West End Elementary School students and staff celebrated Ecology Week during the week of May 6-10. At the start of the week, the students planted flowers in the front of the school building. They also went to the school garden and planted lettuce which will be harvested and used to make salad for Health and Wellness Week in June.
Continuing to be mindful of the environment, students learned how to compost any organic waste left over during their lunch periods. They also participated in two engaging assemblies sponsored by the West End PTA.
Students received a visit from Nature Nick who educated them on different animals, and naturalist Mary Watros from Nassau BOCES’s Earth Balloon program. Ms. Watros walked students around a giant inflated model of the Earth where they learned about the different countries, people and animals. Students were also able to step into the Earth balloon where Ms. Watros showed classes the plate tectonic perspective. The fun-filled week of learning concluded with a plant sale.