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Volney Elementary Strives To Make Every Day Earth Day

VOLNEY – Despite forecasts for rain showers, Volney Elementary School’s annual Earth Day celebration was greeted by dry skies and students excited to learn about nature, safety and protecting our environment.

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Anne Graboski’s Kindergarten class at Volney is amazed to see the power of the sun turn their bracelets a rainbow of colors. Debbie Holliday of Cornell Cooperative Extension taught students how to stay safe in the sun as part of the school’s Earth Day celebration.

This fun-filled day of interactive learning kicked off with a Songs and the Wild presentation, highlighting animals and ecosystems around the globe through music.

Classes then embarked on a guided tour of their chosen Earth Day activities.

Throughout the event, students explored the school to learn about the various topics, including alternative energy, anti-littering campaigns, recycling, canoe building, bass fishing, dog agility, dog obedience, veterinary medicine, farming, electrical safety, sun safety, invasive species, fly fishing, birds of prey, parrots, bats, rocks and minerals, summer safety and using nature to create art.

Connie Cosemento, left, cheers on students Stefan Rupert, middle, and Heath Turner, right, as they test their agility skills on the weave polls. Students got to watch competitors from en-TICE-ing Dog Agility Training complete the obstacle course, then got to try out some themselves.
Connie Cosemento, left, cheers on students Stefan Rupert, middle, and Heath Turner, right, as they test their agility skills on the weave polls. Students got to watch competitors from en-TICE-ing Dog Agility Training complete the obstacle course, then got to try out some themselves.

Festivities came to a close with a school-wide assembly.

Students and staff were delighted to take a special journey through the history of Volney’s Earth Day celebrations with photographs.

Students were encouraged by guests to make every day Earth Day, by making good decisions to protect themselves and the environment.