The CCCAC Art Camp
Eight of our team members went to present our project to the CCCAC art camp to educate some of the kids there on the dangers of dioxins and the importance of recycling the right way. We talked to them about how certain plastics are not recyclable and are just thrown into landfills and then proceeded to do some projects with the kids making small plastic art pieces out of various non-recyclable plastics such as bottle caps, milk jug caps, and marker caps.
Mix 93.5 Radio Interview
Six of our team members as well as our adviser, Sarah Geborkoff, went to the Mix 93 radio station to educate the public via radio broadcast. We spread the word about the dangers of dioxins and burning plastics to the listeners. We also talked about the Lexus Ecochallenge and the submission process required as well as talking about the history of our school in the competition.
Houghton Middle School Flyers
330 families were notified about the dangers of backyard burning and dioxins through flyers that we were permitted to place in the folders that the middle school students received at the beginning of the school year.
HES 3rd Grade Presentation
Our group split up into groups of five and presented to five different 3rd grade classes in the Houghton Elementary School. We talked about the effects of burn barrels have on the environment. We had the kids engage in an activity by doing some fun worksheets and making bottle cap art projects similar to the ones done at the CCCAC Art Camp. Before presenting to the classes, some of our group gave interviews to two television companies-ABC 10 and TV 6.