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GLOBAL REWIND 2017 - Science World

Global Rewind


    On May 5th, we attended the Global Rewind event at Science World to learn more about sustainability and how everyone can contribute to saving the Earth.When we checked in, we were given a sheet of paper for a scavenger hunt and could enter to win prizes by the end of the night. Our job for the scavenger hunt was to take pictures of 5 different things listed on the paper. The event didn’t start until 6:30pm so I decided to explore inside of Science World with my group. Most people spent their time at the tables with puzzles until they called us into the science theatre. Inside the theatre, we watched a skit based in the future with a family discussing about what snow looked like and how it used to colder up north. The background image was a city in wrecks and it definitely looked like global warming had caught up to them. Afterwards, we were shown a few videos on how people would contribute to a greener earth which were created by schools in the Lower Mainland. The videos showed us how passionate and dedicated they were to sustaining their community and world. Near the end of this event, we divided the entire theatre into two teams to play charades. Our job was to guess the word which had to do with sustainability and the environment.When they wrapped up the events inside the science theatre, everyone was given an hour to explore the rest of Science World. We were able to visit each booth set up by the organizers and volunteers.At the booths, we were able to ask questions and gain more knowledge about sustainability. They were also giving prizes including posters, plants, and pins. One of the event organizers took out a stick bug to explain to a small group of us that stick bugs couldn’t harm humans even if they wanted to and they have to act like sticks as well as they look it in order to survive. We were able to touch them and the stick bugs feel the same way they look; hard and rough. An hour was definitely enough for all of us to explore almost every part of Science World. At around 8:15pm, we were called to centre stage to play a game of evolution which pushed us to talk and meet new people. The objective of the game was evolve to the highest evolution stage which was superhero. There were a total of four stages; the lowest being an egg, then chicken, dinosaur,and superhero. Every stage had specific poses. For example, the egg pose is shaped like an egg by arching our arms on top of the head shaped. We were supposed to battle each other in a game of rock, paper, scissors. The winner was able to evolve into the next stage while the loser devolved to the lower evolution stage, but you are only allowed to battle against players that were the same rank or level as you. By doing so, it was a chance to meet others. The game lasted about 15 minutes. Afterwards they lead us into the cafeteria where there were healthy and delicious food sitting on all the tables. We were given multiple different spreads on different types of pita breads, vegetables, and pre cut fruits. At every table group was a leader who asked us questions about the environment and whether or not it would get better, worse, or stay the same. Everyone then brainstormed a couple of ideas for why we thought it would get worse; the growing human population would lead to growing urbanization, people don’t care enough to take action and continue to litter, and pollute waters, and greenhouse gas emissions. The follow up question was how could everyone at the table could contribute to saving the environment and we suggested ideas such as turning off the tap when brushing our teeth, throwing garbage into the right bins, and turning off lights when they’re not being used. At the end, everyone was given a postcard to write down what they were going to do to help the world and environment. The promise did not have to be big but can be a small step in helping the world like recycling more often or using less plastic bottles.The postcards would then be mailed directly back to our houses.This event has made me realize how it’s even more important it is to save the earth and to start by doing the little things in our own homes. We can tell that this event can encourage and inspire students and youths to take part in their communities to contribute to sustainability. We were able to learn a lot from the event volunteers and we had a lot of fun doing so. We also got to meet with new students around our age from different high schools. They were also interested in this global rewind event like we did. There were games put out for us, one of them is the evolutionary game, which helped the students from various schools to communicate and get to know each other. For the scavenger hunt, two of the Gladstone students in our group, Kate and Winnie, won the prizes.

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