A few of us just went to Growing Up Green Charter School’s Harvest Festival celebration this afternoon, and it was great. The festival featured reuse artwork by students thanks to a residency by teaching artists Joy Suarez and Louie Miranda made possible by Waste Management. Students in different classes created flower puppets, reused supplies to make new creatures, crafted worms to demonstrate compost, and learned songs about reuse. Today the art was on display, and other activities such as squash bowling and gardening showed kids how to think different about the environment. The day culminated in a performance by Louie and the students where they sang songs that were as amazing as they were cute. Sample lyrics: “Reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink/Clean air to breathe and clean water to drink.” Photos below:
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