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Hands-on service project is for the birds

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Members of CAS gather outside to make bird feeders.

Members of CAS gather outside to make bird feeders. "We wanted to do more things that we could physically do...during the club, and we thought making bird feeders would be engaging,” junior co-president of CAS Sophia Rose said.

Submitted by Sophia Rose

Submitted by Sophia Rose

Members of CAS gather outside to make bird feeders. "We wanted to do more things that we could physically do...during the club, and we thought making bird feeders would be engaging,” junior co-president of CAS Sophia Rose said.

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Community Action and Service (CAS) has finished their final hands-on project for the year: making homemade bird feeders to hang around campus. The group created and hung up the feeders on May 4. 

The purpose of this service project was to give the club’s participants a fun, engaging way to give back during designated school time without having to go through the trouble of finding dates and times around everyone’s busy schedules.

“In past years, there’s been a lot of service outside of school. [For example], People Serving People is a great organization, but you can only participate in it outside of school. We wanted to do more things that we could physically do with the girls during the club, and we thought making bird feeders would be more engaging,” junior co-president of CAS Sophia Rose said.

The feeders are very easy to make.

Supplies:

-One pinecone

-2 tablespoons of sunbutter or peanut butter

– ¼ cup of sunflower seeds

– string

Steps:

  1. Roll the pinecone in the peanut butter or sunbutter
  2. Coat the peanut butter or sunbutter with bird seed
  3. Tie a string around the pinecone
  4. Hang the feeder in a tree

The service was in honor of the club’s fourth quarter theme: environmentalism. Previous themes have been animals (first quarter), welfare for people (second quarter), and building community (third quarter). They are also planning a few more activities before the end of the school year.

“Each quarter, with the theme, we’re going to have a speaker and a drive or bake sale. This time, we’re collecting school supplies for children in the United States and other countries who aren’t as fortunate and can’t afford [them],” Rose said.

The speaker is still to be determined. The supply drive will continue with the seniors and end when the rest of the school cleans out their lockers.

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