IB Diploma Candidate, Claire Kohler ’18, Raises Money for Wildlife Conservation.

Senior Claire Kohler, an IB Diploma Candidate raised $700 for wildlife conservation (Leuser Ecosystem) by selling recycled t-shirt bags and other reusable bags made from recycled materials at West Side’s Buy Local Sale.

At six and a half million acres, Indonesia’s Leuser Ecosystem is a world unto itself—a rich and verdant expanse of rare, unbroken, tropical lowland rainforests, cloud draped mountains and steamy peat swamps. It is among the most ancient and life-rich ecosystems ever documented by science, and is the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, rhinos and sun bears still roam the same habitat.Located mostly within the province of Aceh on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, the Leuser Ecosystem is by every measure a world-class hotspot of biodiversity and is widely acknowledged to be among the most important areas of intact rainforest left in all of Southeast Asia. ( Source-https://www.ran.org/leuser)

In order to receive an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, students must complete a creativity, activity, service called a CAS.  CAS requires students to take part in a range of experiences and at least one project. These should involve:

  • real, purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
  • personal challenge
  • thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting
  • reflection on outcomes and personal learning