At Wellesley High School Evolutions’ capstone showcase last month, numerous students focused on sustainability issues. WHS’s Evolutions Program challenges students to embrace their curiosity to take ownership of their learning, offering a rewarding experience. Read on to learn more. Kudos to our youth!
For her capstone, Sarah Dacey, a Wellesley High School Junior, created a video essay about the issue of marine pollution. She emphasized that although marine pollution is such a big issue and can sometimes feel paralyzing, it is important for all of us to take action as often as possible. Whether that means sacrificing the convenience of sipping out of a plastic straw, taking time to fill up a water bottle instead of grabbing a single-use plastic one, or studying and bringing awareness to this issue; it all makes a difference and we have the power to make a change.
Alivia J’s capstone project focused on helping mitigate the global freshwater shortage crisis. Alivia designed a rainwater harvesting system using solar board, electric pump and a rainwater gathering pond made up of wires, rocks and sand. See photo above.
Lucy Snow’s capstone topic was the negative impacts of fast fashion. She designed a website to educate the community about the issue surrounding fast fashion and to inspire people to buy pre-loved items instead. Never went to a thrift shop or consignment shop before? This site offers easy to understand information to help you make environmentally friendly choices as you start your journey.
Sam M and Vanana M’s project was on farming, and Mac Munro focused on the climate change effects on snowboarding.
Thanks WHS EVO students!