Golden shovels glinted in the morning sun as county officials helped students plant the first of 22 trees at Brandywine Elementary School Friday morning.
And a few miles north in Oxon Hill, John Hanson Montessori elementary students tentatively petted a rooster’s smooth feathers and exclaimed over the four colors of eggs laid by hens at Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center in Accokeek.
The south county schools were celebrating April’s twin environmental holidays Earth Day and Arbor Day with events that highlighted the importance of protecting and preserving the environment, school and county leaders said.
“Every opportunity we have, we’ve got to stress the importance of the environment,” said County Councilman Mel Franklin (D-Dist. 9) who participated in Brandywine Elementary’s Arbor Day tree-planting.
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