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STEAM Day At Amity High School

STEAM Day At Amity High School

Arts and Sciences were featured at the Amity High School STEAM Day on May 29, 2019.  A friendly turtle fashioned from used plastic items greeted 5th grade students from the Bethany, Woodbridge and Orange elementary schools.  Marine Biology students made the sculpture as part of a “Plastics in the Ocean” conservation project funded by the Jamie A. Hulley Foundation.

Once is Not Enough– Reduce single use plastic items in your life!  Inspired by reports about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and efforts to clean it up, students in the Marine Biology Programs at Amity High School created a conservation awareness program to share with the Amity community.  Working in teams, students created educational materials including a 5-foot turtle made of single use and scrap plastic, ocean gyre demonstrations and provided ideas for alternatives to plastic products.  One team created an art contest for students to design a graphic for a reusable shopping bag.

This conservation project was funded by the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, PO Box 1208, Orange, CT 06477 , jamieart@snet.net.  For more information about plastics in the ocean contact Valerie Cournoyer at valerie.cournoyer@amityschools.org.

 

Artwork created by Amity High School Art Student Elizabeth Barbieri for the better bag contest.  Sponsored by the Jamie A. Hulley Foundation.

 

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