Friends of Frederick County, in collaboration with school kids from around the county, prepare an annual coloring book whose purpose is to educate young kids on the environmental issues facing Frederick County. Captain Green is an important fictional superhero in this effort – as he becomes more powerful and mighty when he is joined by citizens who care and respect their resources.
Each fall we distribute an eco-art contest to encourage kids to research environmental issues and prepare a line drawing depicting one aspect of that theme. An independent panel of judges selects 25 drawings for the book, which is printed and released on Earth Day – at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts Education.
Launching of 2010 Captain Green Greens Frederick County coloring book and celebration of young artists whose art is published in the book. View great artwork and read the important text in FoFC’s 2010 coloring book.
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Just wanted you to know that I used the Captain Green  books with 3 fourth graders and 9 fifth graders with good success. We read it together in their small groups. Just a few pages at a time. Then they had to summarize a fact—-in their own words—-that they learned. They also recorded them. I pulled numerous vocabulary words as we went and even though we defined and described them along the way this was a follow up. They had to define and draw a sketch to help them remember each. (Organic, composting, recycling etc. ) Coloring was the last piece and they were able to keep their own book to read with family. Each signed the pledge (in ink) and said something they would be doing with family. I was pleased. So very much great stuff in the book. I hope that a few hearts were educated and therefore converted to a green philosophy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sent from the desk of Ms. Mary D. Rogers, ELL Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School, 240-236-2700 May 2009