Our project will help to educate the students with their families and spread the word of conserving water by incorporating in my lesson the conservation of water.
We will attract community residents with the 6 bands and multicultural dance troupes performing, the varied vendors - including companies and resources presenting Peace initiatives, environmental initiatives, handmade items, and refreshments. We have a silent auction of items donated by folks in the community, and an art show where local artists create peace dove themed art. We will also invite all to plant a plant in honor of a loved on in the Chakra Garden at the Jackson Ranch, where the event is held. We are currently seeking T-shirt and Goody Bag sponsors.
We mapped our quad and identified where there currently are pollinators. We want to go to the Theodore Payne foundation on a field trip to learn more about native plants and purchase some pollinator-friendly plants. Taking that information we will remap the quad to identify if we have native plants in the quad. Then we will plant our pollinator-friendly plants in one of the flower beds on our quad.
Our school will create a medicine wheel outdoor space in two phases. 1. Hard scaping working with the school forest, wetland and traditional grassy areas and playground to create a nature space. 2. Classroom projects; planning and planting 4 areas, earth, wind, fire and water, to correspond with the medicine wheel. 3. Education, understanding and leading our community of learners through the next years to sustain our water, soil, plants and animals respecting nature and our role and interrelationships within the web to all living and non living elements.
Students will measure the water quality indicators in the Glendale Narrows area of the LA River, and log what wildlife they observe. Using this information, they decided they wanted to teach the middle school students on our campus about the history of the river, how to tell if the water is healthy, and how to become a steward themselves. They are writing four 20-minute lesson plans that they will deliver to the middle school students. Students will work for 2 months on this project: sampling water and looking for indicator species, researching the history of the river, planning and delivering lessons, and designing a waste reduction program. We will collect data on the amount of diverted waste at our school site and continue to monitor the water quality/species in the river to compare the data.
To share information about the Roots & Shoots program with middle school students and staff in our area and to highlight our current projects.
We will be initiating a project that will grow food for human consumption without needing soil. We have studied this system, its requirements, and procedures, as well as its benefits. This goal will be accomplished by creating a small scale aquaculture farm. It will grow food for use by students in the classroom to create healthy meals.
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Throughout the month of March, we implemented different activities such as Meatless Mondays, vegan food contests and water challenges. We planned these in our three Roots & Shoots groups and promoted the events throughout Green Month.
My project will involve creating awareness through adventure, social media and personal conversations on the alarming rate of water, land and air pollution in the region. It will also involve nature conservation campaigns working together with other local organizations involved in environmental conservation. I look forward to paddle board the Nile river from Lake Victoria. It being the longest river in Africa, a very big population and species depend on it for survival. Its origins are also very important. I hope to in particular create awareness on conserving the Nile basin in East Africa and its sources (Mau eco-system and Mara river Kenya/Tanzania) which host most of the wildlife in the region and a great source of revenue in the region through tourism. The project will target involvement of the youth from colleges, community organizations and other institutions who will be motivated and engaged in litter collection, adventure for nature conservation as well as afforestation exercises. They will also be trained on recycling and up-cycling of artificial products plus use and production of traditional products.
Participate in a school assembly and create a school-wide poster campaign. We will also engage with students from the lower forms in oceanic protection as well as debate forums in extra-curricular activities for older students.