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National Geographic Kids Launched an Eco-Conscious Summer Program

Three little girls gathered around a microscope.
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Looking for educational activities for your kids this summer? Well, National Geographic heard your call and launched a brand-new summer program all about protecting the planet.

The new Planet Possible Family Challenge is live now through the end of July. A new challenge will launch each week featuring crafts, educational resources, and activities you can do with your kiddos.

The first challenge is already live and asks kids to explore the ground with a DIY magnifier that they can make themselves. They will then get to observe the types of plants and insects that they see before reflecting on them using different prompts.

New challenges will be posted every Thursday, and each will feature the following three categories:

  • Make It: A DIY project to help kids explore.
  • Try It: Prompts and instructions so that everyone can reflect on their findings.
  • Save It: Interactive ways to teach kids how to save the habitats that they explore.

To get started, just head over to National Geographic Kids and type your email address to sign up for the challenges. After you do, you and your kids will have a fun activity to do each week this summer.

If your kids are handy in the kitchen (or just want to be), be sure to check out America’s Test Kitchen’s YouTube channel to go on some cooking adventures.

[Via Apartment Therapy]

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