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Denair students Picnic for Earth
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Picnic for Earth, held on Tuesday, is just one of the ways Denair Elementary students are participating in the All Hands on Earth campaign. - photo by NANCY ANGEL / The Journal

Over 300 students from Denair Elementary celebrated everything 'green' on Tuesday by holding a Picnic for Earth in honor of Earth Day. As part of  the "All Hands on Earth" campaign, an organization that is celebrated worldwide, Denair took the pledge to spend the entire month of April learning about the importance of nature and its impact globally.

“Picnic for Earth is about coming together to celebrate nature,” said Denair Principal Fawn Oliver. “Every year we always try to do something impacting with our students during Earth Day. This year there were hundreds of picnics celebrated all over the world and we wanted to be a part of it.”

Earth Day is more than just planting trees, picking up trash or recycling, according to fourth grade teacher Patti Morrissey.

“It’s a day for everyone to come together and be aware of our planet,” said Morrissey. “I teach my students the importance of the rainforest and the many wonderful things it does for our planet. The kids have fun learning about green living.”