I'm so excited about the work my students did recently with STRAW, a community-based restoration project. We went to a wetland area right off of Highway 37, and planted native plants to help restore the wetland habitat.
As part of our science curriculum, students will be learning about what makes up an ecosystem, including plants, animals and non-living things. My group planted a total of 7 plants and took notice of bugs and other vegetation in the area. It was really interesting to see an area that is so easily overlooked in a new light.
Soon, we'll be doing a second component of the project--sharing what we did with our school community and informing others of ways to help our habitats. We took pictures and drew illustrations, and soon we'll be posting flyers and posters up around the school to share our work. We'll also be collecting water bottles to recycle as an added way to support awareness about our pollution. Money from the recycled water bottle donations will be donated to support the cause with STRAW. To learn more, please go to the Point Blue website here.
Hi, my name is Alexis Markavage. I'm a student teacher and a Multiple Subject Credential candidate at Dominican University of California. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, but now I'm continuing my education to work in education. I hope to work as an upper elementary school teacher.