This year at Glenwood we have been investigating and exploring the environmental impact of litter. The children enjoyed many different activities including the story of Zack’s Journey (You can read it by clicking this link), mapping out how the litter travels from our local area to the wider environment and measuring the amount of single use plastic in lunch boxes.
These are all things that you can continue to learn about at home. Eco-Schools Scotland shares some ideas on their website including:
One Planet Picnic – Have a picnic that’s good for you and good for the planet. Include healthy sustainable food with as little waste as possible.
Pop Up Pocket Garden – Design and grow a small garden at home in pots or outside. Celebrate Keep Scotland Beautiful’s birthday or the Year of Coasts and Waters with colourful and edible plants.
Fight Dog Fouling With Citizen Science – Have you noticed more dog fouling in your neighbourhood? We have! While out on your daily walk, can you help us with our survey work?
Count the number of bagged or unbagged dog poos you see (and why not take a photo?), post results on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with #PooPost or #TurdTag and remember to always pick up after your own dog
Some ideas we do at nursery:
- Help sort the recycling
- Make a picture using recycled materials.
- Encourage others to turn off taps
- Do something that doesn’t require electricity (Try a screen free day)
- Decorate used items such as tins/cartons/bottles to create a plant pot
- Plant Seeds / Look after plants in your garden
- Create a rain gauge
- ‘Junk mail crafts’ – Use scrap pieces of paper, used envelopes or cards
- Make a bird feeder or do some birdwatching
- Make a boat/car/robot from recycling (How creative can you be?)
Remember to share your photos with us on Twitter by tagging @GlenwoodFC or by adding #glenwoodlearningathome