Are you ready to take the eco-summer challenge? Each week in July, we challenge kids and their families to participate in a summer challenge! Each challenge encourages you and your kids to get outside, explore nature, and create! Check out the description and guidelines for each challenge below.
Once you complete your challenge, stop by Cumberland Transit to pick-up a small prize! Each week a random entry will be selected to win an additional nature-themed prize that can be picked up in-store at Cumberland Transit. One grand prize winner who will win a nature explorer backpack and tickets to Cheekwood!
Looking for a printed packet of all the challenge guidelines? Stop by the front desk to Cumberland Transit to pick one up!
Challenge #1: Litter Clean-Up!
Almost all of the trash that ends up in our streams and rivers starts as trash left on the ground in neighborhoods. You can help keep our water clean just by picking up trash near your home. Your challenge is to complete a litter clean-up and scavenger hunt!
CHALLENGE #1 Guidelines
Submit for a chance to win a Clean Water Science Kit! Find a parent or adult and have them help you submit a picture of the litter that you collected on your scavenger hunt (the whole bag or maybe the craziest thing you found). Enter through this link: https://bit.ly/summer-challenge-2020 by Sunday, July 12th at midnight!
Challenge #2: Discover Biodiversity!
The world is full of amazing plants and animals, we call this biodiversity! Take a few minutes this week to search and observe the plants and animals near you. All of these living things rely on a healthy environment to survive.
CHALLENGE #2 Guidelines
Submit for a chance to win a backyard bug kit! Find a parent or adult and have them help you submit a picture of your favorite observation drawing that you completed. Enter through this link: https://bit.ly/summer-challenge-2020 by Sunday, July 19th at midnight!
Challenge #3: Create an Aquatic Critter!
When there are lots of different aquatic critters in a creek, that means that our water is healthy! This week you can create your own critter that would live in a healthy creek, stream, or the Cumberland River.
CHALLENGE #3: Guidelines
Submit for a chance to win an Aquascope! Find a parent or adult and have them help you submit a picture of the critter that you created. Enter through this link: https://bit.ly/summer-challenge-2020 by Sunday, July 26th at midnight!
Challenge #4: Create water-inspired art!
July 26th-August 2nd
Nature often inspires us to be creative. This week we hope that you will use the water near you to inspire you as you create your very own art piece. Art is also a great way to encourage others to care about nature and our environment.
CHALLENGE #4: Guidelines
Submit for a chance to win a Nature Journal Kit! Find a parent or adult and have them help you submit a picture of your art piece! Enter through this link: https://bit.ly/summer-challenge-2020 by Sunday, August 2nd at midnight!
Every kid who participates in the eco-Summer Challenges can pick-up a FREE sticker prize at Cumberland Transit! Weekly winners will also pick-up prizes there each week. Keep exploring this summer and check out Cumberland Transit for all your outdoor needs to be #VentureReady!
The Kids Nature Backpack Kit is the perfect set for encouraging kids’ natural curiosity and introducing them to the wonders of nature! This backpack kit for kids provides real hands-on tools that allow them to explore the worlds of birds, plants, insects, and more. This Kids Nature Backpack Kit, previously called the Young Naturalist’s Backpack Kit, is a Gold Award winner in the 2007 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) competition for quality educational toys.
You will also win a family four-pack of tickets to Cheekwood Estate and Gardens!