FROM DRONES FOR RESEARCH TO LEAD POISONING: Our wish for this project is to promote leadership and ownership about a relevant environmental problem and educate our local community (and beyond) about potential solutions through education, action, and environmental law.
First, students chose an environmental problem and a team to research the problem. Students write letters to businesses and organizations requesting information to distribute to the public. Next, students create a display board and creative props to use when they present their projects in a local park for Earth Day. The Earth Day projects are presented to parents at our school's Spring Open House. Students arrange with local businesses to display their Earth Day projects for a week downtown to further educate our local community. Students write to our local government representatives to promote their environmental solutions. Students participate in a variety of environmental action activities, from microtrash clean up to protect our local California condors, to riding electric skateboards, to solar energy promotions. Students create an Earth Day in the Park movie and post it to different websites or social media, to help educate our global community.