This meeting is a continuation of the June Monthly Meeting on the next generation of Earth caretakers: our youth. We will take the ideas from the previous week's meeting--songs, games, art projects, worksheets, etc.--and work in small groups to make two 45-minute lessons: one indoor class and one outdoor. Each group will be assigned to a different age group: 5-7, 8-11, 12-15, and 16-18.
The meeting is tentatively scheduled for Bryant Park as we can easily simulate outdoor play there, while still having access to wifi, bathrooms, and the indoor meeting space of the library or cafe in the event of rain. Depending on the busyness of the lawn, I will gather the group near the corner of 42nd and 6th (to the right of the fountain if your back is to the library). If someone has a suggestion for a better venue, however, please contact me, Tiffany:[masked]-3910.
**Bring a blanket or towel to sit on, and something hard to write on if you don't want to grab a desk.**
• What can we do to get kids interested in nature, healthy food, and community?
• How do we help kids to understand the permaculture ethics?
• How do we teach practical skills like plant identification, medicine-making, gardening, beekeeping, design, natural building techniques, conflict-resolution, and teamwork?
• How can we make existing programs for kids more sustainable and help them to expand to reach more youth?
Maybe we can even create plan some meetups specifically for children and high school students in the future!