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Cubs Earn Environmental Conservation Badge at Astro

Last night we did our last session with the 21 cubs dedicated to helping to protect the planet from global warming. Following on from our previous sessions, we had some elements of the criteria still to cover to complete the cubs’ understanding of climate change and solutions that fit into our every day lives.

We started with splitting the group into 3 and having a ‘rap off’ about the pros and cons of different sourc

 

es of green energy sources where we had some interesting lyrics like:

“Wind turbines are really cool, use them as a different type of fuel”

and

“look at the energy coming from the sun, giving you light and power to your telly”.

Well done to Andrew Lamont for the impressive beat boxing too!

Next we learned about the detrimental effects of throwing plastic bottles away and the benefits of recycling or reusing instead. We collected one each from the recycling piles and made bird feeders from one half and planters from the other half where each cub got to close their eyes and pick a magical seed to plant to take care of at home.

Then we all got into character, playing the parts of different parts of the eco system in a practical demonstration of how damaging one part of the system destroys the whole system and how the tree is vital to our survival!

We ended our session by identifying different crops in the polytunnel and harvesting some veg and herbs to take home!

Well done to everyone and we hope you use your new knowledge and skills well!

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