Conservation Kids

Update: August outside went well. Join us next on Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 at McGalliard Falls Park for outside story time and take home craft.

Inside Event at Library On Hold due to COVID 

Growing Conservation Advocates

What: Conservation Kids
When: Third Thursday at 5:30 pm
Where: Valdese Public Library
Who: 5 Years to 5th Grade

Each month, we will read a conservation themed book together, discuss the book’s message and do a related craft using recycled materials. Leaders, class content and all materials needed for the program are provided by Friends of the Valdese Rec.

A huge benefit of FVR working with the Town of Valdese to acquire the 300 acres on Lake Rhodhiss for a park was the conservation element – saving wildlife and their habitats, ensuring water quality and clean air. We are eager to share conservation lessons with the younger generation. In addition to the monthly program times, the group will take field trips to the parks in Valdese to observe and interact with nature. Over the months, they will watch caterpillars transform into butterflies and the roots of a plant grow through a clear panel.

How this all got started

List of Books:

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul
Grandpa’s Garden PB by Stella Fry
George Saves the World by Lunchtime by Jo Readman
The Lonely Polar Bear, A Subtle Way to Introduce Young Kids to Climate Change Issues by Khoa Le
City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
The Adventures Of A Plastic Bottle by Alison Inches
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree by Naoko Stoop
Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
Seeds of Change: Wangari’s Gift to the World by Jen Cullerton Johnson
One Love by Cedella Marley
Kate, Who Tamed The Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry
We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow
The Water Princess by Susan Verde
Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles by Philippe Cousteau
Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World by Laurie Lawlor
Kenya’s Art by Linda Trice
10 Things I Can Do to Help My World by Melanie Walsh
Touch the Earth by Julian Lennon
Bee & Me by Alison Jay
Don’t Let Them Disappear by Chelsea Clinton
The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps by Jeanette Winter
One World by Michael Forman

Lessons
March – The Adventures of the Plastic Bottle
April – Kenya’s Art
May – Compost Stew
June – Follow the Moon Home
July – One Plastic Bag
Aug – Green City
Sept – Seeds of Change
Oct – Grandpa’s Garden
Nov – George Saves the World by Lunchtime