On October 13th, 2021 five DOC NC members got the opportunity to teach kids who attend the Cedar Fork after-school program about sustainability. During their visit, they went over recycling and what to and what not to recycle. This was to help increase awareness at a young age about recycling, which is one of the most effective methods to reduce our footprint.

Additionally, on October 22nd, 2021 DOC NC members were able to educate children in the Cedar Fork after-school program about how to have a sustainable Halloween. They set up five stations in which they allowed the children to create sustainable Halloween costumes out of items like tin foil, toilet paper, trash bags, and allowed them to create jack-o-lanterns out of milk jugs and juice bottles. All of this was in an effort to educate the next generation about the importance of sustainability which allows the Earth to remain healthy.

Ever since October 2021, DOC NC members have returned on a monthly basis to educate 20-30 kids between the grades of preschool and kindergarten about specific sustainability topics such as water pollution, animal habitats, biodiversity, and recycling. Each presentation contains a game, a PowerPoint presentation with a few slides, and a short video.

Over all teaching these cedar fork students has taught our group so much. Seeing smiles on their faces as they participate in our games really makes me happy and we have learned so much from them. – Cedar Fork Team