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THIS Week

June 2nd's Meeting
1) Field trip permission slip and info
2) End of the year party info
3) Dictionary Print Frames

After the Meeting
1) No beautification this week
2) Get food for party-WE're making Vegan Pizza instead. Bring supplies in the morning friday.

May 19th's Meeting
1) Field Trip 
-collect permission slip 

2) Dictionary Print Frames
-Create

3) Beautification
4) Garden

After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday after school
2) Last call for permission slips for field trip

May 19th's Meeting
1) Field Trip info
-Get permission slip signed by Fri 5/26
-Come get one if you were absent

2) Dictionary Print Frames
-Email me a picture you want printed for next week's Eco Craft project
-Need it by Wednesday


After the Meeting
1) Beautification-Mornings next week

May 12th's Meeting
1) 
Sparky Firepants Shirt Printing
-last call for shirts

2) Paper baskets

3) HEart weaving

4) PAPER butterflies


After the Meeting
1) Beautification-Mornings next week

May 5th's Meeting
1) 
Sparky Firepants Shirt Printing
-Collect shirts

2) Collect and count Shoe Donation

3) Garden & beautification

After the Meeting
1) Beautification-Wednesday after school next week
2) Bring shirt for printing asap



April 28th's Meeting
1) 
Sparky Firepants Shirt Printing
-Collect shirts

2) Earth Day share

3) Solar ENergy 
-Videos on what it is 
-Go observe the one on the field

4) Garden

After the Meeting
1) Beautification-Mornings next week
2) Bring shirt for printing asap
3) Pros & Cons on Solar power


April 21st's Meeting
1) Eco Cleaning over break share
2) Shoe Drive
    -Make flyers, put up flyers
    -HMS Shoe Donation Drive
    -4/24-5/5 dates
    -Collect in first period
    -Class with most=eco-friendly craft day
    -Donating to: 
https://www.aidshealth.org/#/
        Aids Healthcare Foundation

3) Sparky Firepants Shirt Printing
4) Earth Day info
5) Garden Babies

After the Meeting
1) Beautification in morning next week
2) Bring old shirt for printing. No new shirts.
3) Go to an Earth Day event if possible.
4) Look for shoes to donate
  

March 10th's Meeting
1) Work in Garden

2) Empty Printer Cartridges Recycling
-Walk over all the empty toner with Mr. Coreas to Ricoh to recycle

3) Eco Dusting Spray    
-Create a non-toxic spray to clean computer monitors:
Clean chromebook carts & teacher computers

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Homemade-Monitor-Cleaning-Spray-34384697



After the Meeting
1) Beautification only in the mornings next week
8-8:20am or earlier...7:45am I'm here (20 min cleaning)

2) Last meeting next week until after Spring Break. Next meeting April 21st

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/DIY-Cleaning-Products-28901279?stream_view=1#opening-slide

Pick two or more of these cleaning items to make and test over the break.
Let me know which ones you want to try by next week and ask me for some supplies (if I have them)

March 3rd's Meeting
1) Succulents for Teachers-Appreciation    
-Make little succulent planters for a teacher of your choice.
-Use old household items or a circular string base from Trash For Teaching.
-Deliver to teacher

2) Work on garden

After the Meeting
1) Beautification on Wednesday 2-2:30pm
2) Deliver your succulent appreciation plants to teachers and explain the "care" and water saving qualities.
3) Read Google Slide presentation-Group Effort

February 24th's Meeting
1) Animal Donation boxes & organizations
-Go over status, choice
-Start collection AFTER pennies for patients

2) Sea Otters research
Start putting together slide show presentation

Click on link below:



What to do:
-Add ONE slide to the presentation
-Make it short & sweet
-Include: 
    -Title of section
    -5 key points in bullet point style
    -image(s) (large and clear)

What NOT to do: 
-Don't put a paragraph copy of the article
-Don't make it too wordy
-Don't include your name
-Don't include a blurry image

I will be presenting the final product so keep it clean, neat, clear, awesome, and cute since these guys are so adorable :) 

3) Garden work
-measure distance to trees (to get a new hose)
-spread out peatmoss
-research growing beans (bean donation)
-Ideas to plant next
-harvest

4) Fountain Update
    -check which fountains are not working and submit a "work order" to the office

5) Toner recycling
-Contact Mr. Coreas and see status

After the meeting
1) Succulent Planter-Get one to two containers by next week
2) Beautification will now be Wednesday mornings from 8am-8:20
3) Start collecting $ for your animal rights organization


February 17th's Meeting
1) Animal Donation boxes & organizations
-Go over status, choice
-Start collection AFTER pennies for patients

2) Sea Otters research

Introduction-Everyone
Description
Range habitat
Behavior
Food Foraging
Reproduction
Status & Conservation
THreats & Issues
Take Action



February 10th's Meeting
1) Candle safety
-difference, problems, safety


2) Animal Donation boxes & organizations
-Pick an organization to donate to
-Create box to collect money


January 27th's Meeting

1) Animal Rights Current Event Research
-go over findings

2) Tissue Jars

After the meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday 

January 20th's Meeting
1) Clean Up Crew
-collect rest of the forms
2) Capri Sun Pouches
    -make more to give out
3) Animal Rights Current Event Research
Pick one of the following topics to learn more about it:
            A) 
Tilikum's death and life in captivity (blackfish on netflix)
            B) Ringling Bros. Circus and why                     they're closing down/mistreatment of             animals
            C) Dog slaughter banned in S. Korea's                 meat market
***Be prepared to share about what you learned

After the meeting
1) No beautification Wednesday
2) Research your animal rights topic
3) Bring a glass jar (cleaned) that you saved from the trash

January 13th's Meeting
1) Clean Up Crew
-collect log

2) Eco winter break
-go over how eco you were
-ideas/share

3) Xmas Tree Debate
-Plastic vs Real

After the meeting
1) finish clean up crew if did not accomplish
2) beautification next week :) 

December 2nd's Meeting
1) More capri sun pouches
2) Magazine Trees
3) Clean Up Crew info
4) Field Trip info
5) Green Holiday Season


After the meeting
-No more meetings until after Winter Break
-Clean Up Crew
    You are supposed to help clean the cafeteria or the campus (AT LEAST 5 Times) before Winter Break.
    Options: 
        1) mornings campus (8:00-8:15am)
        2) lunch cafeteria (last 10-15 minutes of                 lunch) 
with janitor Rudy or Sergio
        3) after school (2:00-2:15) 
            with janitor Rudy
-Field Trip permission slips
        -Drop off in my class before/after school, or at the beginning of 1st lunch.
        -Need by Friday, Dec 9


November 18th's Meeting
1) Capri Sun pouches

After the meeting
No beautification next wednesday, Dec 30

November 4th's Meeting
1) plant new plants

After the meeting
Beautification next Wednesday 11/9 2:00-2:30


October 28th's Meeting
1) Instant Expert Activity-Poster and Presentation

2) Soil coming next week due to possible rain

3) Torrance Farmers Market info
-Meet there at 11am Saturday, Oct 29th to get plants for the garden and explore the market.

After the meeting
1) Call me by 10am and confirm that you;re going
Meet there by 11am.
Location info:

Directions from Hawthorne:
Drive south on Crenshaw Blvd.
Pass Carson St. 
Wilson Park is on the left side. 
The farmers market is in the park.


October 21st's Meeting
1) NEW PLANTERs
-Bangkok Grill will be dropping off the new planters today. 

2) Instant expert activity
    -be a pro on tree care

3) Beautification & Garden water

After the meeting
1) "Water Harvest Festival" tomorrow 10am-2pm
More info here:

2) B
eautification next wednesday. 
     2:00-2:30pm


October 14th's Meeting
1) Replant garden
-Get rid of ripped planters
-Save Winter plants and replant into soil
-Even out mulch/wood chips

After the meeting
1) Let parents/guardians know about the "Water Harvest Festival" 
More info here:

2) No Beautification next week.
Next Beautification is on: Wednesday, October 26th from 2:00-2:30pm

October 7th's Meeting
1) Replanting the garden is postponed due to the hot/dry weather.

2) Teen Environmental Bingo
 
After the meeting
1) First Wednesday beautification is Oct 12th from 2:00-2:30 
-Let parents/guardians know
-Bring/buy pinchers 

2) Teen Bingo-Eco Accomplishment
-See how many you actually already do.
-Pick 3 that you think you can accomplish before Winter Break.
Fill out form below by Thursday, Oct 13th 8pm:

Teen Bingo-Eco Accomplishment





September 30th's Meeting
1) Collect permission slips
2) Save trash assignment
-go over and share all the items we kept out of the landfill.
-make a tab in your binder for "Eco Club" and put materials/handouts 
-Save trash competition

3) Winter Plants
-Research which plants in the garden we should keep and which to buy

Garden Keep?




After the meeting
1) First Wednesday beautification is Oct 12th from 2:00-2:30 
-Let parents/guardians know
-Bring/buy pinchers 

September 23rd's Meeting
1) Welcome new members
-Go over how the club works and what is required
-Hand out permission slips to those interested in being part of the club

2) Biodegrading materials activity

After the meeting
1) Get permission slip signed
2) Keep something out of the landfill by reusing an item. 
Take pics or bring next Friday
Email pics to: tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
3) No meetings on Wednesdays until further notice
4) Next meeting is Friday, Sept 30 from 3:00-4:30.



