Kindergarten to 2nd graders at Millbridge Elementary School took on the task of saving golden lion tamarins and electricity. The created the "Golden Lion Guardian" role, where select students patrolled the halls and made sure that lights were off in empty classrooms and spreading energy-saving tips to other students. They encouraged classmates and schools to save electricity in a week-long “Electricity Smackdown”. Through their efforts, they recorded a 71% reduction in electricity use!
“Bean Art Enrichment” 4th to 5th graders chose to save golden lion tamarins and water. They reached out to "Save the Golden Lion Tamarin" during the contest and formed a partnership. The class focused on saving water and trees to help the tamarins. They wore tamarin costumes while marching in a local parade to raise awareness. Raised funds to help protect tamarins, raising enough money to plant about 600 trees in Brazil!
Ocean Township Intermediate School “OTIS Adventure” chose the Panamanian golden frog and held an awareness campaign focused on electricity conservation. They created hundreds of hydroponic systems out of recycled materials, giving them out to many members of the community. They also wrote pen pal letters to Liberia and Australia about the contest. Lastly, they had a huge social media and community presence. They reached more people this year than any other group… over 38,000 people!
Maple Shade High School chose the Panamanian golden frog and planned an awareness campaign focusing on water quality and amphibians. They organized a huge cleanup of local Steinhauer Pond. Afterwards, they held a fundraiser bake sale and shirt sale in order to purchase native plants to add to Steinhauer Pond. Not only that, but they also presented to other classes in the school about all they had done. In total, their campaign reached over 3,000 people!