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Happy April! This month we'll learn about alpacas and Peru; we'll learn with NASA's Space Place for kids about Saturn's rings (page 8); and we'll discover a Civil War-era shipwreck that was recently discovered off the North Carolina coast! Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? April 21st is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Carry your favorite poem in your pocket to share with your friends, family and teachers. Read all about it on page 11. We celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. Find all of the hidden words in the Earth Day Word Find puzzle on page 15.

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April showers bring May flowers, and April also brings lots of fun things to do in the North Carolina Triangle! The North Carolina Science Festival takes place at events all around the Triangle and throughout the state, including events featuring fun hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, and performances. Visit www.ncsciencefestival.org to learn more. Capturing the wonder of Lewis Carroll’s beloved literary classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, Northgate Mall invites children’s book characters Alice, the Mad Hatter, and friends for a Mad Tea Party featuring an etiquette lesson from Alice and special “instructions” from the Mad Hatter on Saturday, April 23, from 1 p.m.- 3.pm in Northgate’s Center Court. This free, fun afternoon of etiquette, sing-a-longs, coloring, and photo opportunities will benefit Book Harvest, a Durham-based nonprofit that provides books for Triangle children in need. Designed for children age 5-10, admission to the tea party is free with online registration. (Reservations online at: www. northgatemall/event/alices-mad-tea-party-and-etiquette/) Attendees are asked to bring a book to donate to Book Har vest on the day of the event.

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Clues to Solve an Undersea Mystery: Shipwreck Recently Discovered in North Carolina In conditions of limited visibility of inches - or less underwater archaeologists diving on the recently discovered shipwreck of a Civil War-era steamer off the North Carolina coast are gathering data helpful to identifying the vessel, working 27 miles below Wilmington at the mouth of the Cape Fear. The wreck is a singular find and remarkable for its state of preservation and possible wealth of artifacts it contains. "We are thrilled with this latest discovery from our maritime history," said Secretary Susan Kluttz of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. "These discoveries contribute to N.C.'s historical culture as we learn new lessons about Civil War-era trade, technology and shipboard life aboard this Scottish built blockade runner." "We can confirm several details indicated in the sonar image," explains Billy Ray Morris, director of the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the Office of State Archaeology. "The The Agnes E. Fry was a US Confederate blockade runner built on the extant remains are 225 feet long, both engines and the paddle River Clyde in Scotland in 1864. The ship sank near the mouth of the wheel are missing, and least one boiler is still in its bed, and the Cape Fear River, Oak Island, North Carolina sometime around January stern of the vessel points toward the beach." 1865. A shipwreck believed to be the Agnes E. Fry was discovered off Oak Island on the N.C. Coast on February 27, 2016. (The ship pictured The body of evidence adds to Morris' certainty of the ship's above is from the same era and is very similar to the Agnes E. Fry). identity. "All of this evidence, when viewed in light of the extensive historical documentation on hand, supports rather strongly our working hypothesis that is wreck is Agnes E. Fry." See the sonar image of the shipwreck recently discovered off the N.C. Archaeologists believe that the two other blockade runners Coast on page 5. known to be in the area are too small and of an earlier design than the Agnes E. Fry. Learn more about this amazing discovery on page 5.

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Shipwreck Recently Discovered off the N.C Coast Tentatively Identified as Civil War Era Blockade Runner

· N.C. Archaeologists are Close to

Identifying Significant Civil War-Era Shipwreck Recently Discovered Off the N.C. Coast at Oak Island

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Runner Ship named the Agnes E. Fry

Kure Beach, NC - An underwater treasure in the form of the shipwreck of a large ironhulled Civil War-era steamer (ship) was recently discovered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of N.C., near Oak Island. Researchers and archaeologists from the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology and the Institute of International Maritime Research made the discovery on February 27 during sonar operations. The vessel is believed to be the remains of one of three blockade runners used to sneak through the wall of Union naval vessels blocking the port of Wilmington during the Civil War. The goal of the Union blockade was to keep supplies from reaching the Confederacy through one of its most important ports, and to prevent the export of cotton and other marketable items by the Southerners. The wreck is located 27 miles downstream from Wilmington near Fort Caswell, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, and is the first Civil War-era vessel discovered in the area in decades. "A new [blockade] runner is a really big deal," said Billy Ray Morris, Deputy State Archaeologist-Underwater and Director of the Underwater Archaeology Branch. "The state of preservation on this wreck is among the best we've ever had."