June 10th's Meeting
1) Check on birdfeeder

2) Field Trip Info (June 14th)
-Get info sheet
-Last day for permission slips 

3) End-of-the-Year party
You may bring in the morning

4) Water Garden

After the meeting
1) Tuesday-Meet in my room by 8:30.
See information sheet for more instructions

2)Beautification-Wednesday

June 3rd's Meeting
1) Check on birdfeeder & baths

2) Field Trip Info (June 14th)
-need chaperones
-Get permission slips (need by June 10th)

3) End-of-the-Year party (June 10th)
-Go over supplies

4) Garden

After the meeting
1) Beautification-Wednesday
2) Get permission slip signed-You may return to me anytime before June 10th
3) Supplies for party-sign up

Eco Club End-Party






May 27th's Meeting
1) Work on projects

2) Sparky Shirt Printing
-Bring 2 shirts to be printed on.
-Can't be newly bought, needs to be preowned
-Collect consent form 

3) Field Trip Info (June 14)
-need chaperones

4) Garden

After the meeting
1) Beautification-Wednesday
2) Wear your Sparky Logo shirt on Friday

May 20th's Meeting
1) Work on projects

2) Sparky Shirt Printing (May 27th)
-Bring 2 shirts to be printed on.
-Can't be newly bought, needs to be preowned
-Collect consent form 

3) Field Trip Info (June 14)
-need chaperones

4) Garden

After the meeting
1) Get Sparky consent form signed
2) BRING two shirts for next week's event
3) Beautification-Wednesday

May 13th's Meeting
1) Work on projects

2) Sparky Shirt Printing (May 27th)
-Bring 2 shirts to be printed on.
-Can't be newly bought, needs to be preowned
-Get consent form signed 

3) Field Trip Info

4) Garden

After the meeting
1) Get Sparky consent form signed

April 29th's Meeting
1) Work on projects

2) Garden

After the meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday
2) Look over project from below


April 22nd's Meeting
1) "Sole for Souls" Shoe drive 
-gather, count, sort, and bag shoes

2) Garden

After the meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday
2) Look over project from below

April 15th's Meeting
1) "Sole for Souls" Shoe drive info
2) Pick a project to complete:

CLASS CODE
lnhp7kq


A) *Earth Day Research (1-2 people) by Apr20
B) Toner Recycling (1-2 people) by 5/6
C) Bird House/Habitat (2-4 people) by 5/6
D) Bird Feeders (2-4 peopleby 5/6
E) *Shoe Donation Box (1-2 people) by today
F) Screen Print Logo (any amount) by 5/6

After the meeting
1) Bring shoes for donations to your first period
2) Beautification Wednesday
3) Complete project by due date


March 4th's Meeting
1) Manatee Research Presentation
Put slides on MASTER PRESENTATION


Manatee Presentation-Final


2) Madrona Marsh Birding Trip info
-Finalize the day

3) Meeting Schedule during Conferences
After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday
2) FIgure out a Carpool for birding



February 26th's Meeting
1) Take paper bowls home. Take a picture of where/how you decided to use it. 

2) Garden
-plant new plants and see the progress on the ones we planted last week.

3) Manatee Research
-Create 1-3 slides about your section to present 
-Use either PowerPoint or Google Slide
-Be ready to present next week
-You can come by Monday or Tuesday to work on presentation in my class
-Email to me when done:
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us

After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday
2) Work on your Manatee presentation
3) Ask parents about going BIRDING at Madrona Marsh in Torrance. 
Ask what day works best for them: March 19 or 26th. Morning 


February 19th's Meeting
1) Paper Bowls
-Trim and finish off bowls

2) Garden
-Plant new plants, add more soil

3) Save-the-Manatees Research
-Go to:

-Read the "Manatee Facts" page
-THEN Read ONE of the other sections on the Right of the Page that says "In this Section"
You will be assigned one and you will be responsible to present what you found in that area next week.


After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday
2) Work on your Manatee research

February 12th's Meeting
1) Paper Bowls
-Put final layer on

2) Ecology.com website
Go to

-Read/research one of the articles from the "kid power" articles.
-Fill out the form by next Friday
Form: 

Kid Power-Ecology.com



After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday


February 5th's Meeting
1) Paper Bowls
-Put final layer on

After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday

January 29th's Meeting
1) Paper Bowls
-Put next layer
-Use old mail circulars, junk mail, and scratch paper.

2) Garden Baby research
-What's killing some of your plants, why is it not growing well, how can we fix the problem.
-Let me know if you need worms, ladybugs, or new plants

After the Meeting
1) Beautification Wednesday

January 22nd's Meeting
1) Paper Bowls
-Start bowls today! 
-Use old mail circulars, junk mail, and scratch paper.

After the Meeting
1) Water Detective Game
-Click on the link below and play the game until you figure out the culprit.

-Fill out the form below after you play the game. Complete by the next meeting.

Water Detective Game







January 15th's Meeting
1) Diaper Soil Experiment
2) Maintain Garden
3) Finish Thank you Cards, signs, etc...
4) West Basin Field Trip Evaluation:

West Basin Field Trip Eval



After the Meeting
1) Bring a bowl for our activity next week.
2) Beautification next Wednesday.

Dec 4th Meeting
1) Field trip Information 
-Collect permission slips
-get chaperones

2) Digital Thank you cards
-status?

3) classroom audit
-pick a teacher to audit
-need to fill out and input results by end of break

4) Magazine Trees
-create

After the Meeting
-Complete Classroom Audit
-come for beautification next Wednesday and there's a short 15 minute meeting on Fridays during conferences
-make some type of Winter/holiday eco craft

November 20th Meeting
1) Field trip Information    
-Go over West Basin Field Trip and give permission slips
-Need chaperones

2) Garden Signs
-Put up "organic garden" banner

3) Digital "Thank You" Cards
    -Get picture taken for digital thank you             cards
    -Can start if time
    -use Paperlesspost website to create
-Only do free one

After the Meeting
1) No meeting during parent conferences
Dec 4th will be our last before Winter Break

2) Digital "Thank You" Cards
    -Finish and we'll finalize
    -use Paperlesspost website to create

 3) Field Trip Permission Slip
-Get it signed asap
-Need it by Dec 4th


November 13th's meeting
No meeting today...I'm out sick.
See you Wednesday for beautification

November 6th's meeting
1) Garden
    -take out excess grass
    -put mulch
    -thank Ms. Morlock for the trees!
    -water & prune
    -Make a few extra signs:
        -avocado tree
        -plum tree
        -donation sign for trees
        -recycled water signs

2) Finish Candy Wrapper signs
    -Cut out 
    -PLace on backing

3) Digital "Thank You" Cards
    -Get picture taken for digital thank you             cards
    -Can start if time
    -use Paperlesspost website to create
-Only do free one

After the Meeting
1) Digital "Thank You" Cards
    -Finish and we'll finalize next week
    -use Paperlesspost website to create


October 30th's meeting
1) Turn in Garden signs
2) Candy Trash Letters
-Create letters that spell "Organic Garden" out of candy trash that we pick up from the school grounds.

After the Meeting
1) Finish Candy Trash Letters either Monday or Tuesday after school.

2) Bring Lanyard to the next meeting so we can take a picture and make digital thank you cards.


October 23rd's meeting
1) Garden Planting
-PLant garden with winter plants

After the Meeting
1) Finish your Planter Signs
-You can come by Mon/Tues/Wed after school to borrow computers

October 16th's meeting
1) Google Classroom
CLASS CODE Students can join the class with this code:
lnhp7kq


-Create account and accept me as a teacher
-Learn how to complete & send assignments

2) Create Planter Signs
-Use Google Classroom and Google Drawing
-Pick a planter and staff member that donated
-Create a sign that will be mounted on a stake and placed in the planter
-Submit by next week

After the Meeting
1) Finish your Planter Signs
-You can come by Mon/Tues/Wed after school to borrow computers

2) PLanting next week for sure, so bring a hat, a water bottle, and some sunscreen.

3) Water Festival is on October 24th
-Ask parents/guardians if you can go 
-I will only be there from 10-11am
http://www.westbasin.org/


West Basin Annual Water Harvest

Water Harvest is a FREE family event for the community to learn more about the value of water. This year we will celebrate 20 years of water recycling. As part of the festivities, West Basin will offer tours of the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, interactive games, kid’s costume contest, stage shows, pony rides, reptile petting zoo, food, and the chance to enter into our grand prize giveaway. Please join us!

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Place: Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility, 1935 S. Hughes Way, El Segundo, CA 90245 MAP


October 9th's meeting
1) Meet in room 14 at 3:15-4:30
2) Collect permission slips
3) Go over what you "saved" from the trash. 
4) ACE Video "We have the right to know"
5) Classroom trash audit

After the Meeting
1) Watch Video

"CFC Keynote - Alan Palm - Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) | @marioninstitute"

-Watch the video before next Friday's meeting
-Come see me Monday/Tuesday if you don't have computer access to watch it. You can come watch it after school here. 

2) Wednesday beautification starts
Meet in room 14 on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 2:00.
You will clean until 2:30 only.
Remember: if you miss this day, you need to make it up during our meeting on Fridays. 

October 2nd's meeting
1) Meet in room 14 at 3:15
2) Meeting will go only until about 4pm
3) Just an introductory meeting (go over plan for this year and requirements)
4) MUST HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION COMPLETED TO ATTEND MEETING

After the Meeting
1) Get Club Commitment permission slip signed by next Friday, Oct 9th.
You need this signed to attend the next meeting. 
You may bring it to me earlier.

2) Wednesday Campus Beautification
This will not start next week, Oct 7.

3) Trash Inventory Assignment
-Monitor what's going in the trash at home.
-Keep 5 items from going into the landfills and find another use for it.
-Bring one or two of the items to next Friday's meeting to share. 
-If you can't think of what to reuse it for, bring it and we can help you figure it out. 


 June 5th's meeting
1) Go over final field trip info
-meet in room 14 on Tuesday, June 9th at 8:30am.

2) DVD case Up-cycle project
share, select a winner

3) Go over End-of-the-year party
*Bring supplies for End-of-the-Year Party.
*Remember to sign up for a particular category.
*Bring food in a reusable bags or no bag (NO PLASTIC)

Eco Club End-Party



4) Eco Craft day winners: during per 1
We need volunteers for these days.
Ponce (June 11-12 Thurs-Fri)
Madsen (June 16-Tues) 
Fernandez (June 18-Thurs)

After the meeting
1) Next week will be our LAST MEETING!!!
*Bring supplies for End-of-the-Year Party.
*Remember to sign up for a particular category.
*Bring food in a reusable bags or no bag (NO PLASTIC)

2) Fill out Reflection Sheet

May 29th's Meeting
1)DVD Case Upcycle Project
-Share
-Finish

2) Harvest
Look at the gigantic zucchini! 

3) Eco Field Trip Information
-collect permission slips

4) Wednesday clean up (Just 15 mins. a week)
-Remind parents that we will be meeting from 2:15-2:30 every Wednesdays
-if you can't meet Wednesday, you're required to pick the following instead:
a) clean up either Mon, Tues, or Thurs from 3:15-3:30
b) clean during your lunch-Ask Jose for cleaning supplies
c) clean Fridays before the club meetings from 3:00-3:15

After the meeting
1) Get Permission Slips Signed for the field trip
2) Meet next week for Beautification
remember, only 15 minutes

May 22nd's Meeting
1) Anti-Litter Pledge (if time)
-create name signs

2)DVD Case Upcycle Project
-Take DVD Case home and upcycle it so we don't have to throw it away.
-Create a new purpose for it and bring it next week.
-I'll give you time next Friday to work on it in class

3) Eco Field Trip Information
-Go over permission slip
Permission Slips due by the next meeting.

4) Wednesday clean up (Just 15 mins. a week)
-Remind parents that we will be meeting from 2:15-2:30 every Wednesdays
-if you can't meet Wednesday, you're required to pick the following instead:
a) clean up either Mon, Tues, or Thurs from 3:15-3:30
b) clean during your lunch-Ask Jose for cleaning supplies
c) clean Fridays before the club meetings from 3:00-3:15

After the meeting
1) Get Permission Slips Signed for the field trip
2) Meet next week for Beautification
remember, only 15 minutes
3)DVD Case Upcycle Project-Come see me during the week if you need any supplies.

