Monday, April 21, 2014

Party For the Planet Photos

At the Party for the Planet Event at the Great Plains Zoo, we were able to teach many people how to recycle newspaper into origami seed planting pots. It was a popular booth activity.

It was a windy day so teaching in the wind was different than teaching at Ag Day.

We even had to attach our sign to the side of our booth onto a row of chairs, because it was the only way we could make it work with the wind.

We had a steady stream all 3 hours.

I am glad I had three friends sign up to help.

The theme was Princess and the Frog because April is national Frog month and in our break time we got to learn a bit about how far different frogs can jump.

Emma and Meagan jumping like frogs.

We have folded so many that we make it look easy. People were calling us "little professors."

We had our green hood shirts and my mom and I up cycled some frog headbands the night before  using some sticky foam we rescued from the local girl scouts who were tossing large scraps of it away at a reading event a couple years back. We brought home a big box of sticky foam scraps that day we rescued from the landfill and we have used it for many projects over the past couple years. It is handy to have and they were just tossing it.

I wonder how many of these we folded all together... That is a lot of newspaper we made into something new.


Nicole was back to help us fold again as well. She helped at Ag Day too.

Because there were 4 of us and two parents most of the time we got plenty of breaks to check out other booths too.

We were also advertising about the milk carton recycling as you can see our bin in the back.

We had a few people sign up for our email list so we can add them to our blog and we also were able to hand out Hood Magazine's All Things Green Issue with Kids Grow Green as the Cover Story.
It was a good day, but I was ready to be done by the end.
I am running out of steam a bit, this is hard work, but the sale is near.... and I do enjoy selling!

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