Saturday, August 27, 2016

Some Yummy Recycle Ideas For Pizza Boxes

Creative Ways To Reuse Pizza Boxes In The Classroom. 

Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!

From , Have students create their own Pizza Box folder for each semester or project to hold their papers and drawings. This one is by Andrew-9 years old-Great Great job!
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy! 

From Teach,  An artwork Drying Rack.  This stacks up to one creative idea for any classroom or art space!
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!
From Nashville Public Library, a Pizza box theatre.  why not stage a play based on a recent book the class has read? 
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!
From Creative Jewish Mom  comes this Pizza box art.  Just imagine the ways you can decorate and recraft any size pizza box.
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!
From Just Crafty Enough, a Pizza Box Diorama.  Turn it into a lesson plan on dinosaurs, animals, oceans, forests or any other topic.
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!

The perfect place for artwork at school or home! A Pizza box portfolio by Crayola 
Pizza Box #DIY Crafts That Are Yummy!
For more creative ideas for the classroom or homeschool see Planetpals Crafts Pages 
For more recycle ideas for BOXES see our Pinterest Page

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Anniversary National Parks - You're A Breath of Fresh Air!

No matter where you live you can always appreciate your National Parks. They are a breath of fresh air!

No matter where you live you can always appreciate your National Parks and Natural Lands. They are a breath of fresh air!

We wouldn't have the National Parks if it were not for our forefathers who thought ahead to protect our precious and sacred lands. On August 25, 1916, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established.

Learn how you can help care for our national parks, forests and natural lands.  They are our national treasures.  We have lots of fun history, ideas and tips to help you keep then clean and green.

There are 58 national parks in the National Park Service.  Here’s a full alphabetical list by Wikipedia:

National Parks by State


  1. Denali National Park and Preserve
  2. Gates of the Arctic National Park
  3. Glacier Bay National Park
  4. Katmai National Park and Preserve
  5. Kenai Fjords National Park
  6. Kobuk Valley National Park
  7. Lake Clark National Park

American Samoa

  1. National Park of American Samoa


  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Petrified Forest National Park
  3. Saguaro National Park


  1. Hot Springs National Park


  1. Channel Islands National Park
  2. Death Valley National Park
  3. Joshua Tree National Park
  4. Kings Canyon National Park
  5. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  6. Redwood National Park
  7. Sequoia National Park
  8. Yosemite National Park


  1. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  2. Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  3. Mesa Verde National Park
  4. Rocky Mountain National Park


  1. Biscayne National Park
  2. Dry Tortugas National Park
  3. Everglades National Park


  1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  2. Haleakalā National Park


  1. Mammoth Cave National Park


  1. Acadia National Park


  1. Isle Royale National Park


  1. Voyageurs National Park


  1. Glacier National Park


  1. Great Basin National Park

New Mexico

  1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park

North Carolina

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

North Dakota

  1. Theodore Roosevelt National Park


  1. Cuyahoga Valley National Park


  1. Crater Lake National Park

South Carolina

  1. Congaree National Park

South Dakota

  1. Badlands National Park
  2. Wind Cave National Park


  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park


  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Guadalupe Mountains National Park

United States Virgin Islands

  1. Virgin Islands National Park


  1. Arches National Park
  2. Bryce Canyon National Park
  3. Canyonlands National Park
  4. Capitol Reef National Park
  5. Zion National Park


  1. Shenandoah National Park


  1. Mount Rainier National Park
  2. North Cascades National Park
  3. Olympic National Park


  1. Grand Teton National Park
  2. Yellowstone National Park

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Let's Clear The Air About World Ozone Day

Sept 16 is International World Ozone Day Each Year

The layer of the Earth's atmosphere that surrounds us is called the troposphere. The stratosphere, the next higher layer, extends about 10–50 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Stratospheric ozone is a naturally occurring gas that filters the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

Today, there is widespread concern that the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollution. Such deterioration allows large amounts of ultraviolet B rays to reach Earth, which can cause health problems in humans and harm animals as well.

What is World Ozone Day, What is the Ozone, and Why is it in Danger? Quick facts.

What is the Hole Ozone story?

Learn about the Ozone Layer  and why we need to clear the air with Planetpals Dusty on 

Friday, August 19, 2016

It's Car Free Day Sept 22 - Can You Find Another Way to Get There?

If not, use these tips to save gas!

Best Tips Ever To Help You Save Gas! #conserve #CarFreeDay #Earthday Everyday

Car Free Day began in 2000 as a grassroots movement by the World Carfree Network to reduce or eliminate the use of cars and to lessen road and parking space to clear it for public use.

Cities from Chicago to Bangcock are taking part in Carfree Day; by stepping up public transportation and with events to bring awareness.

Sure, you can drive a hybrid, take public transportation, carpool, ride a bike, and have your kids join a "walking schoolbus", but what if you have to drive?

Here is list of 15 quick tips to help you save on GAS:

  • Combine errands, and trips.
  • Service your car it will keep it at peak performance
  • Go lightly on the gas pedal
  • Don't pump your brakes
  • Don't idle for long periods of time
  • Don't use drive up windows...park and drive in
  • Empty the car and trunk of extra items
  • Put items in the trunk instead of your roof
  • Drive 55 mph instead of 65 (you save 15%!)
  • Don't use your air conditioning
  • Use your 5th gear whenever possible
  • Keep your tires properly inflated
  • Buy a Fuel Saver of some kind
  • Use the lowest octane gas
  • Don't rev your engine

Car Free Day is a nice concept, but let's all remember to conserve everyday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Happy August Full Moon Pals!

The August Full Moon rises on Thursday, August 18. 
August Full Moon Names

One week earlier, on August 11th, one week after the Perseid meteor showerIt is also a  Full Moon Lunar Eclipse.  The moon is in the sign of  Aquarius.

Full Moon Names for August are Dog Day's Moon, Harvest Moon, Fruit Moon, Women's Moon, Dispute Moon, Corn Moon, Lightening Moon, Moon When Things Ripen. For more full moon names and fun facts ----->

Learn more about the Full Moon Names,  Moon Phases and Moon Facts at Planetpals!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week

National Zero Waste Week September 5-9, 2016

 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

National Zero Waste Week takes place week beginning 5th September 2016. Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. Helping you save money and preserve resources since 2008.
Join Planetpals and become a Zero Hero and do your part!   According to this year’s theme is ‘One More Thing‘ which reminds us that the collective impact of taking baby steps can add up to significant change.

 Be a Zero Hero...Do Your Part For Zero Waste Week September

You can learn a lot about zero waste on and For 15 years Planetpals has offered proactive solutions to the environment for the whole family, through ideas, tips, activities, education and downloads.  We say practice the "r's" and particularly the 5th "R" Refuse.
Visit our Recycle Center and learn more! 

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