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Hello! I’m Woodsy Owl.

I hope you will join me to learn how to
“Lend a Hand — Care for the Land!” Do you know what that means?

It means that if we all work together, the Earth will have clean air and water and will be a healthy place to live for trees and plants, fish, animals and birds like me! Oh, and it also means it will be clean for you, too! So, let’s get started!

4Rs

Reduce

This means to cut down on the amount of stuff you use every day to reduce your daily garbage. Use a cloth lunch bag you can wash and use again and again instead of paper of plastic bags you have to throw away. Save water by turning off the faucet while you brush your teeth. Save electricity by turning off the lights when you leave a room. Every time you reduce, you help the environment. Can you think of other ways to reduce?

Reuse

This means to use the same thing more than once. If clothes do not fit you anymore, give them to a sibling or ask your parent if you can donate them. The same goes with toys, games and books. Draw pictures on the back of printed paper or use old items to make art, like a piggy bank out of an old bleach bottle. Reuse plastic bags from the grocery story. Can you think of other ways to reuse paper or plastic? What kind of art projects can you do?

Recycling

Recycling is a way of taking something old and turning it into something new again. You can take paper, glass and cans to a recycling center so they can be turned into new items, like clothes, carpet and outdoor furniture. Even old tennis shoes can be remade into a sidewalk and old tires are used on playgrounds. You can even make toys out of old things. How about a helicopter out of an egg carton? Or collect toilet paper rolls to use them to plan seeds or make creative artwork. What can you recycle into something new?

Rot

A natural way to turn leftover fruit and vegetables into really good plant food is called compost. A pile of old broccoli, leftover salad, banana peels, egg shells, fall leaves and grass clippings can be saved outside in a compost bin. In one year, you’ll have moist compost that can be used in your garden to help grow more delicious food! Learn more about composting here!

Practice your 4Rs, then write me a letter and let me know how much you have learned.

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Woodsy Owl added 2 new photos.4 days ago
TGI #ForestFriday! An endless amount of adventures await you - especially when you #DiscoverTheForest! If you and your family don't know where to start, check out this Book of Stuff To Do! 😁
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It's estimated that In a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. This means that each adult will leave a legacy of 90,000 pounds of trash! #WastelessWednesday (Photo: Apalachicola National Forest, FL. USFS / Susan Blake)
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Woodsy Owl6 days ago
Sometimes we do not realize the consequences our actions may have. That's what #WastelessWednesday is about, sharing with each other so we can all learn and grow! #CareForTheLand #GiveAHoot
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Woodsy Owl shared Jonasolsenwoodcraft's video.6 days ago
#OwlWednesday sharing of an owl wood carving!
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Here is a video i just uploaded on my youtube channel. I figured that i could share it with you guys here over on facebook as well 🙂 i am very happy with the result, but i will use more time on the editing in my future videos 🙂 check out my youtube video and susbcribe to me to support what i do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pdjh79In29I I hope you all have a great day 🙂
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Woodsy Owl shared U.S. Forest Service - National Forests in Florida's video.7 days ago
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Check out this awesome video from the #OcalaNF Kids Snorkeling Program held this week at Alexander Springs. Kids from all over central FL, and some from beyond, came out to learn and observe the underwater environment. Thanks to the Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer team from the Southern Research Station and Keith Williams from NorthBay, a partner, for making this a success. This environmental ed event was so cool, the #OcalaNF is planning to make it an annual event. #getoutdoors
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