Earth Day has been observed annually since 1970 on April 22, with activities to promote environmental awareness and conservation. For their part, those enrolled at Goddard will join teachers in turning off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances inside the school, 2074 E. High St., Pottstown, for one hour, according to owner Ed Shaw.
The event kicks off its week-long “Root for Earth” exercises that feature a variety of hands-on learning activities including nature walks, gardening and recycling, Shaw said.
“Learning about the environment is a way to teach children nurturing skills, introduce them to healthy foods and help them understand the needs of living things. ‘Root for Earth’ symbolizes our commitment to work together to protect the environment,” he added. “We believe that teaching children to care for the earth at a young age will help them to continue to do so throughout their lives.”