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Environmental Science Students Start Enviro-Minute
updated: May 22, 2014, 8:56 PM

By Green Academy

Jose Caballero's AP Environmental Science class at Santa Barbara High School is currently working on a year-end community outreach and environmental education project. Over the course of these next 3 weeks, the students will be be designing and implementing a project to focus on classroom-based teaching of environmentally conscientious living practices to students in several local schools.

Enviro-Minutes will be producing several short video clips environmentally friendly tips to educate the public. Next year, these clips, or "enviro-minutes" will be shown each week in the student video bulletin at Santa Barbara High School. This means that each environmentally conscious tip will reach over 2,100 students on a regular basis. They will engage and educate their viewers about ecologically-aware living. It has been proven that an individual who is repeatedly exposed to a particular idea or action will ultimately turn these series of experiences into a habit. The group believes that it is vitally important to ensure children and young adults are taught environmental responsibility at an early age in order to better conserve our natural resources in the long-term. The goal is to help the public make subtle personal choices that may collectively act to combat any number of the current environmental degradations and water, energy, or resource shortages that effect our community. The next time a student leaves a room, simply remembering to turn off the lights is a good start.

As well as making their video enviro-minutes available to the general public through several online media, they will be making presentations to several local public elementary schools. Elementary school outreach will include Cleveland, Franklin, and Washington schools. The team will also be working with Santa Barbara Middle school, La Colina Jr. High, and Santa Barbara Jr. High to run classroom discussions regarding climate change. They hope to spread awareness to thousands of youth through these such events as well as by word of mouth and a social media outlets. Enviro-Minutes hopes to create a more environmentally conscious populous for posterity's sake.


Blake Devine

Green Academy

(805) 698-3269



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