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Woodside celebrates Environmental Awareness Day

Woodside Elementary School students will celebrate Environmental Awareness Day April 25 with a program called “I Can Make a Difference with My Own Two Hands.” The event recognizes two significant environmental celebrations – Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day on April 25.

Students will hear from Bob Kann at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. as he presents “Earth Care: Every Day is Earth Day.” Kann will help students understand that they can be a part of preserving the planet by taking care of the land, not polluting, protecting endangered species, recycling, and believing that they can make a difference. Kann’s program will help students to think about ways in which their personal behaviors can positively affect the environment, and how one person can make the world a better place to live.

Waukesha County’s recycling mascot, Recycle Raccoon, will visit the school in the afternoon. Teachers will present environmental science lessons that focus on the things that students can do to make a difference for the environment. At the end of the day, each family will be given a tree to plant.

Funding for Woodside’s Environmental Awareness Day activities were provided by the Hamilton Education Foundation. Supplies were provided by the Woodside Home & School organization and the Woodside science department.