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Governor’s School students help youngsters celebrate Earth Day

James Williams, a sophomore at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS), and Allie Reaves, a CBGS senior, both from Middlesex High School, show elementary students how to handle a seven-foot corn snake.

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School students from the Glenns and Warsaw campuses joined together on April 19 to celebrate Earth Day at Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster County.

Elementary school students from Northumberland, Mathews and Westmoreland joined the CBGS students participating in a variety of learning activities including: seining in the Rappahannock River; investigating a tree’s life history by examining a cross section and then creating their own “tree cookie”; making recycled paper; investigating habitat loss through games; learning about mammals by studying their tracks, scat and pelts; learning about snakes; watching a puppet show; singing Earth Day songs; and eating lunch under the trees. 

CBGS students also participated in a community service project doing trail maintenance for the park. Twenty-five CBGS students participated in a training workshop on April 13 to prepare them to lead the Earth Day learning activities.

posted 05.01.2013

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