Additional Resources & Activities

We’ve compiled a list of some of the highest quality content in environmental education—spanning from early childhood to adult. Take a look and bookmark the sites that interest you! Also note, some content is available in Spanish too!

Ted Talk Earth School
Ages 5 & up

30 Quests encourage young people to understand how nature and our ecosystems provide for a healthy planet and people. Each Quest includes a discovery video and quiz, combined with a series of engaging learning resources — all curated by environmental experts.


SDG Academy/United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Teens & Adults
Some courses offered in Spanish.

Free educational resources from the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 in support of global progress for people, planet, and prosperity. Enjoy self-paced courses on topics such as climate change, poverty, natural resources, policy, water, globalization, and more!


The Kids Should See This
All ages

Need some quick inspiration? Check out these super cool and curated art, science, and nature videos that will be sure to motivate you to learn more.


Ages 3 & up
10 weeks of interactive lessons (available in Spanish too!)

Get to know birds through this engaging and colorful website. Downloadable books, coloring sheets, interactive games, drawing tutorials, and activity suggestions—so many ways to learn about our feathered friends!


Ranger Rick
Ages 3-8

Animals, games, jokes, videos, crafts and even a photo contest! The Ranger Rick Web Club is free for the first 3 months!


Museum of Natural History
Ages 6-12

“Ology” means “the study of”. From archeology, marine biology, paleontology, and zoology— explore careers, games, videos, stories, and hands-on science activities by clicking on your favorite topic!


KLRN Science
Pre-k up to 12th grade

Topics can be filtered by grade levels. This website provides in-depth lesson plans, and takes a deep look at scientific methods, systems, and thinking. This is a great resource for middle and high school students looking to expand their current understanding of science. Additional topics include lab safety, the limitations of science, and building your hypothesis.


Growing Up Wild & Starting Out Wild
Ages 1-5

Impart the love of nature with these early childhood lessons that integrate nature, science, art, movement, and snack time!


Take Care of Texas

Ages 4 & up

Some content available in Spanish.

Learn more about the environment and how to protect it. Play interactive games, watch videos, explore posters and workbooks, and get ideas on ways you can make a difference! Don’t miss the teacher’s section for lesson plans, guides, and more. A campaign by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to encourage Texans to conserve water, energy, reduce waste and keep our water clean!


Texas Water Development Board for Kids
Learn about the water cycle, watersheds, water use, as well as water treatment and conservation. This website also features downloadable content, interactive games, posters, and other activities to help students learn key concepts.


U.S. EPA Water Sense for Kids
Some content available in Spanish.

Do you know how much water a family of four uses every day in the United States? Not 50 gallons, not 100 gallons, but 400 gallons! You could take up to 10 baths with that much water—but who would want to do that? Fortunately, there are many things we can do to save. Resources for educators included.


U.S. EPA Nonpoint Source for Kids
Ages 7 & up

Resources for Students and Educators about Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution. Learn more about climate science, protecting our natural resources, marine debris, corals, wetlands, and so much more. Also note the outreach toolbox intended for outreach campaigns. This site is chock-full of information for educators, children, families!


Energy Star for Kids
Ages 4 & up

Interactive games and puzzles that teach children ways they can make a difference. In addition, there are sections on terminology, games, fun facts, puzzles and there is even a Lorax activity book and poster under the parents and teachers section. Don’t miss these highly engaging activity for your littles!

PBS Nature Games
Ages 3-7

Play nature games, like building an ecosystem, creature features, exploring the night sky, insect collecting, recycling, and more!


Families in Nature—The Ecologist School
Pre-k-3rd grade
Activities in Spanish too!

16 weeks of themed content for young learners. Subject areas include: geology, botany, paleontology, hydrology, herpetology, ichthyology, ornithology and much more! Explore lessons in each of these categories to further expand your knowledge of the outdoors.


Leave No Trace
Ages 7 & up
New to Leave No Trace? Check out these lessons, tips and best practices to minimize impact for anyone visiting the outdoors and exploring nature.


The Joy of Birds
Teens & adults

Birds bring us happiness in so many ways—especially in trying times. Whether you’re just looking for a lift, or need a distraction, look no further than this birdy care package from Audubon. Check out BirdNote Radio, browse Audubon’s watercolor prints, and learn some new bird calls!


All About Birds
All ages

Cornell Lab of Ornithology is one of the world’s largest, most comprehensive ornithological resources—be sure to bookmark and visit often to expand your knowledge of birds. Visit the bird guide, live webcam and feederwatch cams. Also visit the Merlin Bird ID app and download to your phone.


Bird Academy Play Lab
Ages 5-12
Available in Spanish!

Play games that explore flight, song, dance, feathers, adaptations, and so much more. This highly interactive site will keep the little ones engaged and learning!


Audubon Adventures
Ages 4-12

Enjoy puzzles and games, quizzes, teacher resources, and so much more! Topics include climate change, migration, habitats, native bees, and city wildlife.


World Migratory Bird Day
Ages 5 & up
Available in Spanish too!

This resource library contains colorful posters, downloadable booklets, coloring pages, infographics, scavenger hunts, and more! Learn about migratory birds around the globe by exploring these resources and working towards protecting migratory birds and their habitats.


Energy Kids, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Ages 4 & up
Learn about renewable and non-renewable energy sources through games and activities designed for early childhood. Explore topics like the history of energy and using and saving energy. A teachers section includes science fair experiments, a guide, lesson plans for k-12, career corner, and more!


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Kids
All ages
Check out TPWD’s website for a variety of resources to help families and children connect to nature. Texas Outdoor families introduces camping experiences by providing all the needed equipment. Take the geocache challenge, or become a Junior Ranger. There is so much to explore in the big state of Texas!


National Park Service for Kids
Ages 3 & up
Take a virtual field trip to special places and watch wildlife in real time. Printable activity guides including nature scavenger hunts, birding, coloring pages, archeology, and more!


U.S. EPA – Planet Protectors
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. To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities as well as the teacher resources and consider starting your own Planet Protector’s Club at school!


U.S. Forest Service – Smokey Kids
Learn about the benefits of fires, fire science and the importance wildfire prevention! Explore this website and learn ways you can help prevent wildfires—through storytelling, interactive games, printable pages, and more. Don’t miss the section for elementary and middle school educators!