May 15th's Meeting
1) "Teacher Appreciation" eco craft project
-Deliver gifts

2) Garden
-Try Neem Oil natural pest removal
-harvest

3) Anti-Litter Pledge
-collect
-create name signs

4) Collect Farmer Market Research
_Discuss/share experience

5) Eco Field Trip
-Discuss location and dates
-Chaperones

6) Start Wednesday clean up
-Starting next wednesday, we will start to meet on Wednesdays to clean the field.
-Remind parents that we will be meeting from 2:00-2:30 every Wednesdays
-if you can't meet Wednesday, you're required to pick the following instead:
a) clean up either Mon, Tues, or Thurs from 3:00-3:30
b) clean during your lunch-Ask Jose for cleaning supplies


After the meeting
1) Ask parents/siblings who can chaperone our field trip. 
Date: June 9th (Tues) 
Time: from 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, but they'll meet at HMS

2) Meet next Wednesday

May 8th's Meeting
1) "Teacher Appreciation" eco craft project
-create gift

2) Garden
-Try Garlic Water natural pest removal
-harvest

3) Anti-Litter Pledge
-collect
-create name signs

4) Eco Field Trip
-Discuss location and dates
-Chaperones

After the meeting
1) Ask parents/siblings who can chaperone our field trip. 
Date: June 9th (Tues) 
Time: from 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, but they'll meet at HMS

May 1st's Meeting
1) Garden
-Try Garlic Water natural pest removal
-harvest


April 24th's Meeting
1) Anti-Litter Pledge
-Collect all of your names & signatures
-create name tags for each person that pledged and create a montage 

2) Sole4Souls Shoe Drive
-Collect, sort, and count all of the donations
-label and organize shoes for delivery
-tally up winners

3) Check time cards
-Go over new styrogenie schedule and routine

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


After the Meeting
1) Make sure you're working the styrogenie on the appropriate day

Mandatory Eco Meeting Monday April 20 for 5-minutes to get "Anit-Litter Pledge" materials

April 17th's Meeting
1) Easter Egg creations
-How did you reuse your plastic egg?
-Share, take pics

2) Garden
-Put more mulch
-Prune & harvest 
-Water
-Go over some water-saving tips, since we are using more water than usual now.

3) Earth Day Event
-Go over what we are going to do for Earth Day, which is next Wednesday (April 22).
-Anti-Litter Pledge

4) Sole4Souls Shoe Drive
-Going on until next Friday
-I helpers next Friday during per 1 to sort and tag shoes

After the meeting
1) Earth Day events
Check out "Earth Day 2015" page to see what's going on this weekend.

2) Anti-Litter Pledge
-Get at least 5 people to sign your "Anti-Litter Pledge" form and give out certificates.
-If you need more, come see me.
-You have until next meeting to sign at least 5 people up.

March 13th's Meeting (last meeting until after break (Next meeting-April 17th) 
Come by after school this week to check out my parent conference schedule. You may meet me after my conferences to help with the garden. 

1) Plant Research
-Share what you found out about your plant

2) Welcome new members
-Go over new styrogenie schedule and routine

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


3) Plastic Easter Egg Uses
-Come up with other uses for old plastic Easter Eggs

After the Meeting
1) No meetings during Parent Conferences
-You can come by after schools and see what my schedule is, if I have no conferences you can come help maintain the garden.
 
2) Work the Styrogenie. If you miss a day, try to go another day that week.

3) Farmers Market Research
http://southbaybyjackie.com/south-bay-farmers-markets-schedule-3/


-Go to at least ONE Farmer's Market in the area. 
-Click on the link above to see one near you.
-You have a month to at least attend ONE.
-Go and ask at least two vendors the questions on the hand out I provided.
-If you need another copy of the questionnaire, go to "Ecology Club Resources" or click below


March 6th's Meeting
Meeting is cancelled since I will be absent.
Make sure to:
1) Check the new Styrogenie schedule and remember to work and get it signed. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Research your plant
-Figure out how to take care of it; how much water, how deep the plant should be in the soil, when to harvest, etc...
-Be prepared to share next meeting.
-Fill out "Plant Info" Form

February 27th's Meeting
1) New Styrogenie schedule
2) Garden
-Create name labels for the plants
-Take out all the remainder grass
-Help/fix some of the planting
-Water
-Plant new veggies/fruits: chard, kale, & strawberries
                  After the meeting
1) Check the new Styrogenie schedule and remember to work and get it signed. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Research your plant
-Figure out how to take care of it; how much water, how deep the plant should be in the soil, when to harvest, etc...
-Be prepared to share next meeting.
-Fill out "Plant Info" Form

February 20th's Meeting
1) Mandatory club meeting Friday for all members to go over new attendance requirements.

2) Garden
-We're going to start our garden.
-Prep the soil, make a fence perimeter, maybe plant some if we have time.
-PLEASE BRING A SHOVEL IF YOU HAVE ONE AT HOME.

3) If you missed this meeting-Come see me next Wednesday. 


February 13th's Meeting
1) Valentine Cookie Pops
-Make them and eat them :) 

                 After the meeting
1) Bring long shovel to garden.
2) *Global Climate Change research.
A) Go to EPA's website.
B) Watch the brief video on "Climate Change             Basics"
Submit your score here, or bring your final number when you are done with the calculations to our next meeting.


February 6th's Meeting
1) Finish "Thank You" Cards for your donors

2) Math Night Feb 12th Thursday 5-6:30pm
-Create poster
-Sign up for job schedule (3 per slots)
-Valentine Fortune Cookies
http://www.marthastewart.com/273591/felt-fortune-cookies

                      After the meeting
1) Math Night is Feb 12th Thursday 5-6:30pm
-Go to the booth during your time slot.
-If you're volunteering, you need to fill out a permission slip and get it signed.
-Bring after school Mon-Wed.

Math Night Volunteer-Permission Slip


Math Night Volunteers



2) Styrogenie Time Cards
-Get time cards to make sure people are working on the right days.
-Write the date on the card.
-Present your card to a custodians worker to get their signature. 

January 30th's Meeting
1) Styrogenie Time Cards
-Get time cards to make sure people are working on the right days.
-Write the date on the card.
-Present your card to a custodians worker to get their signature. 

2) Make thank you cards for your sponsor staff member. 

After the meeting
1) Find a old spiral notebook.
-Bring it to the next meeting. 
I need the wire so make sure you really do not need the notebook anymore. 

January 16th's Meeting
1) MEETING IS CANCELED-I'm sick with a cold :(
Please complete the Winter Break assignment below before our next meeting. 
If you can't watch the following movies at home, come see me asap so you can watch it here. 

December 19th's Meeting
1) MEETING IS CANCELED

Over the Break
1) Winter Break assignment:
Watch one of the documentaries and prepare to fill out a survey about it. 
11 Powerful Netflix Documentaries That Will Change How You Think About the Planet

2) Holiday trash
Collect wrapping paper, bows, bags, tissue paper, ribbon, cards, etc...from the holidays and bring it to our next meeting.

December  Meeting


2) Lanyards
-See who sponsored you.
-Create a "Thank you" Card. 

3) Get new Ecology Club passes and lanyards. 
4) Soy Candles
-See how yours came out and take them home.

After the meeting
1) Winter Break assignment:
Watch one of the documentaries and prepare to fill out a survey about it. 
11 Powerful Netflix Documentaries That Will Change How You Think About the Planet

2) Thank you cards
-Finish cards and write a message to your sponsor. Remember to: thank them for getting you a lanyard, and let them know that the card you made was made out of felt/material scraps. 
-Bring your card to our next meeting.

3) Holiday trash
Collect wrapping paper, bows, bags, tissue paper, ribbon, cards, etc...from the holidays and bring it to our next meeting.

December 12th's Meeting
1) Meet at 2:00 for Beautification.
I'll be done with my meetings by 3:15.
Clean until around 3:00.
When you meet up, manage a carpool for Madrona Marsh Birding trip.
Sign up for Lanyard Sales-Which lunch?

2) Madrona Marsh Birding Trip Information Sheet-Go over info and see who is going.
-Coordinate a carpool.

3) Water Exploration Field Trip
-Get all information for the Trip.

4) Lanyards
-Sign up to sell lanyards next week.
-Go get lunch asap (use passes). 
-Close sells 5 minutes before lunch is out. 
-Bring all items to me.
-1st lunch workers (set up-bring money/lanyards when done)
-2nd lunch workers (Take down tables and return to office-bring money/lanyard when done)

Lanyard Sales


-See who sponsored you.
-Create a "Thank you" Card. 

5) Get new Ecology Club passes and lanyards. 

After the meeting
1) Meet at Madrona Marsh for birding.
 
2) Turn in permission slip for Wednesday's field trip to room 14 BEFORE WEDNESDAY!!!
Meet in room 20 Wednesday around 8:15. 

3) Deliver "Thank You" Cards to your sponsor and personally thank them.

4) Meet Friday at 2pm for beautification and then our normal meeting.

November 21st's Meeting
1) Madrona Marsh Birding Trip Information Sheet-Go over info and see who is going.

2) Collect "Photograph & Video Taping" permission slip

3) Finish ECO letters-Create Ecology Bulletin Board

4) Finish JARS project using old jars from home.
Leaves with flowers will be covering the outside of the jars...Candles for the inside to illuminate the leaves.

5) Go over the "Water Saving Tips"
     -See who you shared with & what you have         been trying. 

After the meeting
1) Ask if you can go Birding at Madrona Marsh on Dec 13th. 
Organize a carpool
 
2) Get "Photograph & Video Taping" permission slip asap.

3) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.

November 14th's Meeting
1) Styrogenie Volunteer process and duty schedule. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Vote for lanyard design
3) See when you want to go "BIRDING" at Madrona Marsh
4) Collect "Photograph & Video Taping" permission slip
5) Finish ECO letters-Create Ecology Bulletin Board
6) Finish JARS project using old jars from home.
Leaves with flowers will be covering the outside of the jars...Candles for the inside to illuminate the leaves.
After the meeting
1) Get "Photograph & Video Taping" permission slip asap.
2) Read over the "Water Saving Tips"
     -share one idea with someone at home.
     -Try one tip this week.
3) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.
November 7th's Meeting
1) Styrogenie Volunteer process and duty schedule. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Go over "Water Saving Tips" 

Water Quality Tips Around the House


3) Finish ECO letters-Create Ecology Bulletin Board
4) Start JARS project using old jars from home.
Leaves with flowers will be covering the outside of the jars...Candles for the inside to illuminate the leaves.
After the meeting
1) Get "Photograph & Video Taping" permission slip signed by next week. You can bring it by during the week after school if you like.
2) Read over the "Water Saving Tips"
     -share one idea with someone at home.
     -Try one tip this week.
3) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.