Underwater archaeologists diving on the recently discovered shipwreck of a Civil War-era steamer are gathering data helpful to identifying the vessel recently discovered off the North Carolina coast.

Researchers will continue working to positively identify the vessel. Three blockade runners are known to have been lost in the area, the Agnes E. Fry, Spunkie and Georgianna McCaw. Archaeologists with the N.C. Office of State Archaeology believe that the shipwreck is the blockade runner Agnes E. Fry because the location is right, the size is right, and the correct pieces of the vessel are missing. (Learn more on page 4.) A more sophisticated 3D sonar device will soon come to the aid of the underwater researchers, thanks to the Charlotte Fire Department, to help to confirm this boat's identity.

"As a result of the worldwide media attention that the discovery of the Agnes E. Fry has generated, we have received an incredibly generous offer from Capt. J.D. Thomas of the Charlotte Fire Department Special Operations/EMS Command," says Deputy State Archaeologist Billy Ray Morris. "Through his efforts, the latest version of a 3D sonar imaging device will be available for our use in this archaeological investigation." Capt. Thomas and a team of five search and rescue divers will assist the state's maritime archaeologists the week of April 18.

Sonar uses sound waves to "see" in the water and discover what lies beneath the ocean. To learn more about sonar, visit http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/ sonar.html.

To learn more, visit the North Carolina Natural and Cultural Resources website, www.ncdcr.gov. A shipwreck discovered off the coast of North Carolina is believed to be the civil-war era steamer ship, the Agnes E Fry. Photograph: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

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Have you ever met an alpaca? The alpacas who live at the Farmyard at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC have lots of personality and quirky charm! This month we'll learn about these soft, elegant, friendly animals. Alpacas originated from Peru, and are believed to have been domesticated by the Incas of the Andes Mountains more than 6,000 years ago. Read about Peru on page 13. Alpacas live in the high mountain foot hills of the Andes Mountains of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile. Since 1984, Alpacas now have been imported into the United States and other Photo Above: Alpacas in the Andes Mountains. North American countries, both as pets on Image: Philippe Lavoie, Wikimedia Commons. alpaca farms, and for their fleece. There are now approximately 20,000 alpacas in North Photo at Left: Mama alpaca with her cria, America. (baby) at the Museum of Life and Science in

Alpacas are cousins of the camel! Alpacas resemble a small llama in appearance, and share the same scientific family classification (Camelidae) as llamas and vicu単a from South America, and bactrian and dromedary camels from Asia and Africa. (The alpaca is larger than the vicu単a, and smaller than the llama). Alpacas are among the cutest of the Camelidae family!

Durham. Photo at Right: Alpacas enjoying the snow at the Museum of Life and Science. Their wooly coat keeps them warm in the winter!

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Alpacas have very soft, long fluffy fur, slender, elegant necks and long legs, beautiful doe-like eyes, and they often appear to be smiling. They are very popular thanks to their charming, funny personalities and quirky good looks. They are also prized for their beautiful, silky, versatile fur, for which they are shorn every year ("shorn" means they get a haircut.) Alpaca fibers are used for clothing similar to wool or mohair. The alpaca fiber is soft and silky, water-resistant, naturally flame-resistant, hypoallergenic and warm (but not itchy), stronger than mohair, and finer than cashmere. There are two kinds of alpacas: the suri and the huacaya. The suri has fiber that grows long and forms silky tufts. The huacaya has a silky, wooly, dense, curly fleece. Most of the alpacas in North America are huacayas. Alpacas have beautiful fur colors, and alpaca fleece comes in 16 natural shades officially recognized by the textile industry, from white to black, from beige to brown colors, from light rose gray to dark fawn, as well as additional colors that can be created by blending fibers of different colors together. Since the alpaca's fiber colors are naturally beautiful, coloring dyes/pollutants are not necessary.

Have fun visiting the Alpacas at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham!

Alpacas can hum a silly tune!

Alpacas make a humming sound (sometimes described as a kind of "musical purring.") Alpacas hum when they are curious or content; they also hum when they are worried, distressed or cautious.

