Bay Middle School students learn about conservation

BHS Project Earth Club advisor Mrs. Bridgit McFarland talks to seventh-graders about the importance of trees. Photo by by Greg Hastings

Bay High School’s Project Earth club members contributed to the celebration of Arbor Day by spreading environmental awareness to young students at Bay Middle School on April 29. The Arbor Day Ambassadors designed activities to help seventh-grade students understand the importance of renewable resources. With help from the Bay Village city arborist Mike Polinski and the donation of 200 red oak trees the students were able to learn and plant, then take home their own renewable resource!

Members of Project Earth discussed the importance of conservation and how we can all protect the environment. Students learned about the impact of healthy trees within our community and the importance of cleaning our local waterways.

Students were given trash and recycle bags and sent throughout Cahoon Park to collect litter. The seventh-graders created makeshift boats using both garbage and natural material they found and raced their boats down the creek. This was intended to dispel the idea that preserving the environment is tedious and make it entertaining.

Hopefully, each seventh-grader took home the understanding of how simple acts of keeping the earth green can go a long way. With the help of the City of Bay Village, Bay Village Schools members, seventh-grade students and the Project Earth team our city became a little greener this Arbor Day!

Greg Hastings, junior at Bay High School

Local conservationist and Project Earth member

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 9:43 AM, 05.03.2016