FFA students visit local elementary school for Earth Day


Attala FFA recently visited Long Creek Elementary to speak about the upcoming Earth Day.

This holiday will be officially celebrated on April 22 and is special in that it highlights the importance of natural resources.

People everywhere are encouraged to employ tactics that help preserve and protect our earth. Activities like monitoring water use, planting trees, starting recycling efforts, and educating ourselves about ”green” technologies are all common on this day.

Attala FFA began their presentation by reading to students the book “Seed, Soil, Sun” by Chris Peterson. FFA members brought with them several crops grown from seed in their greenhouse and used them to play a game called “Name that Plant.”

Elementary students used smell and touch to identify some of the crops discussed in the story.  At the conclusion, each student received a pack of seeds and each teacher received a seed starter kit for their classroom.

FFA members then went to the 6th grade class to talk more about plants. They further discussed seed germination conditions, plant responses, and propagation. They took cuttings of some plants and they went outside to plant a small shrub on campus.

FFA students pictured are: Kristin Roby , Jayla Gibson,  Moleyia Harmon, Ma’Keria Griffin   

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