Cleanup days; Educate ourselves about the problem and solutions; Provide education at local Earth Day events; Sponsor a local student poster contest to promote awareness of decreasing litter/proper disposal of trash; Print t-shirts promoting Clean Lakewood Parks
we will pick up pieces of rubbish that we see lying around, and put them in the bin. if we have a plastic bag handy, we will put the rubbish in there.
This will promote awareness about the use of plastics and will take the form of an educational exhibit
STEM outdoor learning Students will learn about 12 Earth Day comprehensive issues that affect the health of our communities Younger aged students will enjoy center stage music, art, simple messages, games and educational booth activities that focus on earth day themes
We are currently undergoing a large classroom remodel to provide more local young learners the opportunity to enroll in our program and connect to nature while learning to care for our planet! We want to make a classroom that is environmentally friendly, using resources that are responsibly resourced or recycled. A large part of our remodel is focused on bringing the outdoors indoors so that our explorations can continue once inside the classroom walls. We plan to create a large discovery center area with space for students to observe elements of nature and record their observations within their personal nature journals.
We will generate pamphlets to educate people about reuse and recycling that can benefit animals. We will hand out the pamphlets to our community. We will focus on straws and plastic bags. For the first people that arrive, we will provide them with a reusable bag or a reusable straw.
After several brainstorming sessions we narrowed our idea down to recycling mismatched lost socks to create homemade snowmen (decorated with recycled materials) to deliver to the local retirement communities. The snowmen will be two-fold; a winter decoration stuffed with birdseed to be feed to wildbirds come the first day of spring!
Kalkie State School student Tara Keightley won the Capricorn Film Festival #lovethereef category award with her ‘OnePlastic Bag’ Film - the damage even one plastic bag can do. https://www.facebook.com/KalkieStateSchool/videos/1178846085579697/ She filmed presented and created a film.
Our wish for this project is to increase community awareness on how to properly recycle and keep our parks clean both for humans and wildlife.
We have been viewing "Plastic Ocean" during our club meetings for about 30 minutes at a time. We have one last viewing left!