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Posted April 28, 2015

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Los Ranchos Celebrates Earth Day

The school-wide celebration included recycled art, making rain and seed bombs.

Los Ranchos Elementary School celebrated Earth Day with a school-wide recycled art event.

Families were asked to work with their students on a recycled art project to become part of our school art gallery.  Students were very creative using all sorts of different recycled items to make beautiful displays.

Families came to the school to listen to the students “make rain” led by librarian Robin Barber. 

Families were then provided with Earth Day passports that took them to a variety of stations:

  • Gabriela Tafoya from Keep ABQ Beautiful taught students about recycling.
  • The Ask a Gardener booth was manned by Doddie Suhr of the Albuquerque Master Gardeners and Andy Core of the Valley Gardeners. Free seed packets were provided by Osuna Nursery and free seed bombs were provided by Plants of the Southwest,
  • Dawn and Bob Gouy allowed their Tesla to be shown to students as an example of a fully electric car. 
  • Positive Energy Solar came out with their trailer and helped students see a real time application of solar energy while charging a laptop and cell phones.
  • The Webelos of Pack 8 brought out their derby track and allowed the students to race pine wood derby cars. 
  • There was an “Oceans of Books” Fair open in the library for students and families to purchase books.
  •  The Los Ranchos Parent Teacher Association provided free refreshments to all families that participated in the celebration.
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