The project will not only beautify our school landscape but it will teach our students all the steps involved in designing, preparing, and planting native plants. The project will bring our community, parents, and students together in creating a drought tolerant garden.
Our project will be to put art on the storm drains, put screens cover them, have trash cans around them, have poop bags provide for the community to prevent contamination of the water, and have trash compacters installed where trash cans commonly get over filled. We will do all this by first taking pictures of the main visible storm drains around our school. We will make a map and pick the ones that get the most foot action. We will contact the city about getting permission to do art on the storm drains. We will start small to get some awareness on what we are doing. Once we hit our first storm drains we will then expand our efforts toward the other issues by reaching out to our local city council member, church, Play Ground of Dream (POD) and Youth Policy Institute (YPI) for more support.
After surveying problems on our campus, it was decided by the students that we needed to address the fact that all water from rains was being directed to a nearby wash were the water was then lost to the ocean. Additionally, we decided that the campus needed some beautification. It was determined that we could meet both goals with this project.
Students to create a design by mapping a selected site for a drought tolerant garden. Students will work in groups to draw/sketch the selected area for the drought tolerant garden. The mapping will assist in the planting stage.
We will organize to create cigarette disposal units and place them at no cost throughout the community.
[POR] Infelizmente, estou sozinho por enquanto e não tenho um projeto ou plano de ação contra essas décadas de indiferença política. Minha esperança é conseguir um luz aqui sobre possibilidades e estratégias, para dar início a alguma ação : ] [ENG] Unfortunately I’m alone by now, and I don’t have neither a project or plan of action against these decades of political indifference. My hope is to find some light here about possibilities and ways of action, to start some effective action : ]
We will be watering the oak trees weekly and weeding and caring for the grove on an ongoing monthly basis.
Students will make observations of the nature around them, participate in educational activities at each site, and learn about projects that protect nature. At each site they will document their experience in an explorer logbook and be encouraged to share their stories on a personal blog. From each field trip they will also take a series of follow up activities they can do at home that are connected with the lessons from each experience.
I am going to create public signs around my neighborhood and go door to door with my mom, passing out information about alternative ways to wash cars.
River clean up.