Green Games and Apps

While environmental education involves getting students outside to experience their local environment first-hand, technology such as apps, video and computer games can serve as fun and compelling tools to help reinforce core environmental topics. Many organizations are developing new games and apps that educate students about environmental issues. For example, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition to motivate interest in STEM by tapping into students’ natural passion for video games. We have pulled together some great free resources you may like to check out:

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Survival – An Endangered Animal Game

This newly developed free mobile app from ARKive engages students in a series of quick-fire mini-games to reveal the identity of some of the world’s most endangered animals.

Marine Debris Tracker
marine_debrisThe Marine Debris Tracker mobile app allows users to help make a difference by checking in when they find trash on the nation’s coastlines or in our waterways.

MiniMonos 
mini_monosMiniMonos is a virtual world for children who love to play and love the planet. Kids quickly establish a connection between their actions and the natural environment and play games that help them make a positive difference.

Energy Hog
energy_hogEnergy Hog is an online game developed by the Alliance to Save Energy that allows students to identify and get rid of hogs that pig out on energy, in the process discovering how to use energy wisely.

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WAEE is your direct connection to Environmental Education (EE) in Wisconsin. Join teachers, naturalists, youth leaders, natural resource professionals and others dedicated to learning more and educating all persons about the natural and built environment. WAEE is a non-profit organization that sponsors conferences, workshops, and gatherings to promote professional growth and networking opportunities. Our organization also supports the work of its members through statewide initiatives, professional resources and recognition.
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