African Plant Explorer Community Service Ideas
- Plan an Ethnic Awareness day.
- Design a campaign to promote tolerance and understanding of differences.
- Organize an exchange between rural and urban individuals to promote
- On International Picnic Day in May, take your family or friends on
a picnic. You supply the food and let Mother Nature supply the ants!
- Design a game for young children around the subject matter shared
in this kit.
- Create a poison awareness campaign.
- Feature community-minded scientists on a school bulletin board.
- In art class, make cultural drawings and decorations for senior citizens.
- Collect children's science books for the needy.
- Create a play that teaches young children about concepts in the Wonderwise
- Write or make a picture book about the Wonderwise concepts to read
to younger children.
- Organize a public issues forum focused on Wonderwise
- Become an advocate. Contact your legislators on topics discussed in
- Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
- During National Nutrition month in March, organize a nutrition awareness
- Organize a food scavenger hunt to collect food for the needy.
- Organize a neighborhood group to plant, tend, and harvest a vegetable
- Donate the produce from a vegetable garden to a food bank.
- Sponsor a food drive at your school or parents' workplace.
- Prepare a home-cooked meal for the residents of a nearby homeless
- Bake a batch of cookies and deliver them to a soup kitchen or homeless
- Organize a food drive-set up collection bins in stores, banks, movie
theaters, and schools.
- Prepare nutritious sack lunches and deliver them to homeless or homebound
- Set up an informational display at a local library on the Wonderwise
- Volunteer to help set up for a community event on the Wonderwise topics.
- Adopt a billboard and use it for a public service announcement.
- Participate in an annual parade.
- Write and produce a play about a current issue related to plant foods.
- Plant a garden or tree where the whole neighborhood can enjoy it.
- Set up a seed or a plant exchange in your neighborhood.
- Create a children's nature garden, labeling plants and trees and scheduling
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