The students at Clermont Northeastern Middle School honored Earth Day April 22.
Appropriately wearing green and blue attire, the students, who are also taking the Ohio State Achievement Tests this week, participated in a book exchange to stress the importance of reusing and recycling books, were engaged in collecting cans all week, were encouraged to bring a no waste lunch to school (most did), and the science classes were held outside in the sunshine.
CNE Middle School science and language arts teacher Melody Newman, who is a self-described lifetime environmentalist, said that the middle school honors Earth Day each year to stress the importance of nature and the protection of our most precious natural resources.
“The CNE campus is unique because we have our own nature center with more than 100 acres of unspoiled beauty,” Newman said. “We also have a lovely and serene pond right outside the school doors, and we are in the process of building a birdhouse, something that our students are very excited about.”