The action time will be continuous because the aim of project is to make sure the environment is safe through all year of this project.
Charlemont is becoming a sought out place to go for outdoor recreation. They offer rafting, biking, hiking, downhill and cross country skiing, fishing and many other outdoor activities. Unfortunately when you drive through the Main Street, it is run down and needs some reviving. We feel our project can help bring the beauty back to Charlemont.
The project will begin today. We are researching what other schools have done as well as what are native, drought resistant plants. We will consult with the plant manager in the next two days on the project idea, existing irrigation, implementation of the replanting, and hopefully will be able to plant the first week of March so we will be ready for March 10th's open house!
Our wish for this project is to have all of the animals in our zoo be given larger habitats to live in.
THE PROJECT WILL TAKE ALMOST 10 YEARS ASKING THE GOVERMENT TO PARTICPATE IN REINFORCING THE THE SOCIETY TO MAKE SURE EVERY FAMILY PLANTING SOME TREES TO THEIR AREAS.
We plan to talk with the school cafeteria workers and try to convince them of providing us with fresh and healthy food. We plan to buy things such as gloves, hair-caps, napkins, dustbins and others so as to improve the sanitation of the surrounding. We plan to do this with the joint effort and agreement of the students, faculty, administration as well as the cafeteria.
Our students have noticed that there are a number of homeless individuals in our immediate community, and they are interested in working with a local shelter to learn more about the issue of homelessness. They plan to serve dinner at the Midnight Mission, getting a chance to interact with the individuals the mission serves and plan an education and advocacy campaign for the students at our school regarding their service and things we can do to help our local community and homeless population.
We will be launching the first Roots and Shoots group in Medellin this friday 19th of february as part of the global celebration of the 25 years of R&S. The idea is to create an event in wish we will be planting seeds and plants around the school and also we will re-open the schools orchad for planting vegetables and herbs, as well as showing the global video in all the classrooms. This will be the beggining of a new thinking in the school, a hope for a better future for the students and our city. We aim to become a green school, an example for the city and hopefully we will pass this on to other schools to help to create a better Colombia !
Starting February 8th, the children will begin by drawing a map of the campus and include all the wildlife they have seen. Then they will cut open a couple of pumpkins from our gardens, fill them with dried corn, goat grain, and birdseed. The children will place the pumpkins in the woods boarding the east side of our school campus. Teachers will place a camera to video record animals that come to eat from the pumpkins day and night. The children will hypothesize what animals will visit their pumpkin feeders over the next month. They will also use the clues they have learn about to identify what animals came, by looking for the tracks, fur, and scat of the animals.
We will map our school community identifying current uses and areas where positive change can be inexpensively and efficiently effected. For example, we will contact School District Administration to request rain barrels and downspouts to capture rain run off.