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Earth Day Celebration at NLCI schools

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., believes it’s never too early to teach children about the environment and the importance of taking care of the earth. That’s why Earth Day is such a special day for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., schools across the country. This year, more than sixty Nobel schools held events and programs aimed at educating students about nature and environmental responsibility.

“Earth Day provides an opportunity for our students to participate in hands-on environmental activities that help build a foundation for lifelong learning,” said Patty Miller, Chief Operating Officer for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. “Each year, our principals and teachers spend time planning Earth Day lessons that are educational and fun. We love knowing that on this international day of observance, our schools and young students are making a difference.”

The most popular celebration at Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., preschools was the Earth Day ladybug release. Started by Columbia, S.C., Chesterbrook Academy principal Susan Asher more than 20 years ago, students release thousands of ladybugs into the environment to support and improve vegetation in their local communities. Leading up to Earth Day, students learn that ladybugs are beneficial to nature because they feed on aphids (plant lice) and other insects that are harmful to gardens, trees and shrubs. After hearing how enjoyable and well received Asher’s annual ladybug release was, other principals started releases of their own. This year, more than 55 Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., sister schools in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania followed Asher’s lead and released ladybugs.

Other standout Earth Day activities included one very brave principal from Enchanted Care Learning Center in Powell, Ohio who was turned into a human mud pie after her students collected a record number of recyclables, the creation of a recycling robot at Merryhill School in Elk Grove, Calif., the planting of a new vegetable garden at Discovery Isle in Poway, Calif., an Earth Day related art exhibit at Touchstone School in Tigard, Ore., and a recycling parade at Chesterbrook Academy in Huntersville, N.C.

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., believes it’s never too early to teach children about the environment and the importance of taking care of the earth. That’s why Earth Day is such a special day for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., schools across the country. This year, more than sixty Nobel schools held events and programs aimed at educating students about nature and environmental responsibility.

“Earth Day provides an opportunity for our students to participate in hands-on environmental activities that help build a foundation for lifelong learning,” said Patty Miller, Chief Operating Officer for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. “Each year, our principals and teachers spend time planning Earth Day lessons that are educational and fun. We love knowing that on this international day of observance, our schools and young students are making a difference.”

The most popular celebration at Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., preschools was the Earth Day ladybug release. Started by Columbia, S.C., Chesterbrook Academy principal Susan Asher more than 20 years ago, students release thousands of ladybugs into the environment to support and improve vegetation in their local communities. Leading up to Earth Day, students learn that ladybugs are beneficial to nature because they feed on aphids (plant lice) and other insects that are harmful to gardens, trees and shrubs. After hearing how enjoyable and well received Asher’s annual ladybug release was, other principals started releases of their own. This year, more than 55 Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., sister schools in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania followed Asher’s lead and released ladybugs.

Other standout Earth Day activities included one very brave principal from Enchanted Care Learning Center in Powell, Ohio who was turned into a human mud pie after her students collected a record number of recyclables, the creation of a recycling robot at Merryhill School in Elk Grove, Calif., the planting of a new vegetable garden at Discovery Isle in Poway, Calif., an Earth Day related art exhibit at Touchstone School in Tigard, Ore., and a recycling parade at Chesterbrook Academy in Huntersville, N.C.

To learn more about the Earth Day events listed above, or for more information on other environmental learning projects taking place at Nobel Learning Communities’ schools, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at 410-902-5053 or kshaffer@mghus.com.

 

 

 

 

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