monthly missions

Find a new mission each month here on! Discover new ways to help your community and world in the fight against climate change. Tag us @nationalchildrensmuseum to share what you are doing!

august 2022

  • In Washington, DC August is one hot month! Find ways to beat the heat that use less energy and water:

    • Instead of running through a sprinkler, play games in the shade and fill a spray bottle with cold water to splash yourself. If you do run through the sprinkler, make sure you do it when you need to also water your plants!

    • Close your windows and blinds when it's sunny outside, this will keep the temperature down in your house and save energy from your air conditioner.

    • Make popsicles using fresh fruit. Try out this recipe from Tasty.