Earth Day Challenges

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The Clean Streams Team is happy to be partnering with organizations across the Willamette Valley for the Mid-Willamette Earth Day Challenge celebrating Earth Month and Earth Day on April 22. The Mid-Willamette Earth Day Challenge is through Earth Day EcoChallenge and offers actions, activities, workbooks, and other great suggestions for reducing your impact on the environment. You can join the Mid-Willamette Team by clicking here.

Take the W.E. Pledge Together

Take the W.E. Pledge with 10 actions you can do to reduce stormwater pollution, conserve water, and protect local waterways.

Steps:

  1. Find the pledge here
  2. Download the pledge and fill it out
  3. Save it
  4. Email it to [email protected]

Watch an Environmental Documentary

Stream at least 1 (or more!) environmental documentaries while at home to learn about current environmental issues.

Streaming on Netflix:

Be a Clean Streams Superhero

Be a Clean Streams Superhero! Download this activity book for youth and have them complete it. You can download it here.

One Man’s Trash is Another Worm’s Treasure

Start a compost and build a worm bin. Compost is an excellent way to provide nutrients to your garden without using chemical fertilizers. You can find more information here.

DIY Mason Bee House

Make a DIY Mason Bee House out of recyclables. Mason bees are very effective pollinators. Just two or three females can pollinate a mature apple tree! Find directions here.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Collect data to help real scientists. Click here to find instructions.

Springtime Yard Bingo

Head out in your yard to look for these items. Find three in a row and you get a BINGO! Be sure to practice social distancing, and we recommend looking for items in your own front or back yard. You can download the bingo card here.

Window Wildlife Watch

Observing wildlife rather than feeding them is always a good idea, especially since human food is bad for their health and the environment. Act as an animal "scientist" and practice ethology, or the study of animal behavior. Just look out your window and see if you can find wildlife to observe. Use an ethogram worksheet to record your observations. You can find a worksheet here.

How Many Critters Can You Find?

See how many critters you can find that live in the soil. Designate a specific area using a hula hoop or string for your investigation. Keep a tally of each critter you find.

Answer this question: How do animals that live in the soil help plants grow?

Upcycle Challenge: Toilet Paper Roll Animals

Reduce waste and turn your old toilet paper roll tubes into adorable animals. Create an entire Zoo! Find some ideas here.

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