October has been such a busy time at @ the Playground! We started our adventures off at the Makerspace Monday Virtual Event. Did you know that it takes 700 hundred gallons of water to make one t-shirt, no, really it does! Also, we put on our super hero masks while learning about the 3 Rs of recycling; Reduce, Reuse, and of course, Recycle. Now, wait a minute, let’s not forget about the cool, “No-Sew Designer Tote Bag.” It was a real hit!
Next, we fasten our seatbelts as we took a ride to the landfill, yep that is correct, the LANDFILL, for our STEM and Stories Saturday. Sarah Borzo from Metro Waste Authority had us dive right into the sounds of all the working equipment at a landfill! We experienced a symphony of sounds, such as; stomping, pumping, whirling, swooshing, not to mention smashing, as we ended to the relaxing sounds of nature. Great care is taken at the landfill, they even plant flowers to attract butterflies and bees. It is so important to recycle, and by recycling, you can become a true “planet saving hero.” This video is a must to watch! Plus, we learned that if you recycle an aluminum can, it only takes 30 days to get it right back on the store shelf again! Wow, now that is super cool stuff! We ended our time together by making a reusable Butterfly feeder!
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Coming up in November @ the Playground
Makerspace Monday Virtual Event
Date and Time: November 9th 6:30 p.m.
Activity: Art and Music go Hand in Hand with guest Amanda Drish from the Des Moines Symphony
STEM and Stories Saturday Virtual Event
Date and Time: November 21st 6:30 p.m.
Activity: Gratitude Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments with guest Ellie Klop from the Summer Reading Program