Check out these video, articles, and activities celebrating nature and conservation in our community on for Earth Day’s 50th Birthday.
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We look forward to sunnier days ahead.Enjoy a special Earth Day story from Ms. Katlyn, an educator at the McKenna Children’s Museum.The Keep Texas Beautiful Art Contest is a fun way for K-12 students to get creative and help keep Texas clean! The deadline for this contest has been extended to May 29th. May the best art win!We all know about the amazing work H-E-B and their partners are doing across Texas during this pandemic. This includes their Environmental Projects staff, who has put together this great list of 50 things you can do to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Birthday!Have you been working on your yard and garden during this time at home? Looking for inspiration? Check out this great video from the Cibolo Nature Center and Farm for some tips on how to start a great vegetable garden in your backyard!Maybe you’d rather add some flowers and trees to your yard? The Native Plant Society of Texas- New Braunfels Chapter has lots of resources to help. Make sure you’re using native plants to lower your water usage, attract native pollinators and birds and add beautiful blooms to your garden. Check out this article for inspiration!Looking for some help educating your older students? Check out this digital lesson on our local watersheds for 7th Grade from the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority!There are lots of little things we can do to protect our watersheds: don’t litter, clean up after pets, and don’t feed the wildlife. This activity worksheet from the City of New Braunfels Watershed Division will help make learning fun for the new generation of conservation heroes.The City Nature Challenge is starting on Friday! This is a fun community science activity which helps track plant and animal populations in your area through iNaturalist. All you need is your backyard and your phone! Here’s a guide to getting started!