Today is a spectacular day in my opinion. It is a day when so many people pay attention to the environment and think about ways to make a difference. It is like Christmas, New Years, Easter and Thanksgiving all rolled up into 24 hours of bliss for the conservationist in me.
At my school, our A-Team for Wildlife Club organized an outside field clean up event during recess today. Many kids from different Grades participated. Together we collected over 1000 grams of garbage. We were amazed at how quickly we could clean up our playground area. Many hands made a big difference.
It started as a spark of an idea and grew from there. It is everything I talk about in my speeches and I'm so happy and thankful to everyone who helped out today!
Our school held other activities too. Everyone was encouraged to dress in blue and green and to ensure they had a litterless lunch. We had a keynote speaker from the University of Waterloo who talked about water conservation too.
I was so excited that my school came together to make this Earth Day count.
I wish we could all make every day like Earth Day. Why don't we try?
I have lot of tips on my site as reminders of things to do to protect and converse this amazing planet and its ocean. If you have any tips to share or ways you recognized Earth Day, please send me an email. I'd love to hear from you!
On March 4, I gave a speech to 400 Grade 7 to Grade 12 high school girls as well as 100 female teachers representing Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) - this was the theme related to celebrating International Women's Day.
There are many problems we face in the world and I believe that the more we learn from educating ourselves about things we fear the better we'll feel about a lot of things.
The Internet can be a really helpful tool if you are looking to learn more about topics that are of interest to you or to help you stop being afraid or misinformed about something you might not really understand.
Sharks are my thing and I love to myth-bust about them. As I say in my speech - they are just curious fish with really big teeth. No need for them to have a bad reputation yet movies like Jaws and Sharknado and even TV shows like Shark Week send the wrong message.
I hope you'll watch my presentation. I'm always happy to talk about saving our planet, our oceans and endangered marine life.
"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry." ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732