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Wakefield Will Celebrate Earth Week
Posted 04/13/2017 04:27PM

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Celebrating Earth Week at Wakefield School

By Anya Parks

Celebrating the first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970.

After seeing how wildlife and local ecosystems were ravaged by examples of human negligence, Wisconsin Senator, Gaylord Nelson, realized the necessity of acknowledging the planet's importance in our everyday lives. It was for this reason that he sought to establish Earth Day.

Wakefield continues to honor this important holiday. Nature surrounds us so thoroughly that we sometimes fail to fully absorb its value. Our environment is essential to maintaining our health, both mental and physical, and all other sources of life. As a school community, we seek to remind our students of this by hosting Earth Week!

Earth Week, from April 17-21, 2017, will be full of events that evoke thoughtful and fun discussion on how to be kind to the planet. There will be numerous dress-down-days, a guest speaker, a showing of award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice, and other cool events.

We look forward to having all students participate in Earth Week and are excited to continue this wonderful Wakefield tradition!

Creating Natural Art and Learning About Waste and Decomposition on Earth Day, 2016

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