Getting kids excited about the environment

June 4, 2008 8:02:43 PM PDT
A new magazine is teaching students about conservation."one more person...migration."

They've been learning about birds at P.S. 345 in East New York, and the source for today's lesson plan is "Conservationist Kids," a new magazine aimed at getting children in touch with nature.

The magazine targets fourth graders. Launched by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, it's being distributed to all public schools.

But it's not just classroom stuff.

The magazine features playground activities to get kids to explore the great outdoors and to think about nature while at school and at home.

"They have nature here...thumb generation to lose."

The students are pretending they're birds to learn about the dangers birds face in the wild.

"It tells you you."

"It's fun...interesting."

It's also hoped that the effort will make a lasting impression on these kids on the importance of protecting the environment.

The magazine is sent out four times a year. The Department of Environmental Conservation also plant to send it to private schools as well.

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