Survive the Eco-Challenge
Grab your hiking boots, kayak, canoe, mountain bike and scuba gear and join the Eco-Challenge Expedition Race at www.ecochallenge.com. This unique event features teams of four competing in a round-the-clock, 300-mile race. The first team to cross the finish line intact wins. Developed in 1995 by Mark Burnett, now the executive producer of the "Survivor" television show, the Eco-Challenge promotes respect for others and for the environment. All racers must participate in an environmental service project before racing and follow strict rules for carrying out their trash from the race course. Follow the 2001 race in New Zealand.
Kid Quest: How far must Eco-Challenge participants camp from isolated water sources?
View from the sky
Orbit the Earth at the Satellite Site at www.thetech.org / exhibits_events / online / satellite. Become an expert on what satellites do, how they operate and what they look like. You can even assemble your own satellite. Discover how a satellite can pinpoint your exact location, or take a look at colorful images of hurricanes and volcanoes from high above Earth's atmosphere.
Kid Quest: Who operates the TIROS weather satellites?
The Joy of Gardens
Plant some pretty perennials in the Kid's Valley Garden at www.raw-connections.com / garden / . Learn about the different sizes and shapes of seeds, and how to plant and care for them to ensure a healthy, flourishing garden. Cultivate your green thumb in a beautiful garden of your very own.
Kid Quest: Mulch stops what from taking over gardens?