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4-H Youth Development

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 understanding.
  • 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 scenarios.
  • 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 Wonderwise.
  • Help cook and/or serve a meal at a homeless shelter.
  • During National Nutrition month in March, organize a nutrition awareness campaign.
  • Organize a food scavenger hunt to collect food for the needy.
  • Organize a neighborhood group to plant, tend, and harvest a vegetable garden.
  • 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 shelter.
  • Bake a batch of cookies and deliver them to a soup kitchen or homeless shelter.
  • 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 people.
  • Set up an informational display at a local library on the Wonderwise topics.\
  • 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 guided tours.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 9909496.
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