Tampa Preparatory Middle School

Tampa, Florida, United States

Project Team

Tampa Preparatory Middle School Students – 6th Grade

Teacher

Kerri-Ann Grosso

Overview

In these photo stories, students highlight their community’s sustainable development challenges and the various ways to address them.

Tampa Prep_Period 2 potential building dam

Living Underwater

Project Team: Period 2

Students highlight what their community is doing right to address environmental sustainability issues and what more it could to for both nature and people.

tampa bay pollution

Pollution in Tampa Bay

Project Team: Period 3

The Port of Tampa is known as a home of tourism and fishing and a transportation hub. But those roles are not always compatible. Here, students explain why reducing air and water pollution will ensure both their environmental and economic sustainability, and what the community is doing to tackle these problems.

tampa solutions

Pollution Solutions

Project Team: Period 6

By pairing their community’s environmental sustainability challenges with practical solutions implemented throughout their city, students have found they can make a positive impact.

Comments

  1. sanmae l.
    September 10, 2016

    I must say their goals were well-presented as they explain how pollution as a global issue should be immediately addressed. Their concern for environment sustainability is reflected in their project as they state reasons why something would be a positive or a negative impact. 

    • Your School Name: Cebu International School
  2. noam c
    September 8, 2016

    I thought that you did a phenomenal job of providing hope through your inspiring words and brilliant photos that did a great job of supporting your message. The key to improving our world is to be informed over its problems and solutions that work and I felt like you did a tremendous job of informing over the great improvements in Tampa. Keep doing great work!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  3. noam c
    September 8, 2016

    I thought you did a wonderful job with this project. Your words depict the hope for a more environmentally friendly city and your pictures were a phenomenal way to support your project. I thought these were some awesome photos and that the key to improving our world is to be informed and you have done a spectacular job of informing others over the positive changes being made. Keep doing awesome work!

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  4. amir k
    September 8, 2016

    Good job on the project. I like how you showed the specific examples of pollution in your town, and it showed us a lot about Tampa and it’s environment.

    • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
  5. chhoeu daravicheka
    August 26, 2016

    Project: Living Underwater
    These pictures are amazing because they depict the meaning by themselves. With description or not does not cause a matter since those pictures have told us already. Regarding issues which result in polluting the environment, they occur almost in every developed countries in the world; however, the settlement to each issue is the best mean to tackle of it and conserve our green planet. Thanks for your effort in doing such a precious presentation! Please keep moving with motivation! We all are here to support each of your effort business.

    • Your School Name: Institute of Foreign Languages
  6. christian safar
    August 25, 2016

    Project: Living Underwater
    Photography is a great way to show how humans have impacted the world. Our environment is changing negatively due to the way humans have neglected to treat mother earth with respect. This project shows moving photos that will change the way we all contemplate our daily impact on our one and only planet.

    • Your School Name: Cal Poly SLO
  7. lun sreytouch
    August 25, 2016

    Project: Pollution Solutions
    Great job on your presentation , I really loved this positive impact .It’s a great way to reduce the pollution.

    • Your School Name: University of Health Science
  8. christian safar
    August 25, 2016

    Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
    This a extremely valuable project that students are enduring. Saving the environment is something most people take for granted.

    • Your School Name: Cal Poly SLO
  9. minea men
    August 25, 2016

    Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
    Well, it was so great to read how you could make a better deal to tackle the environmental issue in and around your community. It would be perfect if you could borrow hands from the main sector in your community to raise the environmental awareness, and promote sustainable growth of nature in your community as well as to strengthen the possibility of love on environment. Ultimately, I really love the you present your ideas. Good work!

    • Your School Name: Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  10. jack vandermeulen
    August 25, 2016

    Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
    What I like about this project is how [it shows how] to be nicer to the environment by making small changes. Small changes often turn into bigger improvements. And that is really required to make the world a better and cleaner place. Not only for ourselves, but for animals and plants as well.

    • breyten
      August 24, 2016

      Project: Pollution Solutions
      Nice work on finding problems with pollution that affect your community, and giving alternatives for things that can be harmful to the environment.

      • jacob peter
        August 23, 2016

        Project: Living Underwater
        Good Job! Your Presentation had great points and wonderful pictures keep up the good work!

        • Your School Name: Tampa Prepatory School
      • wyatt
        August 23, 2016

        Project: Pollution Solutions
        Great project, I really loved it. I recall like how it was laced out and now I’ll be more cautious about how I travel and what I do.

        • Your School Name: Tampa Preparatory Middle School
      • evan
        August 23, 2016

        Project: Pollution Solutions
        This project is the best

        • Your School Name: Tampa Preparatory Middle School
      • sam
        August 23, 2016

        Project: Pollution Solutions
        This is their best project of all time!

        • Your School Name: Tampa Preparatory Middle School
      • evan m
        August 23, 2016

        Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
        This project is best!

        • Your School Name: Tampa prep
      • colin lee
        August 22, 2016

        Project: Living Underwater
        Such beautiful pictures accompanied by very eye-opening descriptions. Humans have very many negative effects on our planet, and raising awareness about these effects is the one of the first positive steps in the process to curb and correct these problems. Renewable sources of energy production and clean forms of transportation are just two of the many possibilities for helping to save our planet. I really liked the positive picture with the bikes.

