Introducing the 2014-2015 Dutchess No Child Left Inside Crew! These NCLI Youth Environmental Educators began their training in July 2014 and are excited and ready to start sharing new posts about what they are learning.
Fuel produced from renewable resources, especially plant biomass, vegetable oils, and treated municipal and industrial wastes. Biofuels are considered neutral with respect to the emission of carbon dioxide because the carbon dioxide given off by burning them is balanced by the carbon dioxide absorbed by the plants that are grown to produce them.
Valentine’s Day has just passed, and like many valentine’s Day is all about the chocolates and other good candies. Although these treats are very delicious, they aren’t very good for you. It’s still important to eat healthy during times like these and still enjoy yourself.
BRR! WOW its cold! This is a lot of snow. They call a big snow storm a blizzard. A blizzard is where there is lots of snow, it is different then a regular snow storm because it has lots of wind. If you hear about a blizzard coming to town defiantly stay inside! Stay warm cuddle up by a fire and drink some cocoa.
Let’s go fishing! Ice Fishing that is. Because it’s winter, wherever you usually fish during the summer is most likely iced over, but don’t wait for warm weather just go ice fishing! Ice fishing is catching fish with lines and hooks through a hole in the ice. To drill a hole in the ice you would use a saw or chisel. Let your hooks and lines down and wait for the fish.You can bring a friend along and see all the fish you can catch during these ice cold days!
Do you have a smartphone and want to go birdwatching? Technology and nature didn’t use to go together but the times are changing. iBird Plus Guide to Birds, WildLab Bird, and National Geographic Birds are some of the apps to help you with your birdwatching needs. These apps have extensive databases which will help anyone, beginner of expert, observe and understand the birds that they find.
One may think there is nothing to do on a cold snowy day. But in fact there is many different activities. You can go outside and build forts and snowman but you can also go skiing, snowboarding, and snow shoeing. You can go up to Mohonk Mountain House and spend a day with family and friend cross country skiing, tubing,and snowshoeing! Maybe even after go and get some hot chocolate and take a dip in their heated pool! So instead of spending your days inside; Why not go outside and have some fun while exercising.
On Monday, MLK day, NCLI went hiking at Sam’s Point Reserve Trail. It was an amazing hike, we saw a lot of interesting sites including the Verkeerderkill Falls. This was NCLI’s first hike, this year in the snow. It was cold but we dressed very warm and was ready for the weather. We hiked about 7miles, it was tiring but it was worth the vivid imagery that was all around us as we walked this gorgeous trail.
Exercising is really important, during the winter it might be hard to get to a gym in the snowy weather conditions, but there are ways to exercise outside of the gym. Going sledding might actually be a good idea, walking through tons of snow and climbing the hills. You’ll be having fun you won’t notice your exercising. Finding a clear path way to take a nice jog on is also a nice idea. You can even do exercise practices inside your home, but it would be much better to go outdoors to get the fresh air, and more space.
During the holidays many people drink hot coco or even hot apple cider, but it is still very important to drink plenty of water. Drinking water is very important because it helps you stay hydrated. Water is found everywhere, and actually takes up 71% of the earths surface. It can also be called H2O.