ADOPT A PARK

ADOPT A PARK

Submitted by: Island Girl Power
Grade Level: 9-12 
Date: Ongoing
Academic Level: Ordinary Service Learning 
Hours: 5 hours
Activity Level: HIGH 
Cost: MEDIUM
Affiliation: Island Girl Power, The Ayuda Foundation 
Number of Participants: Group

There are 12 parks in Kaiser Dededo, around 6 in Liguan with a combined total of more than 100 in 10 of our villages on Guam. These are Neighborhood Parks built within housing developments,  such as Pagachao-Agat, Liguan &, Kaiser, Dededo and many more.

Preparation Instruction:
  • Science- Present before and After pictures. Demonstrate the various possible uses of the space for residents to be able to decide what to do next.
  • English- Essay or report on why this project is important, how park location was selected, how to sustain Adopt a park sponsorship, how many times a year must location be maintained, how long did it take to clean location (1st time) ( and sessions after the 1st)?
  • Math- Math formulas can be used when measuring the area of the park, type of clearing equipment and how many volunteers were present.
  • Chamorro- Research can be done to highlight what plants were native, indigenous, or invasive and needing to be removed. Health & Fitness – What are health benefits of providing additional park spaces near their homes? Does this help prevent obesity in children?

Organization/Agency/Business Name: Island Girl Power
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