This project aims to raise awareness about the effects of illegal use of poisoned baits in the natural environment, biodiversity and society. More specifically, we will educate students of semi-urban environments on the effects of pesticides against rodents on the trophic webs, using Tyto alba (Barn-owls) as a case study. Moreover, we will build and place nest-boxes around schools and provide students with instructions on how to build their own. In this way, we are setting an example on how rodent populations can be locally controlled by barn-owls rather than pesticides.
Gatherings for the London youth in Brick Lane, demonstrating their actions, giving them a platform to campaign on to the city workers.
My project will provide healthy food to our students and their family, as well as provide a wildlife way station area to increase biodiversity at our site. We plan on holding farmer's markets with a "take what you need, give what you can" philosophy. We also plan on educating our community about wildlife and how to support our native plants and animals. We would like to grow our garden as a community, and include not only our students but their families and community members as well. Our garden will provide hands on educational opportunities for students as well as a chance for them to support and help their community. In order to make this happen, we need to add drip lines and timers to grow our garden, and enable us to use water efficiently. We also need drip lines in order to sustain our garden over school breaks. We also would like to add additional edible and native plants in order to increase our ability to produce and harvest food for our students and their families.
Our goal is to create a pollinator garden as an outdoor learning environment to educate our students and community about the importance of pollinators on our food supply while helping to increase the pollinator population.