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Due to COVID, we were not able to host an onsite summer program this year. The virtual 2021 topic is Environmental Awareness. Videos on this theme relating to our onsite George H.W. Bush Museum’s exhibits will be posted here. Please share with others! Thank you.

 

Environmental Awareness Series

 

Part 1: Let’s Keep Breathing Clean Air

The air we breathe is often taken for granted. In a rapidly changing economy, it is important for government to seek the best possible outcome for everyone. President George H.W. Bush’s Clean Air Act of 1990 contributed to saving 160,000 lives by forcing the reduction in carbon emissions from cars and factories.

Come join us as we explore the Clean Air Act with a lesson, an activity about wing-spans, and a guided craft focusing on clouds. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the first of our Environmental Awareness Series. Upcoming topics include: The N.A. Wetlands Conservation Act, Wildlife Refuges, and the Antarctic Protection Act.

You can download the program flyer here! You can watch the video by clicking here!

 

Part 2: Protecting our North American Wetlands

Wetlands are an important feature of America’s geographic make-up. They come in many different forms. For example, coastal marshes act as “cradles of the sea” and buffer inland areas from hurricanes. Wetlands support a wide variety of life and ecosystems.

Come join us as we explore the North American Wetlands Conservation Act with a lesson, a salt-water density activity, and a guided craft on making colorful coffee filter flowers. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the second of our Environmental Awareness Series. Upcoming topics include:  Wildlife Refuges and the Antarctic Protection Act.

You can download the program flyer here! You can watch the video by clicking here!

 

Part 3: Why are there Wildlife Refuges?

Wildlife refuges are an important part of America’s land use make-up. They provide areas for wild plants and animals to live safe and stable lives. Living there full time or making seasonal visits, many animals, such as migratory birds, beavers and red wolves, call wildlife refuges home.

Come join us as we explore wildlife refuges with a lesson, a create-a-creature activity, and a guided craft on designing a wildlife refuge. This video is S.T.E.A.M. based and student-centric.

This is the third of our Environmental Awareness Series. The upcoming topic is the Antarctic Protection Act.  

You can download the program flyer here! You can watch the video by clicking here!