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Collingwood School Earth Day Gr. 9’s

April 25 8:00 am

Description

Beach Cleanup, Invasive Species Pull, Plastics, Circles
Time
What
Location
8:30-9:05
Attendance — Sign in by Workshop
Intro – Set the Stage — Sam Weiss
A Plastic Ocean Viewing (22 min)
McCord Gym
Chaperones will be needed to help with attendance and crowd mgt

9:05-9:15
Load Buses
Bus Loop
9:15-11:05
*back for 3rd block
Travel to Beach Clean Up Locations
Beach Clean Up & Planned Curriculum
Travel Back to School
Divide into Plastic Alternative Workshops – In Bus Loop Area
Hay Park. Drop-off on Inglewood between 20th and Sinclair Street.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hay+Park,+West+Vancouver,+BC/@49.3340171,-123.1666275,17.06z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x54866e139ae50939:0xe0acda6dd6b1eba3!8m2!3d49.3350523!4d-123.1646784

2 groups will be doing a shoreline clean-up (gardening + mural) and 2 groups (t-shirt bag + wax paper) will be doing an invasive species pull.

**contact that will greet the invasive species pull:
11:10-11:40
Plastic Alternative Workshops

Reusable Wrap: Chem & Physics Karen Chan
Gardening: In front of Heads of House Lisa Bremner
Environmental Mural: Bus Loop Catherine Underwood
T-shirt Bag: Room 303 Bella Parker & Summer Gleason

11:40-12:10
Circles Debrief by Workshops
Outside (otherwise, use meeting areas above)
Teacher Leaders:
Reusable Wrap: Ainsley, Calindy, Chris
Environmental Mural: Morgan, Dave, Jen
Gardening: Andrew, Gloria
T-shirt Bag: Maureen, Grant, Shannon

A Plastic Ocean Viewing (8:30-9:05) – McCord Gym

Attendance by Workshop
Bees Wax Paper – Ainsley H-W
Environmental Mural – Morgan McLaughlin
Garden – Gloria Piovesan
Tshirt Bag – Maureen Duteau
Crowd Management
All other chaperones

Beach Clean Up/Invasive Species Pull (9:15-11:05)

Beach Clean Up Group (Total Students: 40)
Invasive Pull Group (Total Students: 40)
Groups: Garden & Environmental Mural
Groups: Tshirt Bag & Wax Paper
Chaperones:
Andrew Field (First Aid Kit/Manifest)
Dave Pool (Back up First Aid Kit person)
Gloria Piovesan
Morgan McLaughlin
Jen Dousett
Chaperones:
Maureen Duteau (First Aid Kit/Manifest)
Ainsley Harrison-Weiss
Grant Harder
Shannon Bosa

Before the beach clean-up/invasive species pull:
Safety Information: (hand out gloves, garbage bags, etc.)
Pick-up even the smallest pieces of plastic or garbage.

Post clean-up:
In small groups or a large circle, have students discuss the following questions:
Were you surprised by the amount (little or a lot) of plastic and/or garbage you found today?
What types of garbage did you find?
Why is it important to keep our beaches clean?
What does Earth Day/Week mean to you?
Once they have finished discussing the questions, invite students to create a representation what Earth Day/Week means to them in natural art. Or they can represent their responses/ideas to any of the above questions. They may use anything they find on the beach or in the park (rocks, sticks, leafs, etc.) to create a visual representation. If time permits, as a group, complete a gallery walk visiting all the art pieces. Invite the artists to share their creation and what it represents. Please take photos of the art and share once you are back at the school.
Please bring all the garbage back to the school to be used for the environmental mural.

Please be back at the school no later than 11:00 AM to start the alternative workshop.

2. Plastic Alternative Workshop (11:10-11:40)

Reusable Wrap
Environmental Mural
Gardening
Tshirt Bag
Meeting Location: Physics & Chem

Location: Bus Loop

Meeting Location: HoH Area

Meeting Location: Room 303

Workshop Leaders: Karen Chan (Gr. 11)

Workshop Leaders:
Catherine Underwood

Workshop Leaders:
Lisa Bremner, Alexa Grivakes

Workshop Leaders:
Tessa Whitworth (Gr. 12)
Chaperones:
Ainsley Harrison-Weiss
Calindy Ramsden
Chris Jacoby
Chaperones:
Morgan McLaughlin
Dave Pool

Chaperones:
Andrew Field
Gloria Piovesan

Chaperones:
Maureen Duteau
Grant Harder
Shannon Bosa
20 students (see separate list)
20 students (see separate list)
20 students (see separate list)
20 students (see separate list)

3. Circles Debrief: (11:40-12:10)
If it is nice outside, please find a quiet place outside. These will occur in the workshop groups. If you prefer, you can split into smaller groups with one teacher if you think it will work better.

Reusable Wrap
Environmental Mural
Gardening
Tshirt Bag
Rain Plan Location: Physics & Chem

Rain Plan Location: Just inside Bus Loop (Explore Prep Area)
Rain Plan Location: HoH Area

Rain Plan Location: Room 303

Circle Debrief Leaders:
Ainsley Harrison-Weiss
Calindy Ramsden
Chris Jacoby
Circle Debrief Leaders:
Morgan McLaughlin
Dave Pool

Circle Debrief Leaders:
Andrew Field
Gloria Piovesan
Circle Debrief Leaders:
Maureen Duteau
Grant Harder
Shannon Bosa

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Date and time

April 25 8:00 am

Organizer

Collingwood School

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