A Mom on Environmental Education Day
“My son and I were able to attend the Environmental Day at the Aurora Hills Community Center on Saturday and it was great to see the turnout. A few of the displays that drew his interest were the wind turbine energy display, using a bike to make energy display and the enviroscapes. I really liked the way the kids were able to get hands-on experience to learn the valuable message each had. It was very user-friendly and allowed them to participate and really understand the point the display was making. I personally found it enjoyable to see my son excited and really take an interest in the turbine energy display and trying different ways to see the different results.
The number of displays was quite impressive and offered so many different ways to be able to learn about how to conserve energy as well as generating new energy. Obviously an important message is to learn how to use our natural resources and become less dependent on man-made energy. Being aware of how energy is wasted is important and how renewable energy can be created is even more important. By showing the many avenues of these resources…..soil & water, biking, energy, wind and climate change and understanding the various forms of pollution.
It reminded me of being a boy scout/girl scout and learning how to become self sufficient and use our own natural resources.
There were some great prizes such as a laminated map of the growing regions in Virginia. Perfect for my 4th grader!”
Cheryl Mendoza, Co-Chair from Aurora Highlands Civic Association says,”everyone who DID come, seemed to really enjoy it; especially the folks who just came to the library and stubbled in..what’s this? How cool!”
“Great work on the environment day. Lots of engagement and enjoyment.” Mike Dowell, President, Aurora Highlands Civic Association
We enjoyed meeting folks and having time to hang out and do the activities and listen to speakers too. Special thanks to all the students and high schoolers helping, and also to Garrett (Oakridge student) and other kids participating for sharing their passion to look after the environment. Mary Van Dyke.
More comments and pictures to come!