Sharing an Environmental Message

Sharing an Environmental Message Photo

Leading up to Earth Day, senior members of the high school’s Environmental Club visited Pequenakonck Elementary School’s kindergarten classes to share a message about protecting the environment.

The high schoolers, in pairs, read the Dr. Seuss book “The Lorax” to each kindergarten class.

“We chose ‘The Lorax’ for its environmental themes,” said club advisor Ms. Kylie McCarron.

In addition to sharing an earth-friendly message, the seniors delighted in visiting their former classrooms and teachers and meeting with the younger students.

“It’s about building connections,” said Ms. McCarron. “It’s nice when the kids take charge and teach other kids.”

After the read aloud, the seniors shared some of the initiatives the club has undertaken to make North Salem a little greener. They then asked kindergartners what they have done and can do to protect the environment. The PQ students were eager to speak about times they had picked up garbage and planted trees.