High school students in this summer’s GCC Sustainable Technologies and Environmental Education Program have been busy. The three-week program for students ages 14-17 years old ends on Thursday, June 21, with the students holding a silent auction of the coffee tables and chairs that they created using recycled pallets, and floral arrangements they designed using local flora and fauna, housed in various recycled containers.
The STEEP Auction will take place Thursday, June 21, from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm in the GCC Multipurpose Auditorium (Building 400). (The silent auction will end at 1:00 pm).
Visitors/customers will also be able to vote for their “People’s Choice of Best-Built Set,” and “Best Floral Arrangement,” among the students’ displays. The winning group will receive half of the proceeds from the auction money raised.
Local farmers will also be on hand selling their local fruits, vegetables, and plants.
The GCC summer and winter STEEP engages students in the topic of sustainability through hands-on, interactive and innovative teaching strategies where they plan, construct and analyze sustainable projects.
“What they learn through the STEEP will be invaluable when they return to school in August,” said Francisco “Kiko” Palacios, GCC Sustainability Coordinator and STEEP Coordinator. “We urge their parents and members of the community to support this learning effort by attending the auction on Thursday,” he said.
Find information about the GCC STEEP at www.guamcc.edu
- Academic Resources – Sustainability at GCC, or call 735-5501 or 5638.