The Digital Media Club helped out in their community by planting native Hawaiian seedlings at the Lyon Arboretum and educating other classes at Sacred Hearts Academy about the importance of native Hawaiian plants.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mrs. Ricardo has done her graduate studies thesis on native Hawaiian plants and is also Native Hawaiian. She shares her experiences of growing up as a native Hawaiian and learning to care for the plants. She also discusses why it is important to save them.
The Digital Media Club had a rare opportunity to visit the germ plasm where they house thousands of endangered native Hawaiian plants at the Lyon Arboretum. They also got to interview one of the scientists there named Nellie who works on conservation efforts at the arboretum.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The sixth graders in Digital Media Club visited the Lyon Arboretum today to interview experts and help plant Native Hawaiian seedlings. They are producing a documentary on why it is important to save Native Hawaiian plants and teaching the public how to care for them. They had a rare opportunity to visit the labs where endangered Native Hawaiian species are and also interview scientists. Afterwards, they planted some Native Hawaiian plants at the Lyon Arboretum. They planted more than 20 new plants! By the time these sixth graders reach high school, these plants will be taller than them. In a joint effort with the Lyon Arboretum, the Digital Media Club is creating a video for their website, for Endangered Species Day, and also their Disney Planet Challenge project which will help bring awareness to conservation efforts for our Native Hawaiian plants.