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Turning an empty lot into a lively educational native California edible and pollinator garden that serves students as an outdoor classroom, which also conserves water. Weekly workshops in crop cultivation will fulfill a CSA program that connects 400 low-income community members to farm-fresh produce yearly.
Tanzania
will work with the community hand to hand sharing information with the government and other members with in roots and shoots and Jane Goodall institute
United States
This year, we will be taking a trip to the Hansen's Agricultural Center to visit with their experts to see what they are doing to attract pollinators. After this trip, we will be 1) researching and planting other types of native plant species in our class garden to not only continue to attract Monarch butterflies, but other types of butterflies; 2) teaching our first grade study buddies about plant and butterfly life cycles and planting with them seeds to nurture into seedlings to take home and plant; and 3) creating new information placards to display in our garden so that all students, staff, and parents who pass by our garden daily will learn about our garden - why it is important, what is happening in it, how it is changing to meet the needs of a variety of butterflies, and what they can do in their own home gardens to expand our care towards butterflies.
United States
Our project will bring people of all ages together for a common goal in an effort to create a true community. The success of our garden, every year, and of the continuation of the program, depends on support, relationships, communication, compassion -- extremely useful skills in the real world. This garden project will give students unique opportunities for growth, creativity and learning. The opportunity to be in an outdoor classroom with a new environment to study applied math, science and art lessons (without really even knowing it)! This project will connect children to the earth, fostering an understand of the cycle of life, our place in it, the interconnectivity of people and the power of teamwork as well as the value of precious resources -- as basic as water and sunlight. Through support from the community, we will fully develop our native Californian garden to attract the beloved monarch butterfly with new plantings. Our second goal is to establish worm bins, composting and rain barrels.
Malaysia
I want this project to not only be informative but give the children a real chance to connect with water and understand how it is vital to their community. Being surrounded by water means they daily enjoy a range of water activities including the famous jetty jumping, combining the enjoyment they gain from water I want the project to encourage them to create ways we can improve wastage and understand shortages. An important way to involve the children and keep them interested will be to utilise the time we have to conduct the project through hands on activities and exploring as many aspects of water we can. I want to create a mixture of educating through fun activities such as learning how to make different types of bubbles, growing their own plants, scientific experiments, village related activities and so on. By conducting the classes this way I hope that the children will really understand the importance of water and how we can tackle the water wastage especially.
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We will be handing out wildflower seed packets as we teach about groundwater, native plants, and our GIPS Roots&Shoots mission.
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We will cut the asphalt next to our lunch area and build a rain garden on our parking lot campus to help mitigate flooding. The basin of our rain garden is a long swale that will also serve as access to the back of the garden. It will be covered in wood chips. We will use native plants wherever possible and select for seasonal appeal and habitat value. We will not use any pesticides or herbicides in our garden.
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We received grants from the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District to plant 50 plants between two schools in the community. We successfully worked together to plant the drought tolerant and native plants in garden areas at Lugonia Elementary and Barbara Phelps County School.
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Our project would impact the part of the beach that we cleaned, and will impact the sea life and birds in the area. This will also give a good example to the beach goers, so they can pick up their trash off the beach too. We planned a good day for our club to go and then publicized it with our school so we can have a lot of help.
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1. We have placed a blue recycling bin in every classroom and office in all of the buildings on the campus. 2. Environmental club officers have a floor of each building to monitor and to empty the bins. 3. Once a week the officers empty the classroom and office bins into a hallway bins. 4. The maintenance crew then empties the hallway bins into the bins outside. 5. The city of Milford picks up the recyclable paper once a week. 6. There are also recycle bins on the sports fields. 7. Recycling is required at every school event.

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