Our club will comb through the power white beach sand and remove any and all trash/ litter/ and debris and either recycle the items if applicable or dispose of properly.
We hope to encourage and teach our children to pick up their rubbish at the beach and any other rubbish they see.Also for them to get into the habit of explaining to their friends ,family members and neighbours why they are doing this ,The project will be backed up by posters and videos in the classes to give the children as much background knowledge as possible
Implementing 'green' within our school through reduction of pollution in the air and reducing our carbon foot prints; utilizing production of green walls and hydro-systems through the school we will hope to instill some type of reduction.
We will attract community residents with the 6 bands and multicultural dance troupes performing, the varied vendors - including companies and resources presenting Peace initiatives, environmental initiatives, handmade items, and refreshments. We have a silent auction of items donated by folks in the community, and an art show where local artists create peace dove themed art. We will also invite all to plant a plant in honor of a loved on in the Chakra Garden at the Jackson Ranch, where the event is held. We are currently seeking T-shirt and Goody Bag sponsors.
Students will measure the water quality indicators in the Glendale Narrows area of the LA River, and log what wildlife they observe. Using this information, they decided they wanted to teach the middle school students on our campus about the history of the river, how to tell if the water is healthy, and how to become a steward themselves. They are writing four 20-minute lesson plans that they will deliver to the middle school students. Students will work for 2 months on this project: sampling water and looking for indicator species, researching the history of the river, planning and delivering lessons, and designing a waste reduction program. We will collect data on the amount of diverted waste at our school site and continue to monitor the water quality/species in the river to compare the data.
My project will involve creating awareness through adventure, social media and personal conversations on the alarming rate of water, land and air pollution in the region. It will also involve nature conservation campaigns working together with other local organizations involved in environmental conservation. I look forward to paddle board the Nile river from Lake Victoria. It being the longest river in Africa, a very big population and species depend on it for survival. Its origins are also very important. I hope to in particular create awareness on conserving the Nile basin in East Africa and its sources (Mau eco-system and Mara river Kenya/Tanzania) which host most of the wildlife in the region and a great source of revenue in the region through tourism. The project will target involvement of the youth from colleges, community organizations and other institutions who will be motivated and engaged in litter collection, adventure for nature conservation as well as afforestation exercises. They will also be trained on recycling and up-cycling of artificial products plus use and production of traditional products.
Our final project is a play about saving water which we will perform on stage for the school and our parents. A section of the drip system stopped watering part of our garden and the pansies faded and died. My students were distressed and concerned other parts would die. And so began our adventures in water: what ,why, where, how, when, who, how much, how little, what for, what not for, origins, amounts, plants, animals, people, waste, conservation, gallons, drops, home, school, Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, Earth - I am not using the word "adventure" lightly. It became very clear that we needed to let the people around us know the importance of water conservation!
Mid-April to mid-May will have song and art contest and have a student/staff/parent show and may also include letter-writing campaign in English clases. Winners of contest will share. Count FB, Instagram, and other social media posts. post-survey of students and staff
Students from our Earth and Recycling committees in our Arroyo IB Student Ambassador group will work with Curiosity Quest's Joel Greene http://www.curiosityquest.org/ to educate themselves about how to water audit a front yard. They will then take this knowledge and apply to an actual home. They will work together to adjust water timers, add mulch to planter areas, and change out leaky or wasteful sprinkler heads. All their work will be a part of a new PBS program called "Curiosity Quest Problem Solvers." This has the potential to impact millions of viewers!
Students will create videos, brochures, pamphlets, 3-d models or flyers to reduce the amount of water being used at the residential and school level.