Inspiring Environmental Stewards

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Create a Butterfly Garden

Use these tips when creating an outdoor classroom for your school: Steps for Creating Butterfly Garden Steps to Planting a Butterfly Garden Butterfly garden slides with speaking points Butterfly Garden Ballot  Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Aster Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Monarda Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Market for Russian Sage Pollinator Meadow […]

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E3 Classroom Games

Making learning about the environment fun! Education on Energy and the Environment provides educators with engaging quiz show format games designed to increase environmental awareness among students of all ages. Click here to download our free EcoSense (played like Who Wants to be a Millionaire) and EcoLogic (played like Jeopardy) PowerPoint games for elementary, middle […]

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EnviroPlay Games

Make Learning Fun with EnviroPlay, is a series of on-line games that supplement and support environmental education. The games engage students of all ages in learning about the science of our environment and stewardship by using a fun individual or head-to-head formats, covering topics such as water, energy, and geology.

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Get Out in Nature!

These fun self guided “Tree Trek” activities, developed for the Chapman DeMary outdoor educational trail in Purcellville to help teach kids about their role in protecting the environment, can be used in your own backyard.  

GREEN APP CARD COVER JAN 2013

Green App Card

This card, developed by a team of NatGen volunteers, list apps that help you make eco-friendly decisions in your everyday life. Great Green Apps      

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Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge for Students

We’d like to know what our readers think! Students are invited to take the Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge by reading and reviewing as many award winning books as you can!  For each book you read, fill out a review form or create a fun video/trailer. We will award a prize each month to […]

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Green Earth Book Award Winners

Our Green Earth Book Award winning books use the power of story to teach children about our natural environment and the responsibility we all have to protect it.  Each year, an expert jury selects books that best convey the message of environmental stewardship in these categories:Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, and Young Adult […]

Native Trees

Why Our Backyard Birds like Native Trees The National Wildlife Federation published a great article that explains why birds head for native trees like American Elm and several oak pecies over non-native species like crape myrtle and ginko:  http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2015/Chickadees-And-Native-Trees.aspx   Why Fish Need Leaves Virginia Wildlife magazine published an article (Jan/Feb 2015) that describes how […]

Tips on How to Improve Water Quality

NatGen worked extensively with students from Loudoun Valley High School to test the water quality on the south fork Catoctin Creek that runs along the Chapman DeMary Trail.  Click here to see their results and recommendations to improve the health of the creek. Click here to download our Trail to Water Quality Report on the […]

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Create a Butterfly Garden

Use these tips when creating an outdoor classroom for your school: Steps for Creating Butterfly Garden Steps to Planting a Butterfly Garden Butterfly garden slides with speaking points Butterfly Garden Ballot  Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Aster Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Monarda Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Market for Russian Sage Pollinator Meadow […]

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EnviroPlay Games

Make Learning Fun with EnviroPlay, is a series of on-line games that supplement and support environmental education. The games engage students of all ages in learning about the science of our environment and stewardship by using a fun individual or head-to-head formats, covering topics such as water, energy, and geology.

sycamore top closer

Get Out in Nature!

These fun self guided “Tree Trek” activities, developed for the Chapman DeMary outdoor educational trail in Purcellville to help teach kids about their role in protecting the environment, can be used in your own backyard.  

GREEN APP CARD COVER JAN 2013

Green App Card

This card, developed by a team of NatGen volunteers, list apps that help you make eco-friendly decisions in your everyday life. Great Green Apps      

cara for website

Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge for Students

We’d like to know what our readers think! Students are invited to take the Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge by reading and reviewing as many award winning books as you can!  For each book you read, fill out a review form or create a fun video/trailer. We will award a prize each month to […]

Winner_Gold

Green Earth Book Award Winners

Our Green Earth Book Award winning books use the power of story to teach children about our natural environment and the responsibility we all have to protect it.  Each year, an expert jury selects books that best convey the message of environmental stewardship in these categories:Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, and Young Adult […]

Native Trees

Why Our Backyard Birds like Native Trees The National Wildlife Federation published a great article that explains why birds head for native trees like American Elm and several oak pecies over non-native species like crape myrtle and ginko:  http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Birds/Archives/2015/Chickadees-And-Native-Trees.aspx   Why Fish Need Leaves Virginia Wildlife magazine published an article (Jan/Feb 2015) that describes how […]

Taking Photos in Nature with your Smartphone

Early spring is a great time to capture nature as it begins to awaken. Look for the first shoots of bright spring green along riverbanks; budding leaves and flowers on trees, and snowdrops and primroses sprinkled in woods and gardens. Most of us use a smartphone camera to capture images — it’s easy to carry […]

Tips on How to Improve Water Quality

NatGen worked extensively with students from Loudoun Valley High School to test the water quality on the south fork Catoctin Creek that runs along the Chapman DeMary Trail.  Click here to see their results and recommendations to improve the health of the creek. Click here to download our Trail to Water Quality Report on the […]

GFWC Butterfly Garden Fact Sheet June 2015

Activity Fact Sheets for Clubs

Check out these great community activities for your club.                  

girl with plant

Create a Butterfly Garden

Use these tips when creating an outdoor classroom for your school: Steps for Creating Butterfly Garden Steps to Planting a Butterfly Garden Butterfly garden slides with speaking points Butterfly Garden Ballot  Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Aster Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Marker for Monarda Butterfly Garden Plant Identification Market for Russian Sage Pollinator Meadow […]

Print

EnviroPlay Games

Make Learning Fun with EnviroPlay, is a series of on-line games that supplement and support environmental education. The games engage students of all ages in learning about the science of our environment and stewardship by using a fun individual or head-to-head formats, covering topics such as water, energy, and geology.

cara for website

Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge for Students

We’d like to know what our readers think! Students are invited to take the Green Earth Book Award Reading Challenge by reading and reviewing as many award winning books as you can!  For each book you read, fill out a review form or create a fun video/trailer. We will award a prize each month to […]

Winner_Gold

Green Earth Book Award Winners

Our Green Earth Book Award winning books use the power of story to teach children about our natural environment and the responsibility we all have to protect it.  Each year, an expert jury selects books that best convey the message of environmental stewardship in these categories:Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, and Young Adult […]

Eco Tips

The average person uses how many gallons of water each day?

  1. 10 gallons
  2. 50 gallons
  3. 100 gallons
  4. 500 Gallons
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