United States
We borrowed a water shed model from SCARCE ( an environmental organization) and with student helpers, presented to the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. We showed how everyday life contributes to pollution of our lakes and rivers.
United States
Students are working on a water conservation project. They are using an approach created by Project Citizen. First, they will research the problem. They will look at issues involving our statewide drought, as well as clean water problems effecting other parts of the world. Next, students will research alternative strategies to solve this problem. Their research will include both local strategies that they can implement as students, and global approaches to this issue. The third stage involves the creation of our policy. It will be divided into two sections - one focused upon global approaches, and the other upon local strategies. Finally, students will design an Action Plan to implement their policy. This action plan will include the creation of a PSA (public service announcement) encouraging water conservation. They will create pamphlets and iBooks to promote their ideas. Additionally, students will present a power point to share their information with our entire school community.
United States
We are just starting this year and we hope to education one class and have the word spread to the rest of the grade level and then take the information home. We are meeting with students 1 - 2 times per month due to time constraints.
Costa Rica
The Path of the Tapir Biological Corridor project was begun in the year 1990. The primary promoter of the project was and still is the Asociación de Amigos de la Naturaleza del Pacifico Central y Sur. We have carried out environmental education in the schools, have encouraged land owners to allow forest to regenerate naturally in the areas of their properties where they don't have any development (especially along rivers and streams), and have pressured the government to enforce the laws that regulate construction and development. The project has seen a great deal of success. Many species of wildlife have returned to areas where they haven't been seen for years. These include three species of monkeys, pumas, scarlet macaws, and there have been sporadic reports of tapirs and jaguars.
Bahamas
There is a local public beach which is commonly littered with garbage. This garbage ranges from small plastic bottles to pieces of boats. My family will join me armed with garbage bags to remove the garbage. The beach will look better, the garbage will not re-enter the water and wildlife will no longer be threatened by these particular pieces of garbage.
United States
We plan to educate our community about why dog waste can be so harmful, and provide them with resources to make the process easier. We think that by reaching out to a local official and convincing them to spend time and resources on this issue, we can make the maximum impact. We have been researching the negative effects of dog waste, the occurrence of uncleaned up dog waste in our community, and how people can do this more effectively.
United States
Students from our Earth and Recycling committees in our Arroyo IB Student Ambassador group will work with Curiosity Quest's Joel Greene http://www.curiosityquest.org/ to educate themselves about how to water audit a front yard. They will then take this knowledge and apply to an actual home. They will work together to adjust water timers, add mulch to planter areas, and change out leaky or wasteful sprinkler heads. All their work will be a part of a new PBS program called "Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers." This has the potential to impact millions of viewers!
United States
To keep trash out of the waterways.
United States
Students will write and rehearse a PSA which will be filmed at our local cable TV station.
United States
Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining in which entire mountains are literally blown up -- and it is happening here in America on a scale that is almost unimaginable. But mountaintop removal can be stopped -- with the help of people like you. Sign the pledge here: http://ilovemountains.org/act/ The Clean Water Protection Act is a bill in the US House of Representatives which will sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining by protecting our headwater streams, where our rivers, like the Mississippi and the Ohio, are born. Over 2,000 miles of streams have already been buried and polluted. But we can stop this. Contact your Representative today and ask them to become a cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act. To learn more about the Clean Water Protection Act visit www.ilovemountains.org/clean-water-protection-act

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