Archive for July, 2012

Enviro-Float 2012

July 6, 2012

For the 4th of July Parade this year we made an Environmental Float.  The float was meant to be creative and entertaining, but also give people messages about how to be environmentally Friendly.  We had a few messages on our murals to reach out to the community.

Aquatic Creatures on the Float Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Mural from 2011 Summer Camp was on the Float, “If your Septic Tank Leaks, Our Water Really Reeks!”

Kids Getting Ready to Ride the Float! “If You Want Our Lakes to Succeed, Don’t Put Chemicals on our Weeds!”




Sustainability Camp 2012

July 6, 2012

We had a great time learning how to save electricity and why it is important to our planet.  We used a water conservation model to see how the water that comes from our faucets on Bainbridge Island is “secretly” connected under the ground to local lakes and streams.  We also learned that we need to conserve water to protect our local Salmon and Orca whale populations.  The kids used the landscape model with tiny bits of plastic bag and pollution to simulate what happens to pollution when it rains and the wind blows. We spent a bit of time making all sorts of critters for the 4th of July Parade!  We did the pollution prevention track activity, made environmental slogan t-shirts, and shopping bags from re-purposed t-shirts. The kids had a blast searching for the endangered species in the treasure hunt and finally we started another mural!  Of course all of this was mixed with a fabulous beach walk and a stream and pond creature analysis!

Some Aquatic Animals Made for the Enviro-Float!


Finding Spider Crabs at the Beach!


Finding Sand Dollars on the Beach Walk!