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Fun experiments and activities to do at home while we shelter in place

With schools and daycares closed, we know that there's a lot of pressure on families to make sure that children are staying productive during this time. To help, we've put together a handful of activities and experiments (some energy-related, some just for fun) to do at home that is sure to keep kids busy and learning!

Printable ‘Kids Scoop News’ activity page

Learn the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources by completing this cool activity page.

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Webinar: How to go on your own insect safari

When: Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

In this free webinar for kids, brought to you by Daily Acts, learn all about insects from local entomologist Kandis Gilmore! During this webinar, learn about what an insect is, what makes them unique, and how to observe them. Then, watch Kandis visit our friends at Petaluma Bounty, where she'll explore how farming practices at the Bounty Farm encourage a rich diversity of insect life. Kandis will then invite you to go on an Insect Safari in your own garden space, and come back and share your findings! This webinar will close with Kandis reading one of her favorite insect stories.

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Regrow vegetables from scraps

Wasted food has a surprisingly large carbon footprint, so why not use your veggie scraps to their full potential? Production, transportation, and cooking all require the use of energy, and food waste that’s sent to the landfill releases methane, one of the most potent greenhouse gases.

Start a compost bin at home and/or see if your garbage collector provides green waste collection services. Additionally, try this fun activity with your little ones and see how long it takes to regrow a potato, green onion, and more!

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Earth Day crafts for every age

Here are 25+ simple craft ideas using recycled materials that kids can create for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Transform old newspapers, cardboard, and toilet paper rolls into pieces of art.

Ten easy science experiments

Learn how to recreate easy science experiments that can be put together with balloons, baking soda, water, vinegar, straws, string or thin ribbon, old CDs, glass or plastic bottles, and other things from around the house. Watch the video below, or click here to read the article.

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