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Glenshire goes Green

Photos by Seth Lightcap/Sierra SunVolunteer Roz Van Dyke and Glenshire students Jenna Harris, 8, Victoria Stewart, 9, Curtis Krommenhoek, 8, dig a hole for a tree that was later planted in front of Glenshire Elementary.

Combing the campus for trash, planting trees and flowers galore, and learning about recycling were but a few of the green lessons celebrated at Glenshire Elementary’s Earth Day on Friday.

Campus beautification efforts included planting petunias, replacing trees, and an intensive trash hunt. Parent volunteers and Villager Nursery representative’s Rob Van Dyke, Karen Brunings and Stacey Luna helped the children hoe and shovel the new Parent Teacher Organization-purchased plants into the gardens surrounding the school.

Between grounds projects, the classes participated in watershed lessons with Nicole Deas from the Sierra Watershed Education Project, Map and Compass activities with Mark Keim of Teachers Association for Outdoor and Adventure Education, and recycling projects with Chris Siebelink. After the day of digging and learning, the campus sparkled with new life both in green space and green minds.

” Seth Lightcap, Sierra Sun