In our neighborhood, first graders don’t just learn about how to preserve the environment, but they’re taking their knowledge from the classroom to the community. On May 3, Mandell School students will partner with Goddard Riverside Community Center to spread awareness and celebrate Eco Day, a day that highlights the importance of preserving the environment. As part of their community service, more than 40 children, along with their teachers and parents will plant a bed of flowers along Columbus Avenue, in front of the Bernie Wohl Center, home of Goddard’s community arts and after school programs.
The students will work alongside the “Green Keepers” – Goddard’s work team of formerly homeless men and women turned horticulturists who work in the community on various environment preservation initiatives. Following the planting, the students will discuss the importance of planting in urban communities, and will donate eco-friendly art projects to members of Goddard’s senior center in honor of Mother’s Day. Congresswoman Gale Brewer will also join Goddard and Mandell for the festivities.
What: Eco Day project with students from Mandell School at Goddard Riverside Community Center
When: Friday, May 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: In front of the Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave., New York, NY