Dominican Republic
We will first research to determine the most culturally-relevant, age-appropriate and gender-sensitive reading materials, teaching tools and student manipulatives to increase the effectiveness of teachers to teach literacy skills and develop the habit of reading among children; and to improve the school environment to be more conducive to learning. We will then purchase materials to transport to The Batey Learning Center to build, create and assemble educational kits and student manipulatives, in collaboration with staff and students, so that they have a sense of ownership and hands-on involvement in their own teaching and learning.
United States
We will need to clean up the garden area by clearing dead vegetation. We will then solicit donations of topsoil and soil amendments, as well as seedlings and seed. The garden will be cared for by student and parent volunteers.
United States
I have been the Creator/Moderator/ Facilitator for the Recycle Squad for 5 years now! The school community has been helped as well as our larger Ecosystem/Global Environment! We continue to be strong about our work and convictions! Yay Earth- It's always earth Day!
United States
With the help of my students, Principal and student families, we want to change something bad into something good. It's doable. I try to instill that if we start locally, we can grow globally!
United States
Our group makes weekly visits to the local animal rescue organization Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals to give dogs long walks and one-on-one socialization to improve their stay at the shelter. About 8-12 rescued dogs get walks to a nearby park within the 2 hours we are there. As of today, we continue our weekly visits to the animal shelter. To get involved or learn more about this and other project, visit www.resourcesforhealth.org or email us at info@resourcesforhealth.org!
United States
In 2010, Resources for Health Roots & Shoots adopted Evergreen Park, a community space with play structures, open fields, and a small wooded trail system, for Arbor Day. Our first project as “park adopters” was planting flowers to beautify the park’s entrance, and for the next three years, we carried out a variety of park enhancement projects, including litter cleanup, light park maintenance, filling roles in community events, and the occasional blackberry removal. Although these early projects weren’t directly focused on the woods, we admired it as a gateway to the past, what the landscape must have looked like before the parking lots and high-density housing that now surround it. In 2013, our group agreed that the area of the park in the direst need of our help was that wooded area, as it was least utilized, and in turn, least maintained segment of the park. That month we shifted our efforts to be more focused and consistent in the woods. We also began to extend the participation of the events from our group to community members. During these events, we removed immense amounts of the invasive blackberry, redefined the entire trail system, removed litter, and re-vegetated the woods with native plants. As a result, many native plants independently regrew in place of the blackberry we removed, our re-vegetation efforts took root and helped shade out the blackberry, and the trails stand out from the surrounding foliage and debris! As of today, these projects continue in the woods of Evergreen Park. To learn more or get involved with our efforts at Evergreen Park, visit www.resourcesforhealth.org or email us at Info@Resourcesforhealth.org!
United States
The H2Origami campaign was set in motion May 2011 when, following a viewing of the movie Tapped, Resources for Health Roots & Shoots youth leaders learned of Nestlé’s plan to bottle water from the Gorge and sell it to consumers at a 1500% profit. After hosting a guest talk to learn more about the issue from Food and Water Watch’s Julia DeGraw, group members began folding origami embellished with water protection messages to ask Governor Kitzhaber to put a halt to Nestlé’s plan. The origami represents Gorge wildlife that would be negatively impacted by the bottling plant, as well as drinking cups signifying the importance and simplicity of taking back the tap by choosing reusable drinking vessels over plastic bottles. RFH Roots & Shoots youth have used the project to raise awareness about Nestlé’s efforts to bottle the Gorge with outreach events at the Beaverton Library, Whole Foods Tanasbourne, Portland VegFest, and the Pacific Northwest Roots & Shoots Summit with Dr. Jane Goodall. Using craft paper wall murals to display the outspoken paper wildlife, they captivated audiences by teaching citizens of all ages to make H2Origami to contribute to the displays. The group anticipates more local campaigning ahead following the Oregon Water Resources Department’s February 29th approval of two of the three necessary OWRD permits for the Nestle Water Bottling Plant. To learn more about H2Oriagmi and to get involved, visit H2Origami.org, or email us at Info@H2Origami.org!
United States
discuss project w/ local school officials, land use, summer school gardening projects.
United States
My project will raise money to do research for finding new ways to impact our animals.
Australia
Currently, our grade 4 students are mentoring our grade 1's in the construction of nest boxes. The grade 1's have been learning about the endangered Leadbeater's possum, orange-bellied parrot and helmeted honey-eater. The nest box construction program supports these projects and local habitats in backyards, parks and reserves.

Pages