October 31 Meeting
1) Styrogenie Volunteer process and duty schedule. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Collect Candy Litter from our campus
3) Use litter to create our sign! 

After the meeting
1) Collect old work scratch paper for origami whales. 
3) Collect glass jars.
4) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.

October 24th Meeting
1) Styrogenie Volunteer process and duty schedule. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


2) Go over personal Water Audit.
3) Create  spider button with donations from "Trash for Teaching"



After the meeting
1) Look up "Trash for Teaching".
What do they do there? How does this company help benefit the club?
http://www.trashforteaching.com/

2) Collect old work scratch paper for origami whales. 
3) Collect glass jars.
4) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.

October 17th Meeting
1) Collect permission slips
2) Drought Presentation
-Present by groups about your portion of the Drought packet.
3) Drought Crisis in California Video

4) Go over ACE Climate Change Assembly info.
Assembly on Friday Oct 24
Per 1-2
5) Styrogenie Volunteer process and duty schedule. 

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE


After the meeting
1) Complete "How much water do you use?" Water Audit form.
2) Climate Change Assembly
-meet in cafeteria at 8:30am on Friday Oct 24.
-Inform 1st period teacher.
3) StyroGenie duty-go to your stations on the correct day.
4) Collect a glass jar; pickle jar, pasta sauce jar, etc...for Halloween craft activity.
5) Collect old work scratch paper for origami whales. 


October 10th Meeting
1) Collect permission slips
-Come see me if you need a copy of one.
2) Create "Ecology Club" tab/divider in BINDER.
3) Watch Drought Video
4) The Drought in California Powerpoint 

TheDroughtinCalifornia


5) Drought Fact Sheet

After the meeting
1) Review your portion for your Drought Presentation.

2) Review "Your cool facts and tips on Droughts" worksheet.

3) PLAY with the "Water Conservation around the house" GAME
-Take notes and be prepared to share 3 things. 

October 17th's Meeting
1) StyroGenie volunteer schedule

STYROGENIE SCHEDULE

2) Create Ecology Club passes

To do after October 3rd's meeting:
1) Get After School permission slip and Club Commitment forms signed by next Friday.

2) We will only meet on Fridays until further notice.


Below is an email from "Save the Manatee" letting us know about the milk replacer formula they collected to help orphaned manatees. Thank you to all the club members that donated to adopt a manatee "Squeaky" last year.
Save the Manatee Club
We Asked, And You Delivered!

Dear Ms. Min,

Recently, Save the Manatee Club sent out an action alert for donations of powdered milk replacer formula from our Amazon Wishlist, to feed orphaned manatee calves in Belize, and we are happy to report that we have received over 500 pounds of milk so far! This has been our most successful action alert for formula and it came at just the right time!
500 pounds of milk replacer formula
Thanks to our generous donors, we have collected over 500 pounds of powdered milk replacer formula from our Amazon Wishlist, to feed orphaned manatee calves in Belize!
These generous donations will help feed young manatees until they are old enough to eat aquatic plants. In our alert, we introduced you to a small orphaned manatee named Mitch, and we are happy to report that Mitch is doing well! He is putting on weight and no longer requires 24-hour in-water care as he has grown strong enough to come up to the surface to breathe without assistance.
Mitch, an orphaned manatee calf in Belize.
Above: Mitch, the orphaned manatee calf in Belize, now able to swim on his own.
After we sent our first action alert, Wildtracks received yet another orphaned manatee calf. The newest addition, Lucky, is also very tiny and extremely weak, and his addition brings Wildtracks up to having an unprecedented five manatees in its care. Lucky's arrival has made your donations even more urgently needed, and words alone cannot convey our heartfelt appreciation for your extreme kindness.
Paul Walker with Lucky, an orphaned manatee calf.
Above: Lucky being carried by Paul Walker, Director of Wildtracks, Belize. As you can see, at the time of his rescue Lucky was very dehydrated and emaciated. He is now doingmuch better.
Your sustained support and donations allow us to be more effective in assisting manatees and our international partners. We appreciate your concern for manatees and your support of our efforts to help them thrive throughout their range. 

With your compassion and generosity, we are making our world a better, safer place for manatees!  
 
With my deepest gratitude, 
Katie Tripp 
Katie Tripp, Ph.D.
Director of Science and Conservation

P.S. I would also like to send a huge thank you to the very generous individual who purchased the laptop from our Amazon Wishlist! Unfortunately, Amazon did not include the buyer's information with the package. I will be attempting to retrieve the contact information so that I may thank you personally, but in the meantime, I sincerely hope you receive this message of heartfelt gratitude.



To do after June 6th's meeting:
1) Chaperone Permission Slips
Get signed asap
Field Trip is scheduled for June 12th. 9am-2pm

2) Field Trip permission Slips
-I need them asap. 
-Come get an info sheet if you haven;t already.

3) End of the year party
-It will be on June 13th after school.
-Pizza will be provided by the cafeteria.
-That will be our last meeting. *tear

To do after May 30th's meeting:
1) Chaperone Permission Slips
Get signed asap
Field Trip is scheduled for June 12th. 9am-2pm

2) Field Trip permission Slips
-I need by Friday 6/6/14

3) End of the year party
-It will be on June 13th after school.
-Pizza will be provided by the cafeteria.
-That will be our last meeting. *tear



To do after May 16th's meeting:
1) Chaperone Permission Slips
Get signed asap
Field Trip is scheduled for June 12th. 9am-2pm

2) Slushy cup
-Find a cup to bring and leave in my room. 
-You can use it every time we sample a flavor.

3) Classroom Audit
Talk to your teacher sometime next week.
Make sure you ask those questions before Friday.
To do after April 25th's meeting:
1) Beach Clean Up May 10th? Ask if you can go to Manhattan Beach on that day from 11-2pm.

2) Sole for Souls Shoe Drive
http://soles4souls.org/
The Shoe Drive is School wide and held in student's 1st Period class.
-They will be collecting shoes to donate from April 21-May 2. 
-Boxes are provided.
-Check out their website for more information and a cool video to watch.
-I will need your help next Friday MAy 2 during 1st period to go to each class and collect the shoes. 
-Come let me know by Thursday (May 1) if you want to help.

3) In celebrating EARTH DAY, do the ECO Organization Research:
-Choose one of the Organizations from Act Now page: Act Now
-Fill out the form below:

ECO Organization Research

Remember to press "SUBMIT" when done.
Have form done by Thursday 5/1 7pm.

To do after March 26th's meeting:
1) Meet next WEDNESDAY not FRIDAY from 2:00-4pm

To do after March 14th's meeting:
1) Home Water Audit
http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/home-water-audit/
* Take the Home Water Audit.
*What was your score?

Home Water Audit

2) Share what you learned about water saving practices with someone at home. 
http://wateruseitwisely.com/tips/category/kids/?view=list


3) Madrona Marsh Birding trip 2
* We are going March 15th (Saturday) from 9am-12pm.
* Try to carpool
* Leave Hawthorne by 8:40am to get there on time. Be there by 9am the LATEST! 
Anyone after will not be able to stay.
*Wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring water, snacks/light meal and your own binocular if you have some.

For driving directions:

For more information click on the building below:

3) Manatee Adoption
-Read about the manatee that was chosen:
and the winner is Squeaky. 

To do after March 7th's meeting:
1) Madrona Marsh Birding trip 2
Ask if you could go March 15th (Saturday) from 9am-12pm.
Try to carpool
2) Meet at Friendship park next Wed for snow cone sale. 
-Remind parents that you will be out around 2:30.
-I will send out email to teachers again, but try to be there at 1:50, if not 1:55.
3) Manatee Adoption
-Read about the manatees below and pick which one you want to adopt.

ELSIE is easily identified because her tail is badly mutilated from an encounter with a boat propeller.  She has had two calves and once was documented traveling a distance of about 111 miles in about 23 days.
FLICKER is an adult female first documented in 1983 in Ft. Myers. She is named Flicker because she has a series of small propeller scars that reminded researchers of flickering flames. Flicker has been seen at Tampa Electric's Big Bend power plant each winter.
JEMP was rescued in 1995, after being exposed to red tide. He spent some time in rehabilitation and was released later that year. Jemp is known to frequent the Sarasota and Lemon Bay areas, but he also travels ina wide range along Florida's west coast.


Photo courtesy USGS 
Sirenia Project.

ANNIE was rescued as an orphaned calf and was released in 2008. She is not shy and is quite popular with park visitors.

BRUTUS is one of Blue Spring's largest manatees. He weighs in at almost 1,800 pounds and has been a regular since 1970.


 ELAINE became the park's third female to calve at the age of five, during the 1990-1991 season. She has been known to get into her fair share of mischief!

 

FLOYD was born in the summer of 1978 and  has spent every winter at Blue Spring State Park since birth. He is a "ham," often seen in films and magazines.

PHYLLIS is thought to have been born in 1985. In 1991, Phyllis gave birth to twins -- a rare event for manatees. She is now the mother of six calves.




Photo by Wayne Hartley, 
Save the Manatee Club.

SQUEAKY was born at Blue Spring on June 13, 2011. She is currently the youngest manatee in the adoption program.

http://www.savethemanatee.org/adopt_blue_spring.htm#sthash.NgRBS8N2.dpuf

Manatee Adoption Choices


To do after Feb 28th's meeting:
**Don't forget to bring your reusable snack container or snack bag. 
1) "Thank You" Magnetic Book markers and Cards
    *Deliver cards to your sponsor and thank them. Explain what the magnetic book marker is for. 
2) Bottle Name tag
    *Make name tag and bring next week to get laminated.

3) Marine Mammal Care Center Trip 
Trip Cancelled for now...class tour not available during the weekend. We need to try to reschedule to go during the week day.

Check out the website.
http://marinemammalcare.org/
3) Snow Cone Sale
We are starting this Wednesday 3/5/14.
Meet there by 1:50 pm.
I will email teachers.

Slushie Work Schedule


4) Styrogenie Video Jingle
Come up with your jingle that will teach the students to put the "Milk side UP" 
To do after Feb 21st's meeting:
1) Thank you note & magnetic book marker
    *Finish your Thank you note and bring it by during the week. We need to finish your magnetic book marker and attach it to your Thank You note.

2) Check out "Save the Manatee Club" website if you haven't already. Donate your $1 this week. (Donation not required) 

3) Recycle Card Program Donationhttps://stjudesranch.org/about-us/recycled-card-program/
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support our programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families. - 
Please review the following tips before sending in your donation. 
*They happily accept used all-occasion greeting cards. 
*Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any writing, etc.) 
*We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards 
*5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred 
Look for old cards to donate to St. Jude's Ranch for Children. 
We will send a package to them next week. 


