Conservation For Kids was set up to educate young adults about the importance of caring for the ecology and environment on our planet.
The key to properly caring for something as important as our planet is through education and emphasis on the importance of proper environmental stewardship. Ultimately, we are really saving ourselves by “saving the planet”.
One of the goals of Conservation For Kids is to provide instruction to kids and young adults in a fun way rather than to just present facts and data. Since children tend to have shorter attention spans than adults, relevant activity to reinforce classroom learning works best to educate the future generations who will ultimately inherit this world from the adults.
The definition of conservation, as it relates to our focus on ecology and environment, is a careful preservation and protection of something, e.g., the environment. Wildlife conservation would be the protection and preservation of wildlife, energy conservation would similarly apply to energy-saving activities, conservation of water would relate to protection of our water resources, and so on. Conservation For Kids is, essentially, a resource devoted to conservation of natural resources with simple conservation tips that can yield huge benefits towards preserving our ecology and environment.
Conservation For Kids attempts to educate people about the delicate relationships between ecology and environment as well as describe an actual project showing a way that we can help preserve our ecosystem.
Rather than just give theory on ways to care for ecology and environment, this online resource gives theory as well as an actual project that was funded with a government grant showing a way that the delicate balance in one ecosystem can be preserved with human intervention.
The specific project described in the case study on this website describes how an external influence, an invasive plant species, can result in drastic consequences to the overall ecology and environment. The introduction of invasive species, plants and animals, to otherwise stable ecosystems is becoming an increasingly common issue from the unintentional importing of kudzu from Japan and China that is now in danger of choking out our native plants, to zebra mussels that were inadvertently introduced to our lakes from Russia and are now interfering with our waterways and other systems that are critical to our way of life in the United States. The case study given in this online resource describes how this project was funded and how the project activities can help to prevent the introduction and spreading of invasive plants species in our ecosystems.