Celebrating The Earth

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Members of the East Meadow High School environmental and horticulture clubs invited Meadowbrook Elementary School to the high school on May 26 to teach second-graders about environmental sustainability.

The club members were accompanied by the high school’s step team, who performed a routine to welcome the Meadowbrook students and explained the importance of protecting the earth. 

Divided into groups, the high school students guided the second-graders through a series of interactive stations, where they learned about various ways to help save the Earth and signed an Earth Day pledge, wrapped seeds in strips of newspaper to plant organic gardens, ate non-GMO food, decorated recycled canvas bags, and received organic modeling compound after learning how to make it from household materials. They also launched bottle rockets by pumping air into used plastic bottles and posed for pictures in tree and sunflower cutout boards.  

The day concluded with a lesson on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling to live in a healthy and sustainable environment.