To do after Feb 14th's meeting:
1) Beach Clean Up 
   cancelled again :(  

To do after Feb 7th's meeting:
*No selling bottles this week, more info Friday*
1) Bring empty glass jar to make Valentine Candle holder next week. Also if you have tissue paper, please bring some. 


2) Check out "Save the Manatee Club" website if you haven't already. Donate your $1 this week. (Donation not required) 

3) Beach Clean Up 
    *We are planning to go Saturday, Feb. 15th         around 11-2pm at Manhattan Beach. 
    *More info at next Friday's meeting.
    *Just find out if you can go. 
    *Try to CARPOOL. 

4) Recycle Card Program Donationhttps://stjudesranch.org/about-us/recycled-card-program/
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and all-occasion greeting cards. Recycled cards are sold to support our programs and services for abused, neglected and homeless children, young adults and families. - 
Please review the following tips before sending in your donation. 
*They happily accept used all-occasion greeting cards. 
*Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the backside of the front of the card is clear of any writing, etc.) 
*We can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards 
*5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred 
Look for old cards to donate to St. Jude's Ranch for Children. 
We will send a package to them next week. 


To do after Jan. 31th's meeting:
1) Check out "Save the Manatee Club" website.
Read info on the club and how it would be to adopt a manatee this year. 

http://www.savethemanatee.org/adoptpag.htm
2) Try to blend and make lemon slushy.
3) Beach Clean Up (postponed until next Sat.) 
    *We are planning to go Saturday, Feb. 8th         around 11-2pm at Manhattan Beach. 
    *More info at Friday's meeting.
    *Just find out if you can go. 
    *Try to CARPOOL. 

To do after Jan. 24th's meeting:
1) Meet us at Cabrillo Aquarium for the Whale Fiesta.
http://www.cabrillomarineaquarium.org/events-news/events-details.asp?id=1122
Sunday, January 26, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for tons of fun as we celebrate the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of whale watching season! It's a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all - games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers and music. Festivities include the building of a life-sized sand sculpture of a Pacific gray whale. For those with a competitive edge, enter the Duct Tape Whale Sculpture Contest or the Great Cetacean Creation Sand Sculpture Contest.

Whale Fiesta is a FREE event sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles.
I will be there at noon-1pm. 

To do after Jan. 10th's meeting:
1) Finalize Eco-Concept Research
*If doing a powerpoint*
-Email by Thurs 1/16 7pm.
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
*If making a poster or props*
-bring it next Friday.
-Make sure it's legible. 
-It will be placed under the document camera.
 
Make sure to answer the following questions:
1) What does the word mean?
2) Why is it good/bad for the environment?
3) Why is it good/bad for you?
4) Is this something you can practice this year?
    C) Prepare a presentation to share your concept with the club. PowerPoint, Poster, Props, etc...
    _You will present next week. 1/17/14
    _Presentation should be about 5-10                 minutes long. 
    _Be prepared to answer questions.


To do after Dec 13th's meeting:
1) Work on your research topic.
2) Be eco-friendly when preparing for the holidays. 
*Check out "Guide for an Eco-Friendlier Holiday Season" tips from the Ecology Center. 



To do after Dec 6th's meeting
1) Meet Friday 12/13 at 2:00.
-Clean field and campus.
-Meet in room 14 at 3:15.
-Meeting will go to 4:00pm.

To do after Nov 22nd's meeting
1) Eco-Concept Research
Look up your Eco-Concept word. 
You will be given your "word" on Friday.
Eco-Concept Words
1) Eco-Friendly/Sustainable products & practices-Rich, Pedro
2) Compostable/Biodegradable Products-Jess O, Amy j
3) BPA-Free plastics-diana, Roohi
4) Paraben-Free products-jaylen, Vicky
5) Carbon Footprint/Carbon-Netural-Linda, Jazmin
6) Organic foods/products-Steph/Jess R, Mel
7) Energy Star/Energy Efficiency-Karla, Amy D
8) Hydrogen cars, Hybrid, & Electric Vehicles-Justin, Jenny
9) CFLs, PV, & LED lighting-Rose, Lupita
10) Renewable Energy-Orlando
   
     A) Write what you learned about it in your     notebook. 
    B) Try to answer the following questions     with your concept:
1) What does the word mean?
2) Why is it good/bad for the environment?
3) Why is it good/bad for you?
4) Is this something you can practice this year?
    C) Prepare a presentation to share your concept with the club. PowerPoint, Poster, Props, etc...
    _You will present after Winter Break!!! 
    _Presentation should be about 5-10                 minutes long. 
    _Be prepared to answer questions.



To do after Nov 15th's meeting
1) Finish Bowl at home.
2) Meet a Madrona Marsh by 8:45am. '
-Carpool PLease. 
-Ask to be picked up around 11:30am.
-Read more info below.

3) Fair Trade Product research
Fill out form and "submit" it before Wednesday, November 20th 8pm. 

Fair Trade Product Research



To do after Nov 8th's meeting
1) Come by Tuesday to work on your bowl.
2) Fair Trade Product research
    * Find one "Fair Trade" product (store or online). 
    * What is the title of it?
    * What is it? 
    * Where does it come from?
    * How is "Fair Trade"?
    * Look up the company website:
          -Do they do anything else that's good                 for the environment? 

3) Madrona Marsh will be NEXT  Saturday (11/16/13) at 8:45 am. 
*Wear closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen and bring water, snacks/light meal and your own binocular if you have some.
*Be there by 9am the LATEST! 
Anyone after will not be able to stay.
*Please be picked up BY 11:30 AM the latest. 

For driving directions:

For more information click on the building below:

To do after November 1st's meeting:
1) Look up what "fair trade" means/
2) Come to work on your bowl Mon & Tues.
3:00-4:00pm
To do after October 25th's meeting:
1) Check out the Water Festival
2) Come by to work on your bowl, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
 
3) IGNORE BELOW AGAIN
Eco-Concept Research
Look up your Eco-Concept word. 
Write what you learned about it in your notebook. 
If you were absent, come by my class before Wednesday next week so I can give you your concept word. 
Eco-Concept Words
1) Fair-Trade Goods/Eco-Friendly
2) Compostable/Biodegradable Products
3) BPA-Free plastics
4) Paraben-Free products
5) Carbon Footprint/Carbon-Netural 
6) Organic foods/products
7) Energy Star/Energy Efficiency
8) Fuel Cell, Hybrid, & Electric Vehicles
9) CFLs, PV, & LED lighting
10) Renewable Energy
11) Eco-Friendly/Sustainable products & practices

Try to answer the following questions with your concept:
1) What does the word mean?
2) Why is it good/bad for the environment?
3) Why is it good/bad for you?
4) Is this something you can practice this year?

To do after October 18th's meeting:
1) Check your cafeteria lunch duty schedule and report to the cafe promptly. 
Remember to bring your pass to get lunch first.
Remember to always be friendly. 

StyroGenie Lunch Duty



2) Watch StyroGenie Video: 

3)  Bring a large bowl (not breakable please) to the next meeting. 
Also bring any old paper materials around the house. (old classwork, wrapping paper, junk mail, etc...) We will be make paper mache bowls. 


To do after October 11th's meeting:
1) Share with 2 people what you learned about the StyroGenie presentation. 

2) StyroGEnie
Video Taping Scene planning/outline
Meet Thurs 3:15-4:30
To do after October 4th's meeting:
1) Read 

    - Evaluate what is being thrown out at home.
See if there is anything that could avoid the landfill.
    - Create at least ONE BIN at home for a designated recyclable. 
    - Be prepared to share.
    - Take pictures if possible and email to:
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us

To do after September 27th's meeting:
1) Get permission slip signed by the next meeting.
2) Research the StyroGenie
    -Answer the following questions in a                 notebook that you will use only for the club.
            1. What does it do?
            2. How will this help our school?
            3. How will this help the environment?
            4. What are some ways we can                     present this to the students? 

To do after June 7th's meeting:
1) Finish your "Ecology Club Reflection" 
-Submit it by June 13th (Thurs). 
-This must be completed if returning next year.


2) Email me any photos from the Science Center.
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us

3) Our last day will be on June 14th (Friday)
We will have a party that day.
Bring something that is eco, healthy, non-GMOed, etc... :) Make wise choices. 

4) Wear your Generation Earth shirt next week. 

To do after May 31st meeting:
1) Email me any photos from the Science Center.
Hope it was fun! 
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
2) Our last day will be on June 20th (Thursday)
We will have a party that day.


To do after May 23rd's meeting:
1) Finish research on "Vehicle Fleet Environmental Impact Summary" and research your topic.
Be prepared to share in the next meeting. 

2) NEXT MEETING MOVED TO THURSDAY 5/30.

3) Get your petition signed. 
Get as many names & signatures as you can.
If you need more forms, come see me.

4) Come by and clean the field any day after school this week. Please notify parents/guardians. 

To do after May 17th's meeting:
1) Get permission slip signed BY MAY 23!

2) NEXT 2 MEETINGS ARE MOVED TO THURSDAYS 5/23 & 5/30.

3) Get your petition signed. 
Get as many names & signatures as you can.
If you need more forms, come see me.

4) Come by and clean the field any day after school this week. Please notify parents/guardians. 

To do after May 10th's meeting:
1) Get permission slip signed.


To do after April 26th's meeting:
1) Check out the California Science Center website:
If you want to watch an IMAX movie:
It's $5 and I need to know advance so it does not sell out. 
IMAX movies runs for about 45 minutes.

2) Chaperons
If you are planning to bring someone to our field trip, I need to know by next meeting. 
Trip is scheduled for May 31st from around 9-2pm.
Admission is free. 


To do after April 19th's meeting:
1) Make sure to go to the cafeteria and work your shift collecting chip bags. Check your pass for the day you're working.

First lunch shift-please remember to come by to get the trash can from my room at the beginning of lunch.

Second lunch shift-Please remember to bring back the trashcan at the end of the period.

2) Earth Day is April 22! Click below for events:

3) Terracycle-Chip Bags
Research their website and see what we are going to do through them. 


To do after March 29th's meeting:
1) Angeles Forest Field Trip
The trip is APRIL 5TH FRIDAY!!!
Here's a few reminders:
*Wear your Ecology Club Shirts!!! 

*Meet at the back gate 130th/Hawthorne by: 7:00am

*We should be back at around 3:00 pm, probably earlier so be prepared to call someone.
*Eat a hearty breakfast

*Wear long pants

* Dress in layers

* Bring a jacket

* Must wear closed-toe shoes (hard sole boots strongly recommended).

