Green Footprints Program Comes to Babylon Grade School

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Kelsey from the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center stopped by Babylon Grade School on Feb. 1 to teach fourth and fifth-grade students the importance of treading lightly on Mother Nature's creations.
          
She shared different ways for the students to be more responsible for the "footprints" they leave on the earth in order to continue to enjoy their favorite outdoor activities in the long-term. When the students were asked by Kelsey why they decided to give up their lunch period to learn about "Green Footprints," three students responded that they "wanted to learn about the environment and think about different ways to save our planet." Not only did the students discover the benefits of recycling and the many ways to reduce various forms of pollution, but they also learned about the importance of cutting down on the amount of waste they generate.
        
According to Babylon Grade School Principal Randee Bonagura, the "Green Footprints" program, which is sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, is helping students learn to make a positive impact on our natural world.