Resources from Environmental Education - 6/17/20
Photos from Chigago Botanic Garden's website.
Virtual Scavenger Hunt - Round 2
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to do outdoors this summer? We've got just the thing! A virtual scavenger hunt!
Here are the general guidelines:
-Stay close to home
-Take a picture and post your findings on Twitter and/or Facebook
-Tag us on Facebook (@SDWEnvironmentalEducation) or Twitter (@SDWEnvED)
-Use the hashtag #ExploreWithSDWEE
-Receive points for your findings
For more info and the list of items to search for, check out this LINK. The winner will be announced on August 25th! Happy hunting!
Adopt a Storm Drain
Another great way to get outside AND make a difference in the community would be by participating in our new program! Here's a snippet from the flyer:
"Helping to protect our watershed is an important part of taking care of our environment. With this in mind, we are launching a new program to help make the Fox River a cleaner body of water. We are hoping that in the days, weeks, and years to come that you will Adopt a Storm Drain in the city of Waukesha to help."
For the full details about this program - check out this link.
Art Pages - Dragonflies and Damselflies
This week EE teacher Sally T. is exploring Dragonflies and Damselflies in her art pages. Did you know that these are two different types of insects? Check out the full PDF at this link to learn more. You could color the pages digitally or print them!
I spy....a wasp?
Let's see. The body size, shape and colors appear about right but take a closer look. It has no stinger and its front legs are claw-like and folding like a praying mantis. You are looking at a mantis fly, a distant relative of the praying mantis. It uses those front "raptorial" (raptor-like) legs to catch small insects. Mantis flies are harmless to humans, however their size and color send a warning to keep our distance. We try not to disturb them lest the consequences!
Mantis flies are common in the south but this one was in a front yard right here in Waukesha!