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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.
2020 THE YEAR OF COVID 19
This school year will be different for all of us. Each Michigan Public School District will have its own individual plan for in person and virtual attendance according to The Detroit News. Please check the information for your school district at their website.
Monthly Ideas September
With so much virtual learning being incorporated into lessons this year its a great time to take advantage of the resulting energy saving potential. If there are days of no attendance make sure buildings are in power downs where rooms are vacant.
Green Idea and New Activity
We got this idea from The Detroit Zoo. Put up bright tape or decals on windows to prevent bird strikes. According to The Humane Society, 100 million birds die from this cause annually. Students could design some patterns and make them at home or school.
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! We are adding styrofoam solutions this year:)
COMING IN OCTOBER GET READY FOR NATIONAL BAT WEEK. MORE TO FOLLOW SOON. MEANWHILE DOWNLOAD OUR INDIANA BAT COLORING SHEET.
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Updated September 22, 2020