United States
Our project will connect our neighborhood children to the local wildlife, landscape, plant species and water resources. It will also allow our neighborhood children to connect with local experts and hopefully work directly with them on activities such as planting in our community garden and keeping our local bike path beautiful.
United States
Students in the 4th and 5th grade at Whitlow Elementary School will regularly collect stream data on water pH, conductivity, temperature and dissolved oxygen. They will aggregate the data from a solar powered water quality probe with data collected using manual chemical kits. That data will be entered into the state data system which monitors streams all over the state of Georgia. Using nets they will sample the stream to see what life it supports. Our data will be used by scientists across the country.
United States
My project will include a day trip to the Malibu Tide pools where my students would have already researched what animals and wildlife are currently there. They will have researched the endangered animals and wildlife in that area so that when they visit the Malibu site, they will have some prior knowledge. While they are there, they will explore the tide pools and then write down their observations. They will survey the environment and write descriptions of what they see in terms of human interaction with the environment. Finally, when they return to their community in South Central Los Angeles, we will explore how to implement the practices in Malibu at our local beaches to improve upon the environment.
United States
I will hopefully be teaming up with the Petaluma River Foundation to clean a specific part of the Petaluma River. We will go out for a day and clean all the garbage we find.
United States
This project will bring marine education to a community of K-5 low-income students, through 2D animation and 3D printing. WonderKids, through the University of Southern California (USC), is a program established to bring Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) related lessons to a total of 100 students per semester in the local elementary schools, taught by undergraduate and graduate students. WonderKids will therefore bring the project curriculum into the classrooms. Ultimately this project will be a compilation of lesson plans and documentation of the classrooms on a website, to be accessed by the students as well as provide the teachers with a step by step process for creating the digital arts projects. This project stems from research on gray whales conducted by Carrie Newell as well as a minor thesis, therefore beyond making the website publicly accessible, we hope to share the project with involved networks to increase visibility and impact. The website will be posted on Carrie Newell’s whale watching website, USC’s Joint Educational Project (JEP), working with 75 classrooms, will also have access to the curriculum for future purposes and the project will be shared with the National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), expanding the impact to 750 educators around the country and to the students those teachers impact.
United States
This project will , raise money to donate to research groups to further their studies to attempt to stop this from growing. And to get the word out to the community about the harmfulness to themselves and the animals of the lake, with the water conditions and quality of it.
United Kingdom
Our communities in the Highlands are coming together to raise awareness of an urgent issue, which not only threatens a specially protected habitat of an important bottlenose dolphin population, but is also threatening the endangered harbour porpoises and marine life as well as local bird colonies. In the area of highest density of our beloved dolphins (which attract thousands of tourists each year)- a proposal has been made to allow ship to ship oil transfers. Not only has this application been shown to lack any economic gain to our community, it has also been criticised by over a dozen experts and environmental bodies. In spite of heavy criticism from leading ecology experts and concerned bodies the application is still being pursued. Our community council held a meeting and the vote was unanimous against the proposals to allow this. We also instructed experts in the oil industry to review the reports and surveys and found the risk assessments to be flawed and grossly underestimating the impact on the dolphin families of the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Let alone the extensive impact on our local bird colonies and other wildlife, such as a humpback whale "Humpy"- spotted just yesterday at the very site of the suggested oil-transfers. With the UK government already under attack from EU courts over its failure to properly protect our marine mammals (especially harbour porpoise)- we as a community feel we must hold them accountable for the protection of these special creatures. We feel privileged to be able to walk just minutes from our homes at almost any day of the year and see the dolphins playing and interacting close to the shore. Everyone who has been here on holiday and witnessed it, feels how special that is. People come here on holiday, year after year to see them again. We really feel that the dolphins especially are our friends, and in fact their presence has brought an estimated £270million annually to our local economy through direct tourism and ecotourism. That's something we feel gives them a right to remain safe in their preferred habitat. The dolphins dont have a voice, so we want to give them one! We are fundraising and educating people locally about the plans so that we can rise together as a community to challenge this unnecessary threat to their environment. We hope to protect their home and ensure they are here for many generations to feel the special connection with them. We hope that we will win our plight to choose Nature over Profit.
United States
Our project will help people that fish catch fish, this is a great bait to fish with. Also it will help people that don't have much money to spend on fishing baits, buy our baits because they are going to be cheaper than what they are usually.
United States
On a weekend in late March, we will hold a conservation carnival! Winners of games will earn tickets towards a raffle of donated items. People can also purchase raffle tickets, and donations will be accepted. All funds raised will be donated to ReefCheck to further restore coral reefs.
Australia
I will introduce an idea to my class. The idea is, we will have a competition - whoever picks up the most rubbish, identifies it and has visual proof will win a prize. I will hand out sheets designed for identifying rubbish and going back to the source and asking them to stop polluting. I think the idea of a prize will get more people involved!

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