KSAT Kids: Earth Day activities; San Antonio 3rd grader publishes first book; how to make a milk jug bird feeder

This week’s student spotlight is on Nicholas Buell, 8, who is donating book proceeds to animal charities

Earth Day photo 3.
Earth Day photo 3. (KSAT)

Hello parents, teachers and students! Happy Earth Day! So what are you doing today to help out Mother Nature?

Today is a day we focus on our planet and do what we can to help the environment. To that end, we here at KSAT have placed a heightened focus on the day and have come up with loads of free content that will help to explain how we all can make the world a better place.

Students in many San Antonio area school districts on Thursday have been taking part with their own Earth Day activities as a way to celebrate and learn. Classes have used both literature and art to showcase their immense feelings on the topic.

On our website right now we have some fun, easy ways kids can get involved with Earth Day 2021 that will help children to appreciate the outdoors and the planet. Some of those things include going on a nature walk, growing plants, or even making your own compost. We’ve also got videos explaining about climate change, and why trees are so important.

We want to see your Earth Day photos! Submit via KSAT Pins and you might be featured on-air or online.

In this week’s KSAT Kids’ student spotlight, we highlight 8-year-old Nicholas Buell, who has published his first book with the desire of being a best-selling author. The animal-loving third grader recently published a self-illustrated story, “The Adventures of Husk,” which tells the story of a man and his dog, an Alaskan Husky named Husk. Nicholas says he was inspired after getting to know a neighbor’s blue-eyed Husky, Tito. He’s since been donating the proceeds to animal charities.

In this week’s Kaiti’s Science Lab, we stay on theme as Kaiti Blake and her trusted sidekick David Sears teach us how to make milk jug bird feeders. The activity is a great way for children to get creative for Earth Day and connect with nature. Parents and guardians: upload a video of your child performing the activity by clicking here. Send it in and you might see it on GMSA @ 9 a.m.!

And for those students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families.

Have a great day everyone!

Ben Spicer

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, April 22:

Student Spotlight

San Antonio 3rd grader, animal lover, now a published book author

A local third grader with the hopes of being on The New York Times Bestsellers’ List just published his first book.

San Antonio 3rd grader, animal lover, now a published book author

Do you know of a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Earth Day Activities

KSAT Kids Home Science: Milk jug bird feeders for Earth Day

Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?

KSAT Kids Home Science: Milk jug bird feeders

Easy ways kids can get involved in Earth Day 2021

Here are a few ways kids can get involved for Earth Day and give back to Mother Nature.

Earth Day is just around the corner. (Photo provided by DTE Energy)

WATCH: KSAT12′s Kaiti Blake explains why trees are so important to our communities

Do you know how many trees there are in the San Antonio area? KSAT12 Meteorologist Kaiti Blake explains why trees are so important and how we actually have a number for the total number of trees in San Antonio.

WATCH: KSAT12's Kaiti Blake explains why trees are so important to our communities

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