Parents' Guide to

Earth Rangers

By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Wild animals, eco-awareness, and a little fundraising.

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What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Wonderful learning and care for nature!

Hi! I wanted to share an amazing app for kids that not only teaches them about the environment and nature, but also provides them with tangible activities and missions they can complete in real life. It's called the Earth Rangers app, and was created by the Canadian kids environmental organization Earth Rangers. Kids can become members for free, and unlock habitats and different wildlife along their journey!
age 6+

Don't do it

My daughter birthday was on May 3rd she collected money instead of receiving gifs to donate to he earth rangers, depending on the amount you can get different prizes, she is being waiting for 3 months for a small simple stuff toy. I'm mad and disappointed, like I said... DON'T DO IT

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The site has gathered a really nice set of well-organized and fun ecology activities. Many of them get at the true nature of science, allowing kids to figure stuff out instead of simply memorizing facts. From Pattern to Principal: Discovering Science Through Observing Patterns in Nature offers three ways for kids to go outside, gather data, and discover a pattern that accounts for that data.They can either figure out why squirrels build nests the way they do, break firefly "Morse Code," or figure out why plants grow differently on a north-facing slope.

Video clips range from informational to silly. Kids will crack up when they watch "Compilation – Funny Talking Animals." It doesn't teach them very much about conservation, but the goofy videos may get kids more interested in exploring the more educational parts of the site. Blog articles are short and to the point-- very accessible for kids. For example, "Climate Change Is a Challenge for Narwhals" clearly describes how humans have impacted these tusked whales. Kids can explore themes such as cause and effect while looking at a cool living thing. Games, however, have limited learning value. In Eco Invaders, there's a "Did You Know" fact listed at the bottom that tells kids about invasive species, but the game itself only involves shooting weapons as well as hand-eye coordination.

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