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Power Upper Elementary Plans a Nature Club

A grant from the Farmington-Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families funds the group.

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has been awarded a grant from the to start a Nature Club. 

This new club will meet monthly to enjoy nature and teach others to appreciate the earth. The students plan to hike, discuss healthful living, encourage others to reuse and recycle, write as a form of expression and outlet, and plant flowers and feed birds in the Schoolyard Habitat.  Each student will receive a journal to document their thoughts on nature and to encourage writing to express themselves in a healthy way.

Nature Club students also plan to host Animal Days in April to celebrate Earth Day.  The Power students will create bagel birdfeeders, make a “Proud to Reuse” display to encourage others to use both sides of paper before recycling it, and raise funds to adopt an endangered animal.

This new club is led by parent volunteer Lynn Halton, along with help from parents and staff.  She plans to combine writing skills with nature enjoyment to encourage healthy habits.  It is a complement to the Stop & Read area (a previous Foundation grant-funded project) in the Schoolyard Habitat in front of the school, encouraging students to build skills while enjoying the beauty of nature. 

The Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth and Families promotes the growth of organized philanthropy that enriches the quality of life in the communities of Farmington and Farmington Hills.

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