September 2014
Youth Matters

Pals: Troy Elementary Students Add PALS to a Special Learning Experience

Troy elementary students spent the day at Troy University for the 2014 Groundwater Festival.  

Troy elementary students had a day of fun and learning. They spent the day at Troy University and visited different stations.

PALS was part of their learning experience and something they can use by being good stewards of their environment. The students learned about littering, recycling and their carbon footprint. Students and teachers were shown how littering affects the marine and wildlife environment. These creatures can become “endangered” by being tangled up in litter and cannot move.

The purpose of the “clean Campus Program is to implement litter education and involvement in community and campus cleanup efforts.” It is a springboard for implementing litter education in Alabama school systems. This will promote a cleaner and healthier environment for all Alabama campuses, and presents an opportunity for students and faculty to be part of having their respective schools recognized for their efforts.

PALS has a Poster and Essay Contest with the first place winner receiving $250 and an invitation to attend the Governor’s Awards. Participating schools can also qualify to nominate themselves for the State Award. The first place school receives a scholarship of $1,000, $750 second place and $500 third place. The State winner will also be presented with signs to be displayed at their school.

Alabama PALS looks forward to having the opportunity to work with your school. Contact Alabama PALS at 334-263-7737.

Mary Mitchell Stanford is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.