Grade One students celebrate the importance of trees

May 3, 2017

Grade One students celebrate the importance of trees

In celebration of Arbor Day and Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, Grade One students from across Strathcona County will receive a seedling and enjoy educational activities on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Broadmoor Lake Park.

Arbor Day activities educate students about the importance of trees in our everyday lives. Alberta Environment and Parks supplies the seedlings province-wide. Many of the students take their seedlings home to plant to watch them grow and flourish for years to come.

Grade One classes were also invited to participate in a leaf decorating contest. This year’s winning school, École Campbelltown, was chosen out of 15 other participating schools. The winning class will be treated to a field trip to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre where they will enjoy an all-day outdoor adventure and learn more about nature and the environment. A tree will also be planted at their school to commemorate Arbor Day.

Strathcona County’s Grade One students’ tree-inspired artwork will be featured in the Gallery@501 window display at the Community Centre. Residents are invited to view the artwork display from May 1 to 19, 2017. Arbor Day in Strathcona County is proudly sponsored by Enbridge.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595