District News from June 2018

GREENFIELD — About 130 Greenfield fifth-graders will be releasing trout into the Green River this morning at the Green River Swimming and Recreation Area.

The students raised trout for the first time this year. This Community Service Learning project kicked off last fall when students helped with the Green River Cleanup. These activities support classroom learning of the role and value of water in our world and of our rivers, according to the school department.

By PAT LEUCHTMAN

For the Recorder

Friday, June 01, 2018

Amy Donovan, program director of the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District (FCSWMD), recently invited me to a compost tour at the Academy of Early Learning where 3-, 4- and 5-year-old children begin their academic studies. The tour began with Donovan’s PowerPoint presentation about recycling. I was impressed by the children’s attentive engagement.