Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Idle Hands and Minds?
Looking for something to keep the kids busy this summer?
Have you heard about our Resource Nest Boxes? We have four different boxes available on different topics that offer hours of entertainment and a wealth of information.
These boxes contain more interesting and fun activities, games, music, videos, books and props than children will know what to do with. The best part is that our Resource Nest Boxes are both educational and environmentally friendly. They can be checked out for a two week period for a nominal fee of only $25.00 through our Education Department, located at our Nature Center.
The Resource Nest Boxes are a great addition to a classroom curriculum, for home schoolers, scout leaders or for kids that just want to have fun and learn more about our great planet. Topics include: Protect Our Planet, Rocks Rock, Talon Tote and Where We Live.
I want to highlight just one of our Resource Nest Boxes in particular: Protect Our Planet.
The focus of this box is the importance of conservation, and how each and every one of us has an impact – good or bad. This is an important subject that we touch on in each and every one of our Environmental Education Programs. The contents of this box will cover a multitude of topics that should be considered in order to “Protect Our Planet”, such as: saving energy and water, recycling, global warming, considering the products that we purchase, composting, deadly trash and litter, etc.
This box offers a total of nine different books, a puzzle depicting the Circle of Life, a card game, knowledge cards, two CD’s recorded by World Bird Sanctuary’s own band, “The Raptor Project”, three VHS videos, a paper making kit, educational cards about fishing methods, five posters, a fishing game, recycling crafts and many other activities.
If you would like to reserve one of our Resource Nest Boxes please call the Education Department at 636-225-4390 ext. 0.
Submitted by Billie Baumann, World Bird Sanctuary Outreach Coordinator