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My project will address the issue of reusing things to make enjoyable toys for animals as well as making a book share at the zoo that the visitors can donate books as well as take and read while at zoo. My project will also include raising butterflies and teaching the public about how the grow, benefit the environment, and mainly educate them about the importance of butterflies as well as what types of plants you can plant in your garden to help them and provide a home for them. I am in the student volunteer at the LA Zoo so I will be achieving this project with some of the other student volunteers. I will do this by asking for donations of books from the other student volunteers and my friends at school.
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We will urge our local grocery stores and restaurants to reduce their reliance on single use plastic while offering information to the community about equally convenient alternatives. One of the activities we would like folks to participate in is a trash audit where we will tally the trash and find who is responsible for creating the waste found in our city. We will also educate people about starting their own kitchen compost while speaking at city hall meetings to propose adding compost bins to the community's trash collection. To learn more about our local waste facilities we will attend a tour of the current recycling facility and ask questions regarding composting. We plan to educate the public at our weekly farmers market in September about Food Literacy month (becoming aware of the effect our food has on our health, animals and the environment) and Hunger Month (awareness for the global hunger crisis) and come up with ways we can reduce our food waste and give back to those in need. Providing information such as 40% of food grown is wasted and that ironically we grow enough crops to feed 10-11 billion people which would solve world hunger, however, it is mostly fed to livestock, which leads to hazardous green house gas emissions. Offer some food for thought around food! Then we would like to wrap this all up by creating a community garden. Where the community can learn to grow their own food, and foster a stewardship of the land with provide many opportunities for connection, education and beautification.
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We have a lot to learn before we can build and plant our garden. First grade students will study measurement in math, and build models of the garden beds they would like to create. Through this process they will solve problems and make adjustments to decide on what type of garden we will make. In science they are mapping the sun, and they will figure out what type of plants they can plant based on the amount of sun we get throughout the day. We will then bring in organic farming experts to teach us about how to protect our plants and wildlife when planting a garden. Once we have learned all of this and more, we will take on a building project with the help of a woodworking expert, then planting, and celebrating!
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The 16 students will work with our Technology teacher and students to measure for, design, cut, construct, and install the shelving that was not included in the greenhouse. Once the shelves are installed, the students will begin growing plants and performing inquiry activities throughout this time. Once matured, flowering plants will be transferred into our Pollinator Garden, while vegetables will be used to create healthy recipes tbaf we will prepare in the Home Economies kitchen.
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The project seeks to get every house in Coleraine a small plant, if all goes to plan I'm going to enlist the help of the council and a few local garden centers! Hopefully we will have enough plants donated to us to complete this task by the end of next month preferably in a smaller amount of time.
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Please watch our film and share with your schools and public administrators about planting native plants for pollinators in school gardens and public places. Find out how on our page. Jane Goodall and Roots and Shoots are one of our partners. www.pollinatorsunderpressure.org
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We are going to improve two areas on either side of the steps that lead up to our school. We are going to consider the drainage issues and potential plants that can enhance these areas while being conscious of the environmental impact on the landscape.
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My 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 classes learned that seed balls made gardening easy, fun, and accessible. They learned that seed balls grow endangered wildflowers needed by pollinators, protect seeds from wind, birds, squirrels, and other critters, and has easy dispersal for more uniform coverage. So, they hand-rolled approximately 1,000 seed balls and shared them with their families and friends by distributing the seed balls with planting directions (the “guerilla” method of tossing the seed balls while hiking was the most popular to write about!) to entire school to take home to plant in their gardens. Many of my 2018-2019 class got to take these seed balls home as second graders and came into my third grade class at the beginning of this year not only wanting to make more seed balls, but teach our school something about our garden through a mural. So, my 2018-2019 class’ plan of action is to not only make more seed balls to share with our school community, but also to work with our 5th grade classrooms who are planning to help create the mural as part of their legacy gift to the school when they promote in the spring.
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Still in planning...but talking about adding hives, educating people on bees, planting more orchards or fruit trees and flowers.
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Our project will put the final touches on a year long endeavor by our students to raise community awareness of recycling by: reducing, reusing and recycling trash into an artistic sculpture.

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