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#1 of 5 Old 04-19-2010, 08:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Earth Day is coming up.

I was wondering what events and activities you or your child's school/class were planning. It's a big event at some schools around here, and we were discussing various possibilities for this year and next. I love the day and the focus, and I think it's a great learning opportunity. I'd love to hear what others do to learn and/or celebrate.

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Unfortunately I don't think our district is formally acknowledging it. I'll have to ask the kids if there have been any informal activities or lessons.

 
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At my DS's son (private school), they are doing nothing and I am so bummed. Next year, I may try to see if we can do something even just for his class. I love earth day and we try to do things as a family for it, but I don't think very many people in my town care. We don't even have recycling facilities in our town other than newspaper/paper and 1 & 2 plastic.

As the school I work at (public high school), they are trying to get people to do brown out as much as possible and encouraging a no paper day.

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Two of my kids are going on a field trip to a Nature center (and have been doing earth related activities for more than a week), and another kid is working on their school's garden (they have trucks coming to dump a bunch of dirt/soil - so he's excited about that).

Oh, the older two kids also spent hrs yesterday cleaning up trash and tidying up the school grounds in honor of earth day.

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The middle school science teacher is organizing a "walk to school" starting from the far corner of the boundary. It's about a 45 minute walk from our house, but all the kids in the neighborhood are super excited about it!

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