Involving Kids in the Fight Against Global Warming

We all need to work together to acheive a healthy environment for future generationsWithout a doubt global warming is one of the biggest problems that the world is facing today, and will continue to be a large problem in our kids lives. However, many of its effects will fall upon future generations – unless it is stopped or slowed down dramatically. There is a lot that we can do right now, but it is also important to get the children of today involved in the fight against global warming. 

Teaching kids the dangers of Global Warming

Educating and involving our children is one way to get our kids interested. We need to involve them through conversations and activities and show them what they can do to help the cause. Education through involvement is key. We must find creative ways to show children what problems global warming has already caused, and what problems it could, and most probably will cause in the future. This will help bring forth curiosity about what contributions out kids can make to help change things.

Experiments are a fun and interesting way to get kids' attention when it comes to global warming. Greenhouse gases are a particularly thought-provoking topic, and finding a way to incorporate them into experiments and analysis will often pique kids' interest. Even simple mathematical projects, such as determining how much the sea level might rise in a particular scenario, are great.

Global warming can have a devastating effect on many animal species. Showing kids videos on these subjects can foster an interest in stopping global warming. A trip to the zoo to see these animals or their close relatives is another way to make the issue hit home.

Show Kids That They Can Do Something About It

For children, it may be hard for them to understand that one person can make a difference in an issue as big as global warming. Even for adults this can be hard to accept. Showing children that there are things they can do that will make an impact may be all it takes to get them to take action.

For example, it's hard to comprehend that something as simple as using different light bulbs, or making sure that there is adequate air pressure in the tires before a family trip, can make a measurable difference. Or, something as simple as not throwing away plastic and paper, but recycling them instead. But the truth is that it can. If you're not up on the numbers, there are websites where you can find information on approximately how much small actions like this can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. This type of knowledge can really make an impression on young minds. Small steps can really help reduce global warming.

Check out this article on things you can do NOW, and how much impact it will have. Little things do add up.

Another thing your kids might enjoy doing is helping educate others on the things they can do to help fight global warming. If they can make a measurable difference by making small changes in the way they do things, convincing others to do the same can multiply their impact many times over. The people they persuade to make changes might talk other people into doing the same, and so on and so forth.

Educating and getting our kids involved in the fight against global warming is very important. Doing so requires explaining to them about the dangers and helping them understant what course of action they can take to make things better for the world. Once they realize that global warming is an important issue to us all, there's no telling how big a difference they might make. We all want out kids, our grandchildren, and future generations to grow up in a healthy and beautiful enviroment. The time to start is NOW!

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March 17, 2009

Laura @ 8:22 am #

Teaching kids about global warming is one of the most important things we can hand down to them right now. If the climate continues to change at this rate and we don't teach our kids how to combat it, then the environment isn't going to get any better. To teach my class about global warming, we have been following Andrew Regan and his Transantarctic expedition. They are leaving in November and are tailoring their expedition to teaching kids. You can following the journey at http://www.transantarcticexpedition.com/andrew-moon-andrew-regan-team/expedition-team-details/andrew-regan/

To teach children about the expedition, Regan has also set up http://www.juniorpolartraveller.com/

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