        • Your School Name: University of California, Santa Barbara
      • zac
        August 22, 2016

        Project: Pollution Solutions
        I really like how clearly this presentation was laid out. All of the given solutions seem very easy to implement which makes them great choices to include in this presentation. I agree with an earlier commenter- A great way of reducing pollution would be to post signs and flyers to alert the public.

        • Your School Name: California Polytechnic State University
      • garrett
        August 22, 2016

        Project: Living Underwater
        Nice use of photos. As a visual learner myself, I appreciate the use of minimal but thoughtful words accompanied by images. As other commenters have said, creating a story or even showing the problems and then presenting solutions would be a better way to organize the images.

        Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
        I like how your presentation is straight and to the point. When informing people about global issues, it is important to present the information simply and directly, so that everyone can understand the issues and solutions, which your group did. In particular, I like your solution using chickens for fertilizer/ composting. I’ll have to try that!

        • conor s.
          August 22, 2016

          Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
          This is a great project. It’s always really helpful to read all the ways to prevent pollution. I tend to ride bikes myself and I feel like even just biking to school or work once a week can cut back on carbon emissions.

          • gwen johnson
            August 17, 2016

            Project: Living Underwater
            Wonderful photos and thoughtful sustainable solutions to help cities reduce daily environmental pollution. Bicycles are a great way to improve air pollution and very happy to see that Tampa provides this alternate way to travel around the city. I live in New York City and within the last year we also now have “city bikes” to rent. I wonder if your city has created bike lanes and paths so that bikers have their own space away from cars and trucks? I also agree with your idea of promoting dams to create hydroelectricity rather than having power plants polluting the air, but I wonder if the natural flow of the water will be altered and if the surrounding environmental and aquatic life of the area will be affected? Great job!

            • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
          • pieri
            August 13, 2016

            Project: Living Underwater
            Overall, the project gave good information about Tampa. However, it might be easier to follow your slides if it told a story as to why Climate Change is a concern for your city. It’s also important to keep in mind the plan the government of your city may have for Climate Change and report it within your slides. Your presentation also needs to state some research data, it will make your slides so much better. Good report overall, thank you for your time and information.

            • Your School Name: Furr HS
          • victor ching
            August 12, 2016

            Project: Pollution Solutions
            We found the water pollution begins with land pollution. The main sources being dirt runoff from invasive plants and animals that have altered the Environment. People also bring an enormous amount of trash to the beach. They leave in plastic bags which break and add to the plastic in out ocean. People in general have lost their connection to nature and lost the knowledge of how their environment works.

            • Your School Name: Nanakuli High & Intermediate School
          • joshua
            August 9, 2016

            Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
            Very good👌, here in hawai’i we have this same issue, with the economy and environment compatibility.

            • Your School Name: Nanakuli High & Intermediate School
          • kiana
            August 9, 2016

            Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
            Thank you for thinking of the earth. You have inspired many others to take care of a place that you love. Here in Hawaii many tourist do not take care of our beaches so it is our job to pick up the trash and debris.

            • Your School Name: Nanakuli High and Intermediate School
          • joey
            August 8, 2016

            Project: Pollution Solutions
            Great job on the project! I like how each problem was solved with an easy solution that everyone should be able to comply with. I wonder if it is possible to make signs and post them around the community? It’s a great and easy way to spread the goal of reducing pollution.

            • Your School Name: Nanakuli High and Intermediate School
          • claire
            August 8, 2016

            Project: Pollution Solutions
            I found this presentation to be very well laid out and easy to follow. A number of the major problems that the community faces were clearly highlighted in this presentation, but it was great to see that each problem was followed with a solution that can eliminate or reduce the severity of the problem. Great to see the Tampa community actively promote these sustainable efforts!

            • sydney mone
              August 8, 2016

              Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
              I really liked your slideshow. The pictures were really good. I thought they did a great job demonstrating what you were talking about. You did a good job explaining environmental problems in your community and ways you can fix them. Good job!

              • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School
            • alycia w.
              August 8, 2016

              Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
              I really enjoyed the option our community has invested in: pay your way bikes as to reduce a footprint. Really any sort of car-sharing or bus ride helps to reduce the emissions into the air.
              Great Job!

              • Your School Name: Tampa Preparatory Middle School
            • sophie cammarata
              August 8, 2016

              Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
              Your project is very informative. I really like how you explain what is causing the issue, but then suggest ideas on how to resolve it. Since you have such great ideas on what can be done I think you should continue to explain how your group will make sure these ideas happen. For example how will you spread the use of composting in Tampa? Overall the project was great!

              • joey
                August 8, 2016

                Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
                I like how the project is very simple, yet very effective. Here in Hawaii, we also have a problem with economy and environment compatibility. We rely on tourism, yet our beaches, air, and land get polluted in the end. Keep up the great work!

                • Your School Name: Nanakuli High and Intermediate School
              • katelyn sebastian
                August 8, 2016

                Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
                Aloha! I enjoyed how you inserted solutions to your problems, pollution is everywhere and I hope you will accomplish your goal and inspire the next generation.

                • Your School Name: Nanakuli High & Intermediate School
              • ilana tamir
                August 8, 2016

                Project: Pollution in Tampa Bay
                I think the way you included the location in each slide keeps you focused on the issue really well. The way you organized it was really helpful, the way you started with the background of Tampa, then got into the issue, then you started to talk about possible solutions. Pictures on each slide also helped with the aesthetic appeal of the presentation as well as the boxes with the text that remained constant and created an theme for your slides.

                • Your School Name: Scarsdale High School

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