Come discover why it is important to compost and what kinds of things belong in a compost bin. Then let's build our own special container and make a promise to Earth to compost one thing every day!
Empty 2-liter soda bottle
Sharp knife (grownups may cut off the top of the bottle before class)
Nail (grownups may punch holes in the bottle before class)
Dirt from outside (not potting soil)
Compostables (vegetable scraps, grass clippings, coffee grounds)
Dead leaves (small handful)
Spray bottle with water
What makes a good package? Come brainstorm cool new ways to keep our snacks fresh and safe other than plastic. Then, let's use our great ideas to make our own packaging!
Dry snack (crackers, cereal, dried fruit)
Let's have fun creating a super trash-collecting machine!
Big box or laundry basket
Clean wastepaper basket
Did you know that there are lots of fruits and vegetables that we can re-grow from the market and even more that we can start from their seeds? Let's discover how we can reuse the stems and seeds of produce we already have to grow more of it!
Fruits or vegetables
2-3 cups of water
Come explore a working farm and find out how crops are grown and tended. Then, let's ask a real-life farmer our questions!
No materials needed!
Come learn about how we collect power from the wind and turn it into energy with giant pinwheels! Then, let's get creative and make our own wind-powered pinwheels.
Pencil with eraser
Thumbtack (with grownup supervision only)
Tape or glue
Bring your 'Clean Machine' and let's conquer the Terrible Trash Monster in an epic battle for cleanliness!
Come discover the difference between recyclables and clean trash as we create two different collages with each!
Clean, dry recyclables
Clean trash (magazine pages or coupons, plastic wrap, chip bag)
Paper or cardboard
Let's do our favorite yoga poses together to show how plants move and change as they grow!
No materials needed!
Come learn how plants and produce grow and how to care for them. Then, let's decorate a flower pot and plant a special seed!
Ceramic or clay pot, or any container (coffee can, small wooden box)
Paint or markers
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