Thursday, October 8, 2009

yay..teaching!


recently there are a whole lot of new projects popping up like daisys for me...there´s one..and there..and there..so sometimes my head starts to spinn but i really like to be productive...

since i recently published an essay about the importance of environmentalism and about the fact that our water reserves are need to be protected and since i was busy with supporting my godsons enviormental group i was invited to a school the other day to lecture a class of second graders about the very same subject..the whole thing was amazing..its so fascinating to work with kids of that age...i xeroxed pictures of apples, cans, plastic bags ect and hide another paper underneath containing the time each thing to moulder...then i started the lecture by letting the kids guess about the mouldering times...they were more then surprised to hear that the filter of a cigarette usually dont moulder at all when it is made of fibre glass..and that the ones mad eof celluse usually take up to 400 years to rot...also the fact how pollution affects our drinking water reservoirs where shocking to them..in this class were one kid from africa and 3 kids from albania so i asked them to tell the german children about the watersituation in their countries..about how it is to get your unfiltered drinking wtaer out of a river or a well/fountain...for german kids its a usuall thing that pure and drinkable water comes out of the faucet...so the lecture wents on and on about a whole lot more environmental subjects and i have to confess that it was a wonderful time for me..:-)

4 comments:

Emerald said...

How delightful! Congratulations, Danielle, and I'm so glad you had a lovely time. :)

Danielle said...

hey em! yes, i had a wonderful time:-) thank you for stopping and commenting:-)

Alana said...

D, will you visit the States and do the same thing for our children? Oregon was clean by comparison to where I live now. People let their dogs shit on sidewalks and then leave the shit there! Oh, and let me count the cigarette butts and beer cans along the way there, fuck.

Love,
A

Danielle said...

a..i d love to do that..the kids which were there for the lecture where really surprised to finde out about all the effects trash has on our drinking water and environment...