Planting Trees in Celebration of Earth Day

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Babylon Elementary School students marked this year’s Earth Day and Arbor Day with a variety of classroom and grade-level projects, each focused on environmentally friendly topics. To reinforce the message, decorative posters were hung throughout the school reminding the students and staff about the importance of recycling and the ways in which they can help to reduce their carbon footprint.

In what has become a Babylon tradition, the entire first grade also received sapling evergreen trees from the Babylon Rotary Club to plant in their own yards. Following the distribution of the trees, Suffolk County Legislator and Rotary Club Committee Chairman Wayne R. Horsley visited the school to speak with the students about the importance of the tree-planting project. During his visit, Mr. Horsley presented the students with a commemorative certificate and administered an oath to the students, who promised to nurture their trees and help them grow big and strong.