By: Alyssa Mowrer '16
Parkside is continuing to offer many exciting ways to educate people about the environment!
On April 25th, students were invited to join in on an Earth Day clean up at Petrified Springs Park. During this outing, they came across a 5 ft tall Story Pole that had been built for the Root River Environmental Education Community Center (REC) last summer. The pole was carved by an organization called Chicks with Chainsaws out of a Blue Spruce tree. They worked with Main Gallery in Racine to teach a group of youths about animals and the environment. Then, the students were able to paint the pole and incorporate what they learned about the environment through art.
The Main Gallery summer youth program in Racine continues to offer many opportunities for students. The program allows for students to learn about the environment and create art all while getting paid to participate.
The REC is also offering many opportunities such as canoe and kayak rentals, and a Voyagers Education Program for students age 9 and up.
The partnership that Parkside has with these organizations is extremely beneficial to students so make sure you don't miss out on these Real.Amazing activities!