Community Parks Week
Celebrating Our Greenspaces
October 1 to 7
Planning and Information Guide
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
Various activities you may wish to coordinate:
This list is not intended to present an exhaustive list of sporting activities that are deemed to be sensitive to the environment.
Suggested Activities developed by Evergreen
Find a partner – your 'buddy". Select an area of the school grounds/park that has trees or other interesting items to look at; try to look for something unusual, something that you haven’t really noticed much before, like the shape of a branch, a collection of plants, or the shape of a flower. Sit back to back with your "buddy". Describe what you see while your "buddy" draws what you are describing. Change roles so that your "buddy" can describe something that you can’t see. (Don’t peek, it ruins the fun) Then compare your pictures with what was really there. What things did you miss, what things did you communicate best.
Where Do Pigeons Perch?
(habitat adaptation) Observe birds on your school grounds or in the park. Notice that most birds have areas where they prefer to "hang-out". Seagulls never sit in trees or on wires, but they like grassy field, rooftops and telephone poles. Starlings, on the other hand are happy almost anywhere. Pigeons like roofs, wires and fields, but you won’t find them in trees. Why not? Make up a chart of the various types of places birds might prefer. Then, observe different species of birds and record where they go. Graph and analyze your observations. Draw hypotheses and conclusions. (Keep your chart simple)
Help Reduce Carbon Emissions
Please make a commitment to travel to your event in an environmentally sensitive manner and whenever possible try to reduce automobile travel to an event, and when an automobile must be used please car-pool!
Please also consider including directions to your events or community parks for individuals to arrive by bicycle, foot, train, transit, bicycle as opposed to solely providing directions for travel by automobile.
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