Students Embrace The Earth and Environment Through Action!
Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School - East Campus
(Individual high resolution jpegs available upon request)Pembroke Pines, FL… April 26, 2017…Earth Day lasts all year long for students in the science classes of Lisa Dizengoff, Science Facilitator at Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School - East Campus. Students learn about the impact a healthy environment has on the earth, its inhabitants, sea and sky. Conversely, they have seen first-hand the impact people have had on the environment, good and bad. “Our students learn how the actions of people, ranging from littering to accidental oil spills, can devastate the earth and its creatures,” said Dizengoff.
To further the environmental lessons Dizengoff focusses on developing environmental awareness through interactive and independent education. She sends students home with activity links to work on and share with their families. Recent activities included adopting a piece of the Earth from NASA and working on a coding project from the Made With Code website. Students also recite The Earth Planet Pledge located on a classroom wall: I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth and all the life, which it supports. One Planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance and respect for all.
“Our students develop environmental awareness campaigns, learn the importance of recycling and composting, sustaining wild life by planting native species, and participate in the annual beach cleanup. They come to a deeper understanding of how the environment affects Science, and vice versa,” said Dizengoff.
During Earth Week the student, “Stewards of the Environment“ participated in activities to improve their school and neighborhood environments through the picking up of litter, decorating grocery store bags with mindful environmental statements and nourishing the school garden with organic material.
“East Campus has a long history of participating and volunteering in programs to benefit the environment. Moved to action by what they see and understand, our students know they can make a difference. Our students are at an important age where developing environmental awareness translates into their wanting to take action and they develop empathy for the environment!” concluded Dizengoff.
Earth Day Activities at PPCS – East Campus:
Earth Planet Pledge: Each day began with students reciting, “I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth and all the life which it supports. One Planet, in our care, irreplaceable, with Sustenance and respect for all.”
Earth Art on Grocery bags: Students decorated paper grocery bags with Earth Day slogans, quotes and drawings for customers shopping at the nearby Publix (Miramar Commons).
This is the third year students have participated in the Earth Day bag event http://www.earthdaybags.org/faqs.htm
Earth Day Gardening: Students helped protect and restore the planet by planting native flowers, fruits and vegetables in the schools Art in Bloom Garden. Students used organic fertilizer to help nourish the earth and planted native flowers and shrubs to provide a food source, for birds, butterflies and bees.
Campus Clean-Up: Every day before the conclusion of Science class, students picked up trash from the school grounds, parking areas and portions of Hiatus Road. Students also held signs stating “Save the Planet! Protect the Earth!” and students chanted, “Clean Up, Pick Up, It’s all UP to YOU!” as they pick up the trash.
Outdoor Classroom “Film” raiser: The school is participating in a DisneyNature “Film” Raiser for Born in China on April 21st, 22nd and 23rd http://nature.disney.com/born-in-china. Ten percent of pre-sale tickets will be donated toward the construction of an outdoor classroom. When purchasing tickets at www.FILMRAISER.com, please select Pembroke Pines Charter East Campus Outdoor Classroom. Disney will also contribute twenty cents per ticket sold from April 21st through April 27th to the World Wildlife Foundation. Organizers expect to have results from the “Film” raiser by mid-May.
“We hope our students’ enthusiasm and concern for our planet, results in their becoming lifetime stewards of our environment,” concluded Dizengoff.
The Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School-East Campus is located at 10801 Pembroke Road in Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
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Students at Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary School East Campus celebrate Earth Week with actions! Photos 1 – 7 – Students hold signs to create environmental awareness during car line, while picking up trash around the campus and on the roadside. Photos 8 and 9- Students create and hold up paper grocery bags reminding people to be mindful of the environment. Photos 10 and 11 Students nurture the school garden. (Jpegs provided upon request)
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