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3rd Graders Win Recycling Contest and Travel to Arbor Day Farm

Nucor and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) have teamed up to create further awareness in the schools about the importance of recycling. They developed a contest a few years ago called, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Beyond.” Students in grades K-4 are invited to tell their story about how they recycle, in the form of a poster, video, radio spot, coloring book, song, news column, or any other creative way.

The 2017 contest winners were Susan Fehringer’s 3rd grade reading group from Pierce Elementary. They created a video featuring their recycled creatures, showing how they learned about preserving nature’s resources by reusing and recycling. Their class won a trip to the Tree Adventure at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City.

On May 11th a chartered bus took the winning class and staff to Arbor Day Farm for a fun-filled day of learning. They toured parts of the farm and were able to enjoy the Tree Adventure as well as the guided trails and tree houses. They also received t-shirts from the sponsors that they wore on the trip. The students learned about J. Sterling Morton and his legacy and also used their 5 senses to understand how important trees are for our future.


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