The Tree Huggers!
worked with Mr. Halterman on environmental projects.
We had guest speakers to talk about forestry and watersheds.
We had a great learning experience.
class has participated in planting trees for our community.
We did this for two days. About 40 students were
involved in this activity. We have about 200 hours put
into this project. As we enjoyed this we also had a
great learning experience. First, we mixed the soil;
then we filled the pots with it. After that we planted
them into the pots.
Clean Up. Forty
students helped in the trash pick up event at our school.
Volunteers separated us into groups of five. Each
group picked up litter in a different area on the school
grounds. Everyone worked for an hour and a half.
Altogether this would add out to about 60 hours. We
picked up 20 bags of trash and some scrap metal. This
was a very successful experience.
Transplanting seeds was a huge part of our group
environmental experience. Every student played a part
in the action. We were assigned tasks to complete the
process of planting seeds. Several mixed soil, others
wrote the labels for the plants, while others cleaned up.
Our hard work has paid off; the seedlings are green and
entire class helps with recycling. We recycle boxes in
order for them not to go to waste. We usually continue
with this every Friday afternoon. Every year our
school recycles 1,500 pounds of paper. This includes
72 hours of volunteer work each semester. Recycling is
an awesome way of helping out the environment.
Institute - From the Cacapon to the Potomac to the Chesapeake Bay,
we protect rivers and watersheds using science and education.
possible by funding from The Norcross Wildlife Foundation, the
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Virginia Environmental
Endowment, NOAA-BWET, USEPA, The MARPAT Foundation, and our generous