Just five minutes of “green exercise” can produce rapid improvements in mental well-being and self-esteem, with the greatest benefits experienced by children. Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, focus and self-discipline, improves cooperation, flexibility, self-awareness, and reduces aggression.


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Links Galore for Fun & More!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Student Page

U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation

Otto Otter Water Safety Program

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Reinforcement

Educational Learning Network – Reclaiming the Land Activity Workbook

National Park Service

Bureau of Management


U.S. Geological Survey

Minerals Management Service

USDA’s Operation Full-Stop

Reserve the BugMobile!


BBC Wild

U.S. Department of Forrestry

Where the Other You Lives

Protection of Endangered Species

Information about the Endangered Species Act and how it works.

What’s Your Carbon Footprint?