Creswell School District is partnering with the City of Creswell, Creswell Christian School and a variety of environmental organizations for this year’s event. Through these collaborative efforts our community’s third annual Earth Day Celebration will once again prove a success!
More than 300 students from Creslane Elementary, Creswell Middle School, and Creswell Christian School will attend this year’s Earth Day Celebration, which will include a sidewalk parade of Creslane Elementary School students.
During the Celebration, students in attendance will participate in a number of activities, such as: nature walks with local experts, trail rehabilitation with volunteers from Northwest Youth Corps, stream velocity measurement with Creswell High School volunteers, a recycled materials sculpture contest with Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, and much more.
We believe that Earth Day is a valuable opportunity to provide our youth with meaningful learning opportunities while raising awareness about environmental issues to foster the development of responsible stewards of our community and planet. This being the case, we have set goals for this year’s celebration to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding state educational standards for science education. The planned activities will be fun and entertaining, while remaining focused on specific aspects of scientific inquiry and environmental awareness.
For the first time ever, the Cascades Raptor Center will join us as part of this year’s Earth Day Celebration! The group’s participation will include several live birds and touchable artifacts, as well as discussions about the diverse number of raptors that call the Willamette Valley home.
Remember this special community event is going to be held on April 19th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Garden Lake Park located at 396 Melton Road, Creswell OR, 97426