Along with blooming flowers and warmer temperatures, April also brings us Earth Day -- tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. It's a great time to teach about the environment and the importance of taking care of it. And though mobile devices and computers contribute to pollution and energy consumption in their own ways, they also act as important information hubs to raise awareness about environmental issues. There are a lot of great tools out there, especially for kids, so this week we're shining a light on our perennial favorites.
Apps like Plum’s Photo Hunt and Project Noah (both are also websites) take kids on photo missions and scavenger hunts to identify, document, and share the cool stuff they find in nature. Games like SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge and Enercities have kids grow a community while making tough choices about resource scarcity, job creation, population growth, and sustainable building practices -- all of which are critical to understanding today's world. And websites like Earth Rangers and EcoKids.ca host great images, videos, games, news stories, contests, and a wealth of teacher resources. Happy Earth Day!
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