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We already completed an initial study on the Native Arizonan plants we need and now have a committee checking on prices of seeds and soil. We elected class officers to guide the project. We have a committee collecting pots to start the plants and a committee checking on local nursing homes that might allow our garden in their area. Our project will continue in January of 2016 with planting. We still need an advertising committee. Our project will continue in our school because I have students for two years. Our seventh grade students this year will assist in getting next years' student up to speed with the project and so it can continue each year.
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We will spend the winter months preparing for the annual The Great American Cleanup.
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We will meet with experts to determine what monarch butterflies need, how to grow the plants inside our classrooms to transplant to the garden, and how to design the landscape for our garden. We will present our ideas to our school PTO and the community when we have chosen the best landscape design.
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We would like to repair the pond in our school's outdoor lab so we can stock fish in it. To do this we need to repair a windmill that oxygenates the pond. We would also like to fix up the pavilion located next to the pond so it can be used as an outdoor classroom space, and reintroduce native plants and remove invasive plants in and around the area so it can be better used as an outdoor learning area.
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Freshman F.I.R.S.T.Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental needs related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 365 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist, civic and business leaders and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders, each who are enrolled in Environmental Science or Biology classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas. The Project's academic and community service goal is focused for at least 85% of students to master at least 7 of the designated core curriculum concepts related to: Biology and identification of endangered specifies and Earth Science related to Recycle and Reuse.by May 2016. In addition, it is the goal of the project for each student to enlist at least one adult or young friend to assist in on going community service as environment stewards and by May 2016 for at least 80% progress will be demonstrated through pre-post assessment and Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Campaign Rubric. The Rubric is modeled on Youth Serve America to evaluate and to tell the community that local high school freshman are prepared scholastically and are competent young citizens to lead a diverse democracy and economy, showcasing abilities “to make a difference” and "to put into action" federal/ state Core Curriculum Standards related to earth science and environmental understanding and stewardship. The Project coordinates community volunteers of all ages and ethnic groups in cleaning two local Green Acres and coordinating the restoration of the local Assiscunk Creek with native plants and shrubs and clean and preserve the habitat of the endangered Bog Turtle, students services will advance the goals of the International Biodiversity Action Plan and the Cleaner Planet Today Project.. Project Freshman FIRST Roots and Shoots Campaign fosters organizational skills and effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting skills to address identified environmental needs of the community. The project objectives include: By May 2016, at least 85% of participants will dedicate at least 75 hours to community services in environmental stewardship. By August 2016, to develop and disseminate an effective model school/community Service Learning Program, detailed in a Program Operations Guide to enable replication nationwide advancing environmental stewardship among youth and community adults. By June 2016 facilitate “learning into action” providing a continuum of intergenerational services to identify and address community needs related to environmental stewardship. In addition, at least 50% of participants will outreach to and engage students who otherwise may not volunteer (I.e. Special Needs, or economically disadvantaged or educationally disaffected youth) to become involved in environmental stewardship activities in the school and community..
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Freshman F.I.R.S.T.Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental needs related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 365 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist, civic and business leaders and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders, each who are enrolled in Environmental Science or Biology classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas. The Project's academic and community service goal is focused for at least 85% of students to master at least 7 of the designated core curriculum concepts related to: Biology and identification of endangered specifies and Earth Science related to Recycle and Reuse.by May 2016. In addition, it is the goal of the project for each student to enlist at least one adult or young friend to assist in on going community service as environment stewards and by May 2016 for at least 80% progress will be demonstrated through pre-post assessment and Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Campaign Rubric. The Rubric is modeled on Youth Serve America to evaluate and to tell the community that local high school freshman are prepared scholastically and are competent young citizens to lead a diverse democracy and economy, showcasing abilities “to make a difference” and "to put into action" federal/ state Core Curriculum Standards related to earth science and environmental understanding and stewardship. The Project coordinates community volunteers of all ages and ethnic groups in cleaning two local Green Acres and coordinating the restoration of the local Assiscunk Creek with native plants and shrubs and clean and preserve the habitat of the endangered Bog Turtle, students services will advance the goals of the International Biodiversity Action Plan and the Cleaner Planet Today Project.. Project Freshman FIRST Roots and Shoots Campaign fosters organizational skills and effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting skills to address identified environmental needs of the community. The project objectives include: By May 2016, at least 85% of participants will dedicate at least 75 hours to community services in environmental stewardship. By August 2016, to develop and disseminate an effective model school/community Service Learning Program, detailed in a Program Operations Guide to enable replication nationwide advancing environmental stewardship among youth and community adults. By June 2016 facilitate “learning into action” providing a continuum of intergenerational services to identify and address community needs related to environmental stewardship. In addition, at least 50% of participants will outreach to and engage students who otherwise may not volunteer (I.e. Special Needs, or economically disadvantaged or educationally disaffected youth) to become involved in environmental stewardship activities in the school and community..
