Calling All Habitat Heroes!
Habitat Heroes, a new social-networking site for eco-minded kids has been launched. The site offers children a forum to learn about important environmental issues through games and other activities, and also to communicate with other like-minded children.
The site was started by Melbourne based Sharon Lowe, who developed the site with the help of experts from the fields of education, medicine, zoology, marine biology and the environment, with the aim of instilling environmental and social awareness in children.
In the games and activities available on the site, children can select and personalise animal avatars, and then take on environmental challenges to earn “creature cash” which they can then use to feed and dress their avatar. The number of avatars for each animal though is limited to the actual number left in the real world.
Money raised through the site is donated to environmental organisations.