Students and Community Organizations Participate in Second Annual Environmental Day

April 13, 2010

What is the life cycle of a banana split? Marlington Middle School's seventh grade students recently learned about the recycling process while enjoying an actual banana split through this inter-active project at the second annual "Environmental Day," held at the school on April 7.

 

 

 

Leah Graham speaks to Marlington seventh graders about ecosystems.

Leah Graham speaks to Marlington seventh graders about ecosystems.

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"Environmental Day" was sponsored by Mount Union College's Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA). Aided by various campus and community organizations and volunteers, SEA hopes that the students involved now have a heightened awareness about the environment.

In addition to information about recycling, students discussed many other topics ranging from ecosystems to soil structure, as they rotated through several stations throughout the course of the day.

"The theme for the day was "Web of Life," said Leah Graham, a senior from Dover. "We involved the students in hands-on projects that we hope will help them to be environmentally conscious in the future."

 

Mount Union College's Christine Johnson, academic coach, helps Amanda Roar and Elizabeth Sick learn about polymers.

Mount Union College's Christine Johnson, academic coach, helps Amanda Roar and Elizabeth Sick learn about polymers.

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Some of the sponsors and participants in "Environmental Day" included Alliance area Keep America Beautiful; Marlington Middle School administration, cafeteria workers, seventh grade teachers and parents; Miller's Flowerland; Stark Parks and Waste Management American Landfill. Gionino's Pizzeria provided a pizza party, and decorations, prizes and paper were provided by Diane Clapsaddle, Robin Brucker and Nancy Burls. Those involved from Mount Union College included the Bookstore, cafeteria and the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, as well as various members of the faculty and staff.

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