Students plant trees, earn Eco-Schools Bronze award

PENNSVILLE — When the historic Red Oak trees outside of Pennsville Memorial High School started dying from Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), the school wasted no time in turning the situation into a learning opportunity for students with ecological and economic benefits for the school.

Rather than calling in outside experts, Pennsville turned to their own science teacher and tree specialist, Dr. Robert Belding, to empower the students in Environmental Science classes to become the experts themselves. Students researched, identified and planted trees outside of the school, creating native wildlife habitat and passive solar shading to lower classroom temperatures in …read more

Source: Salem

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