Monday, March 18, 2013

National Wildlife Week March 18-24 Get the Kids Outside to Help Local Animals + Environment


In my last eco responsible post I wrote about the importance of teaching kids about recycling -- which is a beautiful thing. Now I'm happy to tell you about how you can take an active role in planting trees that will actually add some green to our local neighborhoods. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is inspiring children to get to the root of things during the 75th annual National Wildlife Week this week, March 18-24. Communities will be coming together across America for a common goal: to celebrate the many ways trees help sustain local wildlife and enhance the environment. There's an educational component, too, that both young and old will appreciate.

The 2013 theme is "Branching Out For Wildlife." This special week is sponsored by NWF offering the public, families and kids many different hands-on opportunities to restore habitat and re-build in their local communities by planting trees where they can do the most good.

Mommy Blog Expert's 4 Kids, Vintage Photo
5 easy ways to get kids involved
  • Plant a tree in your neighborhood by checking this list for plantings in your area.
  • Teach About Trees - Download lesson plans, posters, trading cards and other free curriculum and activities perfect for families with children of all ages to explore "tree"-mendous wildlife species.  
  • Download one or more of the complimentary National Wildlife Week Mega-Posters available. This year, the NationalWildlife Week poster series can be combined into one big beautiful poster that you'll want to leave hung up all year.  
  • Apply to Host a Tree Planting Event - National Wildlife Federation will provide the trees—all you provide is the kids and some elbow greave to plant all the greenery that will beautify your hometown.
  • Assist in Funding Tree Planting Events - Help NWF hit its goal of planting 75,000 trees and join in filling the tree bank to have enough trees to supply to every event. Donate here.

    Image from National Wildlife Federation
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