STUDENTS “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, RETHINK!” FOR EARTH DAY AT MONTCLAIR’S PARK STREET ACADEMY
May 3, 2016 at 1:05 PM
On Thursday, April 21st, forty PSA preschoolers and kindergarteners experienced a day in the life of a worm through the Greater Newark Conservancy’s program “Worm in the City: Urban Recyclers.” Shahira Morell and Amarilys Olivio gave a presentation on urban farming and the children discovered how these wriggling creatures turn garbage into compost. Students were able to use stereo-microscopes to examine an active worm bin, a worm’s anatomy and life cycle.
“Environmental education not only inspires students and cultivates minds, but it fosters critical thinking, problem solving, and student collaboration,” notes Judith L. Shipley, Urban Environmental Center Field Trip Guide of the Greater Newark Conservancy.