Earth Day Wrap Up

Earth Day Wrap-Up 2010_Nathan Adams
Project Name : Earth Day Wrap-Up 2010_Nathan Adams
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.
Our presentation was titled Project: Plastic Garden. We started by having the kids play a guessing game. We filled a jar with 107 plastic bottle caps and had the kids guess. Then, after we told them who was right, we told them 400 million of those, along with their bottles, are thrown into U.S. landfills daily. Then we introduced our activity of planting radish seeds in repurposed halves of plastic water bottles to reduce how much waste we produce. We had tomato plants in 2 liter bottles as examples/visual aids. We stated that we do this because a lot of plastic ends up in the ocean, plastic takes over 1,000 years to degrade, and after 2 years plastic leaks toxic chemicals. So then we showed them the process, take soil, take compost, mix it, poke a hole, put the seed in, cover it up, water it with spray bottle (containing miracle grow), cover the bottle and put your name on it. We wrapped up by showing them our poster with pictures and facts that we talked about and then asked what they learned and answered their questions.
Please describe in detail suggestions you have for improving your presentation if it were to be done in the future.
We could have a more interesting, meaningful opener or have a more competitive hook. We should have also made sure the kids paid more attention to how to plant their seeds and that they take the right amount of things. We could say more interesting facts too, because sometimes our presentation was too short. Overall, it went really well though.