Four teams and a solo performance did an amazing job at last week’s school-wide Environmental Issues Slam. After learning about several important local environmental issues, students and staff selected their two favorite performances. It was a very close race with three of the five teams nearly tied for first place. When it was all said and done, one team emerged victorious and secured a spot representing Explorer West at the region-wide Environmental Issues Slam in April.
Our topics were the following:
- “No Ocean, No Us”
- “Skiers for Sustainable Slopes”
- “Cruise Ship Pollution Solution”
- “Picking Up the Trash”
- “Wrong Bin, Wrongdoing”
Picking up a strong third place was Will with his original rap. Second place went to our four seventh grade students who educated us on the sustainability of the cruise ship business – Siri, Ellie, Jena and Anastasia. And first place went to students who focused on the sustainability of a local ski resort – Makenzie, Lewis, and Clara.
Our first place team will move on to the region-wide slam, and there’s a chance we’ll be asked to provide a second team as well.