Archive for March, 2010

3 Green and Easy Things Kids Can Do

Monday, March 29th, 2010

  1. CHILL BEFORE YOU FILL Keep that water bottle in the fridge instead of running tap water until it’s cold. Then before you toss it, check the bottom for its recycle code. If it’s a 1 or 2 chances are that you can put it in one of your curbside recycle bins. Even better, [...]

Turn off Your Lights for EARTH HOUR on March 27th

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

EARTH HOUR is almost here. This Saturday on March 27th, TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS at 8:30 pm for one hour. Kids and adults all around the world will be turning off their lights to show their support and concern for climate change. GUTSY STUFF: In the meantime, here are 4 other things that the World Wildlife Fund says kids can do [...]

Does Woody Woodpecker Live in Your Neighborhood?

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Did you know that Pileated Woodpeckers are the largest species of woodpeckers and they kind of look like Woody Woodpecker? You can’t miss them because they are as big as a crow and have bright red heads. These giant woodpeckers live in many parts of the United States, and if they live near you, you will find lots of [...]

Where can you find Bison, wolves and orange oozy stuff?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

You’re on a vacation road-trip with your parents and starting to get a little bored. Wait, what’s that up ahead? It’s a gigantic bison standing in the middle of the road. It’s so cold outside that his fur is covered with frost and you can see his breath curling up over his wet nose. He looks kind [...]

Make a bird circus in your backyard

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Have you ever watched a goldfinch hang upside down to eat?   How about a flock of Bushtits on a suet feeder?   Or, a chickadee eat sunflower seeds?     These are all great bird acts and as much fun to watch as a 3-ring circus.   A chickadee will grab a single sunflower seed from a feeder, [...]

Is this walrus a bully?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

    Have you ever played King of the Mountain?   It’s a game you play with friends where you bully your way to the top of a giant rock or dirt pile, pushing and shoving every other kid in your path as you try to reach the top and be KING OF THE MOUNTAIN.        [...]

3 green and gutsy things kids can do

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

GOING GREEN can mean lots of things these days. It’s everything from making sure we have clean water to keeping stuff out of the landfills by recycling. In a big way, it means doing things that will help our earth stay HEALTHY. So, as you can imagine, there are thousands of  GREEN THINGS kids can do. You [...]

Look for marine critters at night on the beach

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Everyone loves the BEACH and one of the best times to look for MARINE CRITTERS on the beach is in the winter AFTER DARK. It’s a little scary and you can definitely expect the unexpected. It’s a geat family activity. Last week a group of volunteer Beach Watchers helped more than a hundred kids and their families search for [...]

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