Toddler Newsletter- Earth Day – St. Al's

 

April 22nd is National Earth Day! It’s commemorated annually around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First honored in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries.

 

Here are some ways Kincaid PTA hopes our students can share in the celebration and protection of our beautiful planet. 

 

 

EXPLORE! Take a Virtual National Park Field Trip.

  

Check out these cool links to take a virtual adventure through a few of our national parks.

 

The Grand Canyon

https://vft.asu.edu/iVFTLocations/GrandCanyon/GCoptions.html

The Kenai Fjords

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/kenai-fjords/exit-glacier-tour

Yellowstone

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Hawaii's Volcanoes

https://artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service/hawaii-volcanoes/nahuku-lava-tube-tour

 

CREATE! Make A Map of the World.

 

Supplies: Blue Construction Paper, Glue, Green Tissue Paper, Scissors

 

Instructions: Cut the construction paper into a big circle. Cut/Rip and crumple the tissue paper to make the continents then glue onto the circle. 

 

Take it up a level by switching out the construction paper for cardstock and adding blue tissue paper for the water. You can even make labels for the 7 continents, 5 oceans, north & south poles and a string for the equator.

 

 

FIND! Go on a Environmental Scavenger Hunt.

 

Get outside and get active by participating in an Environmental Scavenger Hunt. How many things can you find that help reduce waste and celebrate the beauty of nature.

 

Click to download the 2022 Earth Day Activity Sheet

 

 

 


 

2020-2021 Planned Events

Virtual Field Trip: NASA's "Connected by Earth" website has tons of free virtual activities including live talks, games, videos, and more to celebrate our planet 🌎 https://www.nasa.gov/earth-day-2021

 

2021 virtual Earth Day Presentations:

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

 

Topic: All about bugs and insects
Speaker: Ms. Hallie Harriman (UGA Extension Cobb County, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent)
 
2nd and 3rd Grades
 
Topic: All about sea turtles, including how plastic is affecting them
Speaker: Dr. Annalisa Bracco (GA Tech faculty in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, researches weather and climate)

 

4th Grade
 
Topic: Protein Synthesis using Lego analogy (Genomics and MicroBiology)  
Speaker: Mr. Christofer Guisa (President of American Society for Microbiology at UGA)
 
5th Grade
 
Topic: Tectonics (Earthquakes, Volcanoes etc)
Speaker: Dr. Samantha Wilson (GA Tech faculty in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)

Nature Scavenger Hunt

 

Ms. Marchelle has set up a fun outdoor activity for families to enjoy nature.