I plan to have the group meet twice a month. At each meeting, we will cover some key vocabulary words as well as the concepts behind them. Each meeting will feature a hands-on project to illustrate the selected topic, such as a nature-related experiment, making bird feeders, water-scopes and outdoor explorations. Occasionally we may arrange extra meetings at nature centers and parks. Each meeting will end with a short song, poem or picture book relating to the topic covered. The topics covered will alternate between focussing on a trait found in many animals and how they compare, and focussing in depth on the natural history of a particular local species. This means that there will be one general topic and one species spotlight per month. Contact me for meeting locations and dates.
Appreciation and observation with bird and wildlife counts and hikes along the Milne Open Space.
Our project will establish an area with appropriate predator proof enclosures for different species, available for the community, especially farmers, to come and see how they can keep their livestock safe. We will research the best techniques for predator proofing, costs to build and maintain the structures, organizations to partner with, and funding sources. Then we will build the structures, and open up the area so people can visit and learn!
CMS Pet Palooza: the sponsored organizations have a table at the event with volunteers. CMS students invited to bring dogs and participate in dog shows. Teachers judge. More info here http://animalsandplanet.weebly.com/.
This project is to set up a playgroup where the focus of the play based learning is on animals and sustainability. The playgroup will educate young children, whilst also raising funds to make the NGO mei - Multispecies Education International, financially sustainable. The NGO (or Yayasan, as it is called in Indonesia) mei is committed to supporting the community to live with a biodiversity of animal species, but we recognise that the environment, people and animals are all interconnected so our education and community development program is based on an Eco-Health model. This means we support communities to have a healthy environment, and we care about the health and welfare of people, as well as animals. Our education and community development program is organised around 12 topics – Healthy Environment (Air, Water, Waste, Plant Biodiversity, Food, Energy), Healthy People (Culture, Language, Health & Well Being) and Healthy Animals (Animal Health, Animal Biodiversity, Living with Animals). We are currently building a new sustainable Multispecies Education Center in Bali, very close to the main entrance to Green School www.greenschool.org and we will be locating the playgroup there. We are due to open on 18th August and will offer 5 free scholarship places to local Indonesian children.
- Preparing and making informative material on this topic. - Talks for schools. - Theatrical plays for children and adults on this topic. - Exchange experiences with other groups (especially those formed by children). - Promote the creation of similar groups at schools and other social organizations.
I will show what happens when animal cruelty happens and when they chop down trees affecting wildlife a habitats and get people to pass it on to get others aware of this. Then I will get people to help me help others having trouble looking after their animals so they do not do anything like animal cruelty to their pets and I will help them through the process. I will also do the same process to stop cutting down the wildlife's habitats.
I want to save any animal.
Domestic Animal: to provide students a classroom pet that responds to children. In the past a dwarf rabbit was our classroom pet for many years. Wildlife: Students create bird houses for observation. Hatch both praying mantis and butterflies. Students become aware of the interdependence of all life. Students plant and nurture various plants that support animal life.
I will create a blog and post regularly with important information or just some fun facts. Also I will be doing many fundrasiers. The first one will be selling T-Shirts so the profit can go to Jane Goodall Institute. Check out my blog for more information: http://savethechimpanzees.wordpress.com/...and buy a T-Shirt as soon as it is available!