Environment

Community Garden

The Community Garden project is an opportunity to create a local garden that everyone can enjoy. Children do not often have the benefits of gardening. This project invites kids to beautify a space while also learning about gardening and the environmental benefits of vegetables and flowers!Read more

Murals with a Message

Did You Know? Painting a mural is a great way to beautify your community and send a message about an issue you care about at the same time. Decide on a theme or issue, plan how to represent it, and use your creativity to brighten places in your community - you might choose a school, nursing home, homeless shelter, etc.Read more

Letters to Flint, MI

Write a letter to your elected officials to take action on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.Read more

Create a Wildlife Watering Hole

Helping animals can be about more than taking care of your pets. There are wild animals whose habitats are disappearing every year as forests shrink, oceans are polluted, and temperatures rise. You and your family can help those animals by providing a place for them to get the clean water that they need to survive. Here's what you're doing: Build a water source for birds, reptiles or butterflies with your family to help them thrive in their...Read more

Bring Out Your Wild Side!

The World Wildlife Federation estimates 10,000 animal species go extinct every year. This is the direct result of human choices affecting the natural world. Help your family preserve biodiversity on our planet by hosting a film screening! Imagine a future without all of the exotic animals in the imaginary safaris of your childhood. What will we leave the next generation? Here's what you're doing: Organize a film or documentary screening to raise...Read more

Operation H2O

Did you know that over 40% of America's rivers are too polluted for fishing, swimming, or aquatic life to thrive. Fresh water is a precious resource, and we need to protect the small amount of fresh water available to us in rivers and lakes. Teach your family to appreciate our natural resources! Most Americans live within a mile of a river or stream, and cleaning up trash and recyclables helps improve the environment and make the community safer...Read more

Hurricane Helper

Interesting Fact: On average, every three years, two major hurricanes strike the United States. Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storms to ever hit the East Coast of the United States. Families were evacuated from flood zones and much of the east coast lost power. Some homes were destroyed or damaged due to flood waters and fire. When a hurricane strikes, your family can provide much needed items and comfort to families staying in shelters...Read more

Green Thumb Party

Plants are important to our environment for air quality and for beauty. Your family can hold a Green Thumb Party with friends or neighbors. This hands-on project teaches children what it means to be "green" and to be kind to others. Invite your party guests to share in creating gifts that keep on giving. They plant flowers or herbs in clay pots and give the gifts to seniors at a retirement community or care facility. Interesting Fact: Plants...Read more

Environmental Education Posters

Your family can be environmental advocates! Illustrate and share the importance of recycling, conserving resources, cutting down on car exhaust or another pollution issue. Make posters that share your knowledge and encourage people to take action. Posters may be displayed in community locations, including the public library, a local grocery store, a science museum, or a coffee shop. Here's what you're doing: Educate your community about the...Read more

National Park and Recreation Clean-Up

Celebrate National Park Week (April) or National Park and Recreation Month (July) by helping to keep our parks clean. Parks, including playgrounds, rivers, lakes, forests, beaches, as well as national historic sites, are important to our environment and to our physical and mental health. Everyone needs a beautiful, safe and clean place where they can relax or play. Project: Help clean up a national park site, beach, forest, river, lake or local...Read more

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