Awaken Your Senses Through Nature Kit:
* Each activity has a bag of supplies and instructions and comes in a handy Rubbermaid-type of container.
- Sensory Scavenger hunt - magnifying glasses/ loops to explore life on the ground
- Touchy-Feely Socks: nature items inside socks for girls to explore
- Who Am I?: girls guess animal that is on a card hanging on her back
- Colours Hike: using colour chips girls explore outside finding their colour
- Pattern hike: girls find pattern shape as they hike
- Animal Scents: girls find "home" using their smelling sense
- Mystery Shakers: Kim's game- what is in the film canister?
- Sensory Scavenger Hunt: laminated list of things to see, touch etc.
OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES:
- Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology will come out to your unit,
talks are free, supplies are inexpensive ie.$3/girl for bird house. www.douglas.bc.ca/iue
- BEST Better Environmentally Sound Transportation - Check out their Off Ramp program ( bike riding to school) 604.669.2860,
- Check out the 22 km bicycle/pedestrian path linking Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster
- Vancouver Aquarium Riverworks program can use volunteers to pull out invasive plant species in local parks, count fish and help with basic site Mapping.
Email Tasha Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph. 604.659.3503 - Check out their calendar for monthly clean-up dates.
Good for Guide level and older
- Read his EcoNews for sites to check out.
Read his books, Stormy Weather-101 Solutions to Global Climate Change/ Earth Future.
Borrow them from Ann.
- One Tonne Challenge - we produce 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, Environment Canada is asking us to reduce this to 5 tonnes. The cars we drive produce the most but so do our appliances and the food choices we make.
- Richmond Nature Park - they will do some badges but like everything else, resources cost money. Ph. 604.718.6188
- Ivy Busters Stanley Park Ecology Society is busy pulling invasive ivy out of the park. Good for Guides and up but check with them for Brownies.
also, check out their park programs
- David Suzuki Nature Challenge for Kids: www.davidsuzuki.org.
Letís make a difference together!
- Delta Recycling Society Eco Tours: explore the Earthwise Garden, 3R's activities
K-Gr.7. ph. 604.946.9828
- 20/20 Vision: check out issues they are concerned about - use this as a stepping stone for discussion and letter writing.
www.2020vision.bc.ca Good for Guides and up
- GVRD Activities Program Guide www.gvrd.bc.ca
. Brochures handed out at Sept. Area meeting
- Council of Canadians is a group of concerned Canadians who care about what is happening to our resources, especially our water which is being threatened by possible exporting to the US and under NAFTA if this happens, we will have no choice but to give to corporations/countries
- Reusable lunch kit available from the City of Richmond
- have your girls pack their own lunch with plastic food in order to
determine what their lunches are costing the Earth.