We all want to teach kids about clean water…..So what if you put them in charge of actually cleaning it. After investigating the ditches and runoff coming onto their playground, students from Thrasher Elementary School began trying to figure out what they could do to slow that water down and clean it up. they […]
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Happy New Year from the GEAR CLOSET and Caribbean SEA! As you clean out your old stuff, remember that we take all outdoor gear, from the technical to the sublime…including clothing, running gear, and just fun stuff! Thanks for making The Gear Closet a successful fundraiser for CLEAN WATER!
I have to brag on the Chattanooga Junior Rowers crew…..Katie and Lizze nearly fell in a very cold Tennessee River trying to get the litter out that had blown in from the regatta site. Just think if our river was covered in trash….would the Head of the Hooch want to hold its regatta in Chattanooga? […]
In case you haven’t noticed, the SEA Creatures clubs are starting with marine life and making our way onto the land as we go along(from reef to ridges!). There are millions of species of marine fishes, and they all just happen to be great examples of how body shape and coloration make it possible […]
I will admit, I haven’t been so good about posting the SEA Creatures lesson plans as I’d wanted, so I’ll try and catch up over the next couple of days. But the good news is that the program is going very well so far! Pictures are updated on our Facebook page, and I am working […]
It was Coral Reef Day at Clean Water Camp for San Mateo kids in Belize! We did a lot of studying how the coral reef was alive and the diversity of life found there. Everyone here likes to and needs to fish so losing fish populations would be a huge problem for them! Then the […]
For the first week of the SEA Creatures club, we will be making nautical-themed necklaces with the kids’ names on them, almost completely out of upcycled materials! (The parrot and iguana are examples from other projects – we will be using other animals.) This project can be high in prep time, but is easy enough […]
Even though waste disposal is something that we take for granted in America, 4 out of 10 people worldwide don’t have an environmentally friendly way to poop. Or health-friendly either – poop in the water can spread many viral and bacterial diseases, and can distribute some fun parasites too. But of course we can’t stop pooping, […]
Caribbean SEA is collaborating with Belize Community Conservation, an NGO based in Canada to bring Clean Water Camp and improved water and sanitation to the community of San Mateo. They have been plagued with illness and death due to contaminated drinking water. Rotary International is also involved by providing some water filters. Belize is Fun […]
I have been working on a project for the better part of this year, and I am just so excited about it that I can’t keep it under wraps any longer! Last May, I interviewed and chose 36 wonderful rising Form 4 and 5 students from 5 secondary schools around Saint Lucia. Last week, these […]
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