Ruby Young Medical and Environmental Science Magnet Academy will host an Earth Day celebration at the school on Thursday, April 20. Students in grades K-2 will participate in the morning from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Students in grades 3-5 will participate from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The event will be set up in stations, both inside and outside, that students will rotate through every 15-20 minutes. Activities will include: T-shirt decorating, mural construction, craft, Chartwell's healthy smoothies, environmental trivia, seed planting, water conservation, Southwest Dairy Farmers - cow milking, healthy soil demo, and hopefully a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new shade structure.
The City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation department will also be hand to conduct several activities including seed planting and water conservation. The City has donated 600 bean seeds for the students to plant and take home. They will also teach the students how to conserve water at home.
The City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation department recently donated a shade structure for the campus garden area. This will allow classes to take place outside and give the students shade while learning.
In addition, the Dallas County Master Gardeners will be on hand to give out fresh veggies from the garden.
The City of DeSoto Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Phil Lozano (2nd from left) and Coordinator Danny Johnson (4th from left) with DeSoto ISD Superintendent David Harris, Board President Carl Sherman, Jr. and Trustee Don Gant. Also in the photo Ruby Young science teacher Patty Wallace and Mayor Pro-Tem Rachel Proctor.
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