Toyota hosts third graders for Earth Month | Community Spirit
For the 12th consecutive year, Toyota Indiana invited all Gibson County third-grade students to YMCA Camp Carson to celebrate Earth Month.
This year’s activities focused on the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling and preserving the environment. One of the new activities for this year included planting trees on the grounds of Camp Carson. More than 400 students attended the day camp and participated in the interactive, hands-on activities.
Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden’s outreach program also presented its “Food Webs” program to educate students on the flow of energy through an ecosystem. To end the day, Tales & Scales performed “The Frog Who Wanted to Be a Singer,” and children were given a small Colorado Blue Spruce tree to take home and plant with their families.
“Respecting the planet is a top priority for us at Toyota,” said Toyota Indiana spokeswoman Kelly Dillon. “We hope the children who attended Earth Camp had as much fun learning about preserving the environment as we did teaching them.”