Badge: Letterboxing Basics

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Letterboxing incorporates the fun of a treasure hunt with art and orienteering. The clues to find a letterbox can be straightforward or a fun challenge. This badge gives you the basics to get you started. If you enjoy this activity, check out “Letterbox Next Steps” to learn even more!   Steps 1. Treasure hunt. The […]

Badge: Independence Day Traditions

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As we celebrate this holiday, traditions are built. Explore traditions and create your own.   Steps 1. History. July 4th is the day the United States celebrates its independence (becoming a free country). This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The US declared their freedom from Great […]

Badge: Independence Day Crafts

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Let’s start with the red, white and blue to craft a wonderful July 4th.   Steps   1. Red, white and blue. When it comes to Independence Day, you’ll mainly see three colors. You can decorate wreaths with patriotic ribbon, use food coloring for sidewalk paint, make accessories for yourself, decorate your house and more. […]

Badge: Independence Day Activities

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On July 4th, Independence Day is celebrated in the United States. Let’s explore this holiday and the fun we can have.   Steps 1. Incorporate patriotic holidays. Looking for flag-based ideas for July 4th? See the Adult Enrichment Project badge program “Flag Day.” Want to focus on your freedom? See the AEP badge program “Memorial […]

Badge: Night Science

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From science to the senses, there are many ways to can use the night to help expand our understanding of the world.   Steps Playing with our senses 1. Night vision. Discuss how our vision works and how darkness affects it. Demonstrate how rhodopsin breaks down in light by having the group sit in the dark […]