Project Information

Education, Environment Stewardship, Marine Sciences*
Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Ecology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, History, English, Math, Geography, Chamorro
School and Outside of School
04/24/2017
Project Ended
Sabina Perez
Basic Information
Description
  • Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian
    04/28/2017
    Sabina Perez
    04/28/2017
    2
    04/28/2017
    50
    14+
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Not Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian (PLSR) is hosting and inviting the public to join its third community wave at one of four locations along Route 1 on Friday, April 28th  to raise awareness about the adverse effects of the planned live-fire training range complex near Litekyan and to increase public support to prevent the destruction.

    At stake are the last mother Håyun Lågu tree on Guåhan and the pristine limestone forest that provides critical habitat for other endangered species found only on Guam and the Mariana Islands. The live-fire training range complex would also impact over 79 ancestral sites, one of which is the oldest of the Marianas archipelago. It would also limit access by fishermen, traditional healers, and other Guam residents, especially Native landowners who trace their lineage to this northern region.

    The educational community and youth of Guam are standing in solidarity by participating and hosting waves at the following four locations:  

    ·        1)  Across Micronesian Mall (Simon Sanchez and Okkodo High Schools)

    ·        2) In front of JFK across from K-Mart (JFK)

    ·        3) Across from the ITC Building (Tiyan High School)

    ·         4) Chief Kepuha Loop (GW and Southern High Schools)

    The waves will occur simultaneously from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

    Career Pathway/Field

    Objective

    To raise awareness about the adverse effects of the planned live-fire training range complex near Litekyan and to increase public support to prevent the destruction.

    Science
     
    Standard BI 1.6  Service Learning and Environmental Activities
    Demonstrate by actions in the school community caring and respect for the environment and living organisms.
     
    Standard BI 2.30  Recognize and describe how human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and that human activities can deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
     
    Language Arts/Reading 
    Standard 9.4.3
    Write expository compositions that are analytical and:
    • Gather evidence in support of a thesis (position on the topic), including information on all relevant perspectives.
    • Communicate information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently.
    • Make distinctions between the relative value and significance of specific data, facts, and ideas.
    • Use a variety of reference sources, including word, pictorial, audio, and Internet sources, to locate information
    in support of the topic.
    • Include visual aids by using technology to organize and record information on charts, data tables, maps, and graphs.
    • Anticipate and address readers’ potential misunderstandings, biases, and expectations.
    • Use technical terms and notations accurately.
     
    American Government
     
    Standard AG.4.17
    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
    • Respecting differing opinions in a diverse society
     
    English Common Core
    Improving the communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening emphasized in ALL classes.
     11.WHST.4  Produce clear and coherent writing—appropriate to task, purpose, audience
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
     

     

    Instructions

    Students, educators, and members of the community are to create and display their signs that advocate for protection of our cultural and natural resources. The wave will occur from 4:30 to 6pm at one of four locations along Route 1 on Friday, April 28th. 

    Wear comfortable clothing and have sun and rain protection. Bring water in order to keep hydrated. Know your limits. Take breaks, as needed. Safety is first. Therefore participants should stay at a safe, respectful distance from traffic and passers-by. It is important to be mindful by not impeding the traffic flow.

    Students are to arrange their own transportation.
     

     Upon arrival, please check in with the following: 

    Linda Tatreau (GW) or Doreen Bamba (SHS)—Chief Kepuha Loop

    Mary Garvilles or Alicia Whitaker (Tiyan High School)—(across from ITC Building)

    Luke Davis or Carolyn Haruo (JFK)-in front of JFK across from K-Mart

    Melanie Blas or Sabina Perez (SSHS and Okkodo)—(across from Micronesia Mall)

     

     

    In order to earn service learning credits, students will need to show in a reflection that they understand at least one of the above standards: Please address the following questions in your reflection: How does this policy to use Litkeyan for a military firing range effect the Chamorro culture and Guam’s environment? What is your position on this? Why do you think so? What do you think the people of Guam and the government of Guam need to do to address this problem? Why was this wave a public service?”

     

    Warnings/Notices

    Weather permitting.

    Issue Area

    Environmental and Cultural Advocacy

    Agency Description

    Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, a direct action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in all sites identified for DOD live-fire training on Guam, opposes the establishment of any military firing range, stands in solidarity with Guardians of Gani’, PaganWatch, Tinian Women’s Association, and Alternative Zero Coalition by preventing environmental degradation and destruction on sacred and native lands, and promotes the continued pursuit for return of ancestral lands.

    Point of Contact Informations

    Sabina Perez

    653-2313

    seperez@gdoe.net

    Comments about the Project Location

    The four locations are areas of high traffic and visibility. Caution should be exercised in order to be safe and to not impede traffic. The four locations are:

      1)  Across Micronesian Mall (Simon Sanchez and Okkodo High Schools)

    · 2) In front of JFK across from K-Mart (JFK)

    · 3) Across from the ITC Building (Tiyan High School)

      4) Chief Kepuha Loop (GW and Southern High Schools)