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We will send out letters to the community leaders, the sanitation dept. and the police dept. We will conduct a short survey around the school and the community.
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Our project will restore the native plant communities in a local open space to create habitat for animals and a beautiful place for people to enjoy. We have partnered with Butterfly Pavilion and the City of Broomfield to complete this restoration project, which will be on going for multiple years.
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Collect & paint used tires to act as containers to plant native vegetation.
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We will have a bake sale to raise funds to fix up the fish tanks, and create posters with information about Malaysian wildlife.
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Start from Spring 2015 till the end of the school year.
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Our project will plant native trees. We will also educate the school on the importance of trees to our environment. We will have a school presentation and plant trees around our school campus.
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Students will be adopting the median out front of our school to develop a native plant garden and habitat for bees. This will be a learning space for the school and local community serving to engage them in experiencing the advantages of native species and the need for bee habitats.
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To create a garden that provides a peaceful place for teachers to retreat to and diverse plants for creatures to live in. The large conference table will also be a place for Roots & Shoots members to meet. We will get approval from our principal to take on this project, get donations of succulents, prep the garden area, and grow a garden over a 3-month period.
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Our project will remove invasive plants, plant native growth, maintain existing trails, and create new trails utilizing the Volunteen force from Zoo Atlanta. By doing so, Fernbank Forest, the last real undisturbed old-growth forest in Atlanta, will be reopened to the public and the community can again enjoy and revel in nature.
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At the start of the year, many of my students refused to work outside of their social groups in the garden. It was a touching transition to see them unite for a common cause after they completed the community map. The students decided to have a fund raiser on parent teacher night to purchase a Japanese Maple tree, and with my guidance, organized themselves into groups. Some students advertised the event, while others created a tri-fold presentation, organized the tables, prepared yogurt parfaits and fruit cups, and sold the food. While the project was started by my Period 2 students, we invited the Period 5 students to help sell the food at the event. Over twenty of my students participated, and at the end of the night, they ran into my classroom with huge smiles and a bucket of money. The classroom environment felt more united after that experience. In one reflection a girl wrote, “At first I didn't think that planting tres in this area was an important as I do now. Now I think every class or school should be doing this." Another student wrote, “"We chose this project because trees are the foundation of everything around us. We knew that if we wanted to fix some of the main issues we see in our community, we had to start with trees because then everything else would fall into place. At first we wanted to just plant more trees for oxygen considering the amount of cars that pass by our community. Then, as we kept talking and sharing out ideas, we realized that we wanted to get parents, teachers and friends involved, which is how our ideas have changed."

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