Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator traveled to Arcadia Public School on June 22, 2017 to present on pollinators at Summer School. Youth learned the importance of pollinators through hands on activities involving food production and pollination. Youth also got to see preserved insect specimens for identification.
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator held a Paper Bead Workshop June 21, 2017. Participants learned how to create new paper beads out of old newspapers and magazines.
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator traveled to Broken Bow on May 24, 2017 to present for the Broken Bow Public Library. Hughes spoke on How Nature Recycles. Hughes provided youth with live specimens and spoke on carnivores, scavengers, and decomposers and on what composting is, what compostable materials are, how compost is made and why you would want to do it. Youth participated in hands on activities.
The first of monthly Recycle 101 Workshops was held May 15, 2017. Janet Sanders and Amy Hughes presented to attendees on what types of recyclables are accepted and why and how to properly prepare them for recycling. Attendees also got a tour of the recycle semi-trailer and the recycle trailers!!
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator participated in the Auble’s Pond & Dane Creek Clean-up that was part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup on May 13, 2017 in Ord. A lot of progress was made but a lot is left to do.
Kathy Mann and Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinators presented at the 2017 Groundwater Festival in Grand Island. Youth learned about how improper disposal of materials can have an adverse effect on the water we drink and rely on. Youth also learned how much garbage one family makes in one day. Youth participated in hands on activities!!!
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator, presented at Fort Hartsuff on May 6, 2017 for Birding Day. Hughes presented on proper binocular use.
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator, held a Butterfly/Pollinator Garden Class April 18, 2017. Attendees learned about the relationship between pollinators and environmental stewardship. Attendees also learned the in’s and out’s of creating a successful pollinator garden.
Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator, had a booth at the 2017 Prairie Chicken Festival, April 8, 2017. Hughes promoted pollinators and the importance environmental stewardship plays on their success.
Mary Hughes, Kathy Mann, and Janet Sanders promoted KLBB at the Loup Basin Health Fair on April 6, 2017. They provided samples of what KLBB has been doing and has to offer schools, libraries, women’s groups, etc.
Kathy Mann & Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinators along with a volunteer promoting pollinators habitats worked together at the Valley County Kids Fair on April 1, 2017 to present and promote good environmental stewardship through good recycle habits and pollinator support.
On March 24, 2017 Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator traveled to the Loup County School in Taylor. Hughes worked with the 3rd & 4th grades creating lady bugs out of recycled CD/DVD’s and with the 5th & 6th grades using old magazines and newspapers to create paper beads. Both classrooms learned about proper recycling practices and how there can be more than one use for an item!!
The Daughters of the American Revolution learned about the relationship of pollinators and practicing good environmental stewardship in March 4, 2017. Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator, presented a powerpoint and provided native flower seeds to group.
On February 13, 2017 Amy Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinator, visited Loup County School in Taylor. Amy taught the youth grades Pre-K through 2nd how to reuse CD’s/DVD’s to create a piece of unique art. Youth chose to create Valentines and created fish and owl figures.
On February 7, 2017, Amy Hughes, Project Coordinator for KLBB, traveled to the school in Rose, NE and taught youth about pollinators, environmental factors that effect them, and how our recycling practices are important to the human race.
Amy Hughes traveled to Washington DC January 23rd-26, 2017 to attend the Keep America Beautiful Conference. The conference was very informative with lots of ideas created.
Amy Hughes and Mary Hughes, KLBB Project Coordinators, visited Central Valley School in Scotia on January 20, 2017. Amy taught the Kindergarten through 3rd graders how to reuse CD’s/DVD’s to create a unique piece of art.