"Mother Earth" began in 1998 as a youth environmental education program designed to teach elementary school children respect and care for the earth. For the 2012-13 school year, 25 Oklahoma City public schools participated in the FREE program. The program begins with a play about the environment performed by professional actors. These actors play Mother Earth, Darlin' Daisy and Larry the Litterbug. Students have the opportunity to meet Mother Earth in person and experience the effects of littering in this interactive play. A six-month curriculum that focuses on subjects such as recycling, littering, water conservation and anti-graffiti education is provided to all of the fourth-grade teachers at "Mother Earth" schools. Also provided are environmental interactive trunks which contain supplies for the lesson plans and additional activities that may be set up as learning centers in the classroom. For more information call 525-8822.
Program Sponsors include:
Boeing, Kirkpatrick Family Fund and OG&E
Photos from the 2012-2013 Mother Earth year
Would you like to help elementary students learn about taking care of the Earth? Check out our wish list or donate directly to the program by filling out the form below!
Every donation amount is greatly appreciated but here's a little guide to what your donation can do!
- $15 will buy twelve boxes of crayons (enough for six classrooms!)
- $30 will buy three copies of the children's books "Why Should I Recycle?" and "Where Does the Garbage Go?"
- $50 will buy one classroom all of the materials needed to conduct all activities
- $100 will buy ten recycle bins for ten classrooms