Scene and Heard: Chautauqua Green Team teaches care for the Earth

The student Green Team designed eight learning stations teaching lessons about how to make a difference for the planet.

Chautauqua Elementary’s Green Team, made up of 19 students in grades 4 and 5, designed eight learning stations for Earth Day on April 22, teaching lessons about how their fellow students can make a difference for the planet.

All 450 Chautauqua students each spent 50 minutes going through the learning stations, where they learned about what can — and can’t — be recycled and how storm drains work; made murals for their classroom; and planted their own sunflower seeds, according to Chautauqua teachers and Green Team co-leaders Margie Butcher and Kelly Fox.

Students taught all school day from 9:30 a.m. through 3:45 p.m., with just a break for lunch. In these photos, students learn about storm drains, color under the sun and prepare to plant sunflower seeds.

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