Grade one students celebrate trees

May 3, 2019

Grade one students celebrate trees

On Friday, May 3, in celebration of Arbor Day, grade one students from across Strathcona County received a seedling and enjoyed educational activities at Broadmoor Lake Park.

Arbor Day activities educate students about the importance of trees in everyday life. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry supplies the seedlings province-wide. Many students plant their seedlings at home and watch them grow for years to come.

Grade one students were also invited to participate in a leaf decorating contest. This year’s winning school, Uncas Elementary, was chosen out of 23 other participating schools. The winning class will enjoy an all-day, outdoor adventure field trip to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre where they will learn more about the environment. Uncas Elementary will also have a tree planted at their school to commemorate Arbor Day.

The Gallery@501, located in the Community Centre at 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, also features the students’ tree-inspired artwork and residents are invited to view the artwork display.

Enbridge is the proud sponsor of this year’s Arbor Day celebration in Strathcona County.

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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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