Beginning September 21 and Finishing at the end of November, 2015. The first week will be design. The second will be construction. The third will be planting. Plants will be edible, symbiotic and sustainable.
We are creating a "Pop Up" Garden. All teachers will have access to grow kits with engaging, exploratory activities. They will create satellite gardens all over our campus through the use of grow bags. Once we reach harvest then our community non-profit partner, Cooking With Gabby, will come in and cook the harvest with each grade level as a harvest meal. A group of students will train to be "master" gardeners after school and will support teachers using their grow kits.
We will trace our water sources in our area including going on a field trip as described: We could follow the water from Windsor Lake to the pumps at Diamond Valley Ballfields. The water leaves the lake and travels thru a set of meters then travels over catch grates and down to Chimney Park. There it is goes thru a diversion box where some of the water stays at and Eastman and the rest goes under a few houses and a few more diversion boxes where it stops at Diamond Pond where it can be pumped out to water the fields or returned to the ditch and back to the Poudre River. This will help our students to have a better understanding about the infrastruction of our water system. We will also have speakers that help them to better understand the current issue of building more storage for our water to keep it here in our area. They will also have the chance to be part of the Weld County Well Watch program that tests temperature, nitrates, disolved oxygen level, depth and pH. This knowledge will help them to decide how we want to inform our community on the effects of our water shortages. We ultimately want our students to have an overall awareness of our local water and their impact on their enviornment through their water usage and protecting our water. Through learning about the well, the water pump, and having access to the Poudre River, students will gain a better understanding and be able to share with our student body and the community the importance of water in our world.
5 months. 1. Total Economic Valuation of the fishing economy 2. Socio-economic Impact Assessment on the fishing and other riparian communities of Lake Turkana 3. Information Dissemination for Policy Influencing and Awareness Creation 4. Strengthening networks of Non State Actors around advocacy for adoption/exploration of alternative livelihoods options 5. Advocacy training Outcome 1: Increased and harmonized awareness concerning the socio-economic implications for the depletion of Lake Turkana fisheries on the fishing-dependent and other riparian communities Outcome 2: Policy support for the social and economic needs and priorities of the fishing communities of Lake Turkana Outcome 3: Enhanced local capacity for advocacy
Not only would students be able to quickly locate their nearest water fountains, but the analysis would show areas where fountains are lacking. My partner and I will map out all of the water fountains in accessible areas of the campus, including most lecture halls and other common areas. We will indicate the number of fountains, whether it is a hydration station or simply a fountain, the floor level of the fountain, and the building name. Using the total number of fountains at a particular point, we will be able to identify the distribution of fountains throughout the campus and areas where fountains are lacking.
My project will raise enough money to be able to provide some food, clothing and other necessary items for the fishermen who live in the Shenzhen region of the South China Sea. The project will also consist of interviews and about their children's education.
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.
This continuous program encourages students to source fresh, healthy alternatives, develop skills with garden maintenance and skills in the kitchen.
This year, we are focused on teaching our community about the agriculture and it's impact in our area. Our students have started to plan a community fair so that they can invite community members and families to learn about our community and it's agricultural history and influence. We will invite some of the speakers that we have used over the years to help present this information. Our school will have this fair as a half day during school hours so that our Roots & Shoots members can teach our school community all that they've learned. We will continue it into the evening so that families and the community can attend. This will also allow us to teach our community about our outdoor classroom that our Roots & Shoots members are helping to plan and build for our school.