For Kids 5-10  
Students in Action Icon

Students in Action


Calling all students! Are you interested in being profiled on this page? If so, please complete the student case study request form, and email it to us at eco-schoolsusa@nwf.org.



---------------------------------------------------

Michael Hallows

MEET MICHAEL!

Name:

Michael Hallows

School:

Savannah Country Day School
Savannah, GA

Age:

8

---------------------------------------------------

What is your school doing to be “green” and help the environment?
We are eating foods from the garden at lunchtime. 

Which of these projects did you help with? What did you do?
We help to grow the vegetables in the garden. 

What was the hardest part?
Waiting for it to grow was the hardest part. 

What part was the most fun?
Using the hoe was fun. 

Why do you think it’s important to protect the environment?
It is important to not spoil our planet. 

In what ways do you hope the world will be different when you are a grown-up? 
I hope the world will still have forests. 


---------------------------------------------------

Liza Summerell

MEET LIZA!

Name:

Liza Summerell

School:

Savannah Country Day School
Savannah, GA

Age:

9

---------------------------------------------------

What is your school doing to be “green” and help the environment?
Recycling and composting

Which of these projects did you help with? What did you do?
I did both recycling and composting in the classroom and the science lab. 

What was the hardest part?
Nothing, really! 

What part was the most fun?
Doing both!

Why do you think it’s important to protect the environment?
So people don’t pollute and so people don’t get sick and die from pollution. 

In what ways do you hope the world will be different when you are a grown-up? 
I hope there is not so much litter all over the place. 


---------------------------------------------------

MEET JESSIE!

Name:

Jessie Harris

School:

Buzz Aldrin Elementary
Reston, VA

Age:

10


---------------------------------------------------

What is your school doing to be “green” and help the environment?
The students are becoming more aware of how many Styrofoam trays are being used in our county and we are bringing our own reusable trays for lunch. The Styrofoam trays last forever in our landfills and they are difficult to recycle.

Which of these projects did you help with? What did you do?
I did a science fair project about Styrofoam trays. I wanted to change the way the school was serving lunch. I gave kids a flyer about my idea called BYOT, which means Bring Your Own Tray and hopefully it will catch on!

What was the hardest part?
The hardest part was the math! I had to calculate the number of trays that our school uses in a week, which is 918 trays (on average)! I also estimated how many trays would be used in a year and how many trays we would use during the years that I am in elementary school.

What part was the most fun?
The most fun I had was adding stickers to my project and printmaking with the used Styrofoam trays to show how you can reuse Styrofoam.

Why do you think it’s important to protect the environment?
It is important to protect the environment because it is where we live and we need to keep it from becoming too polluted with waste. I want my children to be okay in the future.

In what ways do you hope the world will be different when you are a grown-up? 
I hope the landfills won’t have Styrofoam added to them anymore.  I also want there to be NO POLLUTION.




 


social media icons

Go to the Eco-Schools Facebook page Go to the Eco-Schools Twitter page Go to the Eco-Schools Flickr page Go to the Eco-Schools YouTube page go to the Eco-Schools Google Plus page Go to the Eco-Schools Pinterest page

Get Our E-Newsletter

Connecting...

Schoolyard Habitats

Shoolyard Habitat

See how educators and students can attract and support local wildlife in their Schoolyard Habitats®.