Environmental Education for Northern Illinois- 4:38
Posted Sep 21, 2017Expires Dec 21, 2018
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Ann Wasser, Severson Dells Nature Center discusses the centers field trips, hikes, programs, lectures & camps. Engaging visitors with hands on, minds on learning will help to understand and love & conserve wild areas.
Little For Elementary School in Waukegan, IL partnered with Comcast for the 17th annual Comcast Cares Day. Volunteers gave the school some much needed TLC. They refreshed the classroom by refurbishing shelving units and painting. They also cleaned up grounds and planted flowers.
Comcast employees and community members gathered at the Elgin Salvation Army to spend day volunteering to spruce up the grounds, remodel the clothing closet, and move their food pantry to the first floor. Comcast has been partnering with the Elgin Salvation Army for 6 years.
Comcasters gathered at the Tinley Park office for Well Wish Note Project which included sorting through donations and writing notes for theCradlestoCrayonsorganization. Employee donations of clothing,toys, shoes, and basic essentials were sortedtobe included in care packages for local children living in low-income and homeless situations. Comcasters also wrotesupportive and enthusiastic messages, decorated with fun drawings, stickers & picturestosend words of encouragement and bring joytokids during the school year.
Foster children doing well at school are at risk because of financial issues and tuition costs. In the mid 90's, Illinois had the highest rated higher education. Now we are at the lowest. The Bridge Program is a mentor program that helps to keep students being lost to the summer melt. We will change this state by investing in higher education.
There needs to be a universal 72 hour waiting period for all gun purchases instead of the current 72 hours for hand guns and 48 hours for long guns. Lawmakers need to pass responsible legislature instead of just putting out there more guns. Also discussed is the need for more transparency at restaurants to help families with food allergies.
Illinois has a shortage of teachers. Other states offer a streamlined curriculum which specializes in your area of teaching. This cuts down on time and money spent on college costs and helps students who have financial difficulties.
Dan Kane, Boone County Conservation District discusses fall programs. The Pioneer Festival celebrates its history and invites you back in time to a living history event representing the 1830 to 1870 time period.
Ray Davis, MERIT (Univ of Illinois Child Protection service at Rockford) discusses how a lack of resources, funding & medical community contributes to less than 20% of 4,600 child abuse cases receiving help. Teachers are now being taught to recognize ch
Taryn Marko, Winnebago County CASA Program discusses how CASA is appointed to difficult foster care cases. Trained CASA volunteers are matched to a child and will represent their best interests in court. They build a relationship with families.