Three Hazel Wolf 6th graders turn a basic poster project into a multi-faceted anti-pollution campaign.
When I asked the kids in my Intro to Environmental Science class to critique several public service posters and then create their own, I didn't expect the launch of a new public relations firm. But Sofia G., Samantha G., and Pacifica D. took the task on as a challenge. As we learned about the problem of nonpoint source pollution in urban watersheds, they believed that the battle wasn't lost. They knew that 6th graders in Seattle, Washington weren't powerless in the face of this problem. They got excited about the chance to teach kids around our school and people in our community that all of us can either contribute to the problem, or we can take a lot of steps towards defeating it.
Finally, they found out that I could provide them with a website building program. I set them up with an account, and they created their first website: www.knowwheretheygo.weebly.com
Please take a moment to look at the pics here, check out their site, and tell them here what you think. I should point out that this was a very short assignment. They had 2 days in class to work on it, and they took time at home to research, create more items, and craft their website.
Fantastic work, girls! You have the power to change the world.
We are a Kindergarten to 8th grade public school in Seattle, Washington.