My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Save The Whales Inc, Seaside, CA, USA
The Save the Whales Organization has provided valuable information to my fifth and sixth grade students for the past two years. Their use of hands-on activities and visual aids has made it possible for many of the students to recognize the pivotal role they play in the conservation and preservation of sea life. For example, a rural display was set up to demonstrate how pollution reaches the ocean. Students participated by adding various kinds of pollution to the scenery. Then they poured water over the pollution and watched as it washed down the drains and flowed to the bay. This reality caused many of them to express to their families the importance of being actively involved in environmental issues.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my daily awareness of the products used at home and how they easily affect sea life.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
request ahead of time, to have students bring empty containers from home that represent the products they use. Then have them do some sort of quick write about the hazards this particular product might pose to the environment. This would bring in more student motivation and hopefully encourage more environmental responsibility.