Students celebrate and take action on Earth Day 2021
For Earth Day 2021, all of our Farragut students from grades PreK-12 got involved in learning about our planet, as well as cleaning it up.
Lower School Highlights
In the morning, grades PreK-3rd scoured the campus to find trash treasures to collect for waste or recycle.
Students in 2nd-4th grade created eco-friendly homes in the Minecraft software during Technology class. 4th grade finishes theirs next Tuesday, while 2nd-3rd will finish up in the next few weeks.
Upper School Highlights
Students in integrated science, marine science, and other volunteers in grades 8-12, visited Treasure Island and performed a two-hour beach clean up. They found 7 lbs of trash including items such as wrappers, masks, and cigarette butts. “Single-use plastics pose one of the greatest risks to our oceans, a resource that everyone relies on whether you live coastally or not,” said Upper School Marine/Integrated Science Teacher Ms. Kate Dubickas.
Ms. Blake’s Honors Marine Science class performed a one-hour cleanup at our waterfront. They collected approximately 10 lbs of trash and all students received service credit hours for their hard work!
All of Mrs. Deitche’s classes celebrated Earth Day in photos by adding their own photo of something in their yard, around their house, at a park, near the school, etc. that the student found special, significant, and important to nature and the Earth.