The grandchildren (now ages 4 and 6) help to choose plants, and they help to plant and care for them. They have selected fruit trees to grow and have specified which butterflies to try to attract to the garden. They help to water and to weed and to fill the bird-feeder.
I will write a potential plan, I will approach the P&C in relation to same and if same is approved will invite parents and students to participate. I will start with year 1 - 3 and then move to other years. If the P&C refuses I may approach the City Council for some space to implement the project.
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 are going to help the city of calabasas plants trees at a middle school in the community and represent Roots & Shoots from our school.
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 be hosting a panel discussion at the state capital which will include Dr. Laura Nelson, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, Jeff Silverstrini, Mayor of Millcreek, Robert Davies, Physicist at Utah State University, Anna Wilder, BYU Student and President of the Climate Change Club, and Mark Burdge, Senior Executive Consultant for Evergreen CEM. We will also have a virtual statement given by Congresswoman Mia Love, a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.
We would like to continue to offer this to the kids. Looking for funding, just to cover supplies. I am donating all my time.
The project will aim to implement the recycling of soft plastics with RedCycle. http://www.redcycle.net.au/ By adding bins specifically for soft plastics to work and school, delivering the waste to RedCycle bins, waste going to landfill will be reduced.
I plan to germinate five seeds indoors, and due to the cold and frosty weather, I will wait and place the plants outside when the weather is warmer. I also encourage you to try this project too! You could help even more by planting some species that are threatened in your area.
We will show it in the school library and hold a bake sale outside advertising the movie. Any kids wanting to see it after school could come to the movie and/or support the parks and buy things at the bake sale.