Monday, May 16, 2011

Join the KSE Wildflower Team

Spring flowers are in full bloom! And that includes wildflowers in our parks, neighborhoods, and even in our own backyards! Pinks, reds, and yellows pop up throughout forest floors, prairies, and parks.

A fun and effective way to get kids outside and interested in nature is to take some time to observe the wildflowers that bloom this time of year. KSE has a great activity set up for kids, families, and classrooms to Join the KSE Wildflower Team. It's easy!

Step One
Take a hike in the woods or a meadow and take your camera or your sketch book along with you.
Simply take photos or enjoy sketching the wildflower plant.
Record the location where you found it and try to find it's name.To find out the name of the wildflower you have discovered, it isbest to "google" wildflowers by your state.  For example: Wildflowers in Minnesota
Email photos or scanned colorful artwork to or snail mail to:
37955 Bridge Road, North Branch, MN 55056
Include your first name, email address and school or other group, city and state..
Check this KSE Wild Flower Wise web site to see your photos or art on line
Plant a wildflower garden and put a wildflower wild sign in the area you planted.

And be sure to check out our page of wildflower photos submitted by other Defenders of the Planet.

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