Introducing children to environmental issues just got easier. The City of Markham and Markham Public Library are offering a series of environmental learning backpacks — EnviroPacks.
Each backpack has a variety of books, activities and other educational tools about local wildlife and bio-diversity, energy conservation, gardening and waste management. These themes relate to the city’s sustainability priorities, listed in the Greenprint, Markham's Sustainability Plan. They are intended to introduce children to local environmental issues.
The packs are designed for children aged 7 to 12, families and educators, and contain books such as Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?, Why Should I Save Energy?, Show Me How I Can Grow Things, as well as themed factsheets, word searches and even an urban bio-kit, encouraging kids to explore the natural environment around them.
EnviroPacks can be borrowed at no charge for up to three weeks, and are available at six Markham Public Library branches. Visit www.markhampubliclibrary.ca to see if your branch has an EnviroPack available!