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Our project will teach others about the importance of having a healthy watershed. Students will create watershed models to educate students and parents at our school's open house event. The focus will be on how humans interact with the environment and how we can make a positive impact on having a healthy watershed.
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We see a lot of debris at our local park and beach in the areas closest to wildlife ie along the coast of Jamaica Bay or on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. As we look at the streets in our neighborhood we see litter that has the potential to blow to our ocean. We watch as trash blows from uncovered cans on streets, in our school yard, on the board walk, and on the beach to the direction of the ocean. We would like to focus our project on how coastline communities like ours have a greater impact the debris especially plastic in the ocean. We would like to look into putting closed trash cans with lids in our school yards, local parks near Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and the beach and boardwalk in our community. We will create art in many different forms ie. garbage quits, recycled sculptures, drawings, poetry, rap music videos) to make students, teachers, parents, and families aware of how we can positively and negatively impact the ocean and bay ecosystems. We will conduct surveys to see how students, staff, and citizens in our school community feel about the situation with trash in our school yard or on the ground in the neighborhood. Do they think it is a problem? If so for who? Why? What is causing it? What effects does trash have when not disposed of correctly? Then we will educate the school community by visiting classes, holding assemblies, Hosting Beach Clean-Ups, speaking at the PTA meetings, Writing Blurbs for grade newsletters, and sharing our art. We will then conduct a post-program survey to see if awareness and views changed. We will work with a local community organization that I have worked closely with for the last 4 years. This past spring they just opened their RISE center (Rockaway Institute for a Sustainable Earth). They have other elementary schools that they work with in Rockaway that we can visit and educate too. We will conduct pre and post surveys with the schools we campaign at to see if our presentations have a positive impact on students understanding and daily practices. We will hope to be successful in our closed and lidded garbage pail idea or find another way to ensure trash that is disposed of properly stays in the trash cans.
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We will reach out to local schools like SDSU and UCSD to bring in a wide audience of people. The screening only works out if we sell the minimum number of tickets, so we will do a lot of marketing for this project! We are also planning on having a beach clean up soon after the screening, so hopefully this will generate interest.
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We will place thoughtfully-paired, drought-tolerant plants in the empty garden beds. We want to build a community compost center where we can create nutrient rich soil for our plants, and a student-designed irrigation system to use water responsibly even when we are on break. Eventually, we want to build some more benches and gates for our garden, and replace the broken fence.
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We will be conserving and collecting water that will then be used to water the gardens on our campus. The gardens on our campus are growing food that we are planning to provide to our community.
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Our project will provide necessary water to the gardens our school has designed as a part of our STEAM school focus.
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Our project will provide necessary water to the gardens our school has designed and planted to help feed our community.
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Our project will provide necessary water to the gardens our school has designed and planted to help feed our community.
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Our project will provide necessary water to the gardens our school has designed and planted to help feed our community.
Canada
The Roots of Hope members decided to organize a beach clean up, a educational poster campaign, a #promiselessplastic social media campaign, and write letters to local grocery stores about their plastic use.

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