Children's Health Educational Tools
These tools are free and available for public use in children's environmental health education programs.
Climate for Action Campaign Toolkit - During Children’s Health Month in October 2009, EPA launched a campaign to educate middle and high school students about climate change and its effects on children’s health to “create a new climate for action”. This package provides tools that these students, Climate for Action Partners, and educators can use to understand how important and how much of an impact conserving energy and reducing our carbon footprint can have on our environment. This package includes activities to educate students about the impacts of climate change, presentations that will help students spread climate change awareness, a sample proclamation to encourage political figures to take a stand against climate change and other fun games and resources that teach important concepts about climate change. To get more information or access to this toolkit please contact Wayne Garfinkel, Region 4 Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator, at (404) 562-8982. To get more information on EPA’s “Climate for Action” campaign please visit their website.
Environmental Awareness Trail* - Developed in collaboration with the Northwest Georgia Girl Scouts Council, the toolkit contains an interactive environmental education activity that has been utilized to help Girl Scouts earn their Environmental Health and Eco-Action badges. This toolkit can also be used by organizations outside of Girl Scouts for environmental education. To use the toolkit: contact Kara Belle (404.562.8322 or Belle.Kara@epa.gov) to get a copy of the CD or with any questions about the toolkit.
*Note that Get the Word Out / Environmental Health Bingo is currently included in the Eco-Action package, but can also be used as an Environmental Health badge activity.
Pesticides Safety Bingo –This Activity is part of an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal use of agricultural pesticides for indoor pest control and assuring that all pesticides, even those legally purchased for home usage are administered safely. Grades: K-6, available in English and Spanish. This tool is also available for checkout from the EPA Region 4 Library.
Healthy Environment, Healthy Kids Environmental Health Curriculum (Grades: pre-K-6)
[PDF, 9MB, 155 pp., info about PDF]
[PDF, 92KB, 3 pp., info about PDF]
Additional Educational Tools available from the EPA Region 4 Library:
E-Hazards Video Teacher’s Guide – Children learn environmental hazards and safety tips. Grades: 3-5.
Tres Amigos Video (in Spanish) – Provides vital environmental information for families and caregivers. Video is designed to initiate discussions leading to healthier homes and healthier communities.
Environmental Safety Games – Including flash cards, match games and bingo and teachers guide this activity helps children learn about environmental hazards. Grades: K-6, available in English and Spanish.