We are going to clean up our senior trail at school. We will publicize to students that need community service hours in hopes to clean up the trail more.
so basically every government has a parks department so what we do is we raise money for play set equipment and then we go to a less fortunate community and we build a park.
A group of us will get together after school and pick up trash using gloves, bags, and long-handled tongs and snake catchers during one of our regularly scheduled R&S club meetings.
The target demographic is women in their freshman and sophomore years of high school when they are starting to consider the possibility of college and potential career paths. Our program will give a group of 5-10 girls the opportunity to acquire hands on experience working in a wildlife rescue. They will come in once or twice a month to build skills in animal husbandry and enrichment, learn about the zoological field and be guided through the mentorship of female animal curators at the Rescue. The girls will also work on a scientific project in which they will be instructed to study a specific animal and devise a suitable enrichment activity. For example, a puzzle with food rewards for monkeys. They then can create a report or presentation for science classes, or science fairs, etc. In addition to career development, our program will provide a therapeutic outlet to girls who may have difficulties at home, or in their communities. Working with animals and spending time in nature has been proven to reduce stress, aid in depression, and boost mood. This experience will help these girls to develop team-working skills, encourage female empowerment, become environmentally conscious and moreover, get them focused and inspired for their future.
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.
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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).
All of us will contribute the blacktop every Friday, putting in our time and money, and devote ourselves to getting this project done. We are planning on using PVC pipes to create the soccer goals. We are also going to repaint the blacktop lines, and possibly fix our basketball hoops.
To create a wildlife habitat for Carolina Chickadees.