Remove garlic mustard, a common woodland weed, with or without the supervision of a park ranger. Pulling garlic mustard is a good volunteer activity for youth because the weed is not sharp or otherwise hazardous to handle.
Play an active running game that is fun, educational, and very unfair. Players will learn that invasive species play by a different set of rules than the natives. This activity would work well at a summer camp or as part of an after-school program.
Yoga is a great form of physical and mental exercise for anyone. However, children can also greatly benefit from youth yoga programs. Yoga can help increase strength, flexibility, coordination, self-esteem, stamina, and confidence among children.
An introduction to the interdisciplinary field of intergenerational programming, covers the latest initiatives aimed at increasing interaction, cooperation, and mutual support between the generations. The presenters highlighted strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating intergenerational programs.
When is behavior part of normal child development and when is it a problem? How do after-school staff redirect the child who is misbehaving? What can after-school staff do to make a positive and engaging environment for children? Both child and adult behaviors figure into the equation of a positive after-school program.