Presenter: Christina (Chris) Mills
Phone: (760) 326-7051 or (760) 252-6123
Days Available: Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Overview: Do you know what the largest manmade structure in the world is? It isn't a beautiful architectural work or even a dam to generate electricity. It is the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, NY.
Content: An overview of the NPS and Mojave National Preserve is provided, and small promotional items such as stickers or park pencils or park newspapers are distributed tot he students. The origins of Earth Day are explained, as well as ways that common household items can be reduced, reused, or recycled. Students are encouraged to recycle both at school and at home. An indoor game is then played using a ball(s) printed with questions related to recycling or saving the earth. Randomly selected students on the winning team win small prizes, such as water bottles, books, etc.
Grades Intended: 6th through 8th
Materials Needed: If the game is to be played outside, then a suitably close area to play is needed. Otherwise, no materials needed.
Time Needed: A normal class period, about 45 - 50 minutes. This program works best if I stay in one located and the classes come to me. One or two classrooms can attend the program at one time.
Program Organization: I prefer to do multiple sessions in one day at a particular school. At one school district, this presentation is given to all sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students during the normal class period for science. I can usually fit four to six presentations in one day, depending on timing. I will also need travel time to get to the site in the morning.
Curriculum Topics Covered: recycling, Earth Day, student activism, National Park System, global conservation efforts
Locations Available: Needles, Bullhead City, Laughlin, Mohave Valley/Fort Mohave, Searchlight, Baker, Golden Shores, Parker, and Kingman