Kids help the environment, plant trees

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — Around 300 kids from Explorer Academy came out to Ritter Park Tuesday morning to learn about the environment and celebrate ‘Better World Day.’

Pre-K students worked with the Cabell County Career Technical Center to build a lemonade stand.

Those students also distributed seed packets to members of the community that were out and about at the park.

Kindergarteners focused their efforts on learning about trees, and helped plant maple trees.

Students also hung biodegradable bird feeders and worked on making a garden with flowers.

”We want [our students] to learn, to continue to interact [with the environment], and to better our world,” said Kelcie Blankenship, studio educator at Explorer Academy. “If they see us being good models and stewards of our community, then they will eventually grow to be good citizens and continue this process.”

Profits from the lemonade stand will be donated back to the Greater Huntington Parks District.

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