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We heart the LORAX and AmeriCorps Week

Have you seen it yet? Well, it is magical–how could it not be it is written by a super fabulous author. Whenever we have the chance to share a little Dr. Seuss we do. Today, Angela shared the Lorax with the YMCA students during their spring break. How fun!

On March 15, Angela Eustache, Arts in Education VISTA of the Greenville Arts Council hosted an environmentally educational art session with the YMCA of Greenville in honor of National AmeriCorps Week. “Spring is right around the corner and “The Lorax” recently debuted in movie theaters, so this is the perfect season to keep children’s minds engaged in learning about our environment while having fun,” says Eustache.

National AmeriCorps Week is a recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their powerful impact, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. Eustache decided to say thank you to the Greenville AmeriCorps community partners by providing an educational and environmental stewardship with young children of the community.

The children participated in an interactive read-aloud of The Lorax, discussing the environmental hazards that happened in the story, and compared those events with hazards that are observed in real life. The group then went on a nature walk, exploring the trees and life forms that those trees support. After the lesson, the children were able to create their own designs of Truffula trees with paint, while adding any artifacts found on their nature walk to enhance their artwork.

For more information about National AmeriCorps Week, visit the website at www.americorpsweek.gov.

Trailer found on youtube.com.

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