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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Park Creek Elementary, Dalton, Georgia, USA

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Park Creek Elementary, Dalton, Georgia, USA
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Registered: April 2008
City/Town/Province: Dalton
Posts: 1
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My name is Hannah. I live in Dalton, Georgia. A very close relative, Betty Jean Lamb, who shared a passion for our environment and its protection, passed away this school year due to cancer. She taught my cousins and me from a very early age, it was our responsibility to our future generations to recycle, reduce, and reuse to save the earth. Through her example, I gained this philosophy of life. To honor her memory, I felt it was my goal to teach others this valuable lesson. This past school year, I started a recycling project at Park Creek School. I taught third, fourth, and fifth grade students the importance of saving our earth and making a difference through recycling. I contacted our local recycling plant, and they expressed an inability to transport the items to their facility. This interference did not deter me. I personally transported all of the recycling to the facility to make sure the materials were recycled. Three days each week, I went to the school and bagged up all of the plastics, paper, and aluminum to be taken to the recycling bins located around our community. I challenged each grade level to see which could recycle the most. The third grade students won the competition. More importantly, I feel they each won by learning a new outlook on life. The program was a great success! I feel the students in Park Creek have a greater appreciation for our earth through recycling. I am pursuing a degree in early childhood education. I intend to continue teaching my future students this valuable lesson, too. If I can change their attitudes and beliefs about our environment, together we will make a difference in our world.
Date: April 15, 2008 Views: 11494 File size: 14.4kb, 132.9kb : 640 x 480
Hours Volunteered: 200
Volunteers: 300
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 8 to 20
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 5
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 457.5
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