Belgium
Collect food that would be thrown away because it's not 'salable' anymore (but still perfectly eatable!) And offer a free lunch to 700 students!
United States
Students will construct a composting station that educates students on what is compostable and what is not. We will have a design competition in the middle school to encourage students to get involved in the process. In addition, students will also present to the school community the importance of our composting program and how composting will be done on campus. Each compost station will have a student volunteer who will help kids learn which items can be composted and then the buckets of compost will be taken to the school garden.
United States
By investing a lot of effort and planning into marketing and promotional advertisements, Eco Freaks plans to find innovative ways to get the North Hollywood community to reduce, reuse, and recycle. By connecting with the school's ASB Leadership, Eco Freaks will expand marketing through the production and dissemination of recycling posters. By reaching out to the Los Angeles Conservation Corps' Recycling, Eco Freaks will solidify a partnership with the Corps in hopes to receive profit from collected recyclables. By distributing recycling bins throughout all classrooms on campus, Eco Freaks hopes to promote good recycling habits. And by constituting a sustainability plan, Eco Freaks hopes to make recycling a permanent feature on campus.
United States
Our project will inform students of the physical and mental health benefits associated with gardening and how they can be change agents in their community. Our students are impacted by crime, poverty, and gang violence on a daily basis so in order to combat these daily stresses, that can hinder their educational experience, our project will provide a healthy escape for our students. Students will be taught proper care, maintenance, and upkeep of their garden by Mr. Lennahan our 8th grade science teacher. In the process of caring for the plants I hope for this to be a meditative experience for them too. Additionally, our project will encourage students to eat more healthy foods by informing them of recipes they can use their vegetables for. Further, our project will enhance our students overall learning outcomes by incorporating a more hands on learning experience through their interactions with the garden.
United States
Provide a gardening alternative for growing edible plants in an urban setting where community gardening space is limited.
United States
To date the Teaching Farm has focused on start-up and volunteer education. In the new year we plan to work hand in hand with teachers to assess their needs / wants for the garden so that it can be used to it's fullest potential. CREATE STUFF. GROW THINGS. INSPIRE OTHERS.
United States
To date the Teaching Farm has focused on start-up and volunteer education. In the new year we plan to work hand in hand with teachers to assess their needs / wants for the garden so that it can be used to it's fullest potential. CREATE STUFF. GROW THINGS. INSPIRE OTHERS.
United States
This will be the second year we do this. My environmental club and I would start picking one organization to donate to that has the same goals as us. We want to raise awareness for getting out more and involving nature in our daily day, especially for kids. We get absorbed by the technology. I also want to bring awareness to the people around my community about the necessity of the rainforests. Involving the kids allows the future of the nation to be cognizant of the world around us.
Australia
It is planned that it will become part of the teaching focus of the 2016 school year where each grade will be able to be a part of the project either through learning about growing organic vegetables, cooking and eating fresh produce and learning how fetillizers and mainstream production affect the local, national and international environment
United States
Students will be involved in social issues book clubs (especially those that deal with homelessness and poverty). They will continue to be involved independent-partner research activities where students will design their own goals and essential open ended research questions (assisted by the teacher, of course). Students will be involved in a variety of fiction and non-fiction reading from a variety of resources including the internet, magazines, books and more. I hope to have them make virtual or real visits to a food pantry or local institution that helps impoverished families. I hope they can interview people who once were homeless and turned their lives around. Students will participate in letter writing campaigns, create videos, petitions, and conduct school wide assemblies, alerting the school community about their issues and what we can do to help. In addition, they will create their own website that will feature a variety of articles, book reviews, blogs and more about their “Fly Away Home” and “Making a Difference” experiences. They will create a class magazine with feature articles about their causes (and which they can hopefully sell for a worthwhile cause) and build a new "Compassionate Kids" website. We also hope to have a palm oil free bake sale. Our culminating activity will be a musical fundraiser (based on a book about a “humane” cause) that will raise money for a charitable local organization that helps the needy population. In addition, each child will create a “Fly Away Home” scrapbook that will feature their responses to all activities with photos, articles, essays, reflections, book reviews and much more. They will invite the public to respond to their blog posts, videos and hopefully, receive responses to their letter writing campaigns and petitions. And we hope to raise a lot of $$$ with our musical fundraiser, palm oil free bake sale and sale of class magazine. They will continually self assess their learning with frequent personal reflections, partner activities and Socratic Seminar style class discussions that will take place throughout the process.

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