United Arab Emirates
We a group of 11 students from different Dubai based schools took part in the recent Give a Ghaf Tree planting program organized by Goumbook. We planted Ghaf seeds in memory of the Republic Day of India. This Republic Day is special to us as His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the Chief Guest in this historic event. This day will be long lasting in our memory. View the article published in Gulf News http://gulfnews.com/your-say/your-reports/planting-trees-for-a-greener-future-1.1977246
In May, we watched Jane's video on how the mineral mining in Africa is putting the indigenous communities of chimpanzees at risk. The teachers have sent out notices in our weekly newsletters to all parents about the project. Two baskets with a sign identifying them as the drop off sites have been placed in each building entrance. The devices collected will be mailed to the recommended recycling group in June.
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.
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 conduct student and family surveys about their knowledge of food desserts and neighborhood disparities before and after our project. At the end of the year, students who chose to work on the garden will present their work and research findings/community maps in a capstone presentation to families and community members, who we will then survey again to see if their knowledge has increased.
Our hopes are to pick out a variety of different native plants that have certain "roles". We will be able to weave baskets, create paints, make teas, medicines, foods, and much more. Our main goal is to create a safe, calming space, while learning about the natural world.
I will sell my art at www.pigtailsart.com. I will then donate it to my special fundrasing page. http://team.janegoodall.org/site/TR/Events/General?px=1295382&pg=personal&fr_id=1050 I hope to have the money raised by my 11th birthday!
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The project would take place in March, April, and May 2017 when Haiti Plunge high school youth teams will be on-site in Haiti to work on the project with their Haitian peers.
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