Verde NRCD Environmental Education Center Online Educational Programs
With the Holidays rounding the corner and Christmas break approaching, are you wondering what on earth to do with your kids over the coming 2-week vacation? Sure, your kids may have some homework to attend to, depending on what grade they are in, but if you’re looking for something to do with your kids over the break besides sit inside, watch TV, play video games, etc., the Verde NRCD Environmental Education Center (EEC) has posted their educational programs online!
In response to COVID, the EEC has converted their programs to video (click here
). The “Kids Conserve Water” virtual program covers grades K-4 and focuses on some essential water questions: Where is water found on Earth? How does water get into and out of houses? Why is it important to save water and not waste water? How can I conserve water?
The “Water Stewardship” virtual program covers grades 5-8 and includes lessons AND virtual field trips concentrated on watershed topics like water connections, groundwater and springs, native and invasive species, and properties of water.
Finally, there are the “Farm to Plate” virtual programs. In partnership with the Arizona Farm Bureau and Yavapai County Farm Bureau, Agriculture in the Classroom, Arizona 5 Cs, and Food Connections are all virtual this year! Check out the “Pumpkin Lifecycle Ag Literacy Presentation” and look forward to other videos in February and April, including Read Across America and Earth Day Reading Events!