The main goals are: To create a project board including similar information to my power-point, and a sign-up sheet for local kids to join my project! I also hope to reach at least 100 people. Young adults will be able to come to my stand and learn about the importance of taking care of the Earth. The word will spread through my community as I present my project board at local events around my town. Though, if my project starts to take off, I will probably expand beyond my community in order to reach a larger group of children. In order to make an even greater impact, in order to save everything I, and all nature lovers, care about.
Children in our Title One School have little time outside and very few opportunities to interact with nature. We will collect a team of volunteers (teachers, administrators, students and families) to clean out the trash, weed and mow, purchase moveable parts to encourage creative play, purchase and post materials to enhance knowledge of nature, including; trees, plants, bugs, animals and birds. We will create rules and policy regarding upkeep, including; weeding, bird feeders, and rules respecting all living things. We will install trash and recycling containers, purchase a rain barrel to reuse water, we will secure a donors choose to purchase the materials to build a small fish pond and will include the person who does gardening in the city to help with the organic garden and its upkeep.
The main goals are: to create a power-point that I will present to students at local schools, and to reach at least 100 people. I will mostly spread the word through my power-point that will be presented to a young crowd of students. Though, if my project starts to take off, I will probably expand beyond my community in order to reach a larger group of children. In order to make an even greater impact, in order to save everything I, and all nature lovers, care about.
The Oakley Park Roots & Shoots leaders will research what plants are good for our zone, research a healthy habitat for our animal visitors and research the benefits of learning outdoors. We will then implement our findings by planting new plants, building a heathy habitat for our mother duck and other animals and last we will educate our school on the importance of outdoor class time.
Holiday Program at All Life Matters Sanctuary. A group of 16 to 18 children will be attending a holiday program at All Life Matters. The adult supervisor will assist the children in following the Roots and Shoots 4-step formula over a period of one week. Children will tour the facilities, be introduced to the various animals, be shown videos of Every Living Thing animal sanctuary in Dar es Salaam as well as Animal Ambulance rescue in Johannesburg. They will interview the various people working at the sanctuary, including the director, Moira. Once fully engaged they will map out the farm, observe areas that require improvement (this will also come from the various interviews on site). Children will decide on a short term remedy to complete during the holiday camp as well as long term ideas to continue supporting the animal haven following the service learning ethos of Roots and Shoots.
We will announce Beach, Jungle, & Cenote clean up days, gather with trash bags, and clean up trash with gloves. We would love donations of gloves and plastic bags! Then, we will have a party at the end to celebrate, sharing food that participants bring. Kids will be the focus but of course adults are welcome (& necessary for support).
We will buy trash picker uppers and we'll walk the Sammamish trail with gloves on and garbage bags and our trash picker upper and we'll clean up litter that we see.
Change the habits of people through example. It is a community service project. If I see garbage that "someone" throws, I take a picture of it, I pick it up, I throw it where it belongs and I take a picture again. Using the layout application I upload them to a facebook group called: Leave it better that what we found. It's a closed group were I try to encourage people to do the same or at least think twice before throwing waste on the street.
We are going to sell succulents during the city's environmental forum. The theme this year is on native gardening in your home. The proceeds will go toward implementing a native garden at school.
We will shape our garden into a place where birds and bees feel welcome and find a safe haven. With the intention to recreate a natural habitat, enriched with plants, flowers and waterfall,... that benefite their health and natural way of being. While enjoying the realization of this project as well as seeing the wildlife flourish, we also would like to give an example to inspire others to create their own B-Garden.