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New Web Site Helps Teens Learn about the Environment

Release Date: 09/26/2003
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Contact EPA Region 5: Jeff Kelley (312) 353-1159


(09/29/03) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today unveiled a new Web site to help high school students explore and learn about their environment and ways to protect it. The site can be found at www.epa.gov/highschool/

"For all the students going back to school, this will be an especially valuable environmental information resource," said EPA Acting Administrator Marianne Lamont Horinko. "It can sometimes be difficult to know what to trust on the Web, but like all EPA materials, this site has been thoroughly reviewed to make sure it’s accurate and educational."

A team of EPA environmental educators created the new Web site to help high school students find good environmental information, not just on EPA’s Web site, but on other reliable sites as well. The team used guidelines developed by the North American Association for Environmental Education to ensure that only truly educational materials were included. The site complements other EPA sites for kids and teachers.

The Web site contains easy to find and easy to understand information about air and water issues, waste and recycling, conservation, health and safety, ecosystems, and community environmental conditions. It also links interested students to internship and scholarship opportunities, environmental careers and community involvement projects.