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Service Learning In April: Creativity

What We Achieved in March

The folks at The Humane Society for Greater Nashua spend their days giving back to animals in need of shelter, food, medical care, and affection. They know, perhaps better than anyone else, that animals provide us with innumerable gifts, and a little bit of reciprocation goes a long way. You could call that the power of contribution! When we all contribute some good to the world, it really does come back tenfold. We thank all of our families who donated to The Humane Society’s wish list. What may seem small to you, goes a long way to someone else–even if that someone else is a dog, cat, or hamster! A happier animal is a more adoptable one.

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April’s Cause: Our Planet

April’s Goal: Each class will brainstorm to think up a creative way to give back to our planet, in celebration of Earth Day (April 22)

Creating new solutions to old problems is all about being creative! This April, we are challenging each 2nd Nature Academy class to work together and think of a project or cause they may take on this month in order to “give back” to our planet. Might it be a special planting? Perhaps a clean-up? Or, maybe, something completely original? Let’s get together, let’s get creative, and let’s show our planet how much we care!

From Earth Day Network: “The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. […] Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.”

This won’t be the first time our students have gotten creative for Earth Day! A few years ago, some 2nd Nature Academy students hosted an Earth Day Relay. Watch below:

Earth Day Relay from The Nature of Things Campus on Vimeo.

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