Meet Joshua Canepa Gallo, bilingual environmental educator, in this month’s Plant Heroes blog post. Josh is real life plant hero. We recently asked Joshua to share with us more about his journey to become a plant hero, his work with the Plant Heroes program, and his favorite Plant Heroes resources.
This month, we’re featuring several of our insect-themed educational resources to introduce curious, young minds to the world of insects and their valuable role on our planet.
Whether we’re planning a vacation or just need a break from screen time, there is a lot of benefit to slowing down and tuning in to nature and ourselves. So we’ve created a printable Garden Discovery Journal to take on your next adventure with your little learners—whether that means a break on the balcony, a trip to the trail, a picnic in the park or an adventure at a public garden.
Dogs’ incredible sense of smell is 10,000 times better than ours, making them great at detecting all sorts of things, including explosives, diseases, and even insects that can be harmful to forests! We asked Cody, a Canine Handler for the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Response, and Bravo (a four-legged plant hero) to tell us a little bit about how they detect these beetles.
Whether worked on at home, a nearby park, or as an activity at your favorite public garden, the Tree Symmetry Journal prompts observation, teaches vocabulary, and is filled with fun tree facts. Before you head out, we’ve rounded up some more information and resources to make learning about symmetry in nature an easy, repeatable adventure.