COMBATING TRADE IN AFRICAN PANGOLIN IN LAGOS STATE NIGERIA THROUGH CONSERVATION EDUCATION CLUBS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
THE PROJECT IS MEANT TO (1)CREATE AWARENESS OF THE ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF PANGOLIN ,TO (2)THE CONDEMN ILLEGAL TRADE IN PANGOLIN'S (3)TO CHANGE CHILDREN ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR TO TRADE IN PANGOLIN AND PANGOLIN PRODUCTS (4) TO SPREAD CONSERVATION MESSAGES THROUGH CHILDREN TO THE ADULT POPULATION AS AN AGENT OF CHANGE
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)
We are talking with professionals at the University of MI to see what are the possible ways that we can take initiative.
We will do this by clearing out an invasive specious in a small area in the park.
Our project will create shelter, food and give a water source to the bird population.
The project will create a discussion about the season, changes that happen during that season, how animals adapt, and how people adapt. The seasonal scene will ignite a creative response that the students will write and illustrate creating a seasonal class book.
Our project uses handkerchiefs as a unique tool to tell the world about the critical issue of deforestation. We use our project to communicate widely, but also to raise money for grassroots organizations (mostly indigenous) that are on the ground in places where forests (especially peat land forests) and the creatures that live in them are threatened. We raise money by partnering with local businesses that advertise on tourist maps we print on handkerchiefs. We also raise money through the sale of these handkerchiefs.
The Impact of Marine Mammals on the Arctic, Indigenous Communities and the Balance of Our Global Environment
We will learn more about marine mammals of the Arctic and use our community's Festival of Tree program to bring this information to individuals and families in our communities. To do this, we selected a children's picture book that focused on Arctic Marine Mammals and displayed it along side a decorated tree. This book contained many resources for more information in an appealing way to all ages. We decorated the tree with hand crafted, eco-friendly Arctic marine mammals and landscapes.
In the fall, our students will begin to evaluate the 1/2 acre plot to see how our spring planting succeeded. Along with Pheasants Forever, we will begin monitoring the flora and fauna found in our area and watch for the continued success of our native species. We hope to evaluate the soil as well as the amount of rainfall in the area. Once we have established our milkweed population, we hope to attract Monarch butterflies to the area to evaluate their numbers, tag and monitor them. Our students will be citizen scientists, collecting, evaluating and communicating the information to the Monarch watch team and to the community.
We will begin by writing up a mission and vision statement, as well as an impact goal. Then: - undergo a review of the current situation regarding the health and wellbeing of the elephants. - create and manage a mahout program empowering the mahouts to be support the conversation message the foundation - create business plan We expect it will take one year to create the foundational program