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Featured Threatened Michigan Animal
The Short-eared Owl is an endangered species that can be found in Michigan. These owls have only been seen in ten counties this past year. To learn more, visit the Michigan State University's website and print our coloring sheet for a fun activity. The coloring pages are copyright free for participating Michigan Green Schools.
GREAT NEWS The Kirtlands Warbler, one of our featured threatened animals, has just been taken off the federal endangered species. Teachers can find our free coloring page on the activities page.
A top goal again this school year is reducing food waste. For every 1 lb. of food waste composted, 6 lbs. of greenhouse gases are kept out of the atmosphere! Schools can get a compost bin or compost units for classrooms and know they are making a great contribution to protect our earth. Learn more at https://www.smarterlunchrooms.org.
Monthly Ideas: May
Energy Idea for Summer
We just bought an American made oil lamp. Good prepper idea and lovely glow! Instead of paying 11 cents an hour a little inexpensive lamp oil works great for occasional use.
The Detroit Zoo has an Adopt a Amazon School Program. They have a building and a teacher but school supplies are very difficult to buy for these schools. Your school can sponsor an Amazon school and provide some badly needed assistance. Visit the Detroit Zoo website for details.
During shutdown A fun site we found is flybynight.org. Great source for new activities about bats.
The publication The Laundry List reports that hanging laundry outside saves between ten and twenty percent energy cost and the sun is a natural disinfectant. Good way to go outside.
Visit our Green Activities page for more suggestions. The page is updated each year, so continue to check back!
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Green Did You Knows
This is the 2019-20 Michigan Green School emblem. We chose the Karner Blue butterfly because it only lives in Michigan, Wisconsin and Ontario with a few small exceptions. It is highly endangered. This new emblem attaches to the official green flag awarded to schools that earn the Michigan Green School designation. There are emerald and evergreen versions as well.
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Updated May 26, 2020