Cultivating an interest in environmental stewardship early in our life results in more environmentally conscious and conscientious adults. Opportunities to help communities through environmental stewardship are all around.
Taking one step at a time and learning slowly surely will result in us respecting the environment as we grow. Whether it is planting seeds, watering our garden, pulling weeds, or picking up garbage - nurture our stewardship mindset.
Stewardship is the act of us taking responsibility for the well-being of the environment and doing something to restore or protect that well-being. In this sense, when the City of Surrey invites residents to join the Storm Drain Challenge to help protect its waterways, we choose to participate unhesitantly.
Together we put individual efforts to paint fish symbols to remind ourselves and others not to put pollutants down the drain. Storm drains are the main access points for storm water to get into the underground pipe system.
This collaborative effort has been taking place and is still going strong! We keep on expanding our search around our neighborhood. Before painting, we try out best to clean it before and take all the trash away from it.
We discover that someone or another team has come before us and painted the fish close to it. It is interesting to learn that as community members we work together with others to reach our shared goals.
Understanding how beautiful summer has been filled with various colorful flowers, friends and educators take an opportunity to discuss their characteristics such as names, shapes, and colors.
George, Vivaan, and Luna like daisy flowers. Abigail likes green flowers, Elie's interest is daffodil whereas Isha prefers rainbow flowers.
During our field trip to Bear Creek Park we have a firsthand learning experience to come close and notice the beauty and its scents.
From an Indigenous perspective, acting with responsibility means responding our abilities. Every positive action leads to a sense of hope. And every bit of hope is empowering.
We exercise our senses of environment throughout our field trip by being explorers in our green space and park.
We turn over rocks and logs what lives underneath. We wade in water and jump in water puddles.
Along this journey we need certain experiences in nature and in the world around us as we grow to become active stewards.
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