As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’re issuing a “Six Words for the Planet” challenge. Where did the idea for a six-word story originate? According to legend, Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a short story using only six words. He came up with: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Since then people of all ages from around the world have taken the six-word story challenge.
What six words will you use to celebrate planet Earth? Think about your relationship to nature, where you see its beauty, what your favorite – or least favorite – creatures and plants are. What does being “green” mean to you?
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Looking for inspiration? Step out into your backyard. Or consider a story about your favorite natural history wonders at the Florida Museum.
Here are a few more story examples:
- Good planets are hard to find. –anonymous
- Weather, please match my outlook: Sunny. –biogirl
- Backyard nesting frenzy. Better than YouTube. –anonymous
- I’m easily distra…hey a butterfly! –Squirrelyboy
- Never too old to climb trees. –anonymous
- Science answers questions life asks. –0D-Rock
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Backyard Biodiversity Challenge last week! Enjoy a sampling of submissions, including one from our youngest participant, below. Congratulations to our first puzzle winners, member Jennie U. and her artists Anna, Zach and Madelyn!