Friday, August 26, 2011

Back From Vacation!


Hey there! I hope everybody is having a great summer and doing many wonderful things! I also hope that between relaxing and more relaxing, you all thought about some projects we could do! I did and I think I came up with one or two promising ideas. My first idea is to donate money to the conquer pediatric chiari foundation. Chiari is a little known disease with many symptons that make the patient suffer constantly. There is no known cure and since the disease is so little known about, it is hard for scientists to get enough money and conduct research. Feel free to look up this disease and the stories of the kids who have to go through it. So where did I go on vacation you ask? To Wyoming! To visit the mountains and some very good friends. While we were there we went hiking, biking, boating, and almost parasailing. We saw marmots, moose, bears, and swans. But one of our more exciting wildlife sightings was of the pika. After learning more about the pika I decided that this would be a really cool project, to somehow help the pika. The pika is a small squirrel type animal that can only live in an elevation of 6,600 to 13,000 feet. Because of there hindering elevation needs and mostly because of climate change, the pika is almost extinct. These are only two possible ideas and while I think together we could get far with them, I would love to hear everybody's thoughts and comments. Tell me what inspires you to make a difference. See ya all next time!


4 comments:

Zoey Beck said...

How can I contact you? Do you have an e-mail address? I am interested in doing something to help the environment, but I am a busy middle school student and am not really sure where to start. Please help!

Mollie Passacantando said...

Hey Zoey! I would love to help! I do not know how to give you my email address without posting it all over the web though. If you know a way please tell me! Meanwhile we can communicate through the blogosphere. First you need to decide what or who you would like to help. The environment? A health issue? Community improvements? Then you decide how to help them. Weather it is creating your own group or having a fundraiser, it will be a lot of work and I am happy to help.
Mollie

Zoey Beck said...

You can click on my name to view my profile, and it has my contact information on it. Thank you for replying so quickly! I was not expecting such a prompt response.

Zoey Beck said...

By the way, I found out about you from the book 'Girls Gone Green' which I recently checked out at my local library. I thought that what you did was amazing!