You can hear the contented humming of Retro (photo above), an alpaca at the Life and Science Museum in Durham here: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=aUVKqObrlvM

Baby alpacas are called "crias." The cria in the photo at right is named Rayna (her nickname is "Ray.")

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Saturn’s Rings: More than Meets the Eye - By Katie McKissick, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

An astronomer named Galileo was the first person to see Saturn's rings. He spotted them while looking into space through a telescope in 1610. That's almost 400 years ago! Scientists have been trying to learn more about Saturn's rings ever since. True, it's not the only planet with rings. Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have rings, too. But Saturn's rings are the biggest and brightest. When Galileo Galilei first spotted Saturn in his telescope, he didn’t know what the shapes on either side of the planet were. He thought they might be two large moons. Today we know they’re beautiful rings.

Saturn and its rings completely fill the field of view of Cassini's narrow angle camera in this natural color image taken on March 27, 2004. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Saturn's B ring is the most opaque of the main rings, appearing almost black in this Cassini image taken from the unlit side of the ringplane. The dark bands on the lower part of Saturn are ring shadows. The B ring shadow is the darkest. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Saturn’s rings aren’t the same all over. There are brighter parts, darker parts, and gaps in between them. Scientists have named the different parts of Saturn’s rings. They talk about the A ring, B ring, the Cassini Division between them, and the C ring. Scientists have been taking a closer look at Saturn’s B ring with data from NASA’s Cassini mission. This spacecraft took off in 1997 and has been exploring Saturn, its ring system, and its many moons.

Saturn isn’t the only planet with rings. Jupiter, Uranus, and Portrait of Galileo Galilei (1636) by Flemish painter Neptune have them too. But The B ring is the brightest and the most opaque (the Justus Susterman. Saturn’s are the most visible and least see-through) of Saturn’s rings. Until now, most complex. Saturn’s rings are made mostly of pieces of water people thought that the B ring was the densest – that ice, with a little bit of dust and rocks. Some pieces are smaller it had the most ice and rock. This sounds like it makes than a grain of sand. Others are the size of a refrigerator.

sense based on our everyday experiences. If there’s more stuff in the ring, it’s harder to see though, and more light bounces off of it. This could explain why the B ring looks so thick and colorful. But new information shows this isn’t the whole picture. Scientists measured how much material was in the B ring at different spots. Where the B ring is brightest and where it’s not as bright, there’s the same amount of stuff. This is surprising. Why would they look different if they have the same amount of material? It means there is something else that determines how visible the rings are. It could be the sizes of the individual pieces in the rings. Scientists have lots of questions. Making measurements like these can teach us more about Saturn’s rings and how they came to be and how old the different rings are. To learn more about Saturn, visit spaceplace.nasa.gov/all-about-saturn.

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Exploring Nature! Sheri Amsel • www.exploringnature.org Camouflage Fun Facts!

Findthe the Find Camouflaged Creatures Camouflaged Creatures

Find the sphinx moth, walking stick, praying mantis, Find the sphinx moth, walking stick, praying mantis, katydid, caterpillar and twig caterpillar katydid,swallowtail swallowtail caterpillar and twig caterpillar. in the picture below.

Animals use camouflage or cryptic coloration in many different ways. When an animal’s body color matches its surroundings, it’s called blending camouflage. When an animal has stripes, spots or other markings, these make the outline of their body hard to see and are called pattern camouflage. When an animal hides by looking like the plants it eats (or the plant its prey eats), it’s called disguise camouflage.

Camouflage Matching Once you find all the camouflaged insects, match each to the type of camouflage it uses (some use more than one). sphinx moth

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blending camouflage (color matching) praying mantis

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pattern camouflage (distracting patterns) disguise camouflage (plant mimics)

Camouflaged Animal! Orchid Mantis

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A master of predator-disguise camouflage, the orchid mantis keeps very still on a pink and white orchid, waiting for prey. It blends so well, it is almost invisible. When an insect lands on the flower looking for nectar, the mantis comes to life. Quick as a flash, it snatches up the insect and eats it.

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Poem in Your Pocket Day Every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people across North America celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and on Twitter using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poem in Your Pocket Day 2016 will be held on April 21st. Poem in Your Pocket Day began in April 2002 in New York City, as part of the city’s National Poetry Month celebration. The Academy of American Poets, which launched National Poetry Month in 1996, took Poem in Your Pocket Day to all fifty United States in 2008, encouraging people across the country to join in and channel their inner poet. Poem in Your Pocket Day also is celebrated across Canada.