* Bring a full water bottle

* Bring snacks and a sack lunch.

* Bring everything in a bag or backpack

To do after March 15th's meeting:
1) Final count on field trip to the Angeles Forest
Bring permission slips and get everything signed. 

2) Campus Beautification
-Come on Wednesdays 2:15-2:45. 
-Get supplies from me asap after school.


No meeting March 8th.


To do after March 1st's meeting:
1) Final count on field trip to the Angeles Forest
-I need to know of any additional people that might attend the trip.

2) Cabbage
Plant your cabbage.
Check the website to see how to take care of it.
Plot on your chart. 

3) Eco Tip Posters
-Work on poster
-Be ready to present next meeting

4) Food Log
-Keep and maintain your food log.
-Mrs. Richardson will be back next week to talk about it. Be prepared to share your findings.


To do after Feb. 22nd's meeting:
1) Cabbage
Plant your cabbage.
Check the website to see how to take care of it.
Plot on your chart. 

2) Eco Tip Posters
-Work on poster
-Be ready to present next meeting

3) New club shirt
Make sure to pick up your shirt and wear it every Friday.



To do after Feb. 15th's meeting:
1) Food Log
-Keep and maintain your food log.
-Mrs. Richardson will be back next week to talk about it. Be prepared to share your findings.

To do after Feb. 8th's meeting:
1) Environment 101 Cards
-Review your info card you received.
-Prepare a way to talk about your topic creatively for next week's meeting.

2) Edison & Tree People Competition
-Vote (if you have a facebook account) every day so we can will a trip to the Angeles Forest. 
-Go to Ecology HOME PAGE to vote!!!

To do after Feb. 1st's meeting:
1) Food Log
-Keep and maintain your food log daily.
-Mrs. Richardson will be back next week to talk about it. Be prepared to share your findings.

2) Edison & Tree People Competition
-Vote (if you have a facebook account) every day so we can will a trip to the Angeles Forest. 
-Go to Ecology HOME PAGE to vote!!!

Hawthorne Cable Spot


Hawthorne Cable did a segment on HMS Ecology CLub's involvement in the Tree-by-TRee Competition. Skip to 19:05 in the video to see our part. 
To do after Jan. 25th's meeting:
1) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 
When: Jan. 26th Saturday from 10:45 am-3:30 pm.
Where: The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. 
-Carpool if possible.
-Parent Drop off only. Sorry. 
-Need to bring a sack lunch.
-Shoes will get wet, slippers are good.
-There is a gift shop there. 

3720 Stephen M. White Drive  
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-548-7562

We will get a tour of the aquarium, have lunch, then learn about tide pools. 
We will go out to the tide pools so prepare to get your feet wet. 

Directions from Hawthorne:
Take 110 South Freeway
Take until it ends in San Pedro
Left on Gaffy St.
Left on W. 22nd St.
Right on Pacific Ave. 
Left on Stephen M. White Dr. 

2) Edison & Tree People Competition
-Vote (if you have a facebook account) every day so we can will a trip to the Angeles Forest. 
-Go to Ecology HOME PAGE to vote!!!

3) Generation Earth Pre-Test
-Fill out form ASAP and give to me.
-This form will allow us to get a BUS from Generation Earth to go on a field trip at the end of the year!!! Take your time on it and ask if you need help.

4) How to take care of your succulents:

To do after Jan. 18th's meeting:
1) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 
-Get permission to go to the aquarium.
-Carpool if possible.
-Parent Drop off only. Sorry. 
-Need to bring a sack lunch.
-Shoes will get wet, slippers are good.
-There is a gift shop there. 
When: Jan. 26th from 10:45 am-3:30 pm.
Where: The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. 
3720 Stephen M. White Drive  
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-548-7562

We will get a tour of the aquarium, have lunch, then learn about tide pools. 
We will go out to the tide pools so prepare to get your feet wet. 

Directions from Hawthorne:
Take 110 South Freeway
Take until it ends in San Pedro
Left on Gaffy St.
Left on W. 22nd St.
Right on Pacific Ave. 
Left on Stephen M. White Dr. 

2) Bring 2 jars/container next meeting to make a succulent garden. We will make one for a teacher of your choice, and one for you to keep. Bring more containers if you want. 

3) Edison & Tree People Competition
-Vote (if you have a facebook account) every day so we can will a trip to the Angeles Forest. 
-Go to Ecology HOME PAGE to vote!!!

4) Generation Earth Pre-Test
-Fill out form ASAP and give to me.
-This form will allow us to get a BUS from Generation Earth to go on a field trip at the end of the year!!! Take your time on it and ask if you need help.

To do after Jan. 11th's meeting:
1) Cabrillo Marine Aquarium 
-Get permission to go to the aquarium.
-Carpool if possible.
-Parent Drop off only. Sorry. 
-Need to bring a sack lunch.
-Shoes will get wet, slippers are good.
-There is a gift shop there. 
When: Jan. 26th from 10:45 am-3:30 pm.
Where: The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. 
3720 Stephen M. White Drive  
San Pedro, CA 90731
310-548-7562

We will get a tour of the aquarium, have lunch, then learn about tide pools. 
We will go out to the tide pools so prepare to get your feet wet. 

Directions from Hawthorne:
Take 110 South Freeway
Take until it ends in San Pedro
Left on Gaffy St.
Left on W. 22nd St.
Right on Pacific Ave. 
Left on Stephen M. White Dr. 


2) Hawthorne TV interview on MONDAY!!
-Get permission signed by Monday 1/14/13 if you want to be taped.
-Meet in room 14 after school from 3:00-4:00.
-PLEASE WEAR YOUR ECOLOGY SHIRT

3) Edison & Tree People Competition
-Vote (if you have a facebook account) every day so we can will a trip to the Angeles Forest. 
-Go to Ecology HOME PAGE to vote!!!

4) Generation Earth Pre-Test
-Fill out form ASAP and give to me.
-This form will allow us to get a BUS from Generation Earth to go on a field trip at the end of the year!!! Take your time on it and ask if you need help.




To do after Dec 14th's meeting:
1) You will chose a California Environmental Issue to research over the break. (We will chose during the meeting).
-Read and research the topic you chose. 
-We will put together a presentation after break on that topic. 
-Work in pairs when we come back, but separately over the break.
2) Generation Earth Pre-Test
-Fill out form and bring when we come back. 
-Make sure you take your time. 
-This form will allow us to get a BUS from Generation Earth.

3) Be eco-friendly when preparing for the holidays. 
*Check out "Guide for an Eco-Friendlier Holiday Season" tips from the Ecology Center. 



To do after Dec 7th's meeting:
1) Be eco-friendly when preparing for the holidays. 
*Check out "Guide for an Eco-Friendlier Holiday Season" tips from the Ecology Center. 



To do after November 30th's meeting:
1) Finish "Water Audit" what we started with "Tree People". Finish the form and draw a picture of your home/neighborhood. Color code things in your home like we did for our school.
2) Campus Beautification
*Come help clean our campus over the next             two weeks. 
*After schools. 
*At least 2 times per week.
*Come get supplies from room 14.

3) Meet next Friday for a short meeting. 2:00-2:15

To do after November 16th's meeting:
1) Gallon Water Jug Contest!
-Over the break, come up with another use of a discarded jug. Instead of throwing it away, think of a way you can reuse it in your house, garden, or community. 

2) Make sure you arrange a ride/carpool to Mardrona Marsh. 
-It is from 10am-12pm on Nov 24th, FRIDAY!
-Be there by 9:50am the latest and get picked up by 12:30 the latest please. 
-Bring snacks or a light lunch, and water.
-Walking shoes (closed-toes) and long pants.
-I will be there by 9:45am. 
-Call me if you're not able to make it or running late. 
For driving directions:



To do after November 9th's meeting:
1) Tell 3 people you know about what you learned while trying to put the "Trash Timeline" together. 
    -Pick a different item that ends up in the ocean. Find out how long THAT takes to biodegrade. Bring that info to share at the next meeting. 

2) Find an old greeting card(s) that you received (that you don't mind using) and create a new "upcycle" project with it. The most creative ones will win an eco-friendly prize. Bring it to next week's meeting. 

3) Ask parents/guardian if you can go on the "Nature Walk" at Madrona Marsh on Nov. 24th from 10am-12pm. I need a head count by Nov 16th. 
    _ It is just a nature walk so no permission slip is needed. 
For driving directions:

To do after November 2nd's meeting:
1) Ask parents/guardian if you can go on the "Nature Walk" at Madrona Marsh on Nov. 24th from 10am-12pm. 
    _ It is just a nature walk so no permission slip is needed. 
For driving directions:

2) Conduct your "Classroom Audit" 
    -Make sure you ask the teacher you chose the questions on the Audit form.
    -Make sure to rip the bottom of the form and give it to them. 
3) Finish your "Book Page Flowers"

4) Finish your "Book Page Pumpkin"
    -Bring it to the next meeting if done. 
    -Or you can take a picture of it or email to:
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
To do after October 26th's meeting:
* Finish your "Book Page Pumpkin"
    -Bring it to the next meeting if done.
    -Or you can take a picture of it or email to:
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
* Ask someone at home about Volunteering on the weekend. See who will be able to take you, see if you can carpool, etc...

To do after October 19th's meeting:
* Go home and tell someone about what you learned about Tree Musketeers.



*Global Climate Change research.
2) Watch the brief video on "Climate Change             Basics"
Submit your score here, or bring your final number when you are done with the calculations to our next meeting.

4) Play the website and explore what they have to offer. 

*Tell 5 adults about what you learned about Proposition 37. Get 2 adults to register to vote that has not already. 

To do after October 12th's meeting:
* Go to the Water Festival on Saturday!
* Ask parents/guardian about going to learn about tree restoration with Tree Musketeers next Saturday 10/20/12.
* Come by room 14 to get permission slip to go to the Tree Musketeer workshop by TUESDAY 10/16/12.

*Tell 5 adults about what you learned about Proposition 37. Get 2 adults to register to vote that has not already.

To do after October 5th's meeting:

* Get parent/guardian signature signed and bring it to the next meeting. 
* Complete Proposition 37 Research and submit form by October 11. 

Starting a New School Year!!! Yay! 
* Make sure to fill out and submit an online application to join or rejoin the Ecology Club. 
*There is a link under the Ecology Club title on the left. 
* Make sure to read the Club Requirements to see if this is something you can dedicate to. 
* Space is limited (less than 25 students) so make sure you are sure about joining.
* Even if you were in the club last year, you need to fill out another application.
* Fill out by this Thursday at 5pm.
* First meeting is mandatory and will be held in room 14 after school Friday 10/5/12. 

