Perkerson Urban Forest Work Day

SONY DSCFifth graders from Perkerson were recently out blazing trails, planting native Georgia plants, picking up litter, and creating artwork in the Perkerson Elementary School Urban Forest. The purpose of the work day was to allow students and the community to come together to enhance and transform the urban forest at the school.  During the work day, students were provided the opportunity to explore nature and learn about the environment.  SONY DSC

The work day began with the “Plants do the Weather Dance” that got all the students and volunteers energized and excited about the day of activities ahead of them.

Students were then divided into four work stations that consisted of trailblazing, planting, artwork, and litter pickup and rotated among these stations throughout the day. The event ended with all of the students creating chalk murals about the urban forest on the front sidewalk of the school.

SONY DSCThe work day was the first of many curriculum-driven activities that will transform the forest into outdoor learning centers and classrooms for students and teachers. The event was organized through Perkerson Elementary’s educational partnership with Trees Atlanta.

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