Forest Fest Promotes Environmental Awareness

The boys cheer on their solar powered cars in the derby. Photo: Jeffrey Levy

By Jeffrey Levy
June 6, 20011

Hillside Intermediate School holds the annual program as students interact with animals, learn green living.

Hillside Intermediate School’s Roots & Shoots Forest Fest was held Saturday to promote environmental understanding and introduce students to green living.

Forest Fest began in 2000 as a spring environmental festival, and one of the initial highlights was a visit by Jane Goodall in 2002. To keep the theme of spring, festival organizers made a concerted effort this year to move more of the festival events outdoors.

Throughout the afternoon, families had opportunities to interact with and learn about animals like snakes, seeing eye dogs, rodents, farm animals and more.


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