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CO BOCES Students Celebrate Earth Day

Students in the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Day Treatment program took a lesson from Dr. Seuss’ "The Lorax" in celebrating Earth Day.

In Dr. Seuss’ "The Lorax," viewers are shown a world without trees and are encouraged to nurture the Earth’s ecosystems by showing respect for the environment and planting trees. Students first watched the movie in their science classes and held discussions related to its importance in today’s world.

Then on Thursday, April 25, students in three Day Treatment classrooms put their learning into action by planting 30 white pine tree seedlings around the west end of campus. This event was coordinated by Mr. Devon Greene, a teacher assistant in Ms. Doherty’s classroom.

Seedlings were supplied by the Department of Environmental Conservation School Seedling Program. Planting trees allowed students to connect their classroom instruction to a valuable, real world learning experience. In an era of overconsumption of resources and excessive waste, it is important to teach students to respect and protect our resources to allow for continued change in future generations.


 

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