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.
“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.
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.