Beanstalk Eco Camp is a week full of interactive activities focused on protecting our planet! Learn about recycling, plant a garden, and visit with a farmer to learn about sustainability.

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!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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)

Shredded newspaper

Dirt from outside (not potting soil)

Compostables (vegetable scraps, grass clippings, coffee grounds)

Dead leaves (small handful)

Flat dish

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!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Dry snack (crackers, cereal, dried fruit)

Paper

Tape

Coloring supplies

Child-safe scissors

Let's have fun creating a super trash-collecting machine!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper

Coloring supplies

Big box or laundry basket

Clean wastepaper basket

Net

Helmet

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!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Fruits or vegetables

2-3 cups of water

Paper towel

Child-safe knife

Come explore a working farm and find out how crops are grown and tended. Then, let's ask a real-life farmer our questions!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Paper

Pencil with eraser

Thumbtack (with grownup supervision only)

Child-safe scissors

Tape or glue

Bring your 'Clean Machine' and let's conquer the Terrible Trash Monster in an epic battle for cleanliness!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Clean Machine

Paper

Coloring supplies

Helmet

Shield

Goggles

Come discover the difference between recyclables and clean trash as we create two different collages with each!

MATERIALS NEEDED

Clean, dry recyclables

Clean trash (magazine pages or coupons, plastic wrap, chip bag)

Paper or cardboard

Glue

Child-safe scissors

Let's do our favorite yoga poses together to show how plants move and change as they grow!

MATERIALS NEEDED

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!

 

MATERIALS NEEDED

Ceramic or clay pot, or any container (coffee can, small wooden box)

Paint or markers

Seeds

Potting soil

Water

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Finishing touches on the castle
Cassidy built a recyclable castle
Cassidy’s is ready to plant some seeds
Sophia and Olivia
Sophia and Olivia
Averie practicing Grow Yoga!
Cassidy’s tree pose
Cassidy’s Recycle vs. Trash collage
Averie and her recyclable collage
Averie is ready to battle the trash monster!
Cassidy’s scouting out cleanville w/ Mr. Josh
Sophia looking for bugs
Sophia & Olivia’s pinwheel spinning
Olivia’s pinwheel
Matilda builds an "Eco House" for Minnie from recycled sticks!
Frankie finds a mushroom! No touching!!
Averie testing out her new pinwheel!!
Cassidy loves her pin wheel she made w/ Ms. Soleil
Cassidy is making a pin wheel
Loving the sing-a-long with Mr Dave!
Averie and her clean machine
Averie is excited to regrow apples!
Averie and her clean machine!
Dylan's Seeds
Dylan's Trash Pickup
Dylan's Clean Machine
Jez activity for the day
Laurie and Caleb take it outside!
Laurie and Caleb touring our urban ecosystem!
Laurie and Caleb on an Eco-Bike Ride
Look at this cool bug Chris found!
Chris on his Eco-Adventure
Chris and his new compost bin!
Cassidy is regrowing her cherry tomatoes
Yesterday Maya added a string to her paper snack pouch so she can wear around her waist.
Maya and her brother enjoying nature this morning at one of their favorite places - the lagoon in Rio.
Cassidy making a paper package for her snacks w/ Ms. Soleil
Cassidy is building a compost bin w/ Ms. Amalia
Cassidy is learning where the trash goes
Averie and her paper package!
Hannah and Toby exploring trash and composting.
Cassidy is ready to make a compost bin with Ms. Amalia
Averie creating a mini landfill