|Clip-a-quote on The Earth
And the earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their
kind, and trees bearing fruit, with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it
was good. Genesis 1:12
Blessed of the Lord be his land, ... with the choice things
of the earth and its fullness... Deut 33:16
A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth
remains forever. Eccl 1:4
Four things are small on the earth, but they are exceedingly
wise: the antts are not strong folk, but they prepare their food in the summer; the
badgers are not mighty folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no
king, yet all of them go out in ranks; the lizard you may grasp with the hands, yet it is
in kings palaces. Prov 30: 24-28
|Poem to Ponder On
(by Papemelroti Planet Patrol Poets)
ni Yvonne C. Abayon ng Novaliches
Malawak na kapaligiran
Bughaw na kalangitan
Ang paligid makakamtan
Asul na karagatan
Ang sa mga isda'y tahanan
Puno ng punong-kahoy at halaman.
Salamat! salamat sa biyaya
Kaya't kasagutan ay pag-iingat nga
Mga taong dito'y naninirahan
Ingatan ang kagandahan
Basura! Itapon ng tama
Plastic bag, ipunin at 'wag isiga
Usok nito'y pamatay na kusa
Kaya't papel na supot ang
Magtanim! magtanim ng puno
Kapag lumaki, hangin ay
magiging sa iyo
Ay tunay na walang kapantay.
Balance of nature means that nature when left to its own,
will take care of itself, but when humankind starts polluting air & water, for ex.,
the balance is thrown off & some creatures begin to die while others become too
been washed ashore with up to 50 plastic bags inside their guts, plastiic bags should
never be left on the beach.
Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not
harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
Punch 2 holes in one end of a toilet paper roll,
thread a string through it for hanging. Spread with peanut butter and roll in
birdseed. Watch the birds as they feed!
A Power of the Pen Suggestion
Maricar J. Achas from Bukidnon has a great idea: Why not
bring the environmental issue to the officials of our town/city/municipality?
Maricar says we could write about placing garbage cans around the community to prevent
scattered waste. Maricar is from Poblacion where there are a lot of trash cans and
it works. She lives in the 2nd cleanest town in Bukidnon!
Nature Project for Kids
a good way to learn the relationship of animals to their
environment! As long as you don't overfeed the fish, you won't have to clean the
1 gallon glass/plastic jar (plastic is safer for kids)
1 1/2 lbs. of colored aquarium gravel
1 adult guppy (from the pet shop)
2 bunches of aquatic plants
What to Do:
1. Wash the jar well with hot, soapy water & rinse well.
2. Fill 3/4 of jar with tap water. Let stand for 2 days uncovered (the
water needs to be 'aged').
3. Fill the pitcher with water & leave uncovered for 2 days also!
4. After the water is ready, place gravel in a strainer and rinse with cold
water to remove gravel dust. DO NOT use soap or detergent.
5. Using a large spoon, transfer gravel tto bottom of jar - you should have
a 2-inch layer.
6. Put aquarium in a spot where it is bright but not in direct sunlight (not
too cold or too warm).
7. Put aquatic plants in. Push stems into gravel.
8. Add your guppy and be sure it has a name!
Never tap on the jar - it will frighten the guppy. Feed him a pinch of
food daily - do not overfeed - it will upset ecological balance and cloud up the water.
Add 'aged' water from pitcher as needed.
Never fill jar until the top - the level should be around an inch from the jar's
taken from Good Housekeeping June 1991