By Alice Wang and Chris Tan
SSS participated in the Pescadero Family Science Night on April 4th. The Education team prepared two interactive activities for the event: one centered around waste-sorting and one on endangered species in the local area. For the waste-sorting table, students engaged in a guessing game of the number of years needed for various materials to break down in the landfill, including plastic bags and foam cups. For the biodiversity station, we carved out shapes of various endangered species on boards. The pieces of animals were taken off the boards for students to paint over (we were all surprised by the extent of art creativity expressed by the kids!), and in the meantime, we would be presenting essential facts about the species to the students. While the students took the pieces of animals home, we kept the boards with black voids at the end, which served as a visual imagery of losing endangered species from our ecosystem. We are looking for opportunities to display this art piece on campus to raise further awareness on biodiversity issues.
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