Peter’s Canyon Regional Park has offered me and my family fun hikes, heart to heart talks with friends while climbing trying to breathe as we tackle Red Hill and much needed alone time hearing the dirt and rocks under my shoes. I have been so thankful to have this gem so close to home.
Seeing the Canyon Fire 2 burn through our little oasis left me and many others feeling a loss. Our little gem needs our help and we give our park the care and time to recover after the Canyon Fire 2 burned so much of it.
Volunteers are needed to help park rangers plant native habitat around the edges of the parking lot. The first scheduled volunteer event following the fire will be Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 7:30 am – 10:30 am. Anyone 12 and over is eligible to lend a hand.
Registration is limited to 50 participants. This would be a great way of giving back and perfect for older boy scout and girl scout troops to help their community.
Did you know there are NO Hospitals in California with libraries for Children? Children can play video games, get toys to play with, visits from therapy dogs but there are no books!This is where you can help make a difference!
Please help us as we give back to the children in our community. Buy a book for yourself or donate a book. OR – even better, Buy One, Gift One!!!
Once Upon a Storybook has generously offered to donate a portion of each purchase to help fulfill Ethan’s vision of building a lending library and gifting library. Just be sure to mention“TROOP #3152” at checkout!!!
Any donated books must be new. Please come by to support my troop, ECBC, and this wonderful local bookstore!!
Put this on your calender now! Come see over 500,000 live and preserved exotic insects from around the world at the Cal Poly Insect Fair Insect Fair at the AGRIscapes Visitor Center (next to the Farm Store).
Have you ever touched a millipede or a Madagascar Hissing cockroach with your bare hand? Well you can at the Insect Fair. Learn how insects impact our lives and how you can make a career as an insect expert.
Some of the insects on display include:
Vibrant moths and butterflies from around the world.
Beautiful cicadas from Asia . . . many having unique wing patterns and colors. These insects are the loudest on the planet!
A colorful array of exotic grasshoppers and katydids. Many displayed to show patterned underwings.
Beetles! These are the largest, most diverse group of insects. Make sure to look closely because many displayed are small but full of color, texture, and unique patterns.
***This event is a perfect for opportunity for Girl Scout Brownies to complete several steps of their Bug Badge***
When: October 8, 2016 and October 9, 2016 from 9am to 5 pm
Where: Cal Poly Pomona, The AGRIscapes Visitor Center – next to the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch , 4102 S. University Drive., Pomona, CA 91768 (Located just south of Temple Ave.)
Cost: Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for students and children 2-12, FREE for kids under 2.
Today is Earth Day! There are many events this weekend that help celebrate and bring awareness of our precious home. Founded in 1970 as a day to bring to light environmental issues, Earth Day is now celebrated globally.
Here’s a few ways to celebrate:
Celebrate Earth Day at the Back Bay : Take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction – to think about how we can protect our planet and preserve it for the future.The 2016 Earth Day celebration at the Bay at the Upper Newport Bay’s Nature Preserve/Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach takes place on Saturday, April 23rd and will include the following activities:
Science Discovery and Craft Booths
Rain Barrel Distribution
Food Trucks and Opportunity Drawing
Free Parking and Admission
Click here for more Information and directions. All activities and parking are FREE
The Discovery Cube OC in Santa Ana will celebrate Earth Day every weekend between April 16 and May 15 to enjoy special stage shows and eco-friendly activities! Plus, enter the Poster Contest for a chance to become an Angels’ Bat Kid and join the Cube on April 23 for our Earth Day event to meet a Angels player, Johnny Giavotella!
Complete the Eco Challenge Scavenger Hunt and enter to win Angels tickets.
Meet & greet with Angels player Johnny Giavotella.
– bring e-waste for priority access!
Learn about eco-friendly resources from our partners.
Take the Eco Challenge and make a difference in your community!
The first 200 hundred cars to bring e-waste will receive a voucher valid for 4 Discovery Cube general admission tickets.
Plus, don’t miss your chance to enter the Eco Challenge Poster Contest and enter to win an Angels Bat Kid Experience! Learn more by clicking here. All Earth Day activities are included in regular admission.
Pretend City in Irvine promotes environmental awareness on Earth Day and throughout the year. On Saturday, April 23rd look forward to special performances will include with performances from Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of OC, Tom Thumb Players and The International Peace Choir Performance. Enjoy other earth based engaging activities such as:
Smart Art: Recycle City – From cereal box buildings to can cars the possibilities are endless when you recreate with recyclable materials. Stop by the Art Studio to see what your little ones will engineer.
