Royal Ecology Club
Our Schedule for 2012 meetings:
Every OTHER Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 in Sr. Seidl's classroom
September Eco Club schedule: 14th and 28th
October Eco Club schedule: 12th , (26th CANCELLED!!)
November Eco Club schedule: 9th and 30th
January Eco Club Schedule: 11th and 25th
February Eco Club Schedule: 8th and 22nd
March Eco Club Schedule: 8th and 22nd
April Eco Club Schedule: 5th and 19
May Eco Club Schedule: 3rd and 24th
We have begun working on something called "Project Noah". We have our "missions" where we photograph animals, insects, and plant life documenting where we took the photo. When we post the image on our profile, we are able to identify it or ask for help. We try to list the latin name, when we found it, interesting facts about what we photographed and our profile name. People all over the world add their photos and insight into the flora and fauna of the world. What you end up with is is community generated scientific data that could not be collected by one scientist. We are documenting the migration patterns of animals in our community. We are documenting new species that have been traveling further and further north. Well...we just started so this is what I think we will be doing! Eco club members need only a camera and a notebook. Take a photo of flora or fauna, make sure you know where you are (Northfield, for example) and email me the photo. I post it under the Eco club profile. Very fun and exciting. Read about it more, or, better yet, join yourself!
One of the projects we spearheaded was the Greenvale Park Elementary composting program. We now compost our school lunches and are saving lots of space in the landfills! Watch our video!
This video was made last year, in our composting infancy. We are now toddlers! We learned from our district offices that we can now compost many more things, including meat and cheeses! The company that composts our school lunches does a remarkable job with our waste. Enjoy the video with the understanding that we can now compost much more. We need to go into production on "Composting: Part II", stay tuned! AND, go to the website of the company that composts for Northfield school district to learn much more about the process.