Have you talked much with your kids about the oil spill? We have a little here but not too much. I really want to find a salon quick that donates hair (see this post if you don’t know what I’m talking about) and lose half my hair for sea life. 🙂 Anybody know of a chain?
I found the process of using Dawn on the birds fascinating. It is much more elaborate than I would have thought. I definitely want to share this with the kids tomorrow.
I’ve also been following the clean up process a bit via a Facebook volunteer group. When the spill first happened, I looked all over for a way for our family to go down and volunteer, but there is very little children can do at this point. Indeed, even untrained adults mostly just get in the way. The best things we can do from here are raise money, donate hair/fur and spread those messages.
So tomorrow we start to bombard local businesses with information about the hair and fur angle. 🙂 How’s that for educational? Emails will involve spelling, punctuation and proper letter writing form. Then there’s yellow page research, fact finding, web searches….
Have you and your kiddos done anything to help? Please share your ideas and suggestions!
And for interactive maps about the oil spill and links and information for educators, click here.