United States
The goal of this project was to raise awareness about changes that anyone can make to reduce their carbon footprint, while also uniting our school's community through a plant giveaway. We created two kinds of booklets that we gave away along with the plants: one about how to support native plants and pollinators, and another about how to reduce your carbon footprint. We hoped that this project would raise awareness about the impact that an individual can have on the planet.
United States
We are collecting plastics from campus trash and recycle bins that will be used for the art install. We will have our first showing on the summer solstice. It will stay on campus for a week and then will be displayed at community centers.
United States
My students have been asking me to help them to beautify the campus. They had "a dream" of creating environmentally friendly and enjoyable campus. To do so, they will plant some edible herbs and vegetables.
New Zealand
We will research the best plants to feed bees and butterflies over winter and source either seeds or plants. When miss 4 graduates from kindergarten instead of anything plastic or things like balloons etc she will give everyone seeds or a plant with instructions to all of the children. She will also stand up and tell everyone how to look after them.
United States
Done through the 2019-2020 school year. The learning objective to the kindergarten students is to learn the parts of a seed and observing and measuring process of germination. One of the science and math learning outcomes for Kindergarten is to identify the factors that affect plant growth including soil, water, and light. Students will plant seeds and observe their growth over time in different conditions to identify which factors are essential for plant growth. The learning objective for the elementary students is assess the environmental conditions related to plant growth. Students will test a variety of soil types (top soil, potting soil, sand, water, organic and conventional) and determine which type of soil leads to more productive plant growth. The learning objective for middle school students is to design and implement a building project. The students will use the equipment purchased through grant funding to design and build the hanging garden. The Middle School will have leadership roles by facilitating the research projects in the elementary school and kindergarten. The middle school students will also use our soil test kits to collect data on the different t types of soil used by the elementary students.
United States
School gardens provide a wide range of benefits to both the student gardeners and the broader school community. For students, school gardens serve as living classrooms that teach lessons as simple as "where our food comes from" to complex lessons on ecology, resource management, nutrition and healthy lifestyles. The goal of this action is to encourage and support the creation and maintenance of school gardens. In order to earn points for this action, the garden needs to have been active during the current or previous growing season and include plantings that produce fruits, vegetables and/or herbs that could be consumed by students. The garden must be utilized to teach environmental and/or nutrition education involving students interacting with the garden for learning activities during the school year.
United States
Our wish for Beach Bucket Brigade is to involve our beach-going community members in keeping our beaches clean. The emphasis with be on encouraging children to participate in helping the environment and educating the public on the threats litter poses to wildlife. In addition, we will also teach people how to reduce their carbon footprints and plastic usage. Ultimately, we would love for town, county, and state beaches to adopt this program.
United States
We will know our group is successful by increasing our rate of diversion each year as our school and local community groups. We also hope to do some community outreach this summer to help increase recycling in our community. This mini grant would be used to help the Green Team build a community recycling program. Last school year we installed a plastic bag collection station at our school. We hope to install more and 1 or 2 in the surrounding community.
United States
We will know our group is successful by increasing our rate of diversion each year as our school and local community groups. We also hope to do some community outreach this summer to help increase recycling in our community. This mini grant would be used to help the Green Team build a community recycling program. Last school year we installed a plastic bag collection station at our school. We hope to install more and 1 or 2 in the surrounding community.
United States
I would like to purchase planters to hold the veggies; watermelon, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, okra and strawberries. The children and I will go to Lowes or Home Depot and purchase the plants, pots, dirt and fertilizer. Each child would choose and plant their plants individually with assistance. When the plant is matured and healthy the children can take the plants home with instructions to care for their plants.

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