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Kindergarteners learn lesson in recycling for Earth Day
Kindergarteners learn lesson in recycling for Earth Day

Kelly Ward's Kindergarten class at Monarch Academy in Clarkston spent the last few weeks learning about recycling for Earth Day. Ward says the students at the private school went around to local businesses along 5th and 6th Streets a few weeks ago to let them know that Earth Day was on April 22nd and to ask them if they would be willing to collect items such as cardboard, plastic bottles, paper, and aluminum cans.

"We told them we would be returning to their businesses on Earth Day to pick all of the items up," Ward says. Last week, the students took a trip to the Asotin County Regional Landfill to see how much garbage is collected and "learned that they actually recycle as much as possible, which is really neat."

Today, the kids returned to all of the local businesses in Clarkston, and Ward says they were so amazed at how many items they had been given to recycle.

"We filled up the back of a truck, a Toyota 4-Runner, and the back of a van! We took some items over to the recycling bins in Clarkston and then took a trip to the Transfer Station in Lewiston. We were given a tour of the Transfer Station, and we were able to see how cardboard is packaged, as well as how glass is broken down! We really truly had an amazing experience for our students!"

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