The intention of this project is to start educating children on the consequences of polluting our planet with seemingly harmless waste such as plastics. Many do not realize how small plastic objects can be fatal to many animals. We asked elementary school children to collect trash as part of their participation. Then the trash was used to make a poster featuring Ella the crab. This poster is paired with a children’s story book, where Ella and her animal friends are featured dealing with the consequences of littering. The story book depicts how people’s behavior in natural areas can harm innocent animals. In addition, the purpose of this project is to educate children on the importance of recycling and the wide presence of plastics in our lives.
Environmental Education | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences
© 2017 Leena Aly and Maddie Hodgdon
Aly, Leena and Hodgdon, Maddie, "Ella SavesThe Beach" (2017). Environmental Studies Student Projects. 5.