Teaching Kids About Sustainability Through Exploration

Empowering the next generation with sustainability knowledge is essential.

Camps for Curious Minds offers a unique, engaging exploration of sustainability. From ecosystems to renewable energy, we inspire children to become environmental stewards. Book their spot today and embark on a journey towards a greener future together. Spaces are limited, so secure your spot now!

How to Introduce Kids to Sustainability

When it comes to talking to kids about sustainability, it’s essential to make the conversation engaging, relevant, and empowering.

Here are some strategies to help you inspire eco-consciousness in young minds:

  1. Start with the Basics: Introduce kids to the basics of sustainability, such as reducing, reusing, and recycling. Use everyday examples to illustrate how their actions can positively impact the environment.
  2. Make it Relevant: Connect sustainability to children’s interests and experiences. Discuss topics like renewable energy, wildlife conservation, and environmental stewardship in ways that resonate with their lives.
  3. Inspire Curiosity: Foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world. Encourage kids to explore nature, ask questions, and learn about different ecosystems and species.
  4. Lead by Example: Be a role model for sustainable living. Demonstrate eco-friendly behaviors and involve kids in everyday activities that promote environmental stewardship.
  5. Empower Action: Teach kids that they have the power to make a difference. Encourage them to act, whether participating in community clean-up events, starting a school garden, or advocating for environmental causes.

Children Sustainability Books to Inspire Kids Through Literature

“We Are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom

This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book empowers young readers to protect the planet’s resources and stand up for environmental justice. With vibrant illustrations and powerful prose, it’s a must-read for eco-warriors of all ages. (Grades K+)

“Fatima’s Great Outdoors” by Ambreen Tariq

Follow Fatima’s journey as she discovers the wonders of nature, inspiring kids to embrace outdoor exploration and cherish moments in the wild. With captivating storytelling, it’s perfect for fostering a love for nature. (Grades K-3)

“Old Enough to Save the Planet” by Loll Kirby and Adelina Lirius

This engaging book empowers children with simple ways to protect the environment. Through interactive prompts and colorful illustrations, it inspires young environmentalists to make a difference. (Grades 3-7)

Summer Camp Adventures: Dive into Sustainability with Us!

Now that you’re equipped with strategies for talking to kids about sustainability, it’s time to take the learning outdoors with our exciting summer camp sessions.
Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming up for summer camps:

  1. EverGREEN Explorers: Join us as we journey through the ecosystems of Washington State in search of adventure and discovery. Campers will plant mini gardens, create useful items from recycled materials, and learn to filter water using the power of nature. (Grades 2-3)
  2. Green by Design: Explore the science behind sustainability and eco-friendly design in this hands-on camp session. Campers will collaborate to identify ways to lead a greener life, from analyzing renewable energy sources to designing sustainable solutions for everyday challenges. (Grades 6-8)
  3. Greener Future: Empower your child to make a positive impact on the planet in our Greener Future camp session. Campers will discover how to reduce environmental impacts, explore renewable energy sources, and create sustainable solutions for their communities. (Grades 6-8)

Register for Our Sustainability Camps

Don’t miss out on the opportunity for your child to become an eco-leader and make a difference for the planet!

Register now for our Camps for Curious Minds sustainability sessions and embark on a journey towards a greener, more sustainable future. Together, let’s cultivate a generation of environmental stewards who are ready to change the world!

Camps for Curious Minds is presented by Bristol Myers Squibb, First Tech Federal Credit Union, and PEMCO Insurance with additional generous support provided by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Thank you to our generous supporters, including more than 1,500 individuals, companies, and foundations, as well as more than 13,000 member households. Your support brings to life PacSci’s mission to ignite curiosity in every corner of Washington State and beyond.