Today I presented at Boston College Children’s Center for the “Explorers” class. The children are continuing to celebrate “Earth Day.” I talked about recycling (three R’s- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) with the children and focused on “Make Less Trash And More Art Projects.” This lesson is one of the outreach education programs that I will lead at different schools beginning in the fall. I showed the students sample art projects made from recyclable materials including paperbags, egg cartons, paper towel rolls and cardboard boxes. I left them with a bag of recyclable materials from which they can make their own creations. The children were eager to participate in the discussion and give their own ideas. I look forward to stopping in to see the wonderful things they make from recyclable materials. This an example of Catching Joy fulfilling its mission to reach out to schools and help provide more integrated service learning in the classroom. Thanks to all the BCCC students who gave their creativity, energy, and giving sprit to do this Earth Day project!!!!
May 11, 2009, "Make Less Trash And More Art Projects" at Boston College Children's Center