2007-05-11 / Community

Beacon Program Salutes Earth Day

By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor

Britney, Columani and Uvonnie stand in front of their poster, which described how trees help the environment. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Britney, Columani and Uvonnie stand in front of their poster, which described how trees help the environment. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Taking care of our earth was the central theme as students of the Beacon Program at the Goldie Maple Academy saluted Earth Day on Thursday, April 26.

Through posters and exhibits, youngsters who attend the program, which is sponsored by the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, highlighted their appreciation for the earth and what they had learned through Earth Day classes.

During the event, the young people took time to explain their exhibits to fellow students and guests that included parents, RDRC Executive Director Kevin Alexander and KeySpan's Renee McClure.

Students from Ms. Gray's class explain how much energy is expended between transportation, residential, industrial and commercial usages. Students from Ms. Gray's class explain how much energy is expended between transportation, residential, industrial and commercial usages. KeySpan's McClure looks at a poster about recycling. McClure and Alexander each selected pieces to take back to their respective agencies to be displayed. KeySpan's McClure looks at a poster about recycling. McClure and Alexander each selected pieces to take back to their respective agencies to be displayed. Students join McClure of KeySpan and Alexander of RDRC in front of one of the many displays the children produced for the day. Students join McClure of KeySpan and Alexander of RDRC in front of one of the many displays the children produced for the day.

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