Kid Heroes Volunteering to Help Nature
Malcolm Barnard of Johns Creek, Georgia
What He Did: Inspired his community to become a Community Wildlife Habitat by making the Johns Creek Community Wildlife Habitat website, visiting local schools and creating a community garden.
Fun Facts about Malcolm: He has done many nature projects such as oyster restoration projects, sea turtle monitoring, and serving as a youth leader with nature centers. He is also a competitive bird watcher.
Watch this video about Malcolm!
Brandon Dykes of Atlanta, Georgia
What He Did: He was president of his school's Earth Tomorrow Club, an organization affiliated with the National Wildlife Federation to introduce teens to local ecosystem and environmental issues.
Fun Facts about Brandon: He increased the number of students in the club. The club did community outreach efforts around water conservation.
Daveishena Redhouse of Shiprock, New Mexico
What She Did: She helps her community and school through gardening, tree planting and litter prevention programs.
Fun Facts about Daveishena: In Girl Scouts, she raised funds to go on trips to visit nature, and at her school, her class is working on a recycling project. Her class does road clean-ups. In 4H, she saved soda can tabs and gave them to McDonald’s to be recycled to help their charity. For Earth Day 2011, she helped plant 12 trees at Mesa Elementary School.
Reena Whalawitsa of Shiprock, New Mexico
What She Did: She is very involved in her school's Tribal Schoolyard Habitats program and environmental education activities.
Fun Facts about Reena: With other students, she entered the “We Can Change the World Challenge” with a variety of environmental projects. She also learns from local mentors about native plants and their Navajo names and uses.