“Get Your Earth On!” Engages and Connects Everyone to the Natural Environment
This program is currently running in collaboration with the "Making Burien Awesome" program. Click here to see the program details for 2018.
Youths of all ages experience fun, learning activities in the classroom and out of doors. In past events participants discovered how a wetland works, where storm water goes, what lives below the water in Puget Sound, the life cycle of the salmon, native plants and noxious weeds, and more…. Events in 2018 focus on planting trees to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change.
22 Benefits of trees - This document, with talking points and a tree picture to color, can be used with teens and younger. We used this for an Earth Day presentation with 22 kids presenting before an audience in a public park. Youths of varying ages read a statement.
Activities include learning about climate change, the life cycle of the Pacific Northwest Salmon, gardening, building a butterfly, bug, or bird habitat, learning about electric vehicles, having fun with crafts, art, music, and theater.
Here's a link from the National Wildlife Federation that is specific to King County. https://www.nwf.org/en/Our-Work/Environmental-Threats/Climate-Change/Climate-Smart-Conservation/Climate-Smart-Communities/King-County