We will write an article about our project on our school website and newspaper asking pupils to join it. This program will run for 3 months, each week there will be a plan of activities we are going to do, so everyone can join it. The most active pupils will be awarded with precious gifts and a ticket to the cinema.
First we have to find a place for animals such as a shelter or a community center. Find a natural area in which we could plant trees and help our environment. Foster the right use of trash cans and recycling centers.
We meet once a week throughout the school year (Sept. - June)
We are going to identify several native butterfly species and then research the types of plants they eat. Then we are going to look up what those plants need to grow and be healthy and plant them around our backyard!
This project is to set up a playgroup where the focus of the play based learning is on animals and sustainability. The playgroup will educate young children, whilst also raising funds to make the NGO mei - Multispecies Education International, financially sustainable. The NGO (or Yayasan, as it is called in Indonesia) mei is committed to supporting the community to live with a biodiversity of animal species, but we recognise that the environment, people and animals are all interconnected so our education and community development program is based on an Eco-Health model. This means we support communities to have a healthy environment, and we care about the health and welfare of people, as well as animals. Our education and community development program is organised around 12 topics – Healthy Environment (Air, Water, Waste, Plant Biodiversity, Food, Energy), Healthy People (Culture, Language, Health & Well Being) and Healthy Animals (Animal Health, Animal Biodiversity, Living with Animals). We are currently building a new sustainable Multispecies Education Center in Bali, very close to the main entrance to Green School www.greenschool.org and we will be locating the playgroup there. We are due to open on 18th August and will offer 5 free scholarship places to local Indonesian children.
Domestic Animal: to provide students a classroom pet that responds to children. In the past a dwarf rabbit was our classroom pet for many years. Wildlife: Students create bird houses for observation. Hatch both praying mantis and butterflies. Students become aware of the interdependence of all life. Students plant and nurture various plants that support animal life.