Caring for Creation
a regular a communication from St. Paul's Creation Care Committee
What Can I do to Observe Earth Day?
April 22 is National Earth Day!
April Brown, our self-styled Parish Eco Geek,
has compiled a list of fun things to do to celebrate it.
Plant a Tree 
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, in one year a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and release oxygen in exchange

Clean Up Litter While on a Nature Hike
If everyone in Bakersfield picked up just pice of trash today we would have 384,145 less items of trash in Bakersfield! If you do decide to do this please covid smart ( ware gloves and a mask or splurge on a grabbing claw)

Make a Recycled Paper Greeting Card
This one is a long messy process, but it really is fun. For added earth points sprinkle some flower seeds on the card before it is dry, and congratulations!!!! You have a blooming seed, recycled greeting card! Follow this link for some great how-to suggestions.

Build a Bug Hotel.
Every animal on Earth has a special role to play in keeping our environment healthy - even the little critters! A bug hotel attracts beneficial insects that help control pests and gives them a place to nest during colder months, so they’ll stay close to your garden year-round. Make one by filling a small wood box with dried grasses, bark and pinecones. Here's a link to help you along.

Try an Earth Related Science Experiment
Oil spill clean up: fill container with water add oil and have the kids attempt to clean up the “oil spill in the ocean”

Read About the Amazon Rain Forest
Read The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynn Cherry, then check out her website

I hope you all have a fun and safe Earth Day
and if you have any more ideas don’t hesitate to let me know: EcoGeek out. - April Brown

Would you like to learn more about St. Paul's Creation Care Committee or find out how to get involved? Contact Mike Dunham by clicking here.