Sunday, March 23, 2014

City Teaming Up With Local Elementary School For Arbor Day

The City of Sanford has partnered with Lee County Schools to get local elementary students involved in celebrating Arbor Day.

Thanks to Superintendent Andy Bryan and school PIO Sharon Spence, the City's official Arbor Day celebration will be held at B.T. Bullock Elementary School and will be the special project of the school's fifth grade class.

Bullock Principal Pamela Sutton's enthusiasm for what this partnership could mean for the school community along with the fifth grade teachers' excitement for new and unique ways to engage their students in science and learning made the school a perfect, says Liz Whitmore, planner with the City of Sanford who organizes the Arbor Day Celebration each year in conjunction with Sanford's Appearance Commission.

Details: The program will begin at 1:30pm on April 9 at the school. The public is invited. There will also be a special Tree City USA presentation.

Long-term goals for the partnership include a learning garden, botanical arboretum, and anti-erosion planting.

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