Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Amount Raised: $50
Event Type: Environment
Date: July 5, 2016
239 Central Avenue Deer Park
New York 11729, United States
Touring the Amazon at May Moore’s Simulated Rainforest After studying the ecology and importance of rainforests, Pam Arcuri’s first-graders at Deer Park’s May Moore Primary School turned their classroom into a simulated Amazon rainforest and invited families in to take an educational tour.
Some of the children served as tour guides, while others were organized in groups around the classroom where they presented information on topics including general rainforest information, plants and animals that live in the Amazon, the importance of rainforests to the earth and the dangers that rainforests are facing. The student groups created project boards, and each student prepared information to present to the visitors.
The project also encouraged helping to save the rainforests, with laptops set up to enable visitors to sign petitions. Arcuri also collected $50 in donations for the World Wildlife Fund.
IMG_9728, IMG_9732, IMG_9739: Deer Park High School students won.
Photos courtesy of the Deer Park School District