We are a group of second graders from Spring Creek Elementary, Eugene, Oregon. The three Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) have been part of Spring Creek’s culture forever. As we learned about why we needed to take care of polar bears, we spent three weeks on our research project – How to Take care of Mother Earth, as well. We learned so much more – conserve energy, make better choices, plant trees, educate others, and how small actions can lead to larger consequences. This project was a perfect opportunity for my students to realize how they can apply what they have learned in the classroom in the real world, and how they can make a big impact in their community and beyond.
-Fenn Guill, 2nd grade teacher
Photos of Parachutes at Schools and at First Friday Art Walk/Farmers' Market