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YouTube is an excellent resource for short videos for kids. Some useful search terms include:
Videos at Your Local Library
Your local library is another great resource for children's movies about conservation and the environment. Below is a sample. Search your local library's catalog for the following subject headings to locate more films like these (or ask your favorite librarian for recommendations):
Elmo and Abby find out it can be easy being green when they stumble onto the Earth-a-Thon, hosted by Mr. Earth. And it is all happening right on Sesame Street. Telly, Rosita, and Cookie Monster answer phone calls from children who are giving pledges to reduce, reuse, and recycle. See what happens when Abby uses her magic to help Elmo be really 'green.'
Curious George is back, exploring new things like recycling, gardening, and helping the environment. As always, he can use a little help from his friends, including the Man with the Yellow Hat. Time to set a course for adventure with eight new shows.
Elmo, Zoe and Baby Bear venture into Bear National Park with Papa Bear in search of the elusive Blue-Feathered Swallowing Swallow. While looking for the swallow, they have fun discovering beautiful things in nature. They also learn simple things they can do to keep nature beautiful and clean.
Featuring classic characters as Interplanet Jane and Mr. Morton, this collection of 10 new cartoons focuses on ways to save the environment, like water conservation and biodiversity. Songs include: Solar Power To The People, The Rainforest, and more.
It's the last day of school before the winter holidays and the kids take a trip to Murph's recycling plant. The kids learn how recycling helps the earth in "Holiday special" ; in "All dried up" Phoebe goes on a crusade to save the animals and plants of the desert - and discovers how well they take care of themselves ; in "In the rainforest" kids goes to the rainforest on Earth Day to discover how cocoa pods, mud puddles and bugs all play a part in the wondrous web of life.
After hundreds of lonely years, a waste management robot finds a new purpose in life. With only a cockroach for a friend, he finds true love in another robot sent on a mission to Earth to see if it is safe for human life.
There are many excellent picture books that deal with nature and ecology. Most of the picture books listed below deal specifically with waste and recycling. To locate picture books with nature themes, search your library's catalog for the following subject headings: