To learn more about some of the participating artists, we’ve linked to their Web sites.Tim Carter-East: www.timothycartereast.com/
Based on simple shapes, such as squares and rectangles, Colorforms allows kids to use the shapes to create whatever they can imagine. The material is easily removed so it can be repositioned and used over and over again to create objects and scenes.
Open to children who are ages 3-12, contestants are asked to create any art they like. While the Colorforms product does not have to be used in the entry, one prize includes a $500 U.S. Treasury bond prize to be awarded for the best use of the product as an art medium.
Other prizes include three art camp scholarships and a collection of Colorforms products, which will be given to the winner of each age group. Complete rules for the contest, which runs through September, can be found at
A to Z Teacher Stuff
Earth Day Network
Earth Day at Planetpals
Education World's Best Lessons on Earth (Day)
North American Association for Environmental Education EE-Link: http://eelink.net/eeactivities-earthday.html
The Environment at KidsKonnect
For those of you who live in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably seeing the beautiful colors of fall now. But after a long, hard winter, we, who live in the north, are happily enjoying green grass and spring flowers once again. Welcome, spring!
People in some parts of the world celebrated another Earth Day on April 22, and this month, many of you will observe World Environment Day and Week. You’ve probably heard the saying, “Make Everyday Earth Day,” and we encourage you to think about WED in the same way.
In this issue of The Re-Source, we’ll tell you about a wonderful art show featuring work created from scrap materials and repurposed items. No bleach bottle pigs or macaroni necklaces here! Be prepared to see professional work made by artists who do strive to “make everyday Earth Day.”
We’ll tell you about an international initiative to encourage citizens of the Earth to pick up at least one piece of trash during a specific 24-hour period, and we’ll link you to Web sites with Earth Day themes.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with World Environment Day, we’ll introduce you to this important work sponsored by the United Nations. Finally, we’ll link you to an environmentally friendly product and a children’s art contest that offers some outstanding prizes.