IOOBY Students Steward the Land

IOOBY Students Steward the Land

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What is IOOBY?

IOOBY stands for In Our Own BackYard. IOOBY is LandPaths' premier environmental education program that aims to cultivate a level of comfort in, connection to, and informed appreciation of the outdoors for students involved. Through four theme- based field trips, we hope to awaken each students' senses to the world around them through discovery and exploration, enliven their curiosity about the natural world through fun- filled investigations of their own watersheds and local habitats, and ultimately, inspire them to respect, protect, and steward the land.

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To steward the land is to take care of the land. During our Stewardship themed field trip, we rolled up our sleeves, got our hands dirty, and took action to take care of the earth. We accomplished many restoration activities together. Ask your child what they did to take care of the land at their IOOBY field site. To give you a better idea, here are some examples of work we did:

Poppy Ck Restoration(1) PLANTING NATIVE PLANTS provide food and habitat to native animals. What native plants did your child plant? How is this helping nature?

(2) REMOVING INVASIVE WEEDS that threaten native plants. They come in from other places and tend to take over- pushing native plants out of the landscape forever. Did your child remove an invasive weed? Which one? Was removal fun... challenging?

(3) TRAIL BUILDING is an important way to insure that humans can continue to enjoy nature. Some IOOBY students got to build or improve trails. Did your child build a trail? What did it look like? How did they do it?

(4) CREATING CREEK FLAGS is a way for IOOBY students to share their artistic talents while spreading positive thoughts for the world. Creek flags are pieces of fabric that students painted in groups. Each flag represented with paintings and words, ways to care for the land: "Don't Litter," "Keep our Water Clean," and "Take Care of the Earth," and more. What message did your child share? What did they draw? Who did they work with?

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