Earth Day Celebration at Luskin Academy

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Nature’s Own Club organized an awesome Earth Day celebration at Luskin Academy.

Earth Day Celebration at Luskin Academy
By: Diana Juarez of Luskin Academy’s Nature’s Own Club

Earth Day is a significant day because it’s one where people bring awareness to the many environmental issues around the world. Nature’s Own Club celebrated this special day because they knew how much it would help Luskin Academy become eco-friendlier.

The Earth Day Celebration at Luskin Academy consisted of many hands-on activities. The members of Nature’s Own were in charge of managing everything – they even created games for the students. Activities included “Trash Dash” and edible terrarium models.

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Students painting pots and planters.

“Trash Dash” is a game where students have a minute to sort as much trash as possible. The contestant with the most trash sorted at the end received a prize. Students learned about the necessity of a clean environment and that they could have fun while doing it.

Another activity was an edible terrarium model which was made out of crushed Oreos, pudding, edible grass and chocolate rocks. Many of the students wanted to make actual terrariums because of how beautiful they looked. Some of the students created art out of trash, such as pigs and dragons. This is another way to recycle – it shows how you can reuse anything or even use it as decorations. At the end of the day, students were given the chance to participate in a raffle for a Venus flytrap.

As people participated at the event they had huge smiles and laughed. It is safe to say that Earth Day at Luskin Academy was a success.

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Face painting was another huge hit.

From the Mountains to the City

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Jisun Park planned and executed a yearlong water-quality research project the LA River.

From the Mountains to the City:
Los Angeles River Environmental Conditions, Water Quality, and Biodiversity
By Jisun Park, President of the Crean Lutheran Heal the Bay Club

Water in LA, Then and Now
            The Los Angeles River has had a long, symbiotic relationship with humans, dating as far back as the establishment of the Gabrielino Indians to the settlement of early Spanish explorers. Continue reading