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Celebrating Earth Day at Watertown, Fort Atkinson

Students at Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses celebrate Earth Day by painting flower pots, making bird feeders, and other nature friendly crafts.

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Students at Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses celebrate Earth Day by painting flower pots, making bird feeders, and other nature friendly crafts.

Clarion staff report

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The Fort Atkinson and Watertown campuses recently held crafting events to celebrate Earth Day.

Despite the unseasonably chilly weather, students enjoyed making various kinds of earth-friendly crafts and having lunch with their peers. More than 68 students and staff participated in the festivities in one way or another.

Students painted pots and adorned them with mosaic tiles. Once the pots were complete, flowers were planted inside of them. Students were able to take them home along with homemade bird feeders made out of recycled water bottles and wooden spoons. The students also made an earth craft with coffee filters and markers. Lastly, students and staff were able to take home a tree seedling to plant in their own environment and watch it grow.

At the Watertown event, which took place on Earth Day, the students even planted a tree on campus.

At the Fort Atkinson campus, a group of GED students asked if they could participate. Since there were enough supplies, event facilitators offered to let them make crafts.

“You would have thought that it was like Christmas morning. They were so excited!” Eastern Region Program specialist Johanna Hewitt said.

Hewitt explained that these kinds of experiences were clearly rare in these student’s lives and she enjoyed being able to see them interact with the ambassadors on campus.

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