Monday, October 22 2012 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
The students and teachers at Frank Knight Elementary School (K-2) in Seneca Falls know the importance of preserving our environment. They recycle caps for the Aveda Company as well as juice pouches, printer ink, cell phones, glue bottles and sneakers. They reduce waste by using reusable silverware in the cafeteria. On October 22nd -26th they will celebrate their 27th annual Environmental Awareness Week. This week is designed to teach the students about New YorkState’s environment and its conservation so they see the importance of their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. We will have many exciting presentations and visitors at our school to educate our children about our habitat! This week includes a classroom speaker for each grade level, two school wide presentations, and a school and community Family Night/Open House.
On Monday, October 22nd from 11:30 to 2:30, Greta Garbage will kick off the week by entertaining the students with her puppets that will teach the students the importance of recycling.
On Tuesday, October 23 rd, First grade will welcome Frank Morehouse from the Audubon Society who will be speaking about meadows. Second graders will go on a tour of the Montezuma Refuge.
On Wednesday John Van Niel, from Finger Lakes Community College, will provide a fact filled presentation, including wildlife artifacts, for the Second grade classrooms.
On Thursday, October 25th John VanNiel, will return to speak to Kindergarteners about bats. He provides hands on learning and many exciting props.
On Thursday October 25th, from 6:30-7:30 the public, students, and their parents, are invited to the cafeteria and playroom for a night of recycling, conservation, and wildlife fun for Family Night/Open House. We will continue to promote recycling this year by making parents and students aware that they can bring in ink cartridges, cell phones, sneakers, glue sticks, and caps to recycle.
This year at Family Night there will be:
* “Trash to Treasure” -Student and family made Recycled Art Projects
* Community displays from Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation, Seneca County Energy Conservation & Weatherization, Seneca County Health Dept. & Environmental Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell’s Volunteer Master Gardeners, Casella, Seneca Meadows and Montezuma Audubon Center, Seneca County and Cornell Cooperative Extension will have blue bins and information on recycling available. These community members volunteer their evening to come to our school and inform us about conservation. In addition we will have:
* A display of recycled products from Earthly Possessions
* Composting with Sigrid Carl
*Taxidermy displays of local wildlife from Doug Carter, Matt Feola and Scott Shumway
* Classroom projects about different animals and habitats. Every student will have a
project displayed. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt with questions and answers about
OnFriday, October 26th, from 9 a.m. until noon we will welcome Lorrie Schumacher, Master Class Falconer,
for three presentations of her show Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience. Her goal is to teach children to respect
a and learn from nature. She will bring a Red Tail Hawk, Harris' Hawk, Barred Owl, European Eagle Owl,
African Lanner Falcon, and African White Naped Raven. We look forward to this exciting and interactive show.
For additional information please contact us at 315 568-5643.
Environmental Awareness Week Committee 2012
Frank Knight Elementary School
98 Clinton St., Seneca Falls NY