Ideas for Celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day.

The beauty of Poem in Your Pocket Day is its simplicity. There are so many creative ways to share poems on this special day, from having children create handmade pockets to tuck their favorite poems into, to handing out poems to commuters on their way to work, to distributing poem scrolls in hospitals, nursing homes, and local businesses.

Some groups have used old-fashioned gumball machines and filled them with plastic prize containers, with a poem tucked into each of the prize containers. The ideas are endless! Write your own

poem, or ask your parents to help you find a favorite poem to copy and fold up in your pocket to share with your family, friends and teachers on April 21st, or on any day during National Poetry Month (April)! Parents and teachers can visit www.poets.org for lesson plans, poetry projects, a poem-a-day, and many more poetry resources in celebration of National Poetry Month 2016.

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AROUND THE WORLD Peru is located on the western coast of South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean and Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador.

Peru

The geography of Peru varies a lot, from the western beaches and coastal plains, to the rugged Andes mountains, to the Amazon rainforest in the east. Peru is near the equator, but the temperature is not always hot, and some areas of Peru can have cold winters. The climate varies, with tropical, hot weather and heavy rainfall in the jungle region in the east, hot, dry weather in the desert region in the west, and cold, freezing temperatures at high altitudes in the frozen peaks of the Andes Mountains.

Machu Picchu shortly after sunrise. Charles J. Sharp, Creative Commons.

Some of Peru's main exports are copper, gold, zinc, and textiles. Peru is known for its beautiful handwork, tapestries and woolen and knit clothing. Peru is home to hundreds of species of butterflies, more than 300 species of reptiles, and amphibians (frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts), including

beautiful but poisonous frogs, like the poison-arrow frog. Peru also is home to more than 1,800 species of birds, including brilliantly colored parrots and macaws (with feathers like the colors of a rainbow), and more than 500 species of mammals, including llamas and alpacas, and rare animals like pumas, jaguars, spectacled bears, and Amazon pink river dolphins.

Peru also is prone to natural hazards, including earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides and volcanoes. Peru has a rich history, and was home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world, including the Andean civilizations, the Norte Chico Civilization and the Incas. Peru's Machu Picchu, "the lost city of the Incas," is a historic site of ruins that dates back to the 15th century. Archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as the home of the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Machu Picchu is now a tourist attraction and is known (since 2007) as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors conquered the Inca Empire, and Peru remained under Spanish colonial rule for 300 years. On July 28, 1821 Peru became independent from Spanish colonial rule. Peru celebrates July 28th every year as its Independence Day (" Fiestas Patrias"), one of the most important celebrations of the year for Peruvians.

Portrait of a Peruvian mother with a llama and boy with parrot atop his head, (at the Sacsayhuamån Inca ruins in Cusco, Peru, former capital of the Inca Empire). Š Dennis Kirkland / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com

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By Jan Buckner Walker

The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

Kids Across

1. Water word: It only takes one to fall on you to let you know it's raining 4. Take a look through me and you can see whether it is raining outside. What am I? 6. The leather strap that a cowboy uses to guide his horse (Hint: It sounds like "rain") 7. To make water leap from a puddle when you step in it 9. What frozen rain is made of 10. A convertible is a type of ___ that isn't much fun in a rainstorm 11. Wishing for sunshine? Here's a good rhyme: "Rain, rain, go ____. Come again some other day." 12. In Vietnam, this sturdy stalk is used to make sombrero-like hats to protect farmers from the rain and sun (In China, pandas use it to munch on) 14. April is the first _____ in the year that has 30 days 17. On a rainy day, _______ wipers go back and forth so that drivers can see where

