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September 25, 2018

Volney Elementary keeps up Earth Day Tradition


VOLNEY, NY – Today (May 17), marked Volney Elementary’s annual Earth Day Celebration.

Earth Day is an all-day event and has been a Volney staple for more than 15 years.

First grader Lucas helps beautify the school.

First grader Lucas helps beautify the school.

“The kids are excited about this day every year,” said Principal Jeff Hendrickson. “It’s tradition. It’s become one of those things that’s expected.”

Students gathered in the morning for a musical performance, and spent the rest of the day visiting different guest speakers around the building.

Earth Day aims “To promote understanding of the resources we have, and how to conserve, reduce, reuse recycle,” Hendrickson said.

A first grader gets up close and personal with the blue tongue skink.

A first grader gets up close and personal with the blue tongue skink.

Students learned about local reptiles, alternative energy sources, bass fishing, electrical safety, birds of prey, and much more.

They also helped plant flowers at the school’s main entrance and sign.

“Kids are pretty environmentally aware and this helps them feel empowered and have some understanding of what they can do to help take care of the planet,” said Hendrickson.

Shauna and Tricia Snyder of Tricott Dairy in Mexico show off their goats, Mystery and Tristan.

Shauna and Tricia Snyder of Tricott Dairy in Mexico show off their goats, Mystery and Tristan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Delise's first graders learned to "stay away!" from down electrical lines from National Grid.

Mrs. Delise’s first graders learned to “stay away!” from down electrical lines from National Grid.

 

 

 

 

 

First graders line up to plant sunflower seeds in the courtyard.

First graders line up to plant sunflower seeds in the courtyard.

 

 

 

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