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Westwood celebrates Earth Day

<p>Students plant a Cypress tree in honor of Earth Day</p>

Students plant a Cypress tree in honor of Earth Day

<p>Westwood second grade student class</p>

Westwood second grade student class

<p>Cypress tree donated by Lafoon’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Fort Smith</p>

Cypress tree donated by Lafoon’s Greenhouse and Nursery in Fort Smith

During the month of April second graders studied about ways we can help protect our planet. The students learned that April 22 of each year is Earth Day. This day has become an international celebration of all things environmental. The students wanted to show their love for our planet by cleaning up our school grounds and by planting a tree. The tree was donated to the second grade students by Lafoon’s Greenhouse & Nursery in Fort Smith. It is a cypress tree that should last for 300 years. The students made litter bags to collect trash in and spent time cleaning up around the school. This leadership project brought awareness about the importance of taking care of our planet to the students. They are now more aware of the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. They also know that everyone can do their part and no part is too small. Together is definitely BETTER!!

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