Earth Beaver

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Earth Beaver

Objective: I will learn about the earth and help take care of the earth. When planning your adventures, you might like to have

  • an outdoor adventure
  • an adventure that helps the environment

Here are some ideas to help you start creating your own adventures

  • Try building sandcastles with different kinds of earth, such as sand, rocks, dirt or gravel. What worked best? What else did you need to use?
  • What plants do you know that you can find in a flower garden? Have you heard of “hens and chicks”, “snapdragons”, “monkey plants”, and “alien pods”? Grow two or three plants from a seed or bulb that you’ve never grown before.
  • Notice the worms at work in a garden. Find out about vermipods and create one for your family.
  • Help for one afternoon or one day at a community vegetable garden.
  • Who is your environment hero? Find a fun way to tell his or her story.
  • Build a birdhouse, bird feeder or bat box with help and hang it in your yard.
  • What do plants need to grow? How do different growing conditions (wet, dry, windy) and different kinds of soil (dirt, sand, gravel) help or hurt their growth?
  • Make your own volcano. What materials can you use? Once it is built, make it erupt with baking soda and vinegar. Share your model with your Lodge or Colony, and share some fun facts about volcanoes.
  • Go on a hike through your community. Watch for animals and signs of animals, like nests, holes, tracks and poop. Take some photos of the animals and signs of animals that you find.
  • Try this experiment. Bury an apple and a tin can side by side in the ground or in a box of soil. Dig them up in a month. What has happened to each? Bury them again for a month. Check again.
  • Weigh your bags of recycling each week for a month. How many kilograms of recycling do you make as a family? Try the same with your garbage.
  • What do you know about Earth Hour? Take on the Earth Hour challenge any time of the year of going without power for one hour. How can your family reduce its use of electricity?
  • Find out about the garbage islands floating in the oceans. What do humans use that often ends up in the ocean? What could we do about it?
  • Pick an animal that is almost extinct. What would we lose if this animal became extinct? What does it add to our world?
  • Build a birdhouse, bird feeder or bat box with help and hang it in your yard.
  • How does the rainforest help the world? What is happening to the rainforest in many parts of the world? What would happen if the rainforest was all destroyed?
  • Choose a wild animal that lives near to you. What helps them survive in your area? Do they cause challenges for humans, other animals or plants? Do humans cause challenges for that animal?

Need some more ideas?

Look at the trail Cards for Ringtail’s Hollow: Environment & Outdoors.

Pick a suitable adventure for this badge that you would like to try on your own.