Earth Day April 22, 2010

Earth Day is April 22. 2010 is the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, so this year Earth Day should be celebrated in a special way.

The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to get your children outside to enjoy the great outdoors. It is important to teach our children the value of our precious environment and how to be good stewards and protect all our resources.

Here are some ideas:
  • Go to your nearest public park and pick up litter. Okay, I know that's not fun. Perhaps you should do one of these other things first, and then pick up litter before you leave.
  • Take a hike. Look for wild flowers (don't pick them though!) and signs of wildlife--birds nests and squirrels nests are sometimes easy to spot.
  • Plant a garden in your own backyard. Children will enjoy growing their own food and flowers. Tomatoes, peppers, and squash are easy to grow. Purchase plants just about anywhere this time of year. Then plant a row of zinnia seeds which will come up quickly and help to attract pollinators to your new vegetable bed.
Planting Vegetables

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