Thanks to an urban forestry grant, students at Schulte School got a great introduction to the importance of Arbor Day.
Led by volunteers from the Sturtevant Beautification Committee, the Master Gardeners from UW-Extension, members of the Buildings and Grounds Department at Racine Unified and students from Case, the day featured 9 stations of hands-on experiences through which classes rotated.
Without the combined efforts of Joe Reeves from RUSD's Buildings and Grounds and Sue Novak, a first grade teacher at Schulte, the day would not have come together. It was the first time, Reeves said, that the buildings and grounds department had ever been involved in a school directly.
"It's important to involve kids," he said.