After surveying problems on our campus, it was decided by the students that we needed to address the fact that all water from rains was being directed to a nearby wash were the water was then lost to the ocean. Additionally, we decided that the campus needed some beautification. It was determined that we could meet both goals with this project.
Students to create a design by mapping a selected site for a drought tolerant garden. Students will work in groups to draw/sketch the selected area for the drought tolerant garden. The mapping will assist in the planting stage.
We will be watering the oak trees weekly and weeding and caring for the grove on an ongoing monthly basis.
Students will make observations of the nature around them, participate in educational activities at each site, and learn about projects that protect nature. At each site they will document their experience in an explorer logbook and be encouraged to share their stories on a personal blog. From each field trip they will also take a series of follow up activities they can do at home that are connected with the lessons from each experience.