Make a Green Roof Activity
Adapted from instructions provided courtesy of the National Building Museum
The “Make a Green Roof” activity is a fun and educational project that can easily be adapted for many groups in many locations. Below are instructions for hosting your own green roof activity.
Elementary aged students
School classrooms, museums, festivals, community centers, etc.
Girl and Boy Scouts, The Boys and Girls Club, elementary after school programs, community groups, etc.
Posters with photos of green roofs and green roof facts on easels
Screen with projection of on continuous loop
Work tables covered with paper, chairs
On each work table:
Various craft materials: foam shapes, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, construction paper, buttons, etc.
Glue sticks and glue bottles
Colored masking tape
Aluminum foil sheets, ~ the size of shoebox lids
One supply table covered with paper
On and next to supply table:
Shoeboxes or other cardboard boxes with lids (can be stacked on the floor)
Potting soil (on plastic tarp on floor)
Grass seed divided into Dixie cups (1/4 inch of seed per cup)