War in the Pacific National Historical Park and Guam Coastal Management Program09/17/2016Lisa M. Aguon09/23/2016609/17/20165014+9, 10, 11, 12Suitable for Persons with DisabilitiesNo Costs
Students will clean predetermined sections of the beach. Physical activities would include hiking, walking, bending and lifting objects no heavier than 10-20 lbs. Main duties of the volunteer will include but are not limited to: - Listening to and abiding by safety regulations. - Picking up different types of litter in a designated area. - Sorting recyclable materials and other debris for proper disposal. - Using a shovel or rake to clean designated areas. - Loading and unloading tools, equipment or materials.
Gain experience performing work in the wage trades and management/ operational tasks associated with managing public lands. - Personal enrichment and experience working with Pacific Historic Parks, a non-profit organization, and National Park Service rangers. - Contribute to beautifying the community and limiting the negative impacts of litter on the environment. - Accessory participation in a variety of national park events such as special interpretive events, large scale volunteer projects and other special events.
The volunteers will help to improve their public lands and beaches, understand the cause and effect of illegal dumping and littering on the environment and our community, develop a responsible attitude and habits to protect the beauty of our island environment by disposing of waste properly and thinking about limiting the amount of waste we generate. Volunteers will be able to disseminate information from the experience and serve as positive role models to help spread awareness of responsible waste disposal and cultivate recycling habits.
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: - Excellent verbal and visual communication. - Ability to follow directions and safety protocols. - Willingness to learn new things. Discuss job safety prior to the clean-up activity. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle, as we will have a location to fill it and stay hydrated. We also recommend that you wear a hat, sunscreen and a long sleeved shirt to protect you from sun exposure. The attached Waiver forms must be signed if students under 18 will not be attending with their parents.
Students will earn 1 hour for every hour of service action involved in the cleanup. They will earn their additional 6th hour upon completion of their reflection. Sample reflection questions: In what way was the Coastal Cleanup a service activity? What did you learn? (Example: what kinds of trash did you clean up? What damage does trash to do to the land and the ocean?) What message will you give to others about littering and pollution? Why should we care about littering?
Plan on getting dirty. It will most likely be hot, but it may also rain on us. You may be exposed to sharp glass and metal, but we are providing gloves for your protection
Issue AreaKeeping our island clean, General Environmental Health, Pollution, Environmental protection, Sustainabilty, conservation
Agency DescriptionWar in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) is the western most park of all the National Park Service units. It was created to honor all those who participated in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and to interpret the natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam. With over 1000 acres of submerged lands and 800 acres of public lands, the park units serve as the opportune environment to increase the awareness of conservation of a variety of animal and plant species and their habitats on land and underwater. War in the Pacific National Historical Park dedication to educating the community on Guam about the parks mission and valuable resources has been an ongoing endeavor. Over the years working in collaboration with Pacific Historic Parks, the parks non-profit cooperating association, with the addition of a partnership with AmeriCorps DOI/VISTA (Department of Interior/Volunteers in Service to America), educational programs have exponentially enhanced the parks missions, presence, and contributions to the island community of Guam.
Comments about the Project Location
Meet at 7 a.m. Asan Beach Park
ASAN Site Coastal Cleanup
George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Guam Community College, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Education, Environment Stewardship, Social Welfare, Marine Sciences*
Art, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, History, Consumer and Family Science, Computer Education, Math, Chamorro
Outside of School
Lisa M. Aguon