BONAIRE -- The science classroom looks like a recycling plant.
All along the walls of Janine Davis room at Bonaire Middle School are aluminum cans, cardboard and wood, all projects of her seventh-grade honors science classes.
Davis, who has had students create projects for Earth Day for several years, said she tries to teach her students the importance of just one person with a voice.
The students worked on the projects during April with presentations April 16-20.
You didnt create it, so dont destroy it, she tells her students when talking about how to preserve the environment.
Amelia Clary plays a bit of the game corn hole, in which corn-filled bags are tossed into a box. Her project was to build a corn hole box to put on top of a recycling bin.
I wanted to show how easy it is to recycle, she said.
Clary said she recycles at home and has been doing so for four years.
Classmate Catherine Mariah Johnson, 13, said recycling has been in her family for years. Her grandfather has been recycling since before she was born.
Her project was a trash can made from aluminum cans she got from her grandfather.
Zack Ussery wants to protect the Earth to keep the environment healthy for his favorite sport: hunting.
If we dont recycle, there wont be an Earth, he said.
From recycled wood, he created a three-tier step-stool.
Painted on the steps was Step up for the Earth.
The projects were not the only thing Davis had her class do.
The seventh-graders made a design for their Earth Day shirts.
The winning entry was the shirt that read, on the front, Mother Nature is calling. On the back was, Are you gonna answer?
The light blue shirts were worn by most of the class at least one day during the week leading up to Earth Day on April 22.
All three students said they recognized they could each make a difference.
If one person recycles, then that one person tells someone else, and they can follow that and recycle, too, Clary said.