Environmentalist

Nature

Requirements

  • Recite Genesis 1:26. Explain our role in protecting wildlife.
  • List three animals that are endangered and explain why.
  • List three birds that are endangered and explain how you can help protect birds.
  • Study endangered trees in your area. Plant or adopt a tree.
  • In your area:
    • What causes pollution? List ways you can prevent pollution.
    • Investigate how and why the pollution was caused.
    • Explain how you can keep from polluting water.
    • What dangers threaten the quality of air?
  • Participate in one of the following community activities to help clean the environment:
    • Take part in Earth Day events.
    • Help clear the trash from a roadside or stream with your group.
    • Help collect paper, cans, or other materials for recycling.
  • Create a mural of the earth made new.

Answers

  • Discover your responsibility to help care for God’s world.
  • Draw pictures of and list endangered animals in your area. Check the library for current listings.
  • Ways to protect birds: Do not harm with sticks, rocks, or guns; never bother or destroy their nests or eggs.
  • Learn about endangered trees and what causes them to die. Plant or adopt a tree. (Call City Hall if you need help in learning where your community needs a tree.) Or find a green plant and care for it.
  • Help prevent pollution by: turning off lights, recycling paper, plastics, glass, aluminum cans, using white paper goods, not wasting water, not polluting our water with trash, human, or chemical waste. Have children make a poster depicting what they have learned.
  • Read together some verses from Rev. 21, 22, and Isa. 11:6.

References

  • Information on endangered species may be found at a teacher supply store or through the Audubon Society or other environmental organizations, including the publishers of Ranger RickNature Scope, and National Geographic World. Also call NASCO and request a science catalogue.
  • Suggested, The Webbing Game in Sharing Nature With Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell. (Ananda Publications, 1983).
  • Many other nature activities are included. 50 Ways You Can Help Save the World, by Tony Compolo and Gordon Aeschliman.
  • Published by Intervarsity Press, 1992. Contact the US Department of Fish and Game or the EPA for educational materials about our environment. The state of California has a newsletter called Going Wild and many other useful materials. Write to your state requesting conservation education materials.
Adventure Awards Book