There is so much information available now about Planet Earth and Climate Change. For some website links that I found interesting (and may be useful to you) including some children’s books on topics please see below. 

Some website links are local to Dorset, because this started as a local project in Poole, Dorset in 2016. Find out if there are similar organisations in your area. The internet provides an excellent resource for information, but do visit libraries, museums, galleries, heritage centres and local events near you and find out what your local authority, schools, supermarkets and other organisations are doing. “Bee” ACTIVE and ENJOY the “buzz” together!

 

LOCAL to DORSET:

http://www.sustainabledorset.org/Sustainable Dorset is the central hub of all sustainable and resilient activity across the county.

www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/ - Poole Libraries will have copies of this book “Planet Earth Needs Our Help”, they also offer books and activities for children around topics related to this book such as Recycling, Wildlife and Our Planet. Always worth using your local libraries for information and resources.

www.poole.gov.uk/recycling

http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/News/Articles/2016/may/kingfisher-barn-opens-gateway-to-stour.aspx

www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk – Wildlife Friendly Garden Scheme, marine conservation and lots more!

www.bnss.org.uk/about/young-explorers/ -The Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Museum…know about the weather, dinosaurs, insects, plants and lots more!

www.thegreatheath.org (Dorset Wildlife Trust)

www.newforestowlstudio.com

www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk/Explore-learn-discover/Explore-learn-discover.aspx

http://jurassiccoast.org/about/about-us/ a great place to learn about our wonderful planet and its history including Dinosaurs!

www.dorsetmammalsgroup.org.uk

www.transitionbournemouth.org.uk - bringing people and skills together in Bournemouth to reduce the impact of climate change

transitionpoole.org.uk - supporting and creating positive projects for change in Poole, towards a low-carbon economy

transitionbh.org - linking and supporting Transition Town projects in the Bournemouth/Poole area

https://countonme.today/ - A Bournemouth based group with ideas on actions you can take every day to help keep C02 Emissions down.

www.ideas2action.org.uk/ - A voluntary organisation all about ideas and taking action on those ideas for the benefit of the environment and local people in Dorset.

www.dorsetscrapstore.org.uk Reduce, Recycle. Reuse (Affordable arts & crafts materials for families, community groups and schools) and more!

www.earth-art.org.uk

 

GARDENS, OPEN SPACES & WILD LIFE:

www.foe.co.uk/page/bee-cause

www.rspb.org.uk – “Giving nature a home” lots of wildlife and eco-activities for children.

www.growwilduk.com

www.wildaboutgardens.org

www.buglife.org.uk

www.growwilduk.com

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4225517.stm - useful articles and information on eco-gardens and climate change

www.britishhedgehogs.org.uk

www.worldwildlife.org

 

FAIRIES:

www.elementalbeings.co.uk/fairies/ - Someone who believes in fairies!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/oct/28/toadstool-fairy-ring-1912

 

GLOBAL WARMING – POLLUTION - CLIMATE CHANGE & WEATHER:

www.explainthatstuff.com/globalwarmingforkids.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxMzKLYrZ4YouTube video – Global Warming & pollution

www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide

www.ypte.org.uk – fact sheets on global-warming‎ climate change & pollution

www.explainthatstuff.com/globalwarmingforkids.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqxMzKLYrZ4YouTube video – Global Warming & pollution

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2003/02oct_goldilocks/

www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/sunandplanets/earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollution

www.thefreedictionary.com/pollution

www.livescience.com

www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate-guide

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPnO3PENbu0

www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/in-depth/climate-infographic

www.climaterealityproject.orgget the facts on climate change

www3.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/weather-climate/ “Rising global average temperature is associated with widespread changes in weather patterns. Scientific studies indicate that extreme weather events such as heat waves and large storms are likely to become more frequent or more intense with human-induced climate change”

 

DINOSAURS - MAMMOTHS & POLAR BEARS:

http://blog.everythingdinosaur.co.uk/blog/_archives/2010/08/18/4607483.html - Mammoths, dinosaurs and climate change.

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/evolution/10301194/Climate-change-killed-the-woolly-mammoth-researchers-claim.html

www.carbonbrief.org/polar-bears-and-climate

www.arc-trust.org – Amphibian and Reptile Conservation.

https://climatesight.org/2011/02/17/extinction-and-climate/ - extinction of dinosaurs and mammoths

www.wwf.org.uk/.../polar_bear/top_10_polar_bear_facts.cfm

 

LANDS & OCEANS:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008044n - David Attenborough - Blue Planet

www.worldlandtrust.org

www.marine-life.org.uk

www.wwf.org.uk/ClimateChange - climate change and wildlife habitat

www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/nature

www.naturalengland.org.uk

www.environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/deforestation-ove...

www.thegreatheath.org (Dorset Wildlife Trust)

www.epa.gov/students - Learning and teaching about the environment – ideas and projects (Also National Curriculum links)

www.newforestowlstudio.com

www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk/Explore-learn-discover/Explore-learn-discover.aspx

http://jurassiccoast.org/about/about-us/ a great place to learn about our wonderful planet and its history including Dinosaurs!

