creative experience with clay in schools and the community
Project Category: Earth Day
From mini habitats such as bugs on a leaf to bears, cougars and other large four legged animals in the Squamish mountains, valleys, wetlands and forests here are a few Earth-Day projects, inspired by our beautiful Squamish surroundings to choose from.
Let us know if you think of any project you would like to see here!
Make a scene from Howe Sound – you can add dolphins, orcas, bears, birds, seals, mountains, the Sea-to-sky Gondola, waves, boats etc.
To finish paint, thread a ribbon through the holes and hang on the wall.
Thank you to the students of Garibaldi Elementary School for providing this information about the American Mink!
The American Mink can be up to 68.7 cm in body length and lives in B.C.. They are brown coloured with white markings on the ventral side (belly), chin, throat, chest and groin areas, and have short ears and short limbs.
Partially webbed toes and short limbs allow the American Mink to easily frequent both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They eat meat, fish, crabs and birds.
Add a few insects and bugs, lady bugs, bees, butterflies, worms, slugs, dragon flies, eggs, earwigs etc to a leaf. A great project for Earth Day after observing life close up in the garden, by a pond or in the woods. Summer is the time for seeing large numbers of many of these in the garden, some friends like the lady bug and some pests like the earwig and slug.
How do we face the challenge of these tiny but big crop destroyers without harming our planet?