Project Information

Education, Environment Stewardship
Science, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science, Horticulture, Chemistry, Botany, Math, Tourism
Outside of School
04/19/2017
Project Ended
Joni Quenga Kerr
Basic Information
Description
  • Guam March for Science and Climate Change
    04/22/2017
    Joni Kerr
    04/22/2017
    4
    04/22/2017
    50
    12
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    The Guam March for Science and Climate Change will employ peaceful protest to create positive change. The March joins an international effort to promote the importance of science, particularly in light of recent actions by the current U.S. Administration to cut funding for scientific research and ignore the scientific community's consensus that climate change is real and happening now.

    Science is real, critical, and rigorously tested. Science affects each of us, from the medical advances that save lives to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs that advance engineering and space capacities; to cleaning up environmental pollutants so young people will have nature to enjoy; to understanding the microscopic, botanical and wildlife components that are systemic, synergistic and essential to our survival.

    Participants, particularly service learners, will be encouraged to pick up trash and recyclables along the route to encourage environmental stewardship and promote recycling as one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Below is the link to the Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=guam%20science%2Fclimate%20march

    Career Pathway/Field

    The March would be of interest for students seeking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professions, as well as politics, the social sciences, or community-related careers.

    Objective

    Objectives:

    1. To communicate to political leaders and the community that science is important, relevant, and necessary for our survival.

    2. To communicate to political leaders and the world that more needs to be done to significantly decrease carbon emissions to reduce damaging effects of climate change.

    Standards:

    AG.4.17 (Social Studies - American Government)

    Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

     

    • Participating in the political process

    • Performing public service

    • Keeping informed about current issues

     

     

    PS.1.3 (Science - Physical Science)

    Defend and support both their own and published conclusions and explanations based on evidence from data and

    scientific knowledge.

     

    (Science - Biology)

    BI.1.3 Defend and support conclusions and explanations based on evidence from data and scientific knowledge.

    BI.1.5 Be curious, honest, open, and skeptical and value these attributes in others while engaged in life science activities.

    BI.1.6 Demonstrate by actions in the school community caring and respect for the environment and living organisms.

    BI.1.7 Describe the importance of ethics and integrity in scientific investigation.

    BI.1.8 Explain how scientific explanations must meet established criteria to be considered valid.

     

    AP.1.5 (Science - Anatomy and Physiology)

     Demonstrate by actions in the community caring and respect for the environment, human beings, and all living

    things.

    Instructions

    Show up at the Paseo parking lot in Hagatna by 4 pm, Saturday, April 22nd. Sign in with Joni Kerr. Bring a sign with a message that expresses you interest in the March: science, climate change, or both.  Participants, particularly service learners, will be encouraged to pick up trash and recyclables along the route to encourage environmental stewardship and promote recycling as one way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

    We recommend that you wear closed shoes and bring a bottle of water. The March starts at the Paseo parking lot, north toward East Hagatna, and turns around at Alupang Tower. The total distance is about 3 miles.  While a traffic lane will be closed for safety reasons, participants are encouraged to stay on the sidewalk as much as possible. The March is anticipated to end at 6 pm. Sign out at the end of the march. 

     In order to earn service learning hours, you will need to submit a reflection to your teacher that shows that you addressed one or more of the standards in the objectives. For example, How was this activity a public service? What did you learn about climate change? Why is it that climate change is considered scientifically valid? Why does this march demonstrate that  you care for the environment? 

    ! hour prep (if you make your own sign); 2 hours activity; 1 hour reflection = 4 service learning hours possible. 

    Warnings/Notices

    Parents or guardians need to accompany minor children.

    Issue Area

    Paseo Parking Lot, Hagatna

    Agency Description

    Scientists, environmentalists and educators with a common goal of promoting the importance of science and taking action against human-caused climate change.

    Point of Contact Informations

    jonita.kerr@guamcc.edu

    797-1477

    Comments about the Project Location

    Meet Joni Kerr at the Paseo/Chamorro Village parking lot by 4 pm. Contact Cell:  797-1477

    The March is along Marine Corps Drive, from the Paseo in Agana, to the Alupang Tower.