Photo: Earth Day craft

Photo: Earth Day craft


CELEBRATING EARTH DAY — Each month the Obion County Public Library and the University of Tennessee Obion County 4-H program team up and provide craft workshops for children grades K-4. These workshops provide students with vital life skills such as independence, self-esteem, how to work well with others and the ability to think creatively. April’s workshop celebrated Earth Day. During this workshop youth created terrariums. Participants learned how plants inside the terrariums actually create their own environment. While youth ate their snacks they listened to a presentation from Robin Last of the Tennessee Department of Health about the importance of recycling as well as places to take recyclable items. After the terrariums were created, participants competed in an environmental scavenger hunt. The next workshop is scheduled for May 14. Pre-registration is required and interested parents may do so by contacting Michele Barnes at 885-7000. Participants of the April workshop were (first row, from left) Austin Janusz, Maya Hamilton, India Hamilton, Jorge Espinoza, Ali McReynolds, Carol Anne Clanton, Jack Logan Jones, (second row) Steffie Silva, Katelyn Janusz, Kiran Last, Alivia Morris, Avery Johnson, Vania Espinoza (third row) Madelyn Hogan, Mallory Gushard, Laura Silva, Taylor Janusz, Austin McReynolds, (fourth row) junior high 4-Her Nancy Davis, senior high 4-Her Katie Beth Vancleave and junior high 4-Her Marissa Howard.
Published in The Messenger 4.29.08

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