Happy Earth Day!
We started our day with an early morning walk through Clinton’s beautiful Bickelhaupt Arboretum. We are so lucky to have this little gem in our community! I know my son Bennett has been learning a lot about plants at preschool this month so it was fun to take him through there and show him the many budding flowers. He told us all about how plants grow and we looked for bees and butterflies. A lot of people are scared of bees and I want to make sure my boys know that they are not so scary. As long as we respect them and give them their space, they won’t hurt us! That’s true with most things in nature.
I was thinking of ways that I could teach my kids to help take care of our planet and compiled a short list of ideas. I’d love to know your ideas as well, please share in the comments!
Turn off lights when you leave the room.
Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
Take a bag on your walk so you can pick up trash along the way.
Grow your own vegetables. Contact the Ericksen Center in Clinton for information on our community garden!
Recycle bottles, cans and paper.