The Ashley Bryan School

The Ashley Bryan School
Serving Children in Grades K-8 from the Cranberry Isles

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Marsh Walk

The Islesford school went on an ecosystem walk to the Marsh! They looked for all the forms of life and the ecosystems there. They found interesting habitats, and much more!
When we where looking for plant pots for Eliza, Joe came out with what look like a part a bomb. Once we checked it out, we looked over the rest of the marsh, the beaches, and walked back to the school. The next monday the E.P.A came and picked it up. They used a geiger meter to see if it was radioactive or not--it wasn't.

Trash! Trash! Barbeque?

We, the Islesford students, went for a trash walk to celebrate Earth Day.  As we walked, we collected a cart-full of trash. Then we weaved a weaving with the trash we had collected.  The “olders” decided we want to design a project to make people aware of the trash problem and to get people to stop littering.  But how?

We thought it over, considering possibilities. We could ask people to take their trash off-island with them when they left, but would people actually do that? We then decided to buy trash cans to put on the islands. Then arose the money issue

How would we raise enough money for trash cans? A social event. What social event? A barbeque. We then thought we should do a beach clean-up to clean the beaches. One phone-call later we were in the Town Office talking to Eric Dyer about our idea. He thought it was good and said he would talk to us in more detail about getting trash cans. The following Wednesday he came to the school. We discussed when the barbeque should take place and other things. He then gave us some catalogues to look through. 

The beach clean-up will take place Saturday of May 29th. We will be cleaning many beaches from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  The barbeque will take place at 12:00pm at the Neighborhood House. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold for $5.00 each. People who participate in the beach cleanup will receive a free hot dog or hamburger. All money raised from the barbeque will go towards purchasing the trash receptacles. If you are unable to attend the barbeque and beach clean-up  but would like to make a donation towards the trash receptacles please write a check and send it to the Islesford School.

We hope to see you at the barbeque and beach clean-up!