HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - goHunterdon, the non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable transportation in Hunterdon County, has announced the availability of online summer activities for K-8 students and their families.
The activities reinforce the curriculum offered by goHunterdon to local schools as part of the organization’s environmental education and bicycle/pedestrian safety programming.
“Summer 2020 presents a unique opportunity for Hunterdon students to have fun and stay engaged with hands on, active learning," said Tara Shepherd, executive director.
“The bicycle and pedestrian safety activities all have a “Take it Outside” element,” says Ryan Fisher, Safety Programs Coordinator. “Activities include an “I-Spy” walking game, performing an “ABC Quick Check” of your bicycle before riding, and an “egg drop” helmet experiment. Several “do it yourself” craft activities, like creating “galaxy sneakers” are perfect for rainy days,” he adds. View bicycle and pedestrian activities here: https://www.gohunterdon.org/summer-learning/srts
The environmental education resources include activities related to electric vehicles, alternative energies, and air quality. Activities are arranged by grade level and include a greenhouse gas experiment, building your own wind tunnel, how to make a sundial, and creating your own air quality monitor.
“goHunterdon’s environmental education program has always focused on hands on learning,” says Jodi Bettermann, Environmental Education Coordinator. “Teaching young people today provides an opportunity for lifelong awareness of the role that they can play in improving the environment,” she notes. View environmental education activities here: https://www.gohunterdon.org/summer-learning/env-ed