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Play in the Dirt Brochure

Hidden Treasures Comic Book

The Bee Book

Water for Kids

Sammy Soil Coloring Book




Earth Day

Oregon Envirothon

Canon Envirothon

National Wildlife Federation

Water Conservation

Water Science for Schools



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Conservation is all about protecting and managing our natural resources and environment so that they are here for future generations to use and enjoy.

Did you Know...

- 75% of the earth is covered with water.
- 97% of earth’s water is in the oceans.
- 2% percent of the earth's water is frozen in glaciers.
- Only 1% is fresh water for us to use.
- 75% of the human brain is water.
- Ice is lighter than water, which is why ice floats.
- It takes 2 gallons to brush your teeth.
- It takes 2-7 gallons to flush a toilet.
- It takes 25-50 gallons to take a shower.

Did you Know...

There are 49 species of bumblebee in the United States! For more information about Bees and other Pollinators, click  

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Water Conservation Tips


- Turn off the water faucet when brushing
  your teeth.
- Take a short shower instead of a bath.
- Don't leave a water hose running.
- Don't flush the toilet for fun.
- Don't throw trash in rivers or the ocean.


How You Can Help the Earth


- Recycle
- Start a worm compost bin
- Start a regular compost pile
- Support farmers who grow crops
- Grow organic things youself
- Have a No Trash Lunch Week
- Plant native species in your
  backyard or on your school campus
- Plan a volunteer workday

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