"The Messy Garden Mystery" Children's Book
Please enjoy a free online read of Keep Arkansas Beautiful's newest children's book!
Eco-Class Is In Session!
Every teacher knows that hands-on activities are the best ways to engage students in learning. In the area of environmental education, many interactive resources are available to teachers to supplement existing nature and science curricula and teach students how litter and waste can negatively impact The Natural State.
NEW! Keep Our School Beautiful Program
Want to get your students invovled in keeping Arkansas beautiful on campus or in your community? Our new Keep Our School Beautiful program is geared just to do that! This new program is for all ages helping students take an active role in the ecological health of their community through a variety of service projects, all of which are great to garner much needed comminity service hours. Learn more about our new program and register online here:
"Otto the Otter and the Great Arkansas Mystery" Children's Book and Cartoon.
Please enjoy a free online read of Keep Arkansas Beautiful's first-ever children's book, now adapted into a short animated video!
FREE Educational Materials
To continue learning with your student or child, enjoy the "Otto the Otter and the Great Arkansas Mystery" workbook (grades 3-6). You can easily download and print, or request hard copies of this workbook, for a teaching companion to the storybook. This workbook is full of useful environmental and animal information, facts, definitions, and tips, along with fun activities and coloring pages. Included is Otto the Otter's printable Anti-Litter Pledge! Access the workbook here.
Check out the Spanish version of the "Otto the Otter and the Great Arkansas Mystery" workbook. Access the Spanish workbook here.
Teachers and educational organizations can request free educational materials for their classrooms (all grades).
Click here to fill out our online request form.
Public Service Announcements
Full Version (30 seconds) – English
Full Version (30 seconds) – Spanish
Short Version (15 seconds) – English
Short Version (15 seconds) – Spanish
Activity & Coloring Pages
English and Spanish versions of our orginal Activity & Coloring Book (grades 0-2) are available here.
- Action for Nature
- America Recycles Day
- Arkansas Department of Transportation
- Boy Scouts of America “Hometown USA” Scout Badge
- City XYZ (PDF)
- Environmental Literacy Council
- Going Green Begins in the Classroom
- Green Teacher
- Keep America Beautiful
- Leave No Trace
- Litter Bag Lesson (PDF)
- Mt. Magazine Field Trips (PDF)
- National Geographic
- North American Association for Environmental Education
- Project Learning Tree
- Project WET
- Recycle Mania
- SaveNature.org Nature Academy
- Tox Town
- U.S. Forest Service
- Waste in Place