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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)
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)
  • South Carolina Farm to School - This South Carolina program connects schools with local agriculture. (grades K-12)
  • Farm Bureau Mini-Grant Program - The South Carolina Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program offers a Learn-to-Farm classroom mini-grant program for teachers in public and private schools. (grades K-12)
  • Lowe's Toolbox for Education - Lowe's will donate money for projects that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit will be favored. (grades K-12)
  • 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
  • DHEC's Bureau of Air Quality Breathe Better (B2) Program - An anti-idling, clean air education program. The goal is to help protect public health and improve air quality by reducing harmful vehicle emissions around school campuses and other public spaces. (grades K-12, adults)
  • DHEC's Action for a Cleaner Tomorrow - A national award-winning activity-based, interdisciplinary curriculum supplement that introduces basic environmental education in the classroom. (grades K-8)
  • DHEC's Recycling Education Grant Program - Promotes awareness of solid waste issues, including the need to reduce the solid waste we generate, and to recycle whenever we can. All projects are required to include a used oil awareness project because of the funding source. (grades K-12)
  • A Fish's Wish activity book - A short activity book to help young learners find out about runoff pollution from a fish's point of view. (grades 2 - 5)


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