September 2011 Issue
August 31, 2011

Freebies: Once upon a tide

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Once upon a tide

The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School offers a free DVD on the importance of the ocean. Accompanying lesson plan and activities are also available. For more information, visit

Reading for fun

GoGo Kabongo offers free online reading and learning games designed by psychologists and learning experts. The games, targeted for kids 4-7, are available at

Save the redwoods

Did you know there are three different types of redwood trees? Or that the Giant Sequoia can grow to 360 feet tall and have trunks up to 24 feet wide at the bottom?

New York students can take a virtual journey to the West Coast and learn all about the majestic redwood forests. Save the Redwoods League offers a redwoods teacher toolkit.

With resources for students in grades K-12, the site includes downloadable lessons, links to YouTube videos, interactive maps, posters and much more. Visit

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