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Arbor Day activities connect students to the environment

"Why should we care about trees?"

That was the question that drove the annual Arbor Day activities at Chicago City Day School on April 29.

All students participated in the day. They planted flowers in one of the yards on campus, planted herbs in the pollinator garden, and created carrot seed strips. Students also added environment-themed wishes to a campus "Wish Tree" by writing their wishes on ribbons and tying them to the tree's branches.

Throughout the day, teachers sparked discussions with students about the benefits that trees (and other plants) provide to humans and the earth in general. They talked about how trees release oxygen into the atmosphere, provide habitats for multiple living things, offer protection from sun and heat, and more. 

Arbor Day activities at City Day build school spirit and community, while also giving students a chance to apply what they learn in science class about plant life and the environment to the real world. Thanks to the teachers who organized this full day of activities! 

See photos from the day below. 

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