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Earth Day 2016: What will you be studying?

Posted on March 16, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. March 20th marks a day of action to encourage changes in human behavior and provoke policy change for our planet.

Schools across the world will be talking to their students about our precious resources and encouraging them to think about how to care for their future.  Will you be joining the conversation?

Here are some recent titles to help you get the conversation started:

Projects with Recycling and Reusing, 1st Edition
March 2016
Readers will learn how to care for their environment as they make all sorts of fun crafts with supplies that can be found around the house. See how to make a bird feeder from a milk carton, a pocket pouch from cloth, musical shares from plastic bottles which are just a few of the projects you’ll find. In addition they will learn important facts about conversation and waste with insightful text and engaging photos.

Climate and Weather Change, 1st Edition
November 2014
From basin information about air pressure to cloud formations, this title goes on to explain violent weather conditions and how to prepare for them. In addition you’ll learn about earth’s changing weather patterns and climates and what role we play in those changes.

Recycling, 1st Edition
March 2014
This title explores issues related to recycling, including effectiveness and necessity of recycling, mandatory recycling, recycling and resources, how recycling generates money and can waste money, in addition to recycling jobs.

The Environment: Ours to Save: Poisoning Planet Earth: Pollution and Other Environmental Hazards, 1st Edition
April 2012
Although industrialization and modernization have dramatically improved the quality of our lives, they have also largely contributed to the destruction of our natural resources by engendering waste and creating depletion through overuse.. This title examines the various pollutants and human activities that threaten the natural world, with a special look at deforestation and desertification.

If these great books leave you wanting more, remember to check out our other Gale resources. there are Hundreds of titles to help plan your Earth Day curriculum available on Gale’s eBook platform (GVRL). You’ll find additional resources as well in Kids InfoBits and National Geographic Virtual Library that will keep your students exploring and learning.

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