Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Environment
Date: April 26, 2018
Harborfields Central School District
In honor of Earth Day, two fifth-grade classes at Thomas J. Lahey in the Harborfields Central School District have been devoting their efforts towards reforestation. Teachers Karen Kunkle and Augustino Rettino purchased baby white-pine trees for their students. The money used to purchase the trees was a result of the student’s personal donations that have been accumulating since September. Students were able to take them home on April 19.
Students were excited to give back to the environment, and to have a very personal role in helping with reforestation.
“It’s really important to take care of the earth,” said Olivia, a student in Mr. Rettino’s class. “And because of all the pollution, planting trees to make oxygen will help our world!”
In addition to addressing reforestation, students have been regularly recycling since the beginning of the year.
- Students Andrew, Janyiah, Abigail, Daniel and Bridget were excited to bring their white pine trees home and plant them on April 19.
- In honor of Earth Day, two fifth-grade classes at Thomas J. Lahey purchased white pine trees in order to aid reforestation.
- Students packed up their baby white pine trees to take home and plant on April 19.
Photo courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District