Orchard Park Green Club Creates a Bottle Tree

Orchard Park’s Green Club created a recycled bottle tree project. They began this project at their December meeting. The kids’ families collected plastic drinking bottles of all sizes, washing and removing the labels. The adult leaders were also gathering bottles for a couple of weeks beforehand. They selected 4 bright colors of paint, and let the kids paint the bottles, inside and out. While the paint was still wet, glitter was shaken onto the bottles. They were laid out to dry before being mounted. The art teacher at our school was kind enough to let us use the art room for this project, as it was a bit messy (to say the least). The kids, however, had a great time.  The tree is on display in the cafeteria.

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Thanks for showing a creative way to reuse plastic bottles!

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Green Clubs

Getting students engaged in green practices is the key to a healthy future for our community. Green Clubs in our schools are a terrific forum for students to learn how to care for the earth and to put that knowledge into practice. See below for what student green clubs in our district are doing so far this school year!