Samuel’s DIY Projects Presents: Zero Waste and Zero Impact Frozen Suncatcher 

By Samuel Pressman and IndyKids staff Suncatchers are a unique way to decorate outdoor areas in a natural way. But have you ever thought about making a frozen one? These temporary art projects are a great way to learn about our climate and sustainability.  First: Collect some organic materials you like the look of, like …

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Getting Wild With… Emperor Penguins!

Did you know that emperor penguins are a type of bird that can’t fly? They are also the largest type of penguin. In late 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that emperor penguins should be protected by law because Antarctic ice, where the penguins raise their young, is being threatened by climate change.

Getting Wild With… Cheetahs!

Cheetahs, as many people know, are the fastest land animal in the world. They can reach speeds of up to 61 miles per hour, and their stride length reaches an incredible 23 feet. Now that there are just 7,000 cheetahs left in the wild, the U.S. Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has listed cheetahs as endangered.

How to Be a Youth Activist

By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff

Activism is all about advocating for something you’re passionate about and feel deeply for. Young people in particular have often been at the forefront of movements, because, well, we are the future, and we should have a say in how that future is shaped! 

Will COP27 Finally Give Developing Nations the Climate Justice They Deserve?

By Lucia Mejia Cardenas, age 14

This year’s goals are predictable: mitigation, adaptation, finance and collaboration, according to the official COP27 website. The hope is that by the end of these 12 days, the entire world will have a plan that reduces our carbon emissions, provides protection against a worsening environment and has sufficient funding to achieve this all.