United States
We have a small pollinator garden. We see many bees and butterflies including monarchs! We would like to expand our garden by planting more habitat. We would like to make it more of an exhibit so that our visitors could learn about the pollinators and how to create their own gardens. And finally, we would like to use our garden for science by participating in a research project on milkweed.
United States
We will collect mangrove seedlings, plant them in small containers. When they mature after several months we will plant them on the man mad and natural islands in our lagoon. We will need, soil, plant holders, and access to a boat.
United States
According to our most recent beach cleanup along the shores of Lake Erie, on Sept. 16, 2017, over 800 plastic straws where collected in just 3 hours! Many of our families attended this cleanup and are well-aware of the plastic straw dilemma. In addition, Kids for Positive Change Educator and Founder, Camille Licate, facilitated individual classroom programs about sharks, sea turtles and marine ecosystems to our 562, 4th and 5th grade students, in early September 2017. During this program, students learned how plastic straws, bags, bottles and balloons negatively impact marine life, and, more importantly, how what happens on the shores of Lake Erie can impact the Atlantic Ocean. Currently, students are working in Think Tank Teams and are researching marine species, the problems they are facing and coming up with plans of action to help the species. Some of our TTT are specifically focused on plastic pollution in our oceans, with a focus on plastic straws. We are implementing a plan of action, developed by one of our Think Tank Teams: This Plan of Action involves creating fact sheets about plastic straws and the negative impacts they have on marine life and visiting every local restaurant to "pitch" the "So Long Straw Campaign." Using raffle tickets, students will explain to restaurant owners and the city council, how patrons who opt out of a plastic straw will receive a raffle ticket. Once a week, there will be a drawing, and a patron can win a free drink, dessert or appetizer. For patrons that prefer a straw, another local organization, LEADERship Ashtabula County, has offered to donate paper straws to all local restaurants. Our "next steps" involve a meeting with the City Manager to put the plan of action in motion. Students will begin to create information sheets and flyers and practice how they will pitch the campaign to restaurant owners. We will have the students call the restaurant owners and set up a time to speak. Then, we will accompany a few students to the meetings. Our goal is to have the campaign in place, with the raffle ticket incentive, by or before January 2018, We will also film the students during the phases of this campaign and create a short video to share with our community and social media. Our goal with this video is to inspire other students to take action in their communities too!
United States
Eton Elementary wants to learn how we can help repopulate the bees by 1) creating a healthy environment that attracts bees, including vermiculture and gardening 2) creating a culture of recycling to maintain that habitat here at school and in our community, and 3) learning to maintain a healthy hive here in our school.
United States
Students will build birdhouses and plant flowers to attract bees, birds, and butterflies.
United States
The Gladstone Indian Education students will participate by visiting our own Lake Michigan as well as the nearby rivers and Bay. They will sit for a half hour and journal every animal and insect that comes to the water to drink. They also will have to look up the message that each of these animals bring to them. Since in the Native Tradition, it is said that each animal is a messenger and carry a message for those who come across it's path. Then, the students have to share their findings with their classroom, parents, and teachers. For their parents, this is a very important piece of information, since many of those parents, grandparents and great grandparents lost the traditions during the boarding school era. This is a message that needs to be delivered through our messengers, for the messengers. Water is Life. Take care of our precious resource. Chi-Miigwetch (Big-Thank You)
United States
We would like to help remedy poor soil quality by providing nutrients back into the soil through adding worms and compost. Adding Earthworms into our garden soil will help decompose dead organisms and increase the quality of the soil. Composting will also help our school be more sustainable.
United States
We will organize and participate in a shoreline clean-up with our friends, families and members of our community.
Tanzania
WHY BIRDLIFE CONSERVATION PROJECT IN MAFIA DISTRICT In expanding cities and towns, the demand for land often outweighs conservation issues; forest and scrubs are cleared, wetlands are drained and pollution flows into rivers. Both humans and wildlife suffers. It is well known that birds are indicators of the health of the environment which in turn affects the health and wellbeing of the human population. The major threats to indigenous birds in the cities and towns are lack and quality of suitable habitats and the super abundance of house crows. There are numerous ways to combat both these problems where the distribution of Indian House Crow has extremely increasingly after ceased of huge project of House Crow Eradication where conducted with Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism incorporate with Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania (WCST). In coastal region, birds and human needs shade from sun. For the birds, the presence of forest and also provide them with protection from predators and sheltered nesting sites, barbets, kingfishers, parrots needs tree, holes for nesting. Palm swifts nest under older palm leaves. So far there is no any organization or group which deals with birdlife conservation on Mafia Islands that is why Mafia Ornithological and Research Centre established in order to raise awareness on conservation and environment so youth and individuals can cross their fingers in conserve nature of Mafia. Trees and dredger flowers, shrubs also provide perches and food for varieties indigenous birds, flowers attract the tiny iridescent sun birds and seeding the colorful finches. The black- headed heron will stalk through long grass looking for snakes and frogs. A well-planted school ground garden or school ground could indeed become a bird heaven. Birds conservation, therefore urges the global community to do the following:-  Create incentives for the poor countries to limit their emissions while safeguarding their bare right to development;  Ensure capital REDD include provision for conservation biodiversity and incorporate local communities;  Transfer existing and new adaptation technology measures and provide support for south-south knowledge transfer;  Build capacity for poor countries, especially those in Africa to engage and benefit from climate change financial mechanisms; and  Integrate climate change initiatives into national MDG–based sustainable development plans as of their contribution to global adaptation and mitigation. PROJECT OBJECTIVES (i) To identify birdlife environmental habitat and conserve the areas; (ii) To develop and promote birds watching tourism and conservation; (iii) To identify and monitor birds breeding areas in Mafia district of coastal region; (iv) To identify birds species existence and create conducive environment to attract more incoming birders; (v) To empower Mafia district indigenous to care birds and their natural environment. (vi) To prepare data and checklist for the whole islands and provide regular training into primary and secondary schools in Mafia. (vii) Conducting weekly Saturday birdwatching through the selected site from birdwatchers (viii) Establishment of birding and Tourism information Centre for the all hotels, lodges and campsites in Mafia. PROJECT ACTIVITIES (i) To identify birds existence and breeding areas in the Mafia Islands of coastal region; (ii) To identify fifteen (15) birds guides and conduct training of birds guiding; (iii) To conduct workshop for birds environmental conservation in nine villages; (iv) To develop and publish promotional materials of birds watching tourism. (v) To conserve all wetlands resources as well important bird area on Mafia. PROJECT OUTCOME (i) Identified number of bird species existing in Mafia Islands of coastal region will be known. (ii) Identified nine villages for birds’ conservation breeding areas/sites in three districts of the coastal region will be known. (iii) Identified nine villages for training of 270 villagers on birdlife environment conservation areas/sites will be trained. (iv) Identified fifteen (15) bird guides to be trained on birds watching tourism in three districts of the coastal region will be known. (v) Additional tourism new product of birds watching in the coastal region. (vi) Increased government revenue through birds watching tourism. (vii) Create self-employment for 15 birds’ guides in the three districts of coastal region. (viii) The number of 4500 birds watching promotional materials (brochures, leaflets, posters and booklets) will be produced and disseminated in different tourist centers in Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Arusha and Zanzibar.
Belgium
I will give talks to high school students and university students.

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