Earth Day 2023

  • Location
    Peekskill, New York
  • Status
  • Age Level
    8 to 10 Years
    11 to 13 Years
  • Group Type
    Community-Based Program

The Problem

Awareness and observation of Earth Day 2023

Our Plan

Middle School Students assisting Elementary School Students with Earth Day Banner Making from upcycled materials.

Themes Addressed

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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

The younger students were excited and took some encouragement to settle into the activity through doing a movement activity next to the seats, and being encouraged to create their banners standing or sitting. Everyone enjoyed being a reader of the trivia question/fun fact. Students later expressed enjoying seeing their banners throughout the week in the hallway.

Through this project I/we learned:

The feel good experience of guiding younger students through a project, while sharing the benefits of upcycling art materials.

What I/we might change:

Perhaps utilizing technology in a slide show presentation, or “trivia” game on the benefits of upcycling art materials. Would require more prep time and more presentation time.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

Interaction between older and younger students in collaboration on using upcycled materials to make banners hung around the school.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Having older students model creativity by actively engaging with a younger student in brainstorming ideas and design aspects; Having each student read aloud an Earth Day fun fact/trivia question; Having the older student demonstrate photography technique in capturing the completed banner, and then finding a place in the school hallway to hang the banner with the younger student.

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