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Silhouettes of people on a bridge watching the flight of thousands of bats. Bridge Bats, Waugh Drive Bat Colony in Houston, Texas, US
Silhouettes of people on the bridge watching the flight of thousands of bats by the Waugh Drive Bat Colony in Houston, Texas, US

Happy Halloween from the EE Community

You can't spell Halloween without EE! Whether you're looking for ideas for your classroom, organization, or family, the EE community has you covered.

Event and Lesson Ideas

In this “Trick or Treat” blog post, the Potomac Conservancy shares about six spooky animals from the Potomac River, and also why there's no reason to be scared. We also love the Potomac Conservancy's Cleanup in Costume event!

Boo! Have you heard of ecohorror? For the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE), Christy Tidwell and Cartel Soles share curricula ideas for applying this literary and film genre.

The Lawrence Hall of Science is hosting Happy Creepy Halloween with some scary (but kid-friendly) activities including pumpkin launching with Pioneers in Engineering.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Unwrap the Wave Initiative provides students and community members with a means to recycle their candy wrappers, and also to raise awareness of single-use waste and encourage conservation behavior. They also provide a lesson plan for others to join in!

Queens Botanical Garden is hosting their seventh annual Pumpkin Smash in early November. Smashed pumpkins will be used as fertilizer by the NYC Compost Project for community gardens, street tree beds, and other public grening initiatives, and participants will be provided with information about composting and recycling programs in New York City.

October is also Bat Appreciation Month, and from Bat-O-Ween to Bat Blintz, there are so many ways to celebrate. Consider hosting your own Bat Festival, Urban Bat Walk, or Bat Rehabilitation Workshop!

How does a Halloween Night Hike sound? The Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia, Bear Creek Nature Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Wehr Nature Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, and the Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary in Liberty, Missouri all introduce community members to their trails under the spooky beautiful moonlight or with the glow of jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. Scary surprises may await!

Costume Ideas

Conservation and Behavior Change eePRO Group Moderator Sarah Baillie has written a wonderful blog post on budget-friendly and wildlife-friendly costume ideas.

Looking for couples costumes? Bird and Moon has your back. Your full body actually.

Thinking you'll go spooky fish this year? The Northeast Fisheries Science Center has a fun costume generator for you!

 

Do you have your own fantastic Halloween activity planned? Share below!