Cool Links For Kids

There's tons of stuff on the internet on the environment especially for kids (although lots of these sites are fun and informative for adults, too). Below are some links that you might find interesting and informative, especially as they relate to what we are doing here in Brooks Township and the Newaygo area. If you know of other links that we should put on this page, click here to let us know about them.
Check out this link for games, stories, and activities all relating to the environment. This is your chance to become a young environmental expert.
The EPA has a site dedicated to water - which we all know is very important. Click on this link to go to the site that the EPA Office of Water has dedicated to kids.
Everyone lives in a watershed. People in the Newaygo area live in the Muskegon River Watershed. Click on this link to go to a site dedicated to watersheds. You can find out your "Watershed Address", and get real-time information about the Muskegon River Watershed.
Recycling is one thing we can all do to lessen our impact on the environment. When we recycle, we can reduce the amount of energy we use, we can reduce water pollution, and we reduce the amount of materials we send to landfills. When you click on this link, you'll be taken to a town called Recycle City, where you are the mayor and you have to decide how to clean up your city. You'll need Shockwave version 6.01 to play this game, but you can download it free from the game website. Good Luck!
Groundwater is the unseen resource under our feet, and it is incredibly important to those of us who live and work in Newaygo County, since residents of Newaygo County depend on groundwater for their drinking water. Click on this link to find out more about groundwater, and to get some neat activities and game relating to groundwater.
If you are looking for information on endangered plants and animals of the area, like the Bald Eagle or the Karner Blue Butterfly, this site of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has lots of good information.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has put together a list of links especially about Michigan and for kids in Michigan. Click here to check them out.
If you are looking for information on a particular environmental issue in Michigan, this is one place to go for information.

These are just some of the sites with good environmental games, activities and information. If you know of others that you think should be on this list, please click here to let us know about them.

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