Archive for Category: Green Kids

plastic bags

The Problem with Plastic Bags

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish...

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bulbs

Planting Bulbs for Spring Flowers

We usually don’t think about planting flowers now, but did you know that to grow many flowers like tulips, daffodils, paperwhites, crocus, and hyacinths, gardeners plan ahead and plant them in the fall? How do they do it? They plant bulbs! What is a bulb? You can think of it...

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halloween

Recycled Halloween Crafts

Hey kids! Here are two great crafts to make using recycled materials that might otherwise end up in the trash! Do your part to clean up the earth and make some fun decorations for Halloween at the same time! Recycled Paper Pumpkins Supplies Old magazines or catalogs Toilet...

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trash

Local Kids Create Treasures Out of Trash

Some kids in our area recently competed in a very unique art contest. They created art while cleaning up the environment at the same time. That’s because their artwork was made of litter that they had picked up in our area. Other people’s trash …became their treasures! This is...

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trash

It’s Not Trash, It’s Art!

Pick up trash! Make some art! Win awards! Some of the area’s litter will be on display at the Benton County Fair this year in August. But you’ll never recognize it: it will be cleverly disguised and repurposed as art in the “Tossed” sculpture contest. This is the third year for...

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rain

Catch Some Rain: Create a Rain Catcher

Every time it rains, water runs off surfaces, such as roofs, and flows across land, collecting dirt, fertilizer, oil or garbage along the way. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that pollutants carried by rain water runoff account for 70% of all water pollution. A rain catcher can...

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water

Being Careful With Water Is Good for Our Earth

Many people in the world do not have enough clean water to drink or to use for washing themselves and their food. You can find ways to use less every day, and clever ways to re-use it. Here are some of them: 1. Turn off the faucets When brushing your teeth...

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earth

Enjoy Some Green Reading: Earth Day Book List

Fancy Nancy Every Day Is Earth Day By Jane O’Connor, 2010 Fancy Nancy, in her usual enthusiastic style, challenges her family to “get greener”. Some of her efforts work well, other create problems, but in the end, everyone nds that “Being green can also be very fancy.” Biscuit’s Earth...

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trees

Kids Grow: You & the Trees

A great way to get to know trees is to explore your yard, take a walk, or visit a park. Try these activities with the favorite trees you find. Let’s explore the tree’s parts:  BRANCHES are like the tree’s arms. Can you put your own arms near the tree’s branches?...

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green

It’s Not Easy Being Green, but It’s Worth It!

It’s not easy being green…but for the sake of our water, air and planet, it’s totally worth it! And kids, we’ve got news for you: you’re the next generation to take on the task of protecting our planet. Begin these eco-friendly habits now, involve your friends and family, and be a...

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