Mariska VanLinder– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Aug. 27 the LRHS Marine Conservation Club (MCC) had its first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year.
MCC is dedicated to educating the community and school about the importance of oceans.
This year, they will host two club-organized beach cleanups that will provide students community service credit, car washes, and selling metal straws at lunch. They hope to donate the money raised to local conservation organizations.
“Our goal is to involve everyone in helping the environment and demonstrating that only one small action can make a big difference,” said club president Audrey Dixon. “Living in Florida, we wanted to start this club because we have direct access to the cause we are working for.”
With the increase in new members this year, MCC is still focused on making sure everyone is involved and having fun.
During meetings they play ocean themed games, inform members of upcoming events and fundraisers and have members sign up for the events. Meetings are held once a month after school in room 411.
“Anyone who has an interest in marine or environmental science is welcome to join,” Dixon said, “We will be having a “whale” of a time so don’t be afraid to join.”
Anyone interested in joining should see club adviser and LRHS science teacher Lawrence Hickman in room 411 for more information.