Our project will involve our whole family and we have already started planting / spreading seeds of native flowers. Our project is to attract and help feed birds, bees and butterflies, as we are aware that they are under severe pressure due to their habitats being destroyed due to human interference. We have put in a bird bath, feeders, roosting pockets, a nesting box and we are currently germinating our milkweed flower seeds in the fridge for Monarch butterflies. We will plant and make abundant flowers and herbs, we will especially plant more basil plants as the hummingbirds and bees loved our basil plants last year. We've also planted apple trees and we do need these little beauties to pollinate them. We help feed them and keep them safe and they will help feed us, by pollinating our trees and vegetable and fruit garden. We have sowed multiple trays of seeds for vegetables and flowers and they are currently in a warm laundry room with abundant sunlight as we cannot plant them just yet as it is too cold. Due to the bird feeders we have already in our garden we are getting quite alot of little feathered visitors. We will keep you posted as we move along with our project.
TThis project is related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focussing on Global Goal 15 (Life on Land). The participating students and teachers (Fantastic Forest Explorers!) will be supporting the Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education, and Conservation charity, helping to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment. It is a cross-curricular CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) project that aims to teach subject content and skills as well as the English language to children of 3rd/4th Primary level (8-9 years old) and is adaptable for all levels of Primary education. It incorporates science, mathematics, drama, music, arts and crafts, cookery and outdoor learning. Students will explore their local forest, discover flora and fauna and the negative impacts that humans can have on woodland environments and seek solutions. We will invite an expert speaker from the Jane Goodall Institute to introduce them to a different type of forest in another part of the world and learn about the plight of the chimpanzees. By the end of the project, the students will understand the importance of the forest and the reasons why we need to look after it for current and future generations. They will be able to demonstrate this, sharing their knowledge and ideas with the local community by performing a theatre sketch of The Gruffalo (by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler).
My project would help my family and the environment. I will do it by asking to put a Mulch trash can for lunch and it will be sold for money for our school.
We will begin planting seeds this month and will distribute as soon as they are ready to be planted outdoors and the risk of frost is over.
A group of students of undergraduate classes surveyed the bird communities in a city college campus during the Great Backyard Bird Count Event (GBBC) Campus Bird Count 2018. They could identify around 30 species of birds during their 4 day bird count. Now they wish to create bird baths and would like to create small spaces for their wild counterparts. They also will be monitoring bird count after placing the bird baths
9-10 years old students learned about orangutans and the need to save them in Indonesia where they have become an endangered species due to illegal logging for palm plantations. This was followed by attending a lecture by Anne E. Russon, an expert on the subject. The students got inspired by the work done by her with BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) and decided to raise funds to adopt two baby orangutans. Over next few weeks, they made products out of recycled materials and set up a bazaar for the school community. The funds raised from the sale was used to adopt two baby orangutans for a period of two years. The bazaar was also used as an opportunity to spread awareness about conditions of orangutans. Students now plan to visit their adopted orangutans in Borneo to first-hand see, how these animals are being taken care of.
I will create a video and project board and share it with around 52 kids in my fifth grade class. I will also post my video here to bring awareness to Roots and Shoots members from all over the world.
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
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.
We are going to put on a fundraiser to raise money to help us get supplies to clean up the desert and plant new growth behind our school. We will need shovels to dig, soil, gloves, seeds and plants, and trash bags.