At Florida Prep we celebrate Earth Day as an important occasion to reflect on the health of our planet, and to consider how we and others can take steps to preserve it.
This year we welcomed visitors from local organizations, Brevard Zoo, and the Barrier Island Turtle Sanctuary (Barrier Island). Both speakers provided our students with valuable information about conservation efforts and inspired them to take action to protect the environment.
Joy Winet, from Barrier Island, educated students on the challenges faced by endangered sea turtles, and the role they play in our ecosystem. She also offered information on how students can take action to protect turtles from threats such as plastic pollution and habitat destruction. Similarly, Audrey Smith, from Brevard Zoo offered an opportunity to learn about the conservation efforts being taken to protect a wide range of animal species at the zoo; including manatees, and the endangered animal breeding programs currently in place.
In addition to learning from our speakers, students were also set the challenge of researching, reporting, and presenting on Red Tide; a phenomenon many have experienced as coastal residents, and organizing a recycled clothing fashion show.
The show encouraged students to think creatively; the fashion items included clothing, handbags, and shoes, while also prompting a conversation on sustainable living and encouraging students to consider how they could reduce their carbon footprint by reducing waste.
Our Earth Day activities at Florida Prep demonstrate the school's commitment to environmental conservation and educate students about the importance of taking care of our planet. These activities inspire students to take action to protect the environment and promote sustainable living.
Only by working together can we can create a more sustainable future for ourselves and for generations to come.
Interested in joining the conversation? Contact the Florida Prep Admissions Department today.