(RHEC Annual Open House) Service Learning Journal Roy Hyatt Environment Center
By: Stephanie Ferguson
On October 12, 2013 I had the great occasion of volunteering at the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center RHEC Annual Open House.
County houses the
which is a wonderful place to learn all aspects of preserving our environment
and teaching children in biology labs, and features a museum so our generation
can be educated on what is occurring to our planet and what we can all do to help
our only Earth. The RHEC Open House provided many great attractions for the
public such as bird watching, tours, trails to hike, and one-on-one interaction
with animals. It’s a wonderful way to bring the community together. Roy Hyatt Environmental Center
My job for the day was managing the food stand where people have made baked goods such as cookies, pie, gluten-free brownies, and Rice Krispies treats. We also had food from Publix such as croissants, doughnuts, chips, and soda. I also helped make and serve hot dogs that were being sold for a dollar each and the money went to donations for the
for research. After
selling food to all the customers, we had collected over four hundred dollars
in donations. I felt great helping to raise money for a wonderful cause that
will help the environment. Roy
From this wonderful experience, I can relate it to Chapter 26: Urbanization and Sustainable Communities which discusses how cities and communities who use green strategies can benefit the civilians, businesses, and last but not least, the environment. I learned many lessons from this great experience by helping the community work together to help preserve our valuable Earth and to teach the public what is happening to our environment, which will fall apart if we don’t all act as a community to save our only planet and for future generations to have clean air, water, and good quality of life.