Live to Give
Grant Project Video:
Grant Project Photos:
Live to Give Updates:
- News: DESA Awarded Healthy Habitats Grant
- Document: Read the Grant Proposal (PDF)
- 11/12/09: Students learned how to update the website , and they have continued the status report. They also worked on the pamphlet, the commercials, and the survey.
- 12/09/09: First survey was presented to the students at Felix G. Botello Elementary School.
- 1/20/10: The second survey was given to the students at DESA.
- 2/1/10: The third survey was given to Sequoyah Learning Center.
- 2/18/10: The survey team start to analyze the surveys.
- 2/25/10: Students develope a data template to store the results of their surveys.
- 3/2/10: The students finish the data entry in to the template.
- 3/4/10: Students in the commercial team start to develope their new commercial on the blackland prairie and the live to give team.
Live to Give Team
- Justin Mullinbaraka (president)
- William Kitto (vice president)
- Ms. Lasina Jackson (teacher adviser)
About the Grant
During the summer of 2009, some students at DESA wrote a grant and submitted it to Texas Parks and Wildlife. We were 1 of few schools that got a total of $15,000. We decided to use this money to educate our Dallas community about BlackLand Prairie Restoration.
The goal for the Live to Give team is to raise awareness of the BlackLand Prairie and how much it has decreased during the past century. When Dallas urbanized, we had 15 million acres of the BlackLand Prairie. Now we only have 5,000 acres left. So with these 15,000 dollars we plan to educate our community of the importance of preserving the Blackland Prairie.
How will We Impact our School Community
- Raise awareness of the Black Land Prairie
- Inform the community
- Educate the schools
- Preserve our natural Environment
- Create life long stewarts of BlackLand Prairie
- June: The Live to Give team writes a grant to the Texas Wildlife Department.
- July: They informed us that we got a $15,000
- August: Live to Give students train at Austin
- September: Meeting with the community partners and analyze our data
- October: Project implementation, web profile outlined, and reflection activity
- November: Progress report due to TxCSL
- December: Project monitored, reflection activity
- January: continue project monitored and reflection activity
- February: Project monitored and write reports on observation
- March: Gather final results, compare baseline data, submit web profile, schedule presentation
- April: Reflection activity
- May: Presentation of project
- June: TxCSL Institute in Austin
- June 30: Final progress report due to TxCSL
Blackland Prairie Facts
- Beef cattle are the principle livestock
- Native pecan orchards are common
- About 40 % of the area is cropland
- 45% is improved pasture or rangeland
- Nearly all is farming but urban development is taking over
- Lots of grass fires occur
- There was once 15 million acres of Blackland Prairie but now are only 5,000 acres left.