acorn Environmental Fundraiser Project - A Problem based Learning Project

The Challenge:

Your ecology club wants to do an exciting ecoproject. You are going to establish a habitat garden for the school.
You need to raise about $1200 to do it. The club president has suggested that the group should fund raise in an environmentally sound way. She points to the clever ideas of The Center for Biological Diversity - RareEarthTones and the Arbor Day Foundation's Give a Tree™ Card - plant a tree in a national forest program, as examples.
Develop a plan for a fundraiser that is as environmentally sound as possible.

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Identify what you know about fund raisers.

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Identify what you need to learn.

Be specific. Make a list.

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If you are working in a group - Discuss your findings.
Decide on a ecofriendly fund raiser.

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Create a presentation to explain your choice and support the selection.

Develop a plan that includes the costs ( if any are involved).

How much will you need to sell/collect to yield the needed funds?

How is the fund raiser ecosound?

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Present them to the class or group.

Decide as a class: Which proposal is the most ecologically sound?


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developed by Cynthia J. O'Hora Posted 6/2008
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Aligned with Pennsylvania Academic Standards Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology: Renewable and nonrenewable resources.
Humans and Environment Explain how human activities may affect local, regional, and global environments.
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