To do after May 31st's meeting
It was great having all of you this year in the club. I hope you all learned a lot and adopted a new life style.
The party was a blast and hope you guys had fun too.
I hope to see you next year. If you are not able to join next year or go to another school, always remember that you can always log onto this website and check what we're doing under "This Week."
For those that are interested, we will be starting the club at the start of the 2nd trimester.
To do after May 24th's meeting
1) Next week will be our LAST MEETING!!!
*Bring supplies for End-of-the-Year Party.
*Remember to sign up for a particular category.
*Bring food in a reusable bag (NO PLASTIC)

2) Fill out Reflection Sheet

3) T-Shirt Sale
Bring your $7 if you like to purchase a shirt.
May 31st will be the last day to purchase.

To do after May 17th's meeting
1) T-Shirt Sale
Bring your $7 if you like to purchase a shirt. Your may bring little-by-little if it helps.

To do after May 10th's meeting
1) T-Shirt Sale
Bring your $7 if you like to purchase a shirt. Your may bring little-by-little if it helps.

2) Bring plastic bags (10 or more) and an iron to make eco-friendly pouches for next week.


To do after May 3rd's meeting
1) T-Shirt Sale
Bring your $7 if you like to purchase a shirt. Your may bring little-by-little if it helps.

2) Finish your Eco-Friendly Hawk frame by decorating the boarder with some type of sustainable material. Remember the boarder needs to be made out of some type of material that you were going to throw away. Can not be something NEW. Winner will be chosen for creativity and Eco-value.

3) Mardrona Marsh
Think about when would be a great Saturday to go again. Which day? Who needs to still go?

To do after April 19th's meeting
1) Do not order the shirts! The design is Out-of-Stock so I custom ordered some from a different company. It's less expensive as well. They will run only $7! The shirts are estimated to be here in a couple weeks.

2) Recyclethon
Make sure to finish your posters and bring/give to me to put up.
Hype it up in your TAS classes.

3) Earth Day is April 22nd. Earth Day Events to ATTEND:
  • Anaheim: The Center Street Promenade in downtown Anaheim goes trashy from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in a tribute to Earth Day, as the MUZEO’s TrashARTist Challenge projects will be on display. The expo will feature sustainability business booths, crafts workshops, live music and entertainment, and food from local food truck operators. Student winners of this year’s TrashARTist Challenge will be announced that day, and the winning entries will be on display at MUZEO between April 21 and May 28. The annual competition recognizes students’ artistic reuse of trash to promote a message of conservation and stability. Students and their teachers will be competing for a variety of prizes, including Disneyland tickets and movie passes.
  • Culver City: STAR Eco Station will host its 12th annual Children’s Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Billed as the largest children’s environmental event in Los Angeles County, it will feature environmental-themed games, food, crafts, prizes, vendor booths, face painting, children’s art exhibits, celebrity guests, and more. The event is free, but admission will be charged for tours of the STAR Eco Station.
  • La Cañada Flintridge: Entertainment, a barbecue, and family activities are part of the events planned for the weekend of April 21-22 as the Descanso Gardens celebrates Earth Day. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night will be presented by the California Shakespeare Ensemble in the Under the Oaks Theater, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, from noon to 2 p.m., the outdoor theater will host the Mobile Homeboys in concert, while an Earth Day barbecue will be presented from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gardens’ Main Lawn. Children can explore nature through hands-on activities while families celebrate locally raised foods at Patina’s eco-friendly family barbecue. An admission fee will be charged.
  • Laguna Woods: Celebrate the spirit of Earth Day by safety disposing of your household hazardous waste, electronic waste, old paper files, and unwanted household goods. The city of Laguna Woods is hosting a “Goods Exchange” program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at City Hall. Usable household products turned in by other residents will be available for those who can reuse the items. In addition, experts will be on hand to answer your questions about air quality, electric vehicles, recycling, and water/energy conservation.
  • Lancaster: Antelope Valley pays tribute to Earth Day and California’s official state flower at the annual California Poppy Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 21-22, at Lancaster City Park. The annual celebration carries on the Earth Day message of caring for the environment. The festival site covers 55 acres and boasts hundreds of exhibits and not-to-be-missed performances, along with food and beverage vendors. Free tram service between the festival entrance and parking areas. An admission fee will be charged.
  • Long Beach: Learn what you can do to help the planet’s oceans when the Aquarium of the Pacific hosts its 12th annual Earth Day program on April 21 and 22. Learn simple, everyday tips to protect the planet. Hands-on demonstrations, exhibit booths featuring Earth-friendly organizations. Regular aquarium admission prices will be charged.
  • Long Beach: A daylong festival to celebrate Children’s Day and Earth Day is planned for Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in El Dorado Park. Activities will include a park parade, music, cultural presentations, educational activities, games and relays, and more.
  • Los Angeles: Celebrate Earth Day with family-fun activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park. Special events will include storytelling, a family craft activity, music programs, and museum tours with the Museum teacher. Visit the Museum’s current exhibit, “Art of Native American Basketry,” and make a basket of your own. A museum admission fee will be charged, but the event is free for Autry members.
  • Los Angeles: Celebrate Earth Day with an afternoon of environmental activities on Saturday, April 21, at the Augustus Hawkins Nature Park, 5790 Compton Ave. From noon to 4 p.m., there will be hikes of the 9-acre urban park, ranger-led nature presentations, kids’ crafts, and face-painting. Details are available by calling the park at (323) 581-4498.
  • Los Angeles: Radio station K-EARTH and the Los Angeles Zoo will team up to present the Los Angeles Zoo Earth Day Expo on April 21 and 22. The weekend events will include recycled crafts, information booths, and K-EARTH deejays. This year’s expo includes a celebration of the special California wildlife all around us, maybe even in your own backyard. Paid zoo admission required; free to GLAZA members.
  • Los Angeles: Celebrate Earth Day at the Los Angeles County Art Museum on Sunday, April 22, because, as the museum explains, “Earth Without Art is Just ‘EH.’ ” Starting at noon, there will be artist-led workshops, bike-related films, storytelling, nature sketching, and a guided walk through the natural art on the museum campus. Free museum admission to those with a bike helmet, or a receipt for bike parking, or who use alternative transportation to visit the museum that day.
  • Los Angeles: Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley will once again host the city’s annual World Fest celebration for Earth Day, scheduled for Sunday, May 20. The program gets under way at 10:30 a.m., and activities will wrap up by 7 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, speakers, kids’ activities, environmental exhibits, pet adoptions, more than 100 eco-friendly or pet-friendly exhibitors, an extensive food court and beer/wine garden, and more. The park is close to Metro’s Orange Line for those who want to leave their cars at home. An admission fee will be charged; advance discount tickets are available online.
  • Manhattan Beach: Music, dancing, eco-displays, family fun events, and more are promised for an Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Polliwog Park. Live bands will play from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m., preceded by a kids’ concert at noon and the city’s Environmental Hero Awards at 1 p.m. Earn a chance to win prizes, and increase your eco-awareness, by taking an Eco Quiz. There will be food, commercial booths, and more.
  • Mission Viejo: A combined celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day is planned for the morning of Saturday, April 28, along the Village Green in Oso Viejo Park. The day’s events include a community cleanup and planting from 8 a.m. to noon along Oso Creek, a free compost giveaway sponsored by Waste Management of Orange County, compost workshop, and Green Expo from 9 a.m. to noon, with dozens of educational and eco-friendly exhibitors.
  • Newport Beach: The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center (2301 University Drive) will host this year’s Earth Day program presented by the Newport Bay Conservancy, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The event--titled “Learning from Nature”--will include environmental exhibits, scavenger hunts, science discovery and craft booths, live entertainment, and drawings for some great prizes. Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 participants.
  • Northridge: Planet Green Recycle of Chatsworth, which remanufactures inkjet cartridges, is teaming up with Cal State Northridge for a two-day electronic waste collection drive in honor of Earth Day. Unwanted old electronics, cellphones, GPS devices, MP3 players, and used printer ink cartridges will be collected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and 28 in Lot G10, located at the corner of Lassen Street and Zelzah Avenue.
  • Pasadena: The 10th annual Earth & Arts Festival is planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Memorial Park and The Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. This free event will include Earth-friendly art workshops, special film screenings, live entertainment, an interactive drum circle, eco-friendly exhibitors, local food truck vendors, a sustainable beer garden, and a guided bike tour of Pasadena’s sustainable sites. Follow the event on Facebook.
  • Redondo Beach: A community beach cleanup will be followed by a family-friendly celebration on Saturday, April 21, in a program co-sponsored by the SEA Lab and Redondo Beach Public Works Department. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include the beach cleanup at 10 a.m. and a composting workshop at 11 a.m. Participants will earn a free gift by leaving their cars at home and walking, biking, or using public transit to get to the event. Bring some old single-use plastic bags and trade them in for a reusable tote bag. Bring “gently used” work attire and shoes to a reuse booth sponsored by the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition. Download the event flyer to get free parking at the Redondo Beach Marina.
  • San Clemente: A waterfront celebration of Earth Day is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Parque Del Mar, overlooking the San Clemente Pier and Pacific Ocean. There will be educational displays, live entertainment, recycling demonstrations, and giveaways.
  • San Juan Capistrano: A free environmental educational program will be offered at The Ecology Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14. The event will include music, free vegetable seedlings, and an eco-lab exploration and scavenger hunt.
  • Santa Clarita: A combined celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day is planned for Saturday, April 14, in Central Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and give participants an opportunity to remember the importance of being green and taking care of the planet. The Santa Clarita Valley Family of Water Suppliers is sponsoring this year’s celebration. The event will feature live entertainment, educational displays, and water conservation techniques.
  • Santa Monica: A three-day festival of yoga and music will celebrate the spirit of Earth Day at the Tadasana Festival from April 20 to 22, sponsored by the eight yoga studios located within Tadasana’s Yoga Alley, at the edge of the beach facing the Pacific Ocean. The festival will feature themed yoga tents, lecture domes, artwork, chill zones, an organic food court, and more than 60 vendor booths promoting eco-goodness. An admission fee will be charged.
  • Torrance: Your commitment to the environmental protection extends well beyond Earth Day, and in that spirit, Torrance is combining its annual Environmental Fair with a Corporation Yard Open House and Disaster Preparedness Fair on Saturday, June 9, at the City Services Facility, 20500 Madrona Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature energy-efficient appliances and zero-emission vehicles, displays on water conservation and natural landscaping techniques, energy conservation tips, and more. A free recycling drop-off event will occur concurrently at City Hall (Maple Avenue entrance), where residents can drop off paper records for shredding, e-waste, old shoes and clothes, and used oil filters. Free bags of mulch will be given away, too (while supplies last).
  • Whittier: A family-friendly celebration that promotes environmental awareness is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the headquarters of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. There will be more than 50 exhibit booth displays, composting and gardening workshops, landfill and water reclamation plant tours, eco-friendly arts and crafts, environmental puppet shows, and train rides around the exhibit grounds. Free shuttle from satellite parking lots on Crossroads Parkway North.


