Eco Club: Be a Friend of the Earth with Gooroo Clubs
As you know, Roo, our Clubs mascot, has lots of different interests. That’s why he’s thrilled about the launch of Eco Club! Gooroo is the perfect platform for all your extracurricular needs. So, why not join Roo in becoming a friend of the earth.
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Welcome to Eco Club
Environmental science meets sustainability as we turn our attention to the world around us.
Protecting our planet has never been more important. Explore the science behind Earth’s most pressing environmental issues including climate change, endangered species, habitat destruction, and pollution. In Eco Club we empower you to take an active role in conservation, preservation, and restoration in your own life. Thus, begin advocating for your community by learning what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint through small changes or long-term projects!
Unlike our previous Clubs, Eco Club has four courses per week: 3 using a hands-on project to teach environmental science principles and a 4th which imparts a real-world application of this new knowledge.
Meet You Eco Gooroos
But, who will be your instructor in all things sustainable? Meet your fellow friends of the Earth!
Payton is a composer and orchestrator who recently graduated with High Honors in music from Wesleyan University. His passion for environmental advocacy, education, and activism is spurred by a love of nature and burning hate for climate change denialism.
Ellie (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based performer and teaching artist. They graduated from NYU with a BFA in Drama with minors in Applied Theatre and Linguistics. Ellie is also an environmentalist and forager, and they strive to lead a low-waste lifestyle.
Excited to try you hand at being eco-friendly? Here’s how to prepare, and what to expect, in Eco Club this week.
Dive into everything Eco, from energy systems to conservation initiatives! Therefore, unlocking the ability to save the earth. Join Gooroo Payton M. as he introduces us to the effects of Global Warming on the Biosphere.
First, learn about the biosphere by starting a home terrarium project. Acquaint yourself with the mechanism of homeostasis and how to respect the world around us that allows for our existence.
Then, define the taxonomy of living and nonliving things that are essential elements of all ecosystems. See this in action by adding producers and consumers to you terrarium.
Following this, consider what your terrarium might need for the future. Learn what distinguishes one biome from another and how this influences the lives that thrive there.
Lastly, take a look at real world examples of the disastrous consequences of human interference. Thus, discovering how you can make a difference!
For this project, you will need:
- a large jar
- some small pebbles
- decorative rocks
- watering can
- dead leaves
See you there Eco friends!