2019 Philadelphia Zoo UNLESS Contest
Project Based Learning
In 2019 our class is participating in the Philadelphia Zoo UNLESS contest. We picked a focus animal that was endangered, and a conservation project. We decided to help the Golden Lion Tamarin this year! We researched our animal and published our work!
In the next coming weeks we have a lot to do! We need to create posters, banners and flyers to spread awareness about this endangered animal. All work will be done in class during a Comet Time, Science or writing block. Students will work in cooperative groups on a meaningful real world problem. The project starts in October, all work must be submitted by the March 31st deadline, and culminates in May. All learning activities for this project integrate science,writing, reading, research, math, engineering, art, problem solving as well as character education.
At Swedesboro-Woolwich's Governor Charles C. Stratton school, Mrs. Bussott's second graders are participating in the Philadelphia Zoo's UNLESS contest to help save an endangered species, the Golden Lion Tamarin. This squirrel sized monkey is on the endangered list due to unplanned urban expansion, and deforestation of the Atlantic Forest of Rio e Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, only 2% of their habitat remains in small, fragmented degraded patches.
The Endangered Golden Lion Tamarin - Our Focus Animal
Waste Challenge - Our Solution to reduce landfill wasteIn order to raise funds to support replanting of trees, Mrs. Bussott's students are partnering with the Swedesboro-Woolwich townships initiative to promote recycling of clothing and electronics through the Curb My Clutter service. Curb My Clutter helps reduce landfill waste. Currently, 97 billion tons of electronics and 27 billion tons of clothing are thrown away only to end up in our landfills.
Curb My Clutter is a convenient service because they come to your house and take your bags of clothing or electronics at your convenience. A few texts to schedule your pick up, along with a picture of your items are all it takes to help these kids make a difference! Curb My Clutter will donate $10 on behalf of every household that schedules a pick up, to the organization Save The Lion Tamarin.Our team is called The Swedesboro-Woolwich Waste Watch and we encourage all families that live in Swedesboro-Woolwich to participate! By making small changes through recycling here in our town, we can make a large global impact on the future of wildlife. We all have an important role to play in creating environmental change.