Earth Day: Celebrate CommUNITY

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    Tulsa, Oklahoma
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The Problem

Local parents, teachers, organizations and businesses have come together to plan a family friendly celebration that will inform, educate and energize the community. This project will serve 1500 Tulsa Public School students in pre-k - grade 2 from the following schools: Lee, Eugene Field, Kendall Whittier, Remington, Emerson, Sequoyah, Chouteau, Mark Twain and University School. About the Event STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs and activities will be the focus, to help create critical thinkers and increase science literacy by engaging students in exciting yet meaningful activities. Students will learn about the comprehensive issues that affect the health of our communities inclusive of these twelve areas: 1. Advocacy 2. Education 3. Climate Change 4. Conservation & Biology 5. Energy 6. Food & Agriculture 7. Clean Water and Air 8. Green Economy 9. Green Schools 10. Recycling & Waste Reduction 11. Sustainable Development 12. Endangered Animals Younger school aged students will enjoy center stage music, art, simple messages, games and educational activities that focus on these themes: Reduce, recycle, reuse ~ Plant a tree ~ Protect our oceans ~ Green cleaning ~ Move your body ~ Do your part to reduce pollution ~ Help endangered animals ~ Conserve water ~ Conserve Electricity ~ Grow a garden PROJECT GOALS & BENEFITS The Earth Day core goals include: • Broaden the Meaning of Environment • Promote Civic Engagement and Mobilize the Tulsa Community by working with partner organizations to provide opportunities for community to become active in the environmental movement; build relationships • Implement Environment Education Programs engage students to solve local environmental problems; • Inspire Students to Become Environmental Leaders through awareness at an early age; strengthen the environmental community in schools; • Understand the benefits of clean water, energy conservation, recycling and sustainable healthy food • To have fun and celebrate Earth Day

Our Plan

Pull together 2016 COMMUNITY PARTNERS University of Tulsa, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, American Waste Control, RICOH, Quiktrip, Sustainable Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools, City of Tulsa, New Solutions, Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance, Reasors, Permaul Construction, Covanta, Up with Trees, Google, Morrow, Lai and Edwards Pediatric Dentistry, Northeastern State University, GC Sierra Club, INCOG, Master Recyclers, Compatible Lands Foundation, Borden, Global Gardens, Loughridge, TTCU, OERB, The YMCA, The MET and more. Lots of Fundraising and building relationships!

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Food Choices
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The Benefit

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