Woodlands Christian G.I.R.L.S. Science Club Donates to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter

By: Melissa Kong
| Published 04/03/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX - The Woodlands Christian Academy (TWCA) Girls Investigating Real Life Science Club (G.I.R.L.S.) applied lessons in recycling to a service project benefitting the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. G.I.R.L.S. exists to offer engaging opportunities for girls in 3rd and 4th grade to explore their interest in science and boost their confidence in and out of the classroom. “We participate in a variety of projects and activities that give members a chance to use and explore different fields and types of science,” explained club director Lacy Goedeke. “This shows them how relevant science is, and how it could be used for a future career.”

To upcycle, downcycle and recycle requires the use of discarded products and materials to create something else. While recycling deals with the conversion of waste, upcycling refers to the process of transforming unwanted objects and material into a product of better quality, or for better environmental value. G.I.R.L.S. members gifted the shelter with handmade cards inscribed with words of thanks and encouragement for new foster and adoptive dog parents, and dog toys made from old t-shirts.

“We wanted to offer Warrior students the opportunity to upcycle and serve the community,” said Goedeke. “These young ladies showed firsthand how their hearts are full of love and kindness!”

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