Wonderwise Menu

4-H Youth Development

Sea Otter Biologist Community Service Ideas

  • Design a game for young children related to the Sea Otter Biologist kit.
  • Paint a mural with the Wonderwise theme over graffiti.
  • Feature community-minded scientists on a school bulletin board.
  • Organize a car-pooling campaign in your neighborhood to cut down on air pollution.
  • Clean up trash along a river or in a park.
  • Create a habitat for wildlife.
  • Test the health of the water in your local lakes, rivers or streams.
  • Take household toxic waste to a proper disposal facility.
  • Adopt highways and clean up clutters.
  • Organize a hazardous waste collection.
  • Pick up liter.
  • Clean up a beach or riverbed.
  • Clean up after a natural disaster.
  • Paint a mural or clean up a local park.
  • 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 topic discussed in Wonderwise. Become an advocate. Contact your legislators on topics discussed in Wonderwise.
  • Organize a campaign to paint storm drains to prevent the dumping of hazardous materials.
  • 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 about pollution.
  • Participate in an annual parade.
  • Write and produce a play about a current issue related to toxic waste.
  • Start environmental club.
  • Form a "we love animals" club and volunteer to care for animals at a children's zoo.
  • Collect food and supplies needed for a local zoo, animal shelter, or food bank.
  • Adopt a zoo animal.
  • Hatch ducks for release in the wild.
  • Find out about volunteer opportunities at a local wildlife sanctuary or survival center.

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