STREAM Activity: Spring into Sustainability

Help our community be more sustainable!

Activity best for children age 2 and up

In honor of Earth Day, all April long San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is thinking of ways that we can help our community be more sustainable. Sustainability means using tools and materials in a way that will make sure those resources are always available.

In 2015, the United Nations created a plan to help “transform our world.” This plan included 17 sustainability goals which include:

Goal 1: No Poverty

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced Inequality

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life on Land

Goal 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Each of these goals focuses on a resource that is important to our world. These goals also offer ideas about how we can help these tools or materials last long into the future.

Many of these important resources are in and around our own communities! For example, water is an important material, and we can save water by taking shorter showers or baths. We want to help our community be more sustainable, so we have a challenge for you: Can you complete your Sustainability Bingo card by the end of the month? Can you be more sustainable with how you use your community’s resources? Good luck “springing” into sustainability!

Download the bingo card below to play and submit your completed bingo card to by April 30, 2020 to receive an SDCDM water bottle and other fun goodies!*

*Prizes available for the first 90 families to submit their card. Recipients must be able to pick up their prize from the Museum on May 6 or 7, 2021. You will be notified via email if you have won along with pick up information. Prizes are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.