So much is happening in our schools, we have to blog about it!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Marine Debris gallery
Pat Ostrom, fourth grade teacher at Ord Terrace Elementary, added a new component to the school's Ocean Guardian project this year: an art gallery. Students collected plastic bottles and bags -- so they don't up in the ocean --- and stuffed them with drawings of marine animals, to symbolize how the plastic affects these living beings. Every student in the school colored a sardine or anchovy, which ended up on the wall of the 'gallery.'
It was the idea of Sue Ann Hillyer to create an art installation so it would be easier for the students to visualize the effects of plastic in the ocean. Sadly, because the classroom will be used for instruction next year, the Marine Debris Gallery will no longer exist :-(