“Dear Nature…”: Young people express gratitude in Global Generation film

Global Generation have gathered the thoughts of young people on their connection to nature by getting them to each write a letter to Mother Nature. Documented on this video, Global Generation asked young children to write a letter to nature to celebrate the ‘Bees for a Better World’ project. Global Generation is an educational charity, which works together with local children, young people, and residents in … Continue reading “Dear Nature…”: Young people express gratitude in Global Generation film

Incredible facts about the ocean

Dd you know the heart of a blue whale is the size of an average Volkswagen car? Or that if we could capture 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could meet the world’s energy requirements five times over? Ireland-based company The Water Filter Men have put together this video of facts about the world’s ocean, which take up more than two-thirds of … Continue reading Incredible facts about the ocean

Save Tomorrow: Three 9-year-old girls change a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings

Save Tomorrow documents the story of three young girls from a town in Massachusetts determined to make a difference in the world – they started with changing a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings. Inspired after watching Young Voices for the Planet films, three 9-year-old girls realised that they too could make a difference. They managed to change a law, with unanimous support, to … Continue reading Save Tomorrow: Three 9-year-old girls change a local law to allow solar panels on public buildings

Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature

Kids love boardgames and now you can teach your children about edible and medicinal herbs with Wildcraft! – a nature-based board game that puts the fun in to plant-lore. Wildcraft! is a beautifully illustrated game which teaches about 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations, created in the tradition of a classic board game. A bit like Snakes and … Continue reading Wildcraft! board game offers fun time for kids in learning about nature

How Brave is the Wren: Converted caravan come children’s travelling bookshop

How Brave is the Wren is a travelling children’s bookshop housed in a bespoke caravan shop which stocks illustrated stories and picture books for kids and the young at heart. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jenny Moore and Ben Javens, the converted-caravan now children’s bookshop travels markets in the Birmingham area as well as festivals across the country, aimed at bringing good reads to children and … Continue reading How Brave is the Wren: Converted caravan come children’s travelling bookshop

Ocean Discovery Institute: Encouraging tomorrow’s Ocean leaders

Ocean Discovery Institute is using the ocean as a science classroom to empower young people to transform their lives, their community and the planet as scientific and conservation leaders. The San Diego-based Ocean Discovery Institute uses ocean science to teach young people from underserved urban communities science education. Ocean Discovery currently serves 6,000 young people a year from City Heights, providing them with tuition-free, hands-on science and … Continue reading Ocean Discovery Institute: Encouraging tomorrow’s Ocean leaders

Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

California-based Rivercamp is a children’s environmental science camp providing kids the opportunity to connect with nature, splash around in the river, meet and greet some animal locals, and become environmental guardians. Organised by Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Rivercamp is a hands-on science camp for children, aged between 5 and 12, which takes place at the Martha McLean Park in the City of Riverside, Orange County, California. The park is … Continue reading Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

Where’s Olea?: Olive tree hunt in London celebrates London Tree Week

London’s known for many things but less known for its olive trees. Yup, there are olive trees growing all over London and this half-term, which also coincides with London Tree Week, iCo Green are inviting kids and parents to join in the fun and hunt down the capital’s olive trees. The Where’s Olea? tree hunt involves using the Curio-xyz app, which has a map of spots … Continue reading Where’s Olea?: Olive tree hunt in London celebrates London Tree Week

LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks

The LEGO Group – investors in two offshore wind farms – has built the largest ever LEGO brick wind turbine and bagged itself a Guinness World Records title in the process. Built to help raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy and to help get kids involved in the shift to clean power, the LEGO Group constructed the model of a wind turbine using 146,000 LEGO bricks. The … Continue reading LEGO’s record breaking wind turbine built using 146,000 bricks