Project Information

National Wildlife Refuge Beach Cleanup - January
Environment Stewardship
Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Environmental Science, Botany, Geography
Outside of School
12/17/2016
Project Ended
Emily G. Sablan
Keep Guam Beautiful - Ritidian
Basic Information
Description
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
    01/07/2017
    Emily Sablan
    01/08/2017
    4
    01/07/2017
    1
    13+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Keep Guam Beautiful is a community oriented clean-up campaign conducted by the National Park Service, in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. On the first Satuday of every month, it is held at Ritidian and on the second Saturday, it is at varying locations within the National Park Service. The Guam National Wildlife Refuge, Ritidian Unit is an important nesting habitat for the endangered green sea turtle. Students will be supporting vital conservation efforts by participating in the beach cleanup. 

    Career Pathway/Field

    Conservation, park ranger, environmental protection, scientist

    Objective

    Life Science Standard: Recognize and describe how human beings are part of Earth's ecosystems and that human activities can, deliberately or inadvertantly, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems. 

    Students will demonstrate social responsibility by participating in helping to clean the wildlife refuge.

    Instructions

    Please meet at the Flag Pole at 9 a.m. 

    Please go to https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147597180 for more information and for the required waiver forms. 

    In order to earn 4 hours of service learning, you will earn 1 hour for 3 hours of service learning (demonstrating social responsiblity) and 1 hour for your reflection. Please upload your reflection to your dashboard, showing that you documented how human activities affected the environment both negatively  (the trash) and postitively (the clean-up).  Show your reflection to your teacher and proof of participation to convince him or her that you earned these hours. 

    Warnings/Notices

    Note: all volunteers will need to fill out and return a volunteer application and agreement. Volunteers can obtain these forms and return them either electronically or as a hard copy on the day of the cleanup.  

    We also recommend participants bring the following: 

    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • A hat for sun protection
    • A refillable water bottle - a water refilling station will be available at the Nature Center building
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Gloves* 
    • Snacks - especially if you plan to explore the refuge following the cleanup

    *(Some gloves will be available should you not have any or forget to bring yours; biodegradable trash bags will be provided and a few trash pickers will be available as well)

     

    Issue Area

    Environmental stewardship

    Agency Description

    Federal agency that oversees designated wildlife refuges, such as Ritidian on Guam

    Point of Contact Informations

    Emily Sablan

    Park Ranger (Bilingual Interpretive)

    Outreach and Education - Visitor Sercies

    671-355-5096 ext 101

    cell 671 - 482-1437

    emily_sablan@fws.gov

    Comments about the Project Location

    Clean-up is along the Refuge's shorline though it is suitable for some disabilities, it requires walking (mobile), it is not suitable for others. If you have any concerns about this location, please contact Ms. Sablan. Road conditions have greatly improved (since Dec), potholes were partially covered with packed gravel, making for a smoother drive, but dusty.  Wear respiratory mask if riding in open cabin vehicles (pickups or with windows open).  Thank you for your help or intent to help!  Happy New Year!