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Learning about Earth Day
Poplin students celebrated Earth Day in a variety of ways this week. Fourth grade students learned about trees through the Mayor of Indian Trail’s Tree Initiative program. The Mayor, Michael Alvarez, along with staff from the Town of Indian Trail presented information about trees to the entire fourth grade. Students were quizzed about their tree knowledge. For example the oldest tree is the Bristlecone Pine Tree, which is 4,846 years old. They learned the tallest type of trees are the Redwood trees, and North Carolina’s state tree is the Longleaf Pine. Students explored a world map detailing the loss of forests and discussed all the different ways trees are important. Following the presentation, students planted maple trees in the playground area. Also each fourth grade student received a tree to plant at their home. This is the fourth year the Town of Indian Trail has partnered with Poplin Elementary to celebrate Earth Day and to plant trees.
Kindergarten and First grade students celebrated Earth Day by writing about how they can clean up the Earth. They also took a few minutes to clean up around the school by picking up trash.
Written by: Beth Medlin - Media Specialist
Posted: Apr 24, 2015 by Beth Medlin