BOOK NOOK

The across clues are for kids and the down clues are for grown-ups! they are going 19. A white puff in the sky that sometimes turn gray just before a storm 20. Enough already!: It's what we get when heavy rains cause rivers to overflow 22. A camper's canvas covering that keeps him dry on a rainy night 23. Want to save for a rainy day? The type of bank that stores your money in his tummy

storm 8. False forecast: Contrary to My Fair Lady's musical assertion that "the rain in ____ stays mainly in the plain," it tends to fall mostly in the country's northern mountains 10. Most farmers agree that rain can claim the credit when these are saved 13. Often violent windstorm that can bring torrential rains to south Asia and other regions 15. Luxurious destination: 2A Rica means "____ coast" Parents Down 2. Glass square in a 4A that lets 16. Rain slicker's essential protection (It always has your a daydreamer peer out at the back until you pull it over your rain head) 3. Located between Panama and 18. Traveler's travails: What a Nicaragua, ____ Rica draws thunderstorm can do to a flight ecotourists who want to enjoy 19. Four-legged family member its lush rainforests who least likes April showers 4. Advice for life's stormy times: 21. Bird brain myth: Though it's Since you can't outrun raindrops, you'd might as well been said that during enjoy the ____ rainstorms, turkeys look this 5. Gusty adjective associated direction until they drown, it's with a hurricane actually not true 6. Colorful marvel following the

April Showers

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Madeline at the White House By John Bemelmans Marciano

KAPD ebooks now available on www.kapd.com

4/2016

Answers on page 2.

A-Maze Your Mind! Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) use 70% less energy than regular light bulbs. They also last up to 10 times longer! Follow the maze through the CFL to energy savings. START !

Readers will see Washington, D.C., as never before, when Madeline takes a midnight sightseeing tour on a magic carpet of cherry blossoms. Invited to the White House by a girl named Candle, the president's lonely only daughter, for the annual Easter Egg hunt and roll, Madeline and the other little girls have a rollicking good time. With a bouncy read-aloud text and gorgeous watercolor pictures, Madeline at the White House is in the best tradition of the beloved Madeline books, and a beautiful way to picture Washington, DC in springtime! Written and illustrated by John Bemelmans Marciano, the grandson of the author of the original Madeline books, Madeline at the White House is based on an idea the author's grandfather was working on at the time of his 1962 death. In collaboration with then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the author's grandfather imagined a book in which Madeline visits President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's daughter Caroline. Their collaboration is now brought to life with a fictional "First Daughter" named "Candle" in Madeline at the White House. Recommended for ages 3 - 7.

FINISH !

Fact: If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a CFL, we would save more than $600 million a year in energy costs! That is equal to taking 800,000 cars off the road! Visit Piedmont Electric's Kids Energy Zone website for fun games and energy saving tips!

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APRIL 2016 Flick Picks Ratchet & Clank

The Jungle Book

(In theaters: April 29, 2016)

(In theaters: April 15, 2016)

Ratchet & Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind -- a foolhardy "lombax" who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn.

Based on the 1894 book/collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, and inspired by Disney’s 1967 animated classic, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (voiced by newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray).

When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one's own identity. Star voices include Sylvester Stallone, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, and Paul Giamatti. This CG-animated feature film is based on the iconic PlayStation video game of the same name. The Ratchet and Clank characters were first introduced in 2002. Rated PG (for action and some rude humor). Focus Features, Rainmaker Entertainment, Blockade Entertainment, Insomniac Games, Sony Computer Entertainment.

Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. Rated PG (for some sequences of scary action and peril ). Walt Disney Pictures.

HAPPY EARTH DAY! Word Find H B C A R R A I N F O R E S T

Dot-to-Dot Instructions Stop at each star ( ), then skip to the next number and start your line again. End at 144.

Color the picture when you're done connecting the dots!

F V O Y E Y E R U T A N E I G

A F N G T A E Q P G S L Z R R

E S S R A D K V S L C E E L E

E H E E W H L E R Y A E R O E

E N R N R T E I C E T N R O N

R R V E H R R E R N S C T W F

H W A I T A R E U P O E O S E

AIR ECOLOGY APRIL ENERGY CARE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN FOREST COMPOST GREEN CONSERVATION HABITAT EARTH DAY NATURE

E I T C R E B L U M A C R D C

R B I M D O O I P S E O P P U

V P O B L V N O T A E L L C D

N V N E V A S M N A B O A Q E

OCEANS PLANET PLANTS PRESERVE PROTECT RAINFOREST RECYCLE

N A E L C T Y S E N T G N T R

K E F I L D L I W N F Y E J F

P R O T E C T H D M T S T F T

REDUCE REUSE SAVE TREES VOLUNTEER WATER WILDLIFE

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