Mission: Explore and appreciate nature
On all of our outings, we will be focusing on developing a "Leave No Trace" mentality:
Leave No Trace Principles for Kids
- Know Before You Go
- Choose The Right Path
- Trash Your Trash
- Leave What You Find
- Be Careful With Fire
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Kind To Other Visitors
2016 - 2017 Highlights
- Observed baby trout and monitored their progress...Thanks, Mr. Hope!
- Visited Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson, GA...lots of animals, hiking and a picnic!
- Collected over 300 books to donate to a local elementary school...Reuse! Don't throw away those old books!
- Visited Callaway Gardens for our annual trip to the Butterfly House and Bird Show
- Participated in Monroe Clean-up Day...got 2nd place!!
- Had our first Annual Nature Photo Contest....winners can be seen on this site.
- Delivered wildflower seeds to every YMS teacher for Earth Day
- Visited DeSoto Caverns in Alabama and had a blast at their maze, gem mining and cave tour...nature is amazing!
2015 - 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
- Saw and petted a baby squirrel (Buttercup)......Thank you, Mrs. Brown!!
- Took home baby tree to plant ...Thank you, Mrs. Clayton!
- Observed tiny baby trout and saw them under a microscope....Thank you, Mr. Hope!!
- Visited Callaway Gardens and saw the Birds of Prey show
- Went to Bear Hollow and petted an opossum! Surprisingly soft!!
- Went to Watson Mill State Park and played on the rocks and in the water.
- Went fishing at Charlie Elliott Nature Center
- Climbed Arabia Mountain and visited AWARE Wildlife Rescue Center
THINGS FOR YOU TO DO AT HOME:
- Put up a bird feeder.
- Write letters to legislators about sponsoring a "bottle bill" and other environmental issues.
- RECYCLE: Paper!! Bottles!! Plastic!! Cans!!! Other metals!!
- Pick up litter when you see it.
- Don't use unnecessary chemicals in your garden.
- Plant flowers to attract butterflies and other pollinators.
- Don't keep wild animals for pets.
- Call a wildlife rehabilitator if you see an injured animal.
- Support state and national parks.
- Recycle your Christmas tree for wildlife: https://goo.gl/Pgo1g5