Environmental Education

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Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Veggie Garden in a Bag

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Veggie Garden in a Bag

MATERIALS: A bag of organic topsoil, organic vegetable seeds, scissors TIME FRAME:   60 minutes PROCEDURE: With permission, go out into your yard and find a spot that you can plant your own little garden in. Remember, your space will need to get 6 to 8 hours of sun each day and need to have access to a water source…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Bee Friendly Flower Patch

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Bee Friendly Flower Patch

MATERIALS:  Seeds (preferably native to your area),   ~5 square feet of garden or yard space, garden gloves, permission TIME FRAME: 60 minutes + growing time PROCEDURE: Once you’ve gotten permission to plant some seeds and have reviewed where they will be planted, begin by assessing the soil.  Wild flowers don’t require the same quality of soil as fruits and…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Photo Scavenger Hunt

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Photo Scavenger Hunt

MATERIALS: A camera, scavenger hunt list below or one you’ve created on your own. TIME FRAME: 30- 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Using the list below as a guide, go for a walk with your camera and take pictures of the following items. Find as many of them as you can! Something smooth Something rough Something brightly-colored Something green Something slimy Something…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Climb a Tree!

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Climb a Tree!

MATERIALS:Sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, permission.TIME FRAME:As long as you want! PROCEDURE:Find a nice, sturdy, healthy tree with lots of thick branches and begin climbing it!It doesn't matter how far up you go ( as long as you’re being safe), just climb up there and observe the world...observe how you feel, how the bark feels.Relax, enjoy and get done’ safely…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Seed Saving

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Seed Saving

MATERIALS:  Several small envelopes to put the different seeds you collect in, scissors, a pencil or pen TIME FRAME:  As long (or as short) as you’d like! PROCEDURE: With permission, go on a walk during the fall, winter or summer and look for old, dead flowers The heads of most flowers contains the seeds for the next generation of flowers,…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Germination Rates Experiment

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Germination Rates Experiment

MATERIALS:  Old seeds (3-5 varieties), soil, seed starting tray or deep cookie sheet, a window, masking tape and a marker or pen TIME FRAME:  15 - 30 minutes + germination time (3-10 days) PROCEDURE: Fill your seed starting tray or your cookie sheet up with soil. With your finger tip, create a shallow row in the soil for each variety…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Make Your Own Flip Book

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Make Your Own Flip Book

SourceMATERIALS: Growth chart (optional), blank paper (printer paper),   scissors, a stapler, markers, crayons or colored pencilsTIME FRAME:15 - 60 minutesPROCEDURE:Take your blank paper, one page at a time, and fold it into eighths (fold it in half, then in half again, then in half again).Once you have several sheets of paper folded into eighths, begin cutting them up on the…