Ages 5+

Environmental Science: Oil Cleanup

$29.71$34.95 5.0

Dive into environmental science with this hands-on eco-adventure! Learn how oil affects the ocean, then simulate an oil spill of your own and rescue the cute critters. Plus, step into the shoes of real-life wildlife rescuers and environmental engineers as you follow their story in the illustrated instruction booklet.

Why it’s awesome

  1. Wildlife rescue

    Cute critters to rescue with fabric fur and feathers to clean.

  2. Hands-on engineering

    Build, test, and repeat to create a clean-up solution.

  3. Splashy science

    Explore oil-and-water chemistry with different clean-up tools.

What’s included?

  • squeeze bulb

  • 3 wood animals

  • 3 dress-up furs

  • cotton balls

  • blue coloring 0.3 fl oz (10 mL)

  • vegetable oil 3 fl oz (90 mL)

  • cleaning gel 2 fl oz (60 mL)

  • 10 connector clips

  • tub

  • beaker

  • boat

  • sponge

  • spoon

  • 18 foam shapes

  • strainer spoon

  • lab notebook

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Ocean health

  2. Oil chemistry

  3. Wildlife rescue

Additional details

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

I was inspired by the workers who tackle real-life oil spills with science and engineering, and I wanted to help kids connect with those problem solvers through a series of fun experiments!

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Milliters of oil cleaned during kid testing


Wood animals rescued


Different boom configurations



12 reviews

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    Great little kit :) I like that this can be used again and again with simple household ingredients



    My son loves this so much, even I have fun playing with this with. High quality items, very inspiring to children to spark care and love of the animals and the environment. So much fun with a great message!

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    My six-year-old grandson loved this kit! We had a lot of fun with the experiments and the booklet was excellent. We did a little research on the recent oil spill in California so it was good timing. With just a few modifications I was able to use it with the three-year-old that I nanny. He loved it as well. This is a kit we’re going to use a lot in the future.



    Our daughters enjoyed this activity a lot. They are very interested in environmental science and loved to learn about both wildlife rescue as well as environmental engineering.

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    What a GREAT teaching. My 3 year old grandson was washing the little animal after the oil compromised his little body! Kiwi company is WONDERFUL at every level. Customer service like no other! Crates are amazing! I send 5 a month to grandchildren from 1-11



    Luckily I bought two. My 4 yr old grandchild loved the oiling and washing of animals and mixing color, but this interfered with her 9 yr old brother's desire to follow the experiments. As a former Env. Sci. major and teacher, I loved everything about the activity.

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