Environmental Education

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Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – The Living Teepee

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – The Living Teepee

MATERIALS:  Six 4-5 foot poles, six square feet in your yard or garden, a rubber mallet, twine or sting, beans and or sunflowers, a shovel, compost or garden soil, permission, help from at least one other person TIME FRAME:  60 minutes + growing time PROCEDURE: With permission to dig and help from a friend, pick a spot in your yard…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Growth Chart

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Growth Chart

MATERIALS:  Graph paper, a ruler, crayons, markers or colored pencils, plants to measure TIME FRAME:  30 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Using your graph paper, label the horizontal axis with time (days or weeks) Label your vertical axis with height (centimeters or inches) If you’d like, you can leave some extra room around your actual chart where you can draw pictures…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Simple Apple Turnover Recipe

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Simple Apple Turnover Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 3 large granny smith apples (peeled and cubed) 1 lemon 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon  brown sugar 1 teaspoon apple pie spice 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1 Puff Pastry sheet 1 egg 1 tablespoon water flour for rolling TIME FRAME: 20 minutes prep + 20 minutes cook time PROCEDURE: Sprinkle the counter with flour and place one…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Self-Watering Containers

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Self-Watering Containers

Source MATERIALS:  One recycled plastic 2-liter bottles (soda bottles are perfect), cotton string, scissors or an exact-o-knife, soil, seeds TIME FRAME: 30 - 60 minutes PROCEDURE: Carefully poke three holes in the top of your 2-liter plastic bottle Using an exact-o-knife or scissors, carefully cut your bottle in half Flip the top half of your bottle upside down (this is…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Edible Birds Nests

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Edible Birds Nests

MATERIALS:  Pretzels, a bar of milk or dark chocolate, your favorite egg shaped candies, a double boiler, wax paper, a cookie sheet, a large mixing bowl. In addition to pretzels, you can also use nuts (almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc), coconut flakes or sunflower seeds, depending on your preferences or allergies. These little nests make great gifts for friends or treats…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Visit a Community Garden

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Visit a Community Garden

MATERIALS:  Directions to the nearest Community Garden, your Nature Journal or a notebook with your questions/so you can take notes, a camera. TIME FRAME: 1-2 hours PROCEDURE: Research Community Gardens in your area. Find out if they have specific tour dates when volunteers might be available to talk to you and answer any questions you have. If so, schedule a…
Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Squash & Tomato Bake

Reuniting Kids w/ Nature – Squash & Tomato Bake

INGREDIENTS: Tomatoes, squash or zucchini, potatoes, tofu (organic and optional), basil, olive oil, salt and pepper.  You will also need a pan (a lasagna pan works perfectly), and some foil. TIME FRAME: 20 minutes prep + 60 minutes to bake PROCEDURE: Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle a bit of olive oil in the bottom of your pan. Then,…