ECO BOYS AND GIRLS CELEBRATES WITH ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS & CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE ISCSMD 2017


In celebration of International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2017, Eco Boys and Girls is celebrating with The Association of Children’s Museums and The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.

Eco Boys and Girls’ programming with The Association of Children’s Museums, based in Washington D.C., engages pre - and primary school age children in activity-based and self-driven learning about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this program and in celebration of ISCSMD, young children are asked to think critically and curiously about the world around them and the role they play in making a positive difference.

With the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, U.S., Eco Boys and Girls Science Bites! Program leads children through science experiments that teach them about Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), and are joining ISCSMD 2017 with programming at CMNH in their STEAM Innovation Lab. “Join us for an Eco Boys and Girls Science Bite: "Eco Building - Packing Peanut Mini-Structures. Learn about recycling, composting, and up-cycling and ideas to reduce packaging waste, and practice your engineering skills.”


ECO BOYS AND GIRLS JOINS IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER SCIENCE MUSEUM DAY


Eco Boys and Girls join with the Association of Science and Technology Centers to celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day 2017. Eco Boys and Girls reaches young children across the globe with educational programming focused on early STEM, sustainable development and respect for diversity through pluralism.

Eco Boys and Girls has made it their mission to deliver high quality, early learning in the areas where it is needed most for the future generation to succeed in our ever-connected, globalized world.

To achieve this, Eco Boys and Girls delivers research-based curricula, media assets and materials, and hands-on activities. Driven by Eco Boys and Girls five characters, children are engaged in playful educational experiences through which they learn about their surroundings, taking care of the planet and each other.

Eco Boys and Girls’ successes are in large part due to the high quality materials and designs that capture children’s attention, but also because programs are designed to stimulate children in a number of ways. The engagement of children in practical, educational activities across their familiar environments – home, school and community – means that important and lasting effects will take hold. It is through the Eco Boys and Girls’ approach of child-friendly and relevant learning experiences that early childhood education can include science, sustainable development and pluralism to prepare the youngest age group for the 21st Century. 

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS PEACE & JUSTICE PROGRAM LAUNCH WITH SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

Search for Common Ground-Lebanon and US Embassy’s Rainbow of Hope are proud to partner with Eco Boys and Girls Peace & Justice Program to bring an engaging educational program to young children about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16. 


Search for Common Ground's vision is a world without violence. Founded in 1982, SFCG's mission is to transform the way the world deals with conflict, away from adversarial approaches, toward cooperative solutions. SFCG has more than thirty years of experience in thirty-five countries around the world transforming social and interpersonal conflicts from destructive to constructive and engage in pragmatic long-term processes of conflict transformation.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS “ECO BUILDING WITH RAY RECYCLE” & “WIND POWER WITH SAMMY SUN”



Eco Boys and Girls “Eco Building with Ray Recycle” and “Wind Power with Sammy Sun” are featured programs with the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire being shared with families in the new STEAM Innovation Lab. Parents are invited to take home simple instructions on how to recreate the fun at home with their kids. Eco Boys and Girls Science Bites will become a featured program in the STEAM Innovation Lab and scheduled along with a variety of drop-in challenges and projects every day the museum is open.

 

Museum educators will lead several Eco Boys and Girls Science Bites programs, including “Eco Building with Ray Recycle” and “Wind Power with Sammy Sun.” Each challenge encourages kids to look at materials that can be upcycled into something new, and also use engineering skills to construct something durable.
 


The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located Dover, NH and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. The Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS SCIENCE BITES PROGRAM AT CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF NH

Earth Day, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire introduces the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS SCIENCE BITES program. The Children’s Museum has partnered with Eco Boys and Girls to create a series of science demonstrations and activities, featuring the five lovable Eco Boys and Girls characters, each designed to educate pre-K to third grade children about the earth, sustainability and our interconnectedness.

Ernie Earth® preserves the natural world and its ecosystems; Lulu Love® demonstrates the importance of loving herself, others and all living things; Patsy Peace® resolves conflicts so that humans and other living things can exist in peaceful ways; Ray Recycle® shows people ways to reuse, reduce and recycle, and Sammy Sun® spreads the word about conservation and protecting natural resources

The Science Bites program at The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire takes these lovable characters and uses them to introduce environmental concepts in small “bite-sized” projects. For example, one Science Bite featuring Patsy Peace examines Osprey nests and encourages kids to engineer a mini Osprey platform on which these birds could build a nest. The activity uses materials such as masking tape, straws and craft sticks, and is designed so that parents can do it with their children at home, as well as at the museum. 




ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS ANNOUNCE ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & UN SDG’S PROGRAM RESOURCES FOR GLOBAL ACTION


The Association of Children's Museums announces the Eco Boys and Girls & UN SDG’S Program as resources for Global Action for ACM’s worldwide network of museums.

Through the Eco Boys and Girls & SDGs Program, ACM will engage young children through programming and direct outreach to build momentum around the new goals and create a movement that will empower communities to produce the most successful sustainable development movement in history. The Global Goals will be in effect from 2015 through 2030. 


The Association of Children's Museums is a Washington, D.C. based organization that represents more than 400 children's museums in 40 countries throughout the world. The association began in 1962 as the American Association of Youth Museums.

