Day 4 of our Plastic Awareness Week

Day 4 of our Plastic Awareness Week

As expected, the number one item amongst all the trash was Single-Use Plastic Bags. The entire wheelbarrow was filled to capacity. The second largest group of trash is water/beverage bottles followed by food packaging i.e. fresh-fruit containers, pre-made salads and lunch trays etc. Lastly, were all the detergent bottles and yogurt cups etc.

Day 3 of Our Plastic Awareness Week

Day 3 of Our Plastic Awareness Week

Today was Carter and Olivia’s turn to meet with the two large Primary Student classrooms and they did this all on their own. Mrs. Margaret (Director of our school) picked them both up from their classrooms and escorted them over to speak with all the waiting students.

Day 2 of Our Plastic Awareness Week

Day 2 of Our Plastic Awareness Week

When we asked what we could do different to make their learning more enjoyable, the only request we received was that the Plastic Awareness event needs to last an entire month, or even be something that is focused on all year long. You gotta love our youth of today 😉

OMG Founders Launch “Plastic Awareness Week” in School

OMG Founders Launch “Plastic Awareness Week” in School

Plastic Awareness Week tasks all students and families to bring in their plastic trash every day to school. The plastic trash will be collected in a trailer located in the front of the school during the week so each child can watch and see the quick accumulation of plastic trash their small school amasses.

GOT PLASTIC ???

GOT PLASTIC ???

What does Plastic have to do with an organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered species? Did you know that the number one item which is polluting our oceans in Plastic Bags? Did you know that America consumes over 1-Billion single use plastic bags each year?

OMG Wins Grand Prize in Nestles Heroes Contest

OMG Founders Carter and Olivia recently won the Grand Prize in a Nestles Ice Cream Heroes contest.

Animal Rescue Supplies Delivered

The center has mainly Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles which are classified as Critically Endangered with an estimated 3,000 left in the wild. Unfortunately, the Gulf is their primary home and breeding area. They also had a few Green Sea Turtles, some Hawksbills Sea Turtles, and a few Loggerhead Sea Turtles.

OMG Hosts Art Class Fundraiser

Carter and Olivia just held their first Art Class Fundraiser and we wish to send a special thanks to Kathleen Brewer.  Owner and artist extraordinaire of the famed “ArtWorks On The Square” in Fayetteville GA.

OMG Hosts Gecko Event at Fernbank Museum

Posted on Aug 8, 2010 in Articles, OMG Educational Programs, OMG News

We just finished a great event at the lovely Fernbank Museum.  The Gecko event was filled with families from all over the US who enjoyed the Gecko exhibit, as well as, all the the great presentations held by various local organizations.  OMG was invited to help educate the visitors on the plight of the endangered […]

OMG Joins Zoo Atlanta Program

OMG, or One More Generation, founded by Fayetteville’s Carter and Olivia Ries, took part in the Saturday for Snakes program at Zoo Atlanta.  The activities took place Saturday July 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  OMG was among the snake experts and snake conservation groups in celebration of these remarkable vertebrates.

OMG Hosts Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum

OMG was invited to participate in the 2010 Reptile Day at the famed Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta on Saturday July 10th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. 

OMG Outreach Program

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 in Articles, OMG Educational Programs, OMG News

Carter and Olivia recently held their Educational Outreach Program for the gifted students from the Xanadu Group at Parkside Elementary School. Students learned all about endangered species and even had an opportunity to play the new OMG Flip Card Game which Carter and Olivia created specifically so they could make learning about endangered species fun and […]