YMS Eco-Warriors | A place to learn about and explore nature and the conservation of the environment

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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 2nd place!!
  • Had our first Annual Nature Photo 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
  • 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:

Contact Us

Martha Bell
Club Advisor
How you can get involved:  Share a nature topic you are interested in, go along on field trips, help your child be a responsible steward of the environment by:
  • Recycling paper, cans and bottles at home
  • Composting
  • Conserving water and electricity
  • Not littering. 

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