Climate Commuters on the Move

June 3, 2021

This post was written by guest blogger Whitney Bennett, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at Commute Options. The Eco Hero Climate Commuters after school program takes our eco heroes on an educational journey to understand emissions from vehicles and how we can make daily travel choices that have a positive impact on our climate — […]

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Leafy Greens in the Garden

May 27, 2021

One of the best parts of growing food in your garden is being able to step outside for a quick snack. Whether it’s picking some berries off the bush, grabbing a pea off the vine, or picking some fresh lettuce leaves for a salad. In our Learning Garden here at The Environmental Center, we have […]

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First In-Person EarthSmart Field Day Lends Hope for the Future

May 26, 2021

It was a clear, sunny day out at Culver Elementary and there was a feeling of hope in the air. The Youth Education team had their first in-person EarthSmart program in over a year. Due to Culver’s different guidelines and smaller class sizes, outside visitors are allowed on campus. After months of teaching their virtual […]

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Making every day Earth Day

May 13, 2021

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Earth Day with a variety of activities for the public to enjoy and participate in, expanding their love for the Earth. How cool is it that we have an entire day dedicated to our beautiful Mother Earth? Just because April 22nd was declared Earth Day on the calendar does […]

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Move Like An Animal!

April 9, 2021

Welcome back to another Lunch Bites Blog! This week’s Lunch Bites Highlight is from one of our partners from the Children’s Forest of Central Oregon. We are lucky to partner with different organizations in Central Oregon, creating interactive and fun flyers for our students. Children’s Forest of Central Oregon is an organization that focuses on […]

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Teaching Reusable Habits: Saving Energy

March 5, 2021

One of the main components of living a sustainable life is learning how to conserve resources. Saving energy is a simple way to help protect the environment, and this week’s Lunch Bites Highlight focuses on tips to teach your students how to save energy both at home and in the classroom. Learning how to be […]

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Forest Explorers Learn about Oregon Trees

February 26, 2021

One of the beautiful things about Oregon is the diverse number of habitats and ecosystems throughout the state. This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight focuses on Oregon’s state tree, the Douglas Fir! The Douglas Fir is commonly used as Christmas trees, and also provides many helpful resources for surrounding species. Learning about trees is an important […]

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How Can Reusable Bags Teach Eco-friendly Habits?

February 12, 2021

Sometimes living a sustainable life can seem a little intimidating. Many common household items seem to be harmful to the environment which might scare us away from developing sustainable habits. This is a totally normal feeling to have when thinking about sustainable living. For our Lunch Bites Highlight, we are focusing on a small and […]

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Where Is Away?

February 5, 2021

This week’s Lunch Bites Highlight focuses on sustainable living and specifically, where our garbage goes once we throw it away. Helping our young learners understand the journey garbage takes can help them make conscious decisions about what to throw away, and what to recycle. Each day, the average person will dispose of around 5 pounds […]

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Lunch Bite Highlights: Recycling Activities & Read-Aloud Story

January 29, 2021

Lunch Bite Highlight 1 One of our lunch bite highlights this week focuses on the process of recycling. Recycling is when we take our old things like paper bags or plastic bottles and turn them into something new! Reusing our old materials can help protect our environment. This Lunch Bite includes a video which focuses […]

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