Earth Day observed<br>with various events<br>
GC VILLAGE-TUSAYAN — It was a day full of activities on Thursday for Grand Canyon students.
National Park Service ranger Carol Tepper leads a group of fourth- and fifth-graders during an Earth Day program on Thursday. The group had just finished doing skits revolving around the water conservation theme.
Elementary students went on tours of the Grand Canyon National Park wastewater treatment plant and the Tusayan wastewater treatment plant in the morning, met at Ten-X Campground in Kaibab National Forest of a mid-day picnic and then participated in various activities revolving around the theme of water conservation.
Back on campus, sixth-graders were busy building bat houses and picking up trash on school grounds.
Out at Mohave Apartments, seventh- and eighth-graders joined Delaware North Park Services, Grand Canyon Association and the National Park Service for a large-scale revegetation project.
Delaware North sponsored a contest in which elementary school students decorated brown paper bags with environmental messages about reduce, reuse and recycle. The bags were displayed at the Canyon Village Marketplace store.
On Earth Day, customers received purchases in the decorated bags. The contest generated 153 entries. Natalie Martinez, third grade, was the overall winner. See the photos below for grade-by-grade winners.
Michelle Harvey won the DNPS T-shirt decoration contest, which drew 60 entries. Harvey, sophomore, used the slogan "just take care of it, and you will see the inner side."
Grand Canyon High School students will be involved in Earth Day activities on May 3.
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