Poo Power! Global Challenge
|Presented By||GreenNation & Anthrozoology Research Group|
|Goal||Mapping dog waste hotspots to improve sustainability|
|Task||Use iPhone App to map dog waste in public spaces and parks|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
The entire planet is poo-luted. Dog waste in our cities is a problem for the environment, particularly our waterways. People are also part of the environment and by not picking up after our dogs, we are potentially polluting ourselves. That’s crazy!
Around the world, different countries have varying success in encouraging dog owners to ‘scoop the poop’ and use a combination of awareness campaigns and fines.
Where are the dogs going in your local area? Are there ‘hotspots’ where dogs like to poo in the same place? Are they near environmentally sensitive areas like rivers and creeks? Maybe these hotspots could be useful as sources of biogas energy using Poo Power!?
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to map dog poo ‘hotspots’ at your local parks and public spaces. Once uploaded onto the Global Poo Map (allow between 24-48 hours), as a class/group discuss the scientific, social and environmental issues and compile some recommendations into a letter to your local Government representative.
|How to Join||
Participating schools and students will use their GPS-enabled iPhone to download the free Poo Power! App from the App Store. Their task is to identify and map dog poo 'hotspots' in dog parks and public spaces from their neighbourhood. Visit www.poopower.com.au for full details.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a walk, run, At school|
|Tags||biogas, dog, dogs, energy, global, green, health, poop, rubbish, sanitation, sustainability, trash, waste, water|
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yvonnegreene43 12/15/20161. Understand the importance of alternative energy souces2. Methane gas is released from the dog waste as it breaks down inside a bio gas generator can be used as a viable renewable energy source.3. By generating bio gas it protects the waterways from storm runoff pollution4. Protects our health
pamela 12/15/2016I think that all grade levels would LOVE to take a picture of poo and post it to the website while helping map and graph poo hot spots and help/try to help the environment
jred8987 12/15/2016Not great for school
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/20161. Generate understanding on the bio gas (methane) that is created by dog poop. The methane that is released from the dog waste as it breaks down inside a gas bio generator and howit can be used as a viable renewable energy source.2. Address issues of health and run-off pollution from storm drains and waterways.
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016I love that you can use an app to contribute to the website and the idea of these droppings being put to good use afterward since it would be a "waste" not to.
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016students need an app to monitor doggie poo.
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