Tuesday, April 9, 2013
1. Know how good nutrition helps your body stay healthy.
2. Find out how what you eat affects your skin.
Get enough water.
I drink water throughout the day and after being outside. I always take water bottles to my after school activities, and we take plenty of extra water for hikes. I also drink water when I am hanging out at home or in my room. To make sure I am getting enough water every day, I have a water bottle with me or a glass of water and take a drink before, during, and after activities.
3. Explore how your diet affects your stress level.
4. Investigate how what you eat affects your sleep.
REM it up.
I understand the importance of uninterrupted sleep. My parents make sleep a priority in our house! To make sure I stop drinking water early enough before bedtime, I have water at dinner and then not too much after that, except when I have dance. This helps me sleep better because I am not waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.
5. Look at how your diet affects your energy.
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
1. Start planning your adventure.
Ask an older Girl Scout or Girl Scout volunteer for tips.
1/19/13 -We hiked today with the Hiking and Backpacking group and discussed different kinds of gear as well as good hiking and backpacking spots.
2. Get your body and your teamwork skills ready.
Build teamwork and endurance.
1/19/13 - We hiked today with the Hiking and Backpacking group! It was awesome! The hiking spot was a county park where I've hiked many times before.
2/16/13 - We hiked today with the Hiking and Backpacking group at a state forest. This was a new hiking spot for me, and it was awesome! We climbed a lot of rocks and saw the falls after lunch.
3/17/13 - We hiked to a local park today with my family. We observed signs of spring, ducks on the pond, and the little waterfall.
3. Create your menu.
Get into quick-energy snacks.
We did this for our hikes and I know what I need to pack for snacks and lunch.
Take the trash challenge.
We pack lightly and have minimal trash to take home.
4. Gain some trailblazing know-how.
Learn how to purify water.
1/19/13 - We learned how to purify water from a hand pump purifier using water from the reservoir.
5. Head out on the trail.
See the stars.
We went winter camping and did a night hike where we stopped several times to see the stars and identify constellations. It was a cold, clear night!
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Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
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Sunday, February 24, 2013
1. Try some tree fun.
Take a tree trip.
We went to the farm, took a hayride to the orchard, and picked Golden Delicious apples. It was fun! We had homemade ice cream after the picking. We made apple cobbler with the apples.
2. Dig into the amazing science of trees.
Be a naturalist in your neighborhood.
We took a walk through our neighborhood and identified more than five types of trees and recorded them on a tree map, along with some notes about the trees and if they were planted or naturally occurring. The trees we saw were hemlock, flame maple, magnolia, Bradford pear, cherry, dogwood, and blue spruce. Most were planted in the recent past.
3. Make a creative project starring trees.
Capture a tree on your canvas or the page.
I made a sculpture of a tree out of clay.
4. Explore the connection between people and trees.
We visited the arboretum to observe the kinds of trees that grow well in our area, and I made a landscaping project that included those trees as well as other plants.
5. Help trees thrive.
Plant a tree:
I planted several trees and helped some that didn't look healthy by planting them in special pots and nurturing them.
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