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September 2002

EcoKids Online
Raise kids' environmental awareness.
GRADE LEVEL: K-5, Parents


EcoKids Online is an "innovative, interactive environmental Web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world."
The site uses animation, sound, and bright graphics to engage children. FlashPlayer is required and can be downloaded at the site.
Content is organized into six major areas. Users can access pages through the top and bottom navigation bars as well as the main page interactive image map. Each section has a sub menu for moving within that area.
EcoKids Online provides children an opportunity to learn about taking care of the environment through engaging educational games and activities. Visitors to the site will find information about wildlife, environmental issues, energy, science and nature, and more. Children are encouraged to become aware of the environment and the impact of their actions through lively, interactive storybooks that give the reader choices as they read through the text. There is also a gallery for sharing pictures, a forum, a glossary, printables, and downloads. The EcoKids Player can be downloaded to your personal desktop to deliver an environmental fact each day. This is a great resource for teachers and parents interested in teaching children to become good stewards of the environment.


Review by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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