Here's how we're taking action in our community:
Encouraging the kids at Arroyo Elementary School to think about the environment and Earth. I announced to all the kids at the school to make posters for Earth Day and the posters are hung up around the school to remind students the importance of our environment. The posters were then judged by Mrs. Jones (Principal) and Mrs. Kelly (Librarian) and the 2 best posters received 2 sets of 4 tickets from the Santa Ana Zoo. The Santa Ana Zoo donated the tickets.
Here's how we got the idea:
I wanted to celebrate Earth Day and give out a prize.
These are the steps we took:
I contacted Mrs. Jones and wrote out a proposal and she accepted it right away. I then contacted the Santa Ana Zoo and they said they would help by donating the tickets. Mrs. Jones prepared for me to come up at Friday Flag to tell the school all about the Earth Day poster contest. We made flyers and hung them up around the school. The posters were collected and judged 1 week later. We gave winning tickets to 1 upper grader and 1 lower grader.
Here are some of the results:
Kids thought about the environment and were abe to put it on posters and we were able to hang them up around the school. Everyone was able to think more about what they can do to help the environment. Everyone was excited to participate.
These are the people who volunteered with me:
My family, An organization
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
I was able to announce to the whole school the plan and everyone in the school was excited to help and participate. It was also cool that the Santa Ana Zoo donated the tickets.
One of the most important things I learned was:
I learned the importance of reaching out to people to help get an important cause out there. I learned it is important to prepare proposals and be prepared and then try to reach out to as many people as possible. It is so cool to see a small thing turn into a big school activity!