Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The three-time national title winning Hanahan Middle School Eco Challenge Team is on a mission to end marine debris in the Lowcountry.
Team members include Lexis Davis, Tyler Futrell, Caroline Hall, Andrea Heyward, Kimberly Johnson, Madison Moeller, Kirsten Songer, Kaylee Stacey, Britney Tsui, and Aaron VanMaanen, led by seventh grade science teacher Alexandra Davis.
The team has asked the community to “Keep the sea free of debris!”
The team has dedicated October as Marine Debris Awareness Month. As part of this project, the school has been challenged to bring in plastic soda rings and tangled fishing line to be recycled. Students will also be reaching out to local marinas and boat landings to ensure that they participate in DNR’s Monofilament Recycling Program.
They will host a table at the Carolina Green Fair on Oct. 14 in Marion Square in downtown Charleston from 12 – 5 p.m. They are also hosting a Food Truck Round-up on Oct. 16 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Pot Kettle Black and Jack’s Cosmic Dogs will be on hand selling dinners in the HMS parking lot.
Lastly, with the help of the Hanahan Recreation Department, “The Lorax” will be on the big screen. The movie will be shown at the Hanahan Athletic Complex Picnic Shelter (1000 Rail Road Ave) on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
All funds will go towards the purchase of a bottle-filling water fountain in the school, as well as donations to local organizations.