Lovett to Celebrate Earth Week

Events include fourth Walk to School/Carpool Day

will celebrate Earth Week with a series of special events, according to a news release from the school.

The events will begin with the school's fourth Walk to School/Carpool Day on Friday, April 13. During the week of April 16, students will host a Food Fair and Plant Sale, with plants grown by Lovett’s botany class.

On Wednesday, April 18, the Ocean Foundation presents Dr. David E. Guggenheim, who will speak to the Upper School; Frances Kinney, who will work with the Middle School; and Sam Lardner, who will sing with the Lower School.

Dr. Guggenheim is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, submarine pilot and ocean explorer. He will speak with Upper School students in assembly and work with marine biology and environmental science classes. His presentation will focus on such topics as new ocean discoveries, overfishing and pollution, modern ocean exploration tools and making a difference through activism or through choosing a career in science.

Middle School  students will have the opportunity to work with Frances Kinney,  who developed the Ocean Connectors Education Program. The students will learn about the role plastic plays in the marine environment, create jellyfish trash-art, and participate in a recycling project.

Lower School students will learn about our oceans through presentations and music by Lardner, who has performed with his flamenco fusion band throughout Europe and the United States. Mr. Lardner will be performing songs from "Oceans Are Talking," his sixth album. The album is as a fun-filled, spirited and powerful awareness tool for children in grades K-6, the news release said.


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