Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Environment
Date: April 22, 2021
Pre-K students took a tour of the Earth Day museum on April 22 at Northeast Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District. They were able to explore the projects created by the peers using recycled materials.
The purpose of the museum was to show students how materials could be reused to make something new. Children used the bottom half of water bottles to make flower pots, built a birdhouse from a cardboard box and lava lamps with plastic bottles, water, oil and food coloring.
Classes even made educational games out of recycled materials. Children could match the letters on wooden sticks with the letter on an upside down egg carton, and fill containers with a certain number of objects to match the number.
Students tapped into their artistic abilities by using bottle caps, cardboard tubes, CDs, clothespins and more to make various crafts, from bees to butterflies to elephants.
1: Northeast Elementary School pre-K students visited the Earth Day museum to see the items made by their peers from recycled materials.
2: Javier Bermudez Ruiz demonstrated a letter matching game his class made from wooden sticks and egg cartons.
3: Students made butterfly crafts to celebrate Earth Day.
Photos courtesy of the Amityville Union Free School District