WES SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE
EARTH DAY 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Everyone had fun, and all grades learned important lessons about survival.
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Kindergarteners learned how animals in
the wild use their 5 senses.
|The ice cube survived in it's "micro habitat"|
First Graders learned the concept that all creatures, including humans, live in a portion of the natural world called a “habitat” to which they are uniquely adapted. We also learned about food chains and how all creatures play important role in the web of life.
Second Graders learned about “micro habitats” and animal shelters.
Third Graders learned about the consequences of Extraction – how human societies extract what they want and need from the environment, and how the concept of Reduce, Reuse Recycle can minimize the negative impacts of extraction.
Fourth Graders played an ecosystem simulation game called “Oh Deer!” They learned about overpopulation and the impact of human activity.
Oh dear, Mr Mendell didn't make it!
The Fifth Graders played “The Oil Game,” each representing a country at the “International Oil Exchange” and gained an appreciation that resources are finite and that environmental issues can be complex and global.
When asked afterward if they won, participants said “you don’t win, you survive.”
Green Haven helped out at the Chester Ridley Creek Watersheds Association first tree planting of the Fall in September at Squire Cheyney Farm Park in Thornbury, Chester County.
Green Haven and aFewSteps co-sponsored a "carpool to school" competition in October 2014. The top 3 winners got gas cards ($100, $75 and $50) and the first place winner got a prime parking spot. We'll go it again in the spring.
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
left to right - first-place winner Anthony Campanella, third-place winner Samantha Powers and
second-place winner Ned Newton.
Anthony Campanella- 5.5 people per day
Ned Newton- 4.1 people per day
Samantha Powers- 3.9 people per day
Jen Salvage, the GreenHaven advisor, estimated that based on the total number of 309 rides given, the top three winners saved 1,854 miles from being driven (using 6 miles as an average round trip for the students