September 4th – 8th was Environmental Awareness Week. To learn about what we can do to improve our environment, English Class second graders visited the Ark Nature Centre to learn about recycling. The pupils learned about re-using and re-purposing also . Then they watched a video about plastic.
Plastic is all around us and we use it every day. We also throw away an awful lot of plastic. That is a problem because plastic doesn’t really disappear because plastics do not easily degrade. They may break down, but only into smaller pieces. The smaller those pieces get, the more places they can go. That causes problems in the environment.
After the pupils learned about plastic and the problems that it can cause, they searched for plastic waste that was littering places in the museum. They quickly and efficiently gathered all the plastic waste.
Once all the litter was gathered, pupils were free to check out the animal exhibits. Before they left to return to school each pupil drew an animal that they saw at the museum.