Earth Week 2021: Think Global, Act Local with Fairmeadow Elementary School

Kat Kid Adventure partnered with Fairmeadow Elementary to turn Earth Day into an Earth Week celebration for K-5 students during the week of April 18th.

The goal was to use Earth Day as a teaching moment to educate and inspire kids to learn about the environment and kick start their eco journey. 

Titled “Think Global, Act Local,” we curated interactive Earth Week activities and resources for the students, teachers and parents alike. Each day had a theme to take kids through  important and timely environmental topics. 

  • Monday: Global warming and how it’s affecting people all over the world
  • Tuesday: Explore how climate affects communities differently
  • Wednesday: Uncover our own plastic use and how it impacts our world
  • Thursday/Friday: Learn how to upcycle, turning trash to treasure
  • Weekend: Understand how our choices affect the health of ecosystems 

The programming was shared and adopted by schools in the Palo Alto School District.

We kickstarted the week with a conversation with Tim Guinee, actor and climate activist, hosted by our founder. Titled, Our Changing Climate and Its Impact For Our Kids, the presentation provided a truthful account of the state of the planet, and was followed by an uplifting and inspiring discussion that got kids thinking about what they can do in their own homes and schools. 

91 individuals from 40 families representing 6 different schools joined the hour long conversation.

To support Earth Day activities in schools, we published our first eco magazine for kids: Kat Kid Adventure Post: Eco News for Eco Champs

The Earth Day edition, packed with eco learning, inspiring activities and games, was designed as an easy way for kids, parents and educators to talk about the state of the environment and climate change. 

The online digital version was free, educators could request a downloadable PDF copy to print on their own or purchase printed magazines for their students. 

We’re thrilled to note that the Kat Kid Adventure Post became a premiere Earth Day resource for classrooms in 7 schools across California, Utah, Montana and New York! It included an Educators Guide for teachers to utilize in their classrooms discussions.

In the Kat Kid Adventure Post… 

  • Page 2 features the story behind the first Earth Day, way back in 1970.
  • Page 3 covers all the amazing achievements of Earth Day from then until now.
  • Pages 4 & 5 are packed with word games and puzzles and activities, all designed to inspire eco-learning for kids.
  • Page 6 has a fun coloring sheet.
  • Page 7 features stories of Eco Champs from around the world to show it’s never too early to take eco action. 
  • And Page 8 wraps it up with a celebration for President Biden for rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.

Kids, parents and even teachers from across the country love it…

  • “I loved the booooookkkkkk…” - Anoushka, 9
  • “I liked how the inspirational stories of kids changing the environment.” - Utah student, 11
  • “This newsletter gets a thumbs up!” - Matilda, 7
  • “This is such an awesome way to talk about climate change at home! It’s like highlights for all things environment.” - Maia, mom
  • “Anything we can do “off screens” I find so valuable.” - Rachel, mom
  • “I really enjoyed reading this. The formatting is engaging and I love the magazine style. Most importantly, kids enjoy this format quite a lot because it's different than what they are used to in a school setting. It is a wonderful combination of content as well as fun activities (crossword, coloring, etc.). The content is high quality and I think teachers and kids will enjoy using this.” - Kendall, Grade 5 teacher
  • "A lovely bundle of facts and activities! The eco mag enables a teacher to use this newsletter to engage students in meaningful discussions on various current eco-topics! I'm sure we will have more Eco Champs in the future! Interactive and creative!" - Kavitha, science teacher

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