  EARTH DAY LATINO 2012 An Urban Camping Experience This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Everyone is welcomed.
April 21, 2012 (All day) | Los Angeles

Join Pacific Coast Waste & Recycling at Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum in Compton in celebrating Earth Day! 961 W. Alondra Blvd. Compton, CA 90220 Meet local environmental groups including Heal the Bay, Broccoli City, Tree People, Leaps Action Center and more! Drop off your electronic waste including TV's, computers, cell phones, VCR's, DVD players, ink cartridges, etc. Enjoy food, music and...
April 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 4:00pm | Compton

  Let’s Do It! is a civil society movement, founded in 2008, thatis uniting individuals and organizations to join forces, take stewardship of the planet, and rid the world of illegal waste. The mission of this campaign is to map and clean up the illegal waste that is littering our countryside and then to delve deeper into the reasons as to why we, as global citizens, are wasting so much.
April 21, 2012 (All day) - April 22, 2012 (All day) | Los Angeles

http://www.tadasanafestival.com/ What is Tadasana? 60 World Class Yoga Teachers 32 Incredible Music Acts performing in yoga classes and at night 40 Amazing Speakers in The Daily Love Lounge An Eco-Village featuring 70 Booths Top Artists, Organic Food Court, the Santa Monica Beach + Unparalleled Fun  
April 20, 2012 - 8:00am - April 22, 2012 - 6:00pm | Santa Monica

Nothin But Sand Earth Day Beach Cleanup in Santa Monica
Our monthly Nothin' But Sand beach cleanups are open to all. Earth Day is a great opportunity for you and your friends to get involved! We even offer community service hours for those in need.
April 21, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm | Santa Monica

Burbank Earth Day 2012
Live Music - Food Trucks - Kids Games - Free Document Shredding - Compost & Mulch Giveaway - Free Reusable Bags - Live Animals - Great Prizes - Face Painting - Electric Cars - Mini Recycle Truck - Film Screening of "Bag It' - Free Bike Valet - Free Coffee & Tea at the Bike Cafe - Tours of the Recycling Plant - Local Sustainability Resources - Native and Edible Garden Presentation - Simple Living...
April 21, 2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm | Burbank

  Let your outgrown kids clothes, books, toys & maternity & baby gear find new homes. Help each other. Help your community. Help the planet. Take your kids on the ultimate play date-- all in just a few short hours. It's an evening well spent.
April 20, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm | Pasadena

This educational event will be feature valulable information on Recycling, Smart Gardening, Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, and Community Safety. 
April 28, 2012 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Baldwin Park

Join us at Olive Middle School as we Green the streets by planting trees in our community.  There will be a chance to win raffle prizes.  The tree planting will be followed by an Earth Day Forum host at Morgan Park, Free Lunch will be offered to all in attendance. 
April 28, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm | Baldwin Park

Award winning Chatsworth Girl Scout Troop is hosting an E-waste recycling event to celebrate Earth Day! Please bring, working or not, your common household electronic items to ensure proper recycling. We are raising funds for the girls 1st camping trip! Computers, ink/toner cartridges (full/empty), cell phones, cords, wires, chargers, TVs, GPS, radios, VCR/DVD, computer parts and accessories, etc.  This is...
April 21, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm | Chatsworth
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“Little Blue Marble” The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education presents the 2012 Statewide Conference. April 13-15th, 2012 at Camp Hess Kramer located in Malibu, CA 60+ environmental education workshops - Enjoy a keynote address, entertainment, job fair, networking! Registration includes the conference, 5 meals and lodging or camping. Registration: Early Bird $150, Regular $175, Walk-in $...
April 13, 2012 - 6:00pm - April 15, 2012 - 2:00pm | Malibu
The free event will take place at the Legacy Park educational node at 23500 Civic Center Way, directly across the street from the Malibu Library. The day will be full of fun activities for children.
April 22, 2012 - 12:00pm | Malibu

More Earth Day events:

April-21- Anaheim – Center Street Promenade – 3rd Annual MUZEO Presents “TrashARTist EARTH DAY Expo - 11:00AM to 4:00PM - http://www.muzeo.org/trashartist/

April-21- Mar Vista – Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase – Citywide Earth Day Celebration – Over 50 Free Garden Tours – 10AM to 4PM http://marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com/search/label/2012%20Tour

April-21- Pasadena – Memorial Park & Raymond Avenue – “Greening The Earth Day” – 10AM to 4PM - http://cityofpasadena.net/SpecialEvents/Special_Events_Calendar/

April-21- San Pedro – Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – Earth Day Fair – Morning Beach Cleanup, Live Entertainment, Kids Activities, Guided Tours And Demos – 8:00AM to 3:00PM – Information call 310-548-7562 http://www.cabrilloaq.org/

April-21- San Pedro – White Point Nature Preserve – Earth Day – Volunteer Gardening, Guided Hikes, Scavenger Hunt Arts And Crafts – All Ages – 9:00AM to 2:00PM http://www.pvplc.org/

April-22- Los Angeles – Nokia Plaza at LA Live – Earth Day Festival – Environmental Booths, Live Entertainment, Talent & Athlete Appearances Meet & Greet – 12:00 to 6:00PM - http://www.lalive.com/earthday





To do after March 15th's meeting
1) Order your Earth Day T-Shirt online at:
http://www.earthdayshirts.com/shop/C-EDWDS.htm
or bring $8.50 to Ms. Min by Thurs 3/29/12.
If you buy it online, they charge $5 for shipping.
If you buy with me, you're pitching in $1 for shipping and we can get it personalized if we order 12 or more.

2) No meeting for the next 2 weeks because of Parent Conferences...but you still need to come twice per week to help with beautification.
Come to get supplies by 2:05 and then drop them off in the cafeteria around 2:30.
    

To do after March 8th's meeting
1) Finalize your research on America’s Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters
    *FINISH your PowerPoint.
    *Be ready to present to the group next week March 15, 2012.
    *Make sure to email me your PowerPoint before Wednesday 3/14/12 so I can have it ready for you.

Email to: tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us
   
Key Pointers
1) Do not read your slides. You should be facing the audience, not the Smartboard.
2) Do not have TOO much writing on each slide.
3) Make sure you know who/what/when of your disaster.


To do after March 1st's meeting
1) Continue your research on America’s Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters
    *FINISH your PowerPoint.
    *Be ready to present in 2 weeks.
    *Next week we will come back to the computer lab.
    *Make sure you answer all the questions:
        1) What was the disaster?
        2) When did it happen or is it still going on?
        3) Why is it consider Environmentally destructive?
        4) Who is at fault?
        5) Any other facts?



To do after February 23rd's meeting
1) Continue your research on America’s Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters
    *Work on your PowerPoint.
    *We Will go to the computer lab again on         Thursday 3/1 after school to work on your        presentation.

To do after February 16th's meeting
1) Research one of America’s Top 10 Worst Man Made Environmental Disasters
   *You will be given ONE to research.
    *You will be able to answer the following questions after         and present it to the rest of the group.
        1) What was the disaster?
        2) When did it happen or is it still going on?
        3) Why is it consider Environmentally destructive?
        4) Who is at fault?
        5) Any other facts?

Choices

10. Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

9. Great Pacific Garbage Patch

8. West Virginia/Kentucky Coal Sludge Spill

7. Anniston, Alabama PCB Poisoning

6. Picher, Oklahoma Lead Contamination

5. Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown

4. Love Canal Toxic Dump

3. Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination

2. Exxon-Valdez Oil Spill

1. Tennessee Coal Ash Spill


To do after February 9th's meeting
1) Meet at Madrona Marsh this Saturday.
2) Conduct your "Classroom Audit" on the teacher(s) you are assigned.
*Put your audit in my mailbox or bring it to my class.

To do after February 2nd's meeting
1) Madrona Marsh will be NEXT  Saturday (2/11/12) at 8:45 am.
*Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat, sunscreen and bring water, snacks/light meal and your own gardening gloves if you have some.
*Be there by 9am the LATEST! Anyone after will not be able to stay.
*Please be picked up BY 12PM.

For driving directions:

For more information click on the building below:


To do after January 26th's meeting
1) Gallon Water bottle-UP CYCLE contest
    *You are given a bottle.
    *Work in pairs/self.
    *Come up with one way to reuse it again so
        we don't have to throw it in a landfill.
    *Bring it to next meeting.
    *Most creative, useful, practical = winner(s) :)
   
To do after January 19th's meeting
1) Read articles from nature magazine provided.
    *Pick one article to focus on.
    *Fill out form before next Wed. 1/25/12).

To do after January 12th's meeting
1) Fill out Waste Form before Wednesday Jan. 18th. Click on the bin below :)

2) Madrona Marsh will be NEXT  Saturday (1/21/12) at 8:45 am.
*Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, hat, sunscreen and bring water, snacks/light meal and your own gardening gloves if you have some.
*Be there by 9am the LATEST! Anyone after will not be able to stay.
*Please be picked up BY 12PM.

For driving directions:

For more information click on the building below:


To do after December 13th meeting

1) Another Up-cycle Project :)
    *Make a "Book-Depot" for a teacher of your         choice and give it to them on Friday.
    *I will teach you how to make it on Tuesday.
    *I will also supply the book.
    *When you give it to them, remember to             explain how to use it.
2) Make Up work...
Do any of the assignments that you missed. Do it over the break. Example: Watch the "Story of Stuff" video online, do your DOT, make a birdfeeder, magazine tree, trash research form, research BPA, & Keystone Pipeline.


To do after December 8th meeting
1) Work on magazine tree
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YcYprnQuG8&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active





To do after December 1st's meeting
1) Measure your bird feeder consumption. Make a line on the bottle where the food comes to. Measure it once a week to see if it is in use.
2) Watch "The Story of Stuff" if you haven't already.




To do after November 17th's meeting
1) Measure your bird feeder consumption. Make a line on the bottle where the food comes to. Measure it once a week to see if it is in use.

2) Research your trash company.
Fill out form by Tuesday, November 29th.


To do after November 10th's meeting
1) Find a place for your bird feeder. Take a picture of it and email it to:
tmin@hawthorne.k12.ca.us

2) Find out which trash company you use at home. Are you given a recycling bin?

3) Research what BPA-Free means. What is BPA and why is it used. Why is it harmful?

To do after November 3rd's meeting
1) Get material for your bird feeder.
water bottle, stick or spoon for perch, leaves and other natural material for decor.

2) Research the Keystone XL Pipeline. Be prepared to discuss it.

3) Watch "The Story of Stuff"
http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/