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Rowan Elementary celebrates Green Ribbon award

Fourth grader Khalid Alqahtani looks at flowers with his nurse Kelly Rupp during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Due to weather, the nature sensory walk was moved to the school's bell tower area, where Khalid was able to touch the flowers students were originally going to plant before the weather hit. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

After being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, students in each classroom at Rowan Elementary School planted