The Saving Nature Now – Green Team program allows children and their families to take actions that directly help nature and encourage sustainable living.
Youth who are 8 years old and older participate in the Green Team program by completing activities at home with their families or in group settings – schools, libraries, nature centers, scouts, etc.
Typical activities are:
- Build a frog pond and identify the frogs by their calls
- Upgrade your light bulbs
- Eat a family meatless meal once a week
- Visit a national or state park
- No electronic games or TV for one day
- Buy some fruits and vegetables at a farmer’s market
- Write a paper about an endangered or invasive species
- Take a long walk with your family
Green Team – Saving Nature One Activity at a Time – Empowers Youth at Home!
Parents can obtain Green Team activity booklets on this website (Coming soon). Each child can obtain a Green Team patch to wear when they complete all the activities. Additional patches are awarded for completion of each booklet. Help someone become a Green Team member!
Green Team – Saving Nature One Activity at a Time – Is Local and Repeatable
Choose from many different Green Team activity booklets. The activities selected are based on four age groups and cover these categories:
- Helping Animals
- Saving Resources
- Reusing and Recycling
- Eating Fresh Produce
- Reducing Litter
- Getting Out and Doing Something
- Displaying Talents
- Organizing Events
Green Team – Saving Nature One Activity at a Time – Instills Awareness
As youth participants work through the activities, they are taking actions that directly help nature and encourage sustainable living. Without programs like the Green Team, youth may not be aware of the actions it takes to make a difference. They will also practice:
- Working With Others
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Planning Skills
- Finding and Gathering Resources
- Reading Skills
- STEM Skills
Green Team patches like the one shown here are available for participants.
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