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  • Ghs Future Is Green

    1. 1. Gabrielino High School “ Stepping Up”
    2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Summer Research Connection Program </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Cup </li></ul><ul><li>Edison Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>BP A+ for Energy Grant </li></ul><ul><li>LifeStraw Challenge </li></ul>
    3. 3. Summer Research Connection “ The final component of the HHMI grant will provide funding for two outreach programs…The other outreach program is the new Caltech Research Connection (CRC), which will bring approximately 15 students from public high schools into Caltech labs to conduct research. “
    4. 4. Summer Research Connection <ul><li>Worked at Oak Crest Institute of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Directors of Program: James Maloney and Sherry Tsai, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor: Marc Baum, Ph.D </li></ul>
    5. 5. Summer Research Connection <ul><li>“ Development of Methods for the Bioremediation of Biodiesel Fuel” </li></ul><ul><li>Project Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a system to grow bacteria using biodiesel fuel as the sole carbon source </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and grow bacteria using the developed system </li></ul><ul><li>Characterize the identified bacteria </li></ul>
    6. 6. Solar Cup <ul><li>Students across Southern California-900 students </li></ul><ul><li>Build solar-powered boats from wood provided by MWD </li></ul><ul><li>Three-Day Racing Competition at Lake Skinner </li></ul>
    7. 7. Solar Cup <ul><li>Seven month program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WaterFest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BoatBuild </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building the Boat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Solar Cup May 15 - 17, 2009
    9. 9. Edison Challenge
    10. 10. Edison Challenge: Community Service <ul><li>Green Dream Festival </li></ul><ul><li>January 19 th , 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to connect social justice with environmental justice </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    11. 11. Edison Challenge: Lesson Plan <ul><ul><li>Topics: Climate change (6 th grade standards) and Energy conservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OPTIONS: an afterschool program at Jefferson Middle School (30 students from 6th-8th grade) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint presentation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Game Show with Prizes </li></ul></ul>.
    12. 12. Edison Challenge: Research Proposal <ul><ul><li>Using electricity bills, determine places that consume the most energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe unnecessary waste of energy with “electricity voltage testers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the phantom loads </li></ul></ul></ul>Objective: An investigation designed to find how schools currently use energy, and how we can better optimize energy usage
    13. 13. Edison Challenge: The Prize!
    14. 14. What is BP A+ For Energy? <ul><li>developed by BP to recognize preK – 12 teachers for innovation and excellence in teaching energy and/or energy conservation in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>$4 million in grants and scholarships </li></ul>
    15. 16. What is LifeStraw®? <ul><li>31 cm long, 2.9 cm in diameter, portable water purifier </li></ul><ul><li>designed to eliminate 99.99% of all bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites found in water </li></ul><ul><li>purifies a min. of 700 liters (about a year’s worth for one human) </li></ul><ul><li>requires no electrical power to function </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use and carry </li></ul>
    16. 17. Awards <ul><li>2008 Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Well-Tech 2006 – Innovation Technology Award </li></ul><ul><li>INDEX: 2005 – International Design Award </li></ul><ul><li>Best Invention of 2005 – Time </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s Best Invention – Reader’s Digest </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation of the Year – Esquire Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Invention of the Century – Gizmag </li></ul><ul><li>A Water Purifier for the Masses – Popular Science Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>A $3 Water Purifier That Can Save Lives – New York Times </li></ul><ul><li>$3 Gadget Produces Safe Drinking Water – Newsweek </li></ul><ul><li>One of the ‘Ten Things That Will Change the Way We Live’ – Forbes Magazine </li></ul>
    17. 18. The LifeStraw Challenge <ul><li>January 17, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Annual Green Dream Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Gabrielino High School </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle Cans and Bottles ! </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Waste and Monetary Donations also welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>The Challenge: </li></ul><ul><li>1 million LifeStraws® </li></ul><ul><li>By Earth Day (April 22, 2009) </li></ul>
    18. 19. It all adds up! <ul><li>Gabrielino goes through about 300 water bottles a day alone. That’s about… </li></ul><ul><li>1500 bottles a week. </li></ul><ul><li>6000 bottles a month. </li></ul><ul><li>If we collect every water bottle that goes through our school, we’ll have enough money to buy 432 LifeStraws by January 17th. </li></ul><ul><li>792 LifeStraws by April 22 nd . </li></ul>
    19. 20. It all adds up! <ul><li>If HALF of all high schools in California… </li></ul><ul><li>Collects 41 bottles a day… </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll have over </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestraws. </li></ul>
    20. 21. We need your help! <ul><li>Who can participate: </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals, schools, and other organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle your </li></ul><ul><li>Cans </li></ul><ul><li>Bottles </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Hang on to your recycling paychecks and monetary donations, and keep in contact for updates! </li></ul>