Litter is one of the biggest impacts that humans have on their environment. Litter isn’t just an aesthetic problem; it has serious impacts on habitats, wildlife health, as well as human health and safety. The consequences of even small acts of littering can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Join the Wildlife Center staff and watershed conservation authorities to learn more about the problems litter can pose, as well as a variety of ways that you can help reduce litter.
Join us for Untamed Unfiltered, as we sit down with some of the Center's Untamed producers and featured staff members, and take a deeper look inside each episode. In this episode, Amanda and Aaron sit down with outreach coordinator Alex to talk about litter.
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- Friends of the Middle River
- Waynesboro's Riverfest
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation: Virginia’s Major Watersheds
- Eliminate single-use plastic bags and purchase a reusable tote bag in the Center's shop!
Looking for ideas on how to incorporate the stories and lessons of Untamed into the classroom? Critters Don't Need Litter: In (About) 2 Minutes is a quick look at the major concepts and ideas explored in this Untamed episode and is a quick resource for teachers who want to kick off a discussion.
Discussion questions and activities are provided for those educators who want to utilize Untamed in the classroom. One set of discussion questions is designed to be used in combination with the full Untamed episode; another set of discussion questions can be utilized with the In (About) 2 Minutes video.
- Untamed Discussion Questions: Critters Don't Need Litter
- Critters Don't Need Litter Classroom Activity
- Untamed wildlife coloring pages
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