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Roots & Shoots students will create laminated field guides in an age-appropriate manner, with only the more commonly encountered species going into an Infant/3-5s guide, while adding additional species as the students become more adept at identifying field marks. The flora, fauna, and fossil field guides will help in assisting teachers with factual information and pictures to share with their students while hiking the nature trails on our campus. Also, other family members that hike with their children will be able to use the field guides on the trails.
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Rain barrels were placed near our “Lasagna Garden”, “Keyhole Garden”, and soon to be built greenhouse and compost area. Roots & Shoots students prepared the new garden space and participated in the process of attaching the rain barrels to our gutters. A composting program began in the primary classrooms and cafeteria. Kitchen waste was collected to create the layers that make up a lasagna garden. Roots & Shoots students layered the “greens and “browns” then added top soil. Our new garden space inspired several High School students to create their own sustainable garden on campus. A High School led greenhouse project and compost bins are now in the building phase. Additional rain barrels will collect rain near our pollinator gardens which incorporate native plants to attract bees and butterflies including the Monarch Butterflies that migrate through Oklahoma. Roots & Shoots students planted Lantana and Pentas around our established perennial plants. Now we have a sustainable garden on campus and we can use the rain barrel’s water collection system to keep our summer crops alive and ready for harvest next fall.
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We are inviting all of the families in our homsechool cooperative and the members of the Boys and Girls Club where we meet weekly to add to our Roots and Shoots "Making a Difference" chain. It is Roots and Shoots goal to do things that support our human community, the animal community and the environment. Each time anyone participates in an activity that accomplishes one of those goals we are going to invite them to add it to our chain. It is a good way to see how every individual makes a difference. We are going to display the completed chain at our showcase at the end of this semester.
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My project will include/begin with my Roots and Shoots group advertising for people at my high-school to bring in their old electronics which will be collected in collection boxes throughout the school and in our student center bringing awareness to our cause amongst the community to then have the items be recycled.
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On a monthly basis, using a checklist students will carry out a bio-diversity and environment check of Sungei Ulu Pandan, and will submit a report on the state and well-being of the environment to the authorities. In doing so, the students are the eyes of the authorities on the ground.
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We will begin by doing research and growing plants to give to classrooms. We will adopt classrooms and share the information in a school wide assembly. Then we will show our final project with posters and fliers by distributing them on Earth Day-Aprill 22, 2015.
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Our students will create and present engaging lessons for younger kids that teach them about environmental topics. We will have 10-15 booths run by student groups of 6-10 students each. Each booth will promote or educate a different topic that will educate kids about environmental topics. Example of past topics are listed below. Our students (grades 9-12) research each of these topics, develop a short lesson, create informational sheets and posters, create a script and talking points, gather materials, and practice. A small committee of our Green Team club advertises to the Arcadia community and all the schools by making flyers, posting announcements in bulletins, reaching out to all of our districts schools, and posting to social media including facebook, twitter, and instagram. This committee designs and prints the passport to be used by all of the volunteer groups and organizes the other campus clubs (Sierra, Campus Environmentalists, Red Cross, Affinity for Animals, and Kare4Kids) in 3 preparation and planning meetings before the LAEEF event. Examples of booth topics: IPM Ladybugs, Preying Mantis, mosquito fish oh my Aquatic Animals and ecosystems (fish, snails, elodea, newts, tadpoles) Native and Endangered animals - Desert Tortoise, Big Horn Sheep, Rosy Boa, Birds? Natural Disasters (Climate Change increasing flood/hurricanes/etc) Diseases and Environmental Justice (Disease prevention in developing world) Wind Eneregy (Make pinwheels) Decomposition (Worm Composting) - Kare4Kids Club Seed Bombs (Native plants that attract pollinators) Watter Bottle Hydroponics (No room - No problem! Grow veggies indoors) Current and Alternative Energies (Power for the future!) -Campus Environmentalists Not Everything that looks like trash goes in the trash! (Sorting your trash) Campus Environmental Tragedy of the commons - Goldfish Activity
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I will only have one day in the classroom with these students so we will need to work quickly! My idea is to use the melody of a popular song that everyone knows and change the lyrics - I will have some recording equipment with me so by the end of my time with them we should be able to make some recordings. Then I will complete the song and send it back to the class so they can share it with their community!
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Our Roots & Shoots groups coordinates an annual moth night each year. In 2013, we gathered in our backyard. In 2014, we collaborated with the National Park Service and gathered on the beach within the park boundaries. We will continue to take part each year and in doing so increase awareness and appreciation for these nocturnal pollinators.
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we r going to distribute the plants on the festival.. we will distribute the plant for more than 100 people........... so atleast our locality will have a greenery..........

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