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Celebrate Earth Day 2021

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Psalm 8:1

Outdoor activities: Plan a scavenger hunt to do on your own or with friends and family. Take a hike/walk in a local park, stay close to home in your yard, or explore your neighborhood. Give each person a list of objects to find or lead in a game of I Spy.  Adapt the level of difficulty by age. Ask the youngest to find a rock, but older ones can find a rock the size of a fist or one that has red in it, for example. Create teams or work together to find things you may love and know and plants and animals you may not have noticed. Whatever you do, have fun! Lift up your gratitude to God for the good gift of the natural world.

For scavenger hunt inspiration, print a copy of the bingo game in the link below. You can also find instructions in the link below for writing two different types of poems about your adventure.

Explore: Walk,bike, stroll, skate, or scoot along the Raleigh Greenway trails. Take your binoculars and check out the bald eagle nest at Shelley Lake. Quietly walk the trail until you see the yellow caution tape. Look up, way up, in the pines.  

Movies available on Netflix and/or Amazon.The Biggest Little Farm, A Life on Our Planet with David Attenbourough, My Octopus Teacher, Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees (only available on DVD or VHS, but well worth purchasing. I have ordered a copy if anyone wants to borrow mine. Marcia O.)

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice! Psalm 96:11a

-Marcia Ostendorff