Climate change has been a hot topic recently among individuals of all ages. In Gainesville, middle school students from St. Patrick Interparish School were challenged by their science teacher, Jennine Jordan, to create something using 70% or more reused, repurposed, salvaged, recycled or discarded materials. Meanwhile, residents at Oak Hammock and the Institute for Learning in Retirement, or ILR, have also been challenged by the “Climate Conversations” course led by Ellen Siegel.
On Monday, February 13, 2023, an intergenerational event took place at Oak Hammock, where “Trashformations!” – a spectacular display of exhibits by the 18 student winners from St. Patrick’s – were presented. The first, second and third-place winners from each class shared their creations motivated by climate change. Oak Hammock residents and ILR town members cast a vote for their favorites during the event.
Two different media outlets covered the event:
WUFT (coverage begins at the 7:42 mark)