Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A Rocha (uh-RAW-sha) in Fredericksburg and elsewhere mobilizing Christians to care for creation through action and education
Pronounced (uh-Raw-sha meaning the Rock in Portuguese) and based in Fredericksburg, Texas, A Rocha USA is part of an international family of conservation organizations. They work to present to Christians the biblical basis for environmental stewardship and the scientific understanding of the causes and effects of environmental degradation and the best methods for correcting it.
Local communities in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obisbo, California, Boise, Idaho, Seattle and Lynden, Washington, Wilmore, Kentucky along with Fredericksburg, Texas take actions ranging from bird banding and trail repair to establishing community gardens as do A Rocha college chapters at Wheaton College, Asbury College, Grove City College, Westmont College, Grace College and Ohio State University.
Their education program has numerous downloadable fun and educational activities for kids including building a caterpillar habitat and a making a window ledge grow bag.