Earth Day Wrap Up

Earth Day Wrap-Up 2010_Ramon Rubi
Project Name : Earth Day Wrap-Up 2010_Ramon Rubi
Description : Constructive evaluation of Earth Day participation.
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Describe (in detail) what you presented on EARTH Day. Be sure to describe your "hook," your activity, and your "wrap up" in enough detail that next year's groups will be able to use it and improve upon it.
The purpse of our earth day project was to teach kids how to live sustainably and reduce their carbon footprint. We engaged them in an activity that provided them with the knowledge of reducing the overuse of resources. We taught them the tragedy of commons through an activity where they were told to suck out gold fish (fish) from a bowl, which would be an example of the ocean or lake of fish. They were timed for a minute and the kids that had some fish left were able to recieve more. This showed the kids that had no fish left, that overfishing causes extinction and does not allow the kids to have fish for years to come. Also, we gave the kids foot prints to color in, we told them that these were their ecological foot prints and for every time they did something bad they had to color it in, this showed some kids that they were not living sustainbly and were using up too much of the resources on the earth. The kids were able to learn the concepts of overfishing and living sustainbly by reducing their ecololgical foot print.
Please describe in detail suggestions you have for improving your presentation if it were to be done in the future.
To improve the quality of this presentation I think that we should have been allowed more to time to plan the project, in order to increase the effectiveness of it. Also, it would be good if we were able to get more funding or support to better the project.