Activity Book

Kids and Students

You Can Make a Difference Activity Book featuring COREY and the Canyon Critters – Happy Earth Day Coloring and Activities Book. One of EPA’s most popular publications for young children, this is an 11-page coloring book full of tips for making the Earth a better place.

Energy Star for Kids

Teaches about energy and how to be an energy star!

Water for Kids

This kid site is filled with great information about water.

Environmental Kids Club

For elementary school children. Learn how to protect the environment through art and science projects, games, and more.

Planet Protectors by the Environmental Protection Agency

Planet Protectors Club

As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities and games below. The more you learn about reducing wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the Planet Protector goals.

Activities

Games

National Geographic has many games for kids with topics of Earth Day, energy savings, marine life, etc. Check out all the options here!

Other Helpful Links

Grades of Green

Californiaeei.org – CalRecycle Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum

K-12 Green Education Programs – Waste Management resources for schools

Classes at College of the Canyons

logoAre you interested in learning more about sustainability, climate change, and the environment? College of the Canyons offers several classes that will provide you with a balanced understanding of these and other issues.

  • Architecture 200A: Sustainable Development and Environmental Design
  • Architecture 200B: Design III-Environmental Design Lab
  • Biological Sciences 106: Organismal & Environmental Biology
  • Biological Sciences 130: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Biology
  • Business 110: Principles of Management
  • Environmental Studies 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies 103: Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies 104: Energy Resource Conservation
  • Philosophy 250: Environmental Ethics

College of the Canyons is offering its annual series of online LEED Green Associate prep courses starting during Spring semester. These .5 credit unit courses are offered through the Architecture subject major:

ARCHT-085  Intro to the LEED Rating System

ARCHT-086  Project Site Factors

ARCHT-087  Sustainable Materials & Indoor Environmental Quality

ARCHT-088  Innovation in Design and Regional Priorities

ARCHT-089  Green Building Economics

ARCHT-090  LEED Online Documentation & Processing

ARCHT-091  Green Building Control Systems

ARCHT-095  LEED Green Associate Test Prep

LEED is an innovative sustainable rating system that over the last 20 years has transformed how buildings and communities are designed, constructed and maintained (http://www.usgbc.org/leed) – Career opportunities for people with the LEED Green Associate credential are available in a wide variety of fields like construction, real estate development, building engineering, architecture and interior design.    There are no pre-requisites for these classes, so this is a relatively quick and thorough way to prepare for the LEED Green Associate exam.    Also, College of the Canyons is an authorized testing location for the U.S. Green Building Council, so the LEED Green Associate exam is held on-campus after the last course to provide students with a convenient opportunity for passing the exam… plus all of the textbooks and study materials are free!

To apply for admission, visit the COC website: canyons.edu