What are you doing for Earth Day?

Projects and activities
• Read a book about pollution or the environment. Maybe a good time to read or re-read the classic Silent Spring by Rachel Carson? Create a poster, book report, or other display about the important messages in the book.
• Create a nature scrapbook from your local area. Add pictures or plant samples and label them.
• Be a reporter. Make a video with you or your friends acting as news reporters on environmental issues. Highlight ways “viewers” can help.
• Figure out how much trash your family is creating in a day or a week. Make sure recyclables and compostables are being properly sorted out. Make a list of ways to reduce the amount of waste in your household. Use the Waste Prevention and Recycling Home Survey.
• Conduct an interview with an environmentalist. Find out what you can do to protect the area where you live.
• Take a walk in a public area and pick up trash. Make a poster, video, or other display to encourage others to keep the environment clean.
• It’s National Poetry Month! Write a poem about recycling, our rivers and streams, or local plants and wildlife.

Resources
Books and Authors – Lesson plans, book talks, discussion guides, author interviews, and other classroom resources for teaching with the best children’s books.
City Habitats – Reimagine Puget Sound’s cities and towns as part of nature.
National Geographic Kids – Earth Day suggestions.

And don’t forget to Threadcycle! Damaged clothes aren’t garbage anymore.

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