www.greenpeace.co.uk

 

PLANET EARTH NEEDS FRIENDS:

www.wwf.org.uk - climate change and wildlife habitat

www.foe.co.uk also find East Dorset Friends of the Earth on Facebook

www.greenpeace.co.uk also find Bournemouth and Poole Greenpeace on Facebook

www.networkofwellbeing.org/index.php/blog/post/lets-get-creative-on-how-to-deal-with-climate-change

www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk Wildlife Friendly Garden Scheme and lots more!

www.rspb.org.uk

www.dorsetmammalsgroup.org.uk

wilder- facebook.com/wilderuk

www.thestoryofstuff.org.uk

www.transitionbournemputh.org.uk - bringing people together to tackle climate change and create a better, more environmentally Bournemouth/Poole conurbation.

https://countonme.today/ - A Bournemouth based group with ideas on actions you can take every day to help keep C02 Emissions down.

www.ideas2action.org.uk/ - A voluntary organisation all about ideas and taking action on those ideas for the benefit of the environment and local people in Dorset.

www.dorsetscrapstore.org.uk Reduce, Recycle. Reuse (Affordable arts & crafts materials for families, community groups and schools) and more!

www.poole.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/ - Poole Libraries will have copies of this book “Planet Earth Needs Our Help”, they also offer books and activities for children around topics related to this book such as Recycling, Wildlife and Our Planet. Always worth using your local libraries for information and resources.

 

 “SCHOOLS, NATIONAL CURRICULUM & PROJECT IDEAS:

http://storyofstuff.org/

https://ypte.org.uk/ - The Young People’s Trust For the Environment. – Excellent site with useful information, fact sheets, videos and links to National Curriculum. Covers topics in this book.

http://climatechoices.co.uk/ - Climate Choices - Children's Voices is aimed at teachers of children aged 9-11 years (UK years 5 and 6) who want to help children begin to understand the challenging and complex issue of climate change. (NB not updated since 2006 so some figures may not be accurate)

www.usborne.comOffers further reading and discovery with some good children’s books, easy to read and understandable information on issues related to topics mentioned in this book such as recycling, our planet and the impact of climate change.

www.ecowatch.com/5-ways-to-teach-children-about-climate-change-1882006127.html

http://footprintseducation.org/kidz-zone/how-can-i-help.php - Some useful tips for kids…

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/save-earth-top-ten1.htm

www.epa.gov/students - Learning and teaching about the environment – ideas and

www.bnss.org.uk/about/young-explorers/ -The Bournemouth Natural Science Society and Museum…know about the weather, dinosaurs, insects, plants and lots more!

www.earth-art.org.uk

 

BOOKS:

 

“Climate Change” HRH The Prince of Wales, Tony Juniper, Emily Shuckburg (Ladybird Books)

Wildlife Explorers Handbook (Miles Kelly) SPB

Book; “Wild Town” Mike Dilger – Wildlife on your doorstep (A&C Black.London)

“Eco gardening for everyone” Burgon and Ball

Usborne Sticker activity books; Birds/Dinosaurs/Bugs/Animals/Pets/On the farm.(Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd)

Usborne Flapbook; “See Inside Planet Earth”. Katie Daynes & Peter Allen.

Usborne “My first book about our world”

“I can save the earth” Alison Inches (Little Green Books)

Usborne books “Why should I Recycle?”

Usborne beginners; “Rubbish & Recycling”.

“10 things I can do to help my world” Melanie Walsh (Walker books;)

“The three R’s; Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” Nuna Roca (Barron’s Educational Services. INC)

 

Additional links contributed from website viewers...

 

The following links were kindly provided to us by Natalie Kelly (forevercurious.org). Many thanks to Natalie for this information:

 

Getting Started with Green Living
http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/definition-of-green-living.html
Shopping Green for Your Pet
https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/shopping-green-for-your-pet.html
Guide to Green Parenting
http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/green/the-ultimate-guide-to-green-parenting/
Finding and Organizing Green Storage
http://www.yourstoragefinder.com/eco-friendly-storage-tips
Guide to Green Modifications for the Home
http://www.homecity.com/going-green-a-guide-to-eco-friendly-home-modifications

 

How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

https://stanmore.co.uk/eco-home-guide/
The guide offers plenty of valuable information such as:

  • How humans are impacting climate change and how increasing populations, strained natural resources, carbon emissions, and deforestation are all contributing to global warming.
  • The many health and economic benefits of becoming environmentally friendly, reducing our carbon footprint, and having an energy efficient home, including interesting facts and figures about going green.
  • Tips and advice on how to assess energy efficiency (including heating and insulation) throughout your home, as well as other eco-friendly practices.
  • Making the most of government schemes and incentives as well as plenty of other useful tips and resources for going green.