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Margaret Leah Thomsen <[log in to unmask]>
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Seeds Volunteer Program <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 17:12:41 -0400
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SEEDlings,
It was wonderful to see you all last night!  We're glad that so many  
of you are having good experiences with SEEDS and that there are new  
people interested as well.  For those of you that couldn't come, the  
lesson plan that we recommended was about watersheds.  The three  
activities that we discussed are the following:
1. Activity where kids try to pass water with their hands down a line.  
  This can lead into a discussion on the importance of conserving  
water.  Then kids use a cup instead of their hand to pass water down a  
line of them.  Then you can discuss what all of their cups could  
represent as ways to conserve water. (ex. "my cup represents taking  
shorter showers" etc.)
2.  Acting out the water cycle: You can assign one kid or a group of  
kids to a certain part of the water cycle (rain, cloud, river,  
estuary, ocean, evaporation etc.) and then they can try to put  
themselves in order.  After they try this, you can then explain the  
water cycle to them.
3. Activity showing pollutants in watersheds: Crumple up paper and  
then lay it out on a pan.  Then you can ask kids for different  
potential water pollutants (car oil, fertilizers, animal poop etc.)  
and draw with markers on the paper to represent the different  
pollutants.  Then you can spray water with your hands onto the  
"watershed" that you have created and it can show the mixing of  
pollutants and how it drains into "water bodies" (the flat part of the  
pan.
The markers and tray for this last activity will be in the closet in  
the SGA offices by Monday afternoon for you to come and get if you want.

Also, we need to fund raise for SEEDS, and we were thinking of taking  
part in a Feel Good fundraiser where we come up with a sandwich and  
then they sell it for $1 more and then the extra dollar would go  
towards SEEDS!  We need a clever sandwich name and a list of  
ingredients for the sandwich.  In the meeting people came up with "The  
after school snack".  I believe that the ingredients were peanut  
butter, strawberries, and banana...yummm.  So please send us any  
sandwich ideas!
Have a great weekend!
-Sarah and Maggie

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