Re: Winter Conservation Project
Lorie McGraw (llmcgraw@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 16:56:29 +0000
>From: Jacqui Geoffroy <HUGCOLECTR@AOL.COM>
snip..... This evening I had a
>Webelos leader ask me for some ideas for a project that his Den could do as
>one of the requirements for the Conservation Award.......snip
How about combining a Conservation project with a service project?
Check with a local nursing home, homeless shelter, kids home, special ed.
school, etc, and see what you can do about setting up a Backyard Habitat for
Have the kids make birdfeeders, birdhouses and a watering station
(don't put the birdhouses too close to the feeders, the birds get
territorial), plant a bushy-type shrub for perching, etc. Check with Home
Depot for supplies, they have been very good about helping out with project
materials. A local nursery may donate a shrub. There are some good ideas in
the Wolf and Bear books, too, don't forget to look there. Craftsman and
Naturalist achievements may also be able to be fulfulled, too.
You can get it listed a a National Backyard Habitat, too, and get a plaque
for it. (I don't have that info at my fingertips, maybe someone else on the
list has it).
Also check at your local schools. We helped lay a brick walk,
litter patrol, and plant bulbs for a school theme garden.
Just a few thoughts. Good luck! Have fun!
Lorie McGraw <firstname.lastname@example.org> DL P/410
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