Fun and learning Corner
There are so many things to discover
Read about sea turtles, sand tiger sharks, wind energy and more at our virtual bookshelf.
Get to know a new animal every month with photos, videos and cool facts.
You can help save animals in the wild by doing simple things in your own home.
You can help Save ANimals
simple actions can help in a big way
What action can I do?
This month you can help animals by not using a plastic straw. Skip the straw!
Why should I help?
Each year, more than 100,000 animals die from eating plastic. That's because plastic straws can look like an animal's food source. Everyday, we use 500,000,000 plastic straws (that's enough to fill up 46,000 school busses every year)! A lot of these straws make their way to the ocean. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans each year (that's as heavy as 8 million African elephants).
how can I help?
- You can take the OneLess Straw Pledge. Tell your friends and family too!
- Bring a reusable straw with you when you visit your favorite restaurant!
- Pick up trash! Join a beach cleanup or start your own trash pick up!
Caretta Loggerhead is a sea turtle that loves when people help animals, the earth and each other.
She has a bunch of ideas, suggestions, and challenges for you!
Skip The Straw is this month's challenge.
Check back next month for a new challenge.