Bringing awareness of sustainability to our community through education programs and projects that are fun for all ages. School Outreach project Plastic Bag committee Community garden
To share Dr. Goodall's message of hope, connection, and peace.
We learned about the plight of the African Elephant in class as part of our regular learning experiences. This led us to wanting to do something to protect the elephants. We researched which groups in Africa were helping the elephants and found Amboseli Trust for Elephants (ATE). Because we had seen a series on elephants at Amboseli, we decided to explore ATE further. We found out that to save the Amboseli elephants from poaching and human/elephant conflict, it was vital to have the support of the local Maasai people. This, in turn, led us to researching the Massai culture. We contacted ATE and found out that one of the ways they work with the local people is by providing Eductional Scholarships for the youth so they can become leaders of the future. We decided that we wanted to support the education of girls because without an education, a Maasai girl's life can be very difficult. Also if there are funds available, the Maasai tend to educate their boys before their girls. It is our belief that girls should be afforded the same educational opportunities as boys. We will raise funds by having a band day, making popcorn and having money boxes in the classrooms. We will make a powerpoint presentation to be shown to the entire school about the plight of the African Elephants and the reason we are raising funds.
We will learn from University of Nebraska-Lincoln entomologists about solitary bees and how to increase their habitats. We will then synthesize that information with things we research on our own from the web and books. Finally, we will share that information at a teen program for the Grand Island Public Library.
This project will educate people on the risks by getting communities involved and presenting PowerPoint and presentations at schools. This project will pull together like minded people through social media platforms and give the people a voice.
We held bake sales, coin collection drives, sold t shirts and popcorn in order to support Dr. Ating in his efforts to save the forest in the Lore Lindu National Park in Sulawesi.
We hope to raise money to support the Tchimpounga Youth campaign.