Side Go Green Initiative

Published by Gloria Lengel on May 23, 2015

Yeah! Spring is here and we are part of a Great Network of Environmental Educators moving us toward sustainability!  We are partners with Earth Day Network!   ACT on Climate Change, Support Environmental Education and Reduce Energy Consumption and participate (and tell us when you do)  in A Billion Acts of Green!  We are also part of the North Carolina Science Festival!  Find more exciting events.



It's Our Turn To Lead Earth Day 2015

It’s Our Turn To Lead Earth Day 2015

Register early, Space is limited Cumberland County Schools
Kindergarten to 2nd Grades are invited
 Tuesday, April 21,
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
8:30 am-11:30 pm;
lunch 11:30 to 12:30 pm,

at Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Once registered;
information will be sent
to Mr. Leon Mack’s Office to coordinate transportation
for the day.
Open to the Public
Tuesday, April 21,
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This is a Zero Waste Event
All organic waste will be composted.   Recyclables will be collected.
Thanks for planning accordingly.
Carvers Creek State Park Cape Fear Botanical Garden Cape Fear Grange Cumberland County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
Cumberland County Forestry Services Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation Services Cumberland County Green Schools
Cumberland County Healthy Schools

Douglas Byrd Academy of Green Technology and Cape Fear Agriculture and Natural Sciences Academy
Fayetteville Cumberland County Parks: Clark Park Fayetteville Public Works Commission Fayetteville State University Green Team
Ft. Bragg Endangered Species Branch NC DENR: Division of Air Quality NC DENR: Division of Water Quality
NCDENR: Wildlife Resources Commission
Brooks Composting      
Ties to the Essential Standards
K.NPA.1, NPA.1,
2.NPA.1, Understand MyPlate as a tool for selecting nutritious foods
K.NPA.2, 1.NPA.2,
2.NPA.2Understand the importance of consuming a variety of nutrient dense foods and beverages in moderation
K.NPA.3, 1.NPA.3, 2.NPA.3Remember fitness concepts to enhance quality of life
K.P.2 Understand how objects are described based on their physical properties and how they are used
K.L.1 Compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different from other animals and nonliving things
1.E.2 Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways
 1.L.1 Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive
1.L.2 Summarize the needs of living organisms for energy and growth
2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles
2.L.2 Remember that organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based on the characteristics of the organism
K-2 Social Studies
K.G.1 Understand change over time
1.H.1 Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time.
2.G.2 Understand the effects of humans interacting with their environment
K-2 Math
Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category
Please use the registration link at the bottom of the table to register for the Earth Day Festival.  Look at the various activities under each group.  Decide which group of activities you would most like to attend. On the registration form you will find a place to rank the groups (from 1-3), as to which group of activities you would like to participate.  One (1) being your top choice and three (3) being your last choice.
Sunflowers and Bees Turtles and Water Dragonflies and Air Trees and Soils
Activities in Each Group
Bee Pollen-Nation Turtle Tags A-maze-ing Water Worms Eat My Garbage
Garden Discovery Hike How old is that tree? Less is More  Grow As We Go 
Project Learning Tree Fruits and Veggies are Smooth Power in the Wind Sun Steward Solar Home
What’s in the Water?  Guerrilla  Gardening- Seed Bombs Our Neighborhood Endangered Species Garden Discovery Hike
Recycled Bottle Bird Feeders Garden Discovery Hike Moving with Nature Whirling and Swirling Air Pollution
Thanks for your interest we have reached our limit.  See you next year!

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