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Do ten of the following, including the italicized requirement:
- Identify, out-of-doors, thirty wild plants.Do the rest of the activities in connection with these plants.
- Find as many different kinds of seeds as you can and notice how some are prepared to travel. Plant some of these seeds and watch them grow.
- Learn what organizations in your community are working for the protection of wild plants, and do something to help.
- Photograph or sketch some wild plants. Or, make some craft object using some part of a plant in the design.
- On a map of the United States, indicate the states in which five of the plants you have chosen grow wild.
- Be able to recognize at any season of the year the following plants, if they grow in your part of the country: poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac and poison wood (Florida). Know how to protect yourself agains them and what to do for such poisoning.
- Know what edible wild plants and fruits grow in your section and how to prepare one of them to eat.
- Know the uses of three plants for dyes or medicines.
- Keep a troop chart of the wild plants you find. Include the name of the plant, who first saw it in bloom, the date, the place.
- Learn the proper way to cut common flowers and care for them. Show ways to arrange flowers, seed pods, or bare twigs for home decoration. Use only the common plants.
- Fill a terrarium, and show that you understand how to keep the plants in good, healthy condition. Use only common plants.
- Take a trip to the grounds or estate of someone who has a wild-plant garden. Learn something about the transplanting and growing of wild plants. Try growing one or more for yourself.
- Visit a botanical garden to see the wild plants uncommon or unknown in your section.
- Make a list of the plant and animal life in an area a yard square.
- Find at least three relatives of wild plants in your local flower shops, greenhouses, or gardens.
- Find one wild plant that opens and one that closes after dark.