U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Let’s Go Outside!
www.fws.gov/letsgooutside/kids.html This online resource for kids, families, and educators includes a free search-
able digital library of images and videos of animals, plants, and fish. The
website also offers helpful information for educators, such as suggestions for
creating schoolyard habitats and planning outdoor trips.
Social Action/Community Service Online Resources
Community Service Ideas
www.kidactivities.net/post/Community-Service-Ideas-for-Kids.aspx Kidsactivities.net is a network of online resources for child care providers.
This page offers a list of community service projects for children of all ages.
www.dosomething.org Do Something is a nonprofit organization providing information, grants,
and awards for youth volunteers. The focus is on teenagers, but much of the
information is relevant for volunteers of all ages who want to make a differ-
ence in their community.
A Family’s Guide to Getting Involved
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/family/volunteer.html This page, which is part of the Nemour Foundation’s Center for Children’s
Health Media’s KidsHealth site, offers an article for parents about the
benefits of community service and ideas for getting involved.
Help the Homeless
www.hud.gov/kids/hthsplsh.html This is a kid-friendly site operated by the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development that answers questions such as “Who are the home-
less?” and “What can kids do to help?”
Kids Helping Animals
www.paws.org/e-news-kids.html This site is operated by PAWS, an organization based in Washington State
that provides rehabilitation, medical care, shelter, and adoption services for
both wild and domesticated animals. Kids Helping Animals is a downloadable
newsletter for children with articles about kids who make a difference in the
lives of homeless, ill, or injured animals.
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