Fighting for a Cause: We Can Make the World a Better and Safer Place for All Animals

  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
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The Problem

The elementary and middle school students of PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington are on a mission to make the world a better and safer place for all animals. Our students will make art works and sale them during school fundraising events in order to raise and donate funds to organizations that keep saving animals. It will be our school community's contribution to international efforts on saving animals. .

Our Plan

The students will create a folk art inspired clay sculpture or paintings of a chosen endangered animal. Prior to creating their clay sculptures, the students will learn all about endangered animals and possible solutions to save these animals by raising funds and donation them to the World Wild Life Fund, ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and Jane Goodall Institute. Each student will select one endangered animal to research through visits to our school library. In groups based on their chosen animal, students will work together to create a poster about their endangered animal; spreading awareness to their school and community. The students completed posters, paintings and clay sculptures will be available for sale in exchange for a donation at our school’s fundraising events. Proceeds from the fundraisers will be donated to the World Wild Life Fund and Jane Goodall Institute.

Themes Addressed

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    Peace & Safety
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    Pets & Companion Animals
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The Benefit

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