KIDS for the BAY News - Spring 2013
In this edition of the KIDS for the BAY Spring E-Newsletter ........
KIDS for the BAY
Spring Field Trips:
“This has been the
best day of my whole life – for
Summer Camp Special Offer!
Learn how you too can
Be An Environmentalist by using
environmentally friendly pesticides.
How your MONTHLY DONATION will help KIDS for the BAY
thrive for another 20 Years!
"This has been the best day of my whole life - for
Keion Venson, fourth grade student, Futures Elementary School,
Keion's field trip to Muir Beach in Marin created memories to last a life time! For Keion and many of his
classmates, this KIDS for the BAY field trip was their first time visiting the
Pacific Ocean. Finding purple ochre sea
stars and sea anemones in tide pools, holding shoreline crabs, studying
plankton in field microscopes and using binoculars to observe ocean birds were
some of the fascinating activities that helped the students connect with
nature. The field trip was part of our
Watershed Action Program, which also includes classroom lessons and an
environmental Action Project in the local watershed. Keion and his classmates were very excited to
help clean up the beach on their field trip and they returned to school excited to take care of their local creek watershed, which connects with the
San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp Special Offer
KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp sessions are filling fast! Our new KftB Explorers Camp for 8 – 11 year
old scientists has only one space left!
There are a few spaces left in our Aquatic Science Adventures and
Animals, Animals Everywhere! Camps. For
those campers who are ready to discover how amazing and fun plants are, we are
offering one half price space to the first two parents to email email@example.com and use the
code “WWP – July” to sign up for our
Wonderful World of Plants Camps!
Click here for more information on our Summer Camps.
Be An Environmentalist – Make Green Pestidices
We all enjoy beautiful gardens, but most of the pesticides
available for purchase in gardening and other stores have long-term harmful
effects on our watershed when they leach into ground water and drain to the
local creek, the bay and the ocean.
Toxic pesticides poison food chains and can cause serious health
problems for wildlife and people. KIDS
for the BAY students have been making alternative, green pesticides, using
common food items including cayenne pepper and garlic. Green pesticides discourage pests, but do not have a
long-term, harmful impact on the environment.
Third grade students from Ms. Gina Cavallini's
and Ms. Sarah Creeley’s classes, at Hanna Ranch Elementary School in Hercules, were
inspired by their KIDS for the BAY Watershed Action Program lessons about
pesticides in our waterways. The students decided to make environmentally friendly
pesticides and distribute them to their families. Kailey Mori and Maia
Malilay are pictured here with their green pesticide recipes.
For more information on green pesticide recipes, click here:
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