Spring Education Group 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 released more than 145,000 ladybugs and butterflies into the environment, used recycled materials to create artwork or outfits for Earth Day fashion shows, planted dozens of trees and gardens at their schools and community centers, held playground and park cleanups, made birdfeeders and more.
“Each year, our students nationwide are taught the importance of community and exploring nature through a variety of Earth Day activities that focus on learning about and caring for the planet,” said Jeanne Huybrechts, Chief Academic Officer of Spring Education Group. “Our goal is for our students to learn at an early age that they can have a positive impact in their communities. Through these initiatives, students receive hands-on experience in caring for the environment while having fun.”
The most popular Earth Day event that took place at Spring Education Group 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.