Cabot Cheese, a cooperative of 1,200 dairy farm families located throughout upstate New York and New England, offers free posters for use in school classrooms and cafeterias. The posters tout the benefits of healthy eating and exercise. The site also offers free trivia, coloring pages and word games. Visit www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/community_and_you/free_posters.php to select from four different posters.
Fire safety starts with you
The U.S. Fire Administration offers eight posters (some available in Spanish) on fire prevention and safety. The free posters are available for download at https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/publications/browse.cfm?mc=27.
Coal in your stocking?
The American Coal Association offers several free resources for educators, including lesson plans, videos, news articles and more. The foundation also offers a free kit featuring four different types of coal samples. To order, visit http://teachcoal.org/energy-and-you/coal-kits/.
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