Did you know that Lake Michigan is the largest public drinking water supply in the state of Illinois? Even though the lake is large, it’s not an unlimited supply. Let’s learn some simple steps we can all take to help conserve water at home!
In honor of Earth Day 50, we ask you to join us, all week long, as we share ideas of how we can all heal our relationships with the natural world.
And for those who are able, we ask that you help us achieve this mission by making a donation to the Nature Museum, $50 for 50 years, so we can continue to carry a renewed message of Earth Day forward.
Top 8 ways to conserve water at home!
1. Fix leaky faucets and toilets.
2. Run washing machines and dishwashers only when full.
3. Limit showers to less than five minutes.
4. Toilet installed prior to 1980? Place a bottle filled with water in the toilet tank.
5. Install a low-flow showerhead.
6. Turn off water while brushing your teeth/shaving.
7. Use leftover drinking water to water houseplants.
8. Rinse dishes in a sink-full instead of with the tap. Using a dishwasher uses less water than washing by hand.
It’s Story Time!
Do you know how many animals depend on rivers? Did you know that humans do too? Janelle has a special Story Time book, called “My River,” to share today! Click here to watch it.
Guiding Question: What did you notice about the river? Do you think that river is like the Chicago River? Why or why not? How can we help rivers?
April showers bring science fun! Next time it rains, try this puddle investigation activity with your young scientist. Click here for instructions.
Guiding Question: What did you notice as you watched your puddle? Why do you think that happened?
What’s your nature destination?
When stay-at-home is over, what will be your outdoors destination? We want to hear your ideas and share them with others!
Anita said, “The lakefront. And the nearby parks and gardens.”
Behind the scenes!
Weren’t able to join us for our Nature of Conservation webinar? You can check out the full recording by clicking here!