Arbor Day/Earth Day success!
A thank you letter from Eldon Ulrich on the widely successful Tree Planting!
The Crestwood All School Arbor Day/Earth Day Tree Planting was a great success!! Every class participated with student enthusiasm and energy on full display! Nearly 100 DNR supplied trees were planted throughout our School Forest. Each tree has been tagged by species and with the names of the student planters.
Please take a walk through the School Forest. Check out all of the new trees that have been planted and the beautiful Spring ephemerals that are beginning to bloom (also student planted). There are spring ephemeral scavenger hunt sheets in the 'mailbox' at the top of the trail. If you have a student at Crestwood, they will certainly lead you to the tree they planted!!
A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers, teachers, and staff who braved the cold (sometimes drizzle and snow) to support the students in planting their tree and making this project possible. Thank you to Amy Ford our Rooted/AmeriCorps Farm to School Specialist for the use of her class schedule and time. This is what truly allowed ALL students to be involved in planting a tree!! Many thanks to the SPECIAL people involved in the execution, preparation, and planning of this event including Connie Allen, Amy Ford, Emily Foster-Hill, Barb Handa, Garrett Hughes, Karen Lenoch, Margie Pearse, Peter Plane, Bruce Szudy, and Camille Zanoni. This event would be impossible to carry out without the efforts of this amazing and dedicated team in clearing the forest, helping with the placement of the trees, labeling and color coding stakes and trees, laying the hoses, ideas and suggestions, and especially chaperoning the student teams.
There are many classroom and school wide Outdoor Education projects in progress or planned for this Spring. Gardening, prairie restoration, forest restoration, orcharding, and birding to name a few. Your presence and support in making these exciting opportunities come to life for our Crestwood students are always very much appreciated and a lot of fun!!! Please volunteer!
Spring is surely on its way!!