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NLCI Schools Across the Country Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Students celebrated planet Earth and the importance of caring for the environment through gardening projects, recycling initiatives, ladybug releases and more

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. schools across the country celebrated Earth Day this April by holding more than 100 events and programs to educate students about the importance of caring for the environment in their local communities and beyond. Students planted trees and gardens at their schools and community centers, released ladybugs and butterflies into the environment, held recycling drives and park cleanups, and more.

“Each year, our students nationwide are taught the importance of exploring nature and giving back to the community, as those lessons are core elements of our curriculum,” said Patty Miller, Chief Operating Officer for Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. “Our goal is for our students to learn early on that they can have a positive impact on the environment. Through activities like ladybug releases and planting gardens, our students not only receive hands-on experience in caring for the environment, but they also learn that helping the community is fun.”

The most popular Earth Day event that took place at Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. schools was the ladybug release. To prepare for their ladybug releases, students learned that ladybugs serve as a natural pesticide by feeding on insects that could otherwise harm the health of gardens, trees and shrubs. This April, more than 70 schools in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington held ladybug releases.

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