BTHS East Ecology Club
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."
~ Mahatma Gandhi
They once said it was just a popular trend, then an outdated one, and finally a persistant annoyance. But ... we're still here ... and we intend to continue
through the apathy, mockery, antagonism, and victories. The task is too important. The Belleville East Ecology Club has always been a very diverse group
of fun-loving, cooperative students dedicated to understanding the living world that sustains us, our relationship with the life community, and the responsible
behaviors and actions necessary to maintain a healthy natural and human environment. We believe you have the power of change. We believe this power
comes not from judgmental accusations, but from thoughtful consideration of all aspects of issues and a commitment to make a positive difference.
The Ecology Club celebrates the outdoors through
low-impact recreation. We laugh at our own
humanity. We sometimes engage in deep discussions
around campfires. We often help bear each other's
personal burdens. In all cases, we come together as
very different people, accept one another, and join a
common, unified effort to improve the future of the
natural world while enjoying every step of the way.
At the heart of the club are the many "wilderness" trips
scheduled for the school year. These trips allow
students to experience nature first-hand, to learn to
work as a team, and to develop an understanding in
man's role in the ecosystem. If you are interested in
joining the Ecology Club, please see Dr. Short in
G201, Mrs. Watts in G106, Mr. West in G208, or
any other biology teacher.