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All of the students in my class have Autism and/or Intellectual Disabilities. They love to be outside, and they love working with other kids, so the first thing we'll do is work with our elementary buddies to design a space that is accessible for all. Then we will enlist other classes, such as our shop class, to help create the items we need, such as plaques. Each student will have a job to do based on their talents, abilities, and interests. Students will work together to choose plants and flowers for the area. They will write descriptions of the plants, their needs, and uses. These will be put onto plaques and posted near the plants. Students will also create decorative items from recycled materials, and they will work together to ensure that everyone's work is included. This project will give both schools an area where they can read, collaborate with others, and learn in a natural environment. Usage of this garden area is open for all classes of both schools, and we believe it will get excellent use. Here in Florida we have beautiful weather much of the year, and it is such a terrific experience for kids when they get outdoors and use all of their senses to learn!
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The students of Granite Oaks Middle School are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to restore wildlife and their habitats on campus. We will establish multiple vegetation zones such as woodland, butterfly garden, meadow, water conserving plants, and a relaxation/reading garden, all in which students can relate to their present curriculum and enjoy at their leisure. At this time, we are noting spaces that do not benefit wildlife in any way, and changing them to usable places to serve as homes for endangered species. In January, we will create a plan that we shall execute once the weather permits (March). Once finished we will continue to add new areas and maintain previously made vegetation zones.
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We will be designing a succulent and herb garden that will be sustained by the AVID class. The volunteers will receive a Gardening 101 workshop on the process and why it is important to have a drought-friendly garden. We will bring succulents and herbs from a nursery that the volunteers will plant after cleaning out the dry plants and weeds and loosening the soil. Our volunteers will also install a stone walkway and small fence to supplement the aesthetic of the garden. Concurrent to the garden project, we will have volunteers cleaning the campus as part of the beautification portion of the day. The school will be able to benefit from having a community garden and the teachers will be able to incorporate curriculum and garden visits. At the end of our day of service, we will have fostered a sense of giving among our community members and raised awareness about the importance of sustainable garden practices.
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Freshman F.I.R.S.T.Roots & Shoots Campaign addresses local environmental issues related to conservation and preservation of natural resources, specifically in local watersheds, streams and parks. Our approach is to work enlist 365 grade nine students to collaborate with our science teachers, local environment and EPA specialist and community volunteers to address needs while actualizing or transferring knowledge gained in school to address local needs. The program objective is for all 9th graders who are enrolled in Environmental Science classes to take action and outreach to enlist at least one community volunteer (adult) to work with us to address the identified needs of our community watershed, creeks, banks, parks and recreational areas. The Project's academic and community service goal is focused for at least 85% of students to master at least 7 of the designated core curriculum concepts related to: Biology and identification of endangered specifies and Earth Science related to Recycle and Reuse.by May 1016. In addition, it is the goal of the project for each student to enlist at least one adult or young friend to assist in on going community service as environment stewards and by May 2016 for at least 80% progress will be demonstrated through pre-post assessment and Project Freshman FIRST Roots & Shoots Campaign Rubric. The Rubric is modeled on Youth Serve America to evaluate and to tell the community that local high school freshman are prepared scholastically and are competent young citizens to leade a diverse democracy and economy, showcasing abilities “to make a difference” and "to put into action" federal/ state Core Curriculum Standards related to earth science and environmental understanding and stewardship. The Project coordinates community volunteers of all ages and ethnic groups in cleaning two local Green Acres and coordinating the restoration of the local Assiscunk Creek with native plants and shrubs and clean and preserve the habitat of the endangered Bog Turtle, students services will advance the goals of the International Biodiversity Action Plan and the Cleaner Planet Today Project.. Project Freshman FIRST Roots and Shoots Campaign fosters organizational skills and effective communications skills and realistic application of problem solving processes, logic and budgeting skills to address identified environmental needs of the community. The project objectives include: By May 2016, at least 85% of participants will dedicate at least 75 hours to community services in environmental stewardship. By August 2016, to develop and disseminate an effective model school/community Service Learning Program, detailed in a Program Operations Guide to enable replication nationwide advancing environmental stewardship among youth and community adults. By June 2016 facilitate “learning into action” providing a continuum of intergenerational services to identify and address community needs related to environmental stewardship. In addition, at least 50% of participants will outreach to and engage students who otherwise may not volunteer (I.e. Special Needs, or economically disadvantaged or educationally disaffected youth) to become involved in environmental stewardship activities in the school and community..

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