Family Clean Up Project

  • Location
    Orlando, Florida
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age
  • Project created by Kim T

The Problem

The trash that gathers at the local middle school that is adjacent to Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Florida Everglades.

Our Plan

We picked up the trash that is collecting close to the creek to prevent it from reaching the creek.

Themes Addressed

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    Water Pollution & Conservation
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

It was very successful. We even had a jogger help us pick up a bit of trash!

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned that we helped many different native animals that call the creek home.

What I/we might change:

We need to bring a 'grabber' to reach trash that is located behind a chain fence, since we cannot reach.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

As a group, we realized that the clean up was not a difficult nor a daunting task. We had to work hard, but it was not difficult to do at all. We celebrated with milk shakes for a job well done!

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Always have fun doing it! Remind yourself of all the communities, flora and fauna you are helping simply from picking up trash.

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