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Patch Pals Activity Kits
Activity Kits have been successfully used at environmental fairs. Check one out for your next event to add an educational component.
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Patch Pal Activity Kit Topics
Litter be Gone - Realize the impact of litter on our waterways and environment. Make cultural interpretations by charting the kinds of litter found on a cleanup.
Watersheds - Find the watershed you live in, identify pollutants that affect it, and how you can take action to protect it.
What's in da Water (Aquatic Bugs) - Discover how plants and animals can be used to determine the “health” of a waterway.
What's in da Water (Chemistry) - Identify the physical and chemical characteristics of a healthy waterway and perform chemical tests to analyze the health of a particular waterway.
Underground with Aquifers - Build model aquifers to learn about their structure and identify flow rates in different kinds of aquifers.
Beneficial Bugs - Discuss the role of beneficial bugs; collect, observe, and identify insects and their characteristics; and identify the various stages of an insect’s lifecycle.
A Day in the Lifecycle of a Bug - Define arthropod, invertebrate, insect, and arachnid. Learn basic insect anatomy and physiology. Identify unique characteristics on different species.
Mammal Tracking - Recognize common animals living in Austin watersheds by locating their habitat, tracks, scat and photos.
Get Clean Eco Friendly Cleaners - Describe the hazards of household chemicals and test less toxic alternatives to these products. Discuss urban forms of pollution and brainstorm ways to reduce chemical pollution.
Treemendous Experience - coming soon! - Identify trees. Discuss differences between deciduous and evergreen trees; identify parts of a winter twig and determine the age of trees.
Soil Science - Explore the science of soil, and soil erosion and compaction; and soil observation.
Seed Balls - Beautify a local school or park while learning the value of planting native by making native seed balls.
Herbalicious - coming soon! - Sensory investigation of herbs. Make herbal tea bags and a potted herb.
Outdoor Adventure - Activities to compliment a nature hike and raise awareness of the outdoors including birding and wildflower identification.
Generation Zero Activity Kits
A youth education program of the City of Austin, Austin Resource Recovery to promote zero waste.
Landfill Logic - Compare and contrast characteristics of waste, what’s in our trash, and how trash is processed in a landfill.
Diversion Dash - Take a journey through the recycling process.
Worm Wonders - Explore the science of composting and observe worms and other microbes.
Results! Check out the Activity Kits in Action! Leaders who utilized the kits speak out on their experience...