Friday, March 11, 2011
This month we focused on Waste Out of Place and we conducted a lunchroom trash audit. Our results will be posted soon.
If you have a chance, challenge your family to the ‘home trash audit’ to calculate how much waste do you produce in a day. Do you produce more or less than the national average of 4.6 lbs of garbage a day?
Please take some time to review what your child learned during the trash audit and check out some or all of these websites.
Watch ‘Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout’ together from Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Download the EPA’s ‘Trash and Climate Change: Planet Protectors Discover the Hidden Reasons to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle’ Activity Book
Go on a virtual field trip to a landfill:
Thursday, March 10, 2011
March Late Start Morning Field Trip
We had a great time exploring Tryon Creek State Park with Ranger Karen and Ranger Christal. The kids learned about the importance of fallen trees, searched for 'nursery' logs, and delighted in finding the animals that lived under them. We even were able to see a Great Horned Owl nest and deer tracks.