be complete without understanding the importance of water. How many days can we live without water? Where is our water supply? Why should we conserve water? Wanda Water answers these questions and more in this entertaining animated program. Give children a new respect for H2O. Grades 2-5
Curious about nature's magic? Explore nature's invisible secrets. This interactive presentation reveals the hidden workings of photosynthesis that provide the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. Explore the impact of this amazing process.
Health care professionals have concerns about how climate change impacts the migration of disease from place to place. According to Maribeth Gidley, DO, MPH, climate change is anticipated to increase health problems associated with heat and cold distress, flooding, displaced populations, mental health disorders, infectious and vector-borne diseases, malnutrition, respiratory illnesses and more. The health of our air, water & land is our health.
Environmental Literacy: Hand washing is a good practice that supports individual and community health.
Nature's Natives® is a simplified representation of how nature works.
The water cycle maintains homeostasis in many parts of our environment. As Earth’s water warms, evaporation rates increase, resulting in more water vapor. More water vapor means there are more clouds ready to drop more rain and snow. It is evident that precipitation does not fall equally, which creates droughts. These events can affect our food and water supply, comfort and health.
Environmental Literacy: How water moves is as important as where water moves to. It's never too early to start learning about the water cycle.
Photosynthesis is an environmentally- sensitive process. The cooperation of our Sun, plants, water & carbon dioxide provides us with the oxygen we breathe in and food we eat. The connection between photosynthesis and life is amazing!
Environmental Literacy: Humans and plants are connected.
Do you know where your drinking water supply is located? It could be under your feet in an aquifer or in a reservoir.
Water conservation is one way we can protect the water we need for our health.
Environmental Literacy: Knowing why we need to protect our water supply creates incentive to take care and not waste water.
It is About Climate, Food and Water...for Today and Tomorrow
NUTRIENTS & YOU!
What do soil, plants, food and you have in common? Find out with this Nature’s Natives® interactive presentation, Nutrients and You! We will explore the nature's nutrients that keep our bones, muscles and blood healthy. In turn, we will see what parts of nature we need to protect.
Food is essential for survival. Therefore, healthy soil, water and bacteria all play an integral part of the food we eat.
Environmental Literacy: Soil, food and humans are intimately connected.
HOW EARTH WORKS
& WHY WE CARE
It is a perfect time to review nature's systems and cycles while emphasizing our biological connection to our home planet.
Grades 3 and up
NN Wash Your Hands
Weather, Climate and You! is an introduction to the climate change conversation...for children.
The focus of this interactive presentation is to introduce Climate Change vocabulary and to reinforce traditional environmental priorities.
Human activity has increased the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
We need solutions that will decrease
emissions and reduce excess greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
We are requiring that our children be
able to mitigate the impact of climate
change where it occurs.
Republican Party’s platform, 2008
(Not the current platform)
We need to teach how Earth works before we ask our children to take responsibility.
Nature’s Natives® Environmental Literacy: We can start the Climate Change conversation with our children by teaching vocabulary and the connections of weather and climate to human health.