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Champions of the Environment


Learn more about the natural world by visiting the Web sites listed below. Some of the Web sites tell you how to help the earth.

How You Can Help

If you are interested in helping you can start by checking out the poster, 50 Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day (pdf). 

Try one or more actions yourself. Make a change as you "Do Your Part for the Environment!"

Environmental Education & News
  • EPA Educational Resources This Web page connects to EPA's environmental pages for students and teachers and anyone interested in environmental education. (PreK – 12th grade. adults)
  • Environmental Education Association of South Carolina A non-profit association with a leadership role in environmental and natural resource conservation education in South Carolina. (adults)
  • Earth 911 A Web site with all kinds of information on recycling, and other ways to reduce your impact on the environment. (all ages)
  • Stormwater pollution  from North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (grades 7 -12)
  • Air Now A site with easy access to national air quality information with useful information and games under the Learning Center (all ages)
  • U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools USGS provides a collection of information on many aspects of water. There are also pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. (grades 5 – 12)
  • Create a New Climate for Change An EPA sponsored program to engage middle and high school youth in taking action to address climate change and protect human health. (grades 7-12)
Environmental Action & Awards
  • Green Steps Schools – A South Carolina program that encourages schools to become more environmentally responsible and to continue their improvements. (adults)
  • Palmetto Pride – South Carolina's anti-litter campaign (all ages)
  • Presidential Award for Environmental Educators This award recognizes outstanding kindergarten through 12th grade teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education. Winners also receive a monetary award to fund environmental educational activities and programs, and further professional development in environmental education. (adults)
Youth Web Sites
  • EPA Polluted Runoff for Kids  A Web site with activities focused on water, runoff and water quality. (grades K-8)
  • RiverVenture Take a virtual trip along the "Three Rivers" of SC's Midlands and The Cooper River in Charleston, SC. Learn about people, places and the environment along the way. (grades 7-8)
  • Recycle City  An interactive town where students can learn about recycling. Created by EPA Region 9 in California.  (grades 3-8)
  • Captain Planet Foundation This site mixes environmental information and activities. Check out The Planeteer Zone and Our Environment. (all ages)
DHEC Links & Resources