Environmental Ed Club
Littleton’s Environmental Science Club is an opportunity for students to explore, grow and become excited about science and its’ impact on our world! This club is responsible for teaching others to recycle and then showing them how it’s done! They have learned that they can make a difference for our school, our environment, and our world by cutting down on waste—they reuse, reduce, and recycle every week.
They have also learned that what had been wasted can be valuable. They have learned to compost the cafeteria waste to create new soil. We have created a school garden in which the students learn about growing plants and sharing the benefits with others. We have grown seeds and produced food to share with the neighborhood, and flowers to cheer the elderly neighbors next door. The students have even made and sent cards.
Best of all, the club has been able to explore science topics of interest, such as the ocean, electricity, and magnetism. One favorite project was to make a kaleidoscope to study light reflection. The students were the hosts on Family Fun and Sea Science night as they used puppets to teach our visitors about the local sea creatures, and live sea creatures to complete the experience. The students are able to learn about the sea creatures weekly by caring for the one freshwater and two salt water fish tanks, all populated with local animals.
This club is an opportunity for students to use their interests and talents to explore their world and to learn to work cooperatively with their peers to make a positive impact. Their enthusiasm is contagious and they have become peer teachers and leaders for others in the school. They are leaving Littleton better than they found it!