First photo: Kihei Charter School students (from left) Sean Ferguson, 15, Naomi Rondinelli, 17, and Jasper Brown, 17, dig a hole in the school's garden Thursday while preparing to bury time capsules as part of an Agriculture and Alternative Energy class project. Students were challenged to place items in capsules that will communicate the current state of the environment to the people of 2112. The capsules were buried in the school's garden, which will be used this school year for alternative agriculture and energy experiments. Teacher Lauren Pell said the hands-on work helps get the students engaged in the project. What they elect to place in their time capsules is enlightening, she said. "For me, as a teacher, it is my insight into their perspective of how they view the environment. I want them to get involved, hands on, engaged."
Second photo: Senior Sam Warren, 17, explains why he placed items like a coin, a price tag and crumpled paper in his capsule.
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