Sensational Story Time: Compost Stew – Who knew rotting vegetables and fruit could be so great for the environment? This story time and activity will help you figure out what you need to create your own compost bin at home.
Science for the Senses: Seed Exploration – Your children will enjoy using their deductive reasoning skills and senses as they explore and match a variety of seeds.
Art Studio Sessions: What Shape is Our Earth? – We will make our own earth to take home using coffee filters, droppers, and colored water; using the colors, blue and green.
SOCO Collection in Costa Mesa hosts a awesome Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.,be kind to our earth by joining the local food movement. Enjoy seasonal fresh produce, live music, local meats, eggs, juices, sweets, nuts, sauces, dips, ready -made foods, warm out-of-the-oven breads and more! Help support your local small businesses and have some family fun at SOCO Collection and The OC Mix.
– Native Plant Garden Tours – Build your own Butterfly Garden – Lily Lab: Flower Dissection – Special Presentations
Make sure to bring your e-waste!
All Earth day activities are included in regular admission.
CoastKeeper Garden in Orange will hold an Earth Day celebration on Saturday April 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Families will be able to plant seeds and take some home
investigate insect habitats, explore the worm composting system
learn about local honeybees, try on beekeeper suits and and create garden art.
Enjoy an obstacle course on-site where kids weave through deer grass garden mazes and obstacles. Prizes are awarded to everyone completing the course!
Girl Scout Troop 899 will be showcasing the Editable Garden and demonstrating how to grow veggies!
Local music and entertainment will be continuous throughout the event.
SmartScape tours of the Garden will be given at 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. The event is free but donations are cheerfully welcome.
The Camp celebrates Earth Day on Sunday, April 24th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.Enjoy live music by Taylor Crawford and Alyssandra Nighswonger. Tie dye station with Active Ride Shop Juice samples from Project Juice Art workshop by Open House Creative $5 kids DIY bracelets and 20% off your $50 purchase at The Studio.
$5 kids DIY bracelets and 20% off your $50 purchase at The Studio
Food and drink from your favorite CAMP restaurants
Receive a FREE flower crown when you donate a reusable shopping bag! Bags will be donated to Someone Cares Soup Kitchen where they will be used to help to reduce the number of plastic and paper bags given out to those in need. Click here to RSVP
Yesterday, my Girl Scout troop took part in an annual Girl Scout event called “International Fair”. International Fair is in celebration of World Thinking Day. Each Year on the 22nd of February, Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the World celebrate World Thinking Day.
At the fourth World Conference of the Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting Movement in 1926, delegates from around the globe agreed that February 22nd would be known as a special day for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world.
The delegates chose February 22nd for Thinking Day because it was the birthday of both Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement, and his wife Olave, who was World Chief Guide.
Girl Guides and Girl Scouts participate in activities and projects with a global action theme by World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts which is based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2015 theme is “to develop partnerships for development,”.
I love that World Thinking Day reminds out girls that Girl Scouts and Girl Guides is part of a Global community. At our local service unit, we celebrate by taking part in the “International Fair” event. Troops each chose a country to represent, decorate a booth, provide a snack representative of their country and if they would like, sing a song, perform a dance or a skit
This is probably my favorite event of the year because it gives the girls an oppurnity to learn so much about other countries history, traditions and of course try all kinds of different food (we all know how much I love food).
If you have a Girl Scout or Girl Guide in your life, you can continue to support World Thinking Day and Share Your Guiding Light and do something that will rock social media!
Here’s how: All Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world will be challenged to find a creative way to share their #guidinglight. The light of a candle has been used for years by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world to feel connected, and now it’s your chance to connect, share, and shake the world and social media with your Girl Scout spirit!
All you have to do is think of a way to show the world your #guidinglight. You can simply light a candle, or you can get creative and use the sun, your laptop, a lantern, the torch on your phone, a spark from two pieces of flint, or even a campfire! You can also get your family and friends to participate!
Take a selfie, upload it with a message to share with this worldwide movement, and challenge someone else or a whole country to do the same!
The action can be simple or you can take it to a higher level and make it part of a big World Thinking Day celebration or fundraising activities for the Juliette Low Friendship Fund.
The social media push will start on February 21 with a video message from the WAGGGS World Board Chair Nicola Grinstead. The action will circle the globe, starting on the morning of February 22 in either Kiribati or New Zealand, and ending at midnight in Alaska or Hawaii, where we will close the #guidinglight challenge with a film featuring as much of the content you’ve created as possible. We can all watch and see the size, unity, and strength of our global movement and sisterhood. Tune in every hour on social media to see how widely the #guidinglight has spread throughout the world.