I woke up this morning in the sweltering heat. I got up and went to breakfast. When I got to the table outside, I sat down and I could feel the sun melting on to my face and the birds singing to each other. We had some of the best avocado toast I have ever had.
When we finished our breakfast we headed out to Eco-Alianza. We met a teacher there named Alma. She gave us a presentation on how we can use less plastic to conserve the sea.
After that presentation we said our goodbyes and went to do a project at a place called the CAM school, a school for kids with disabilities. Basically, our project is a huge fish statue that is hollow and it’s intended to collect plastic to be recycled. Before we started, the bin looked ragged and worn out. We worked for hours doing cement paper mache and putting chicken wire around the tail of the fish. We are going back tomorrow to work on it too. After we worked, Gerardo, Marley’s mom’s husband, got us delicious, refreshing popsicles.
After that, we got an hour of free time before we started our lesson. The lesson was about how overfishing impacts the Sea of Cortez. When we finished the class we set out to find postcards to send to our loved ones. When we got back from our mission (that was a success) we started to make dinner. Well, most of us did. Kai, Ava, and I went out to the hammock and (this was my favorite part of the whole day) laughed and laughed and laughed until our stomachs hurt. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.
-Bianca, Middle School Student