Kids4Rivers LogoKids4Rivers is a great way for kids to show they care about the forests, rivers and wildlife in their community. If they just do 3 simple things a month, they will help protect environment AND get a prize for participating. If they do it all year, they'll get a chance for a BIG prize and know they've made a difference for clean air, land and water...

 June 2017

Picture of collected trashTrees as Habitats

With the help of your parents, observe a tree and learn about the different organisms that use trees as their home. Trees provide excellent habitat along streams.  Click here to download the activity!



Trails North CarolinaVisit a Local Park and Observe

Stop anywhere along a trail and have everyone stand very still (or sit) and  close their eyes. The challenge is to see how many different sounds they  hear and count them out on their hands. After about a minute, discuss what  sounds people noticed. What sounds were heard that you would not hear  in the city? What sounds were the same? Would we have been able to  hear these sounds if we had not been perfectly still? This helps focus on  things happening in nature. You can do a similar activity focusing on colors.  Start by asking everyone to call out the first two colors that they see. Then,  have each person look at one section of the forest, and without moving  their heads, count how many different colors they see. Remember that different shades count as different colors.  Be sure to take your picture while at the park to collect your prize! 



Water drops that look like footprints on a leafVisit a Local Library

Visit your local library and check out a book about nature or animals.  Read the book aloud with young children, or have your child read it to you!




Bring a picture of your visit to local park or trail and show it to the employees the front desk at Jones and DeShon Orthodontics in Martinsville.  You will receive an age appropriate goody bag or items!

Jones and DeShon Orthodontics
25 Cleveland Ave Ste E
Martinsville, VA 24112