 

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS FEATURED AT YOUTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS EVENT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY


The Association of Children’s Museums' Executive Director, Laura Huerta Migus, announced the partnership with Eco Boys and Girls and SDSN-Y and the importance of how the role of youth participating in implementing the SDGs could affect change for the betterment of all.
SDSN Y - The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched its global youth initiative, SDSN Youth. The role of youth in the development discourse is a crucial game changer. SDSN Director Jeffrey Sachs urged youth leaders to work on practical solutions for sustainable development.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS PARTNER WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS WITH EBAG & SDGs PROGRAM



ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & SDGs Program through ACM will inform and invite children's museums, leaders, and educators to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals.


 
ASSOCIATION OF CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS (ACM) is an international member service organization serving more than 300 children’s museums that serve more than 31 million children and families globally. ACM’s vision is to ensure all children and families have access to a high-quality children’s museum experiences. Children’s museums believe that all children have the right to play in environments designed for and by them.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS OFFICIAL PARTNERS IN #KNOWYOURGOALS SDSN-Y CAMPAIGN



The #KnowYourGoals Campaign calls on all individuals, in particular youth, that have a right to know about the SDGs and how they affect their lives, communities, and the future of the planet.

Eco Boys and Girls is proud to join in partnership with SDSN-Y, Oikos International, Project Everyone, Action/2015 and The World’s Largest Lesson.



ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGS BOOK PARTNER WITH SDSN-Y



ECO BOYS AND GIRLS &THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs book will educate the younger generation of children about the global landmark SDGs, that are being adopted by the United Nations, and are in effect from 2015 through 2030.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS & THE UNITED NATIONS SDGs book engages the 5 Eco Boys and Girls animated characters: Ernie Earth, Lulu Love, Patsy Peace, Ray Recycle and Sammy Sun, to entertain young children, as well as educate them around these 17 goals.


SDSN-Y (Sustainable Development Solutions Network-Youth) is an initiative of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Through education and global cooperation, SDSN-Y encourages young people to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals by creating a global platform to advocate for change and empowering youth to create sustainable solutions.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS SUPPORT PEACE AND MAKING EVERY DAY EARTH DAY


On Earth Day, the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS were invited by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi to an event on “The Role of Young People in Countering Violent Extremism and Promoting Peace.”
Organised by the Permanent Missions of Sweden, Malaysia and Jordan, as well as IANYD Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.
Subjects focused on “young people’s positive contribution to peace and how they can play an active and valuable role as agents of positive and constructive change.” Presentation of the findings of the report by UNOY Peacebuilders on Agreed UN Language on Youth, Peace and Security and of the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding.

NWF FEATURES ECO BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKS PROMOTING ECOLOGY

 National Wildlife Federation, Kevin Coyle, VP for Education and Training highlights the significance in both educating, as well as, entertaining young children. Mr. Coyle remarks “Maria Snyder accomplishes this blend beautifully." Further, he goes on to say “Importantly, Eco Boys And Girls boldly address an age group that most environmental educators shy away from.  Snyder understands that the minds of children in the lower grades (K-3) respond best to simple messages and simple solutions and that they will naturally identify with her cast of characters.”

The 6 volume book series includes:
  • Meet the Eco Boys And Girls
  • Eco Boys And Girls Visit the Ocean
  • Eco Boys And Girls Learn about Energy
  • Eco Boys And Girls Visit the Everglades
  • Eco Boys And Girls Go To An Organic Farm
  • Eco Boys And Girls Plant An Urban Garden


ECO BOYS AND GIRLS INSPIRE KIDS TO LIVE AND PLAY SUSTAINABLY


National Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Promise headlines Eco Boys and Girls Inspire Kids to Live and Play Sustainably: 




Snyder says "Children today seem to be aware the water is dirty, the air is polluted and the animals are in peril. They are learning that our planet is in crisis and they want to help – to take care of the animals, to take care of each other and our earth."


Wildlife Promise is an online extension of the NWF’s commitment to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect people with nature.  

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKS REVIEWED AT NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION




National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization working to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION’S REPRESENTATIVES ASSEMBLY FEATURES “ECO BOYS AND GIRLS ACROSS AMERICA”


ECO BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKS were unveiled at the NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION'S Representative Assembly 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, the nation's largest teacher and educators organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.


ECO BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKS mission is to engage youth and families to be aware of, involved with and connected to each other and the earth and to empower them to take ownership of our planet, learn about the environment and explore creative new ways to live in harmony. 


National Education Association's 3 million members work at every level of education from pre-school to university graduate programs.

NEA’s Representative Assembly Annual Meeting has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States. Various committees, constituencies, caucuses, leadership groups, and delegates attend across America.

ECO BOYS AND GIRLS FEATURED AT BROOKLYN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM



The 5 characters were introduced with a short animated film, then a reading from the first book of the 6 volume book series, MEET THE ECO BOYS AND GIRLS. Interactive activities were featured and engaged children to “Take Action” and take care of the environment and each other.

Each of the ECO BOYS AND GIRLS characters have their own mission: Ernie Earth preserves the natural world and its ecosystem; Lulu Love demonstrates the importance of loving herself, others and all things; Patsy Peace solves conflicts so that humans, animals and things can exist in peaceful ways; Ray Recycle shows people ways to reuse, reduce and recycle, and Sammy Sun spreads the word about conservation and protecting natural resources.


Brooklyn Children's Museum was founded in 1899. A pioneer in education, it Is considered the first museum in the United States to cater specifically to children. In 2008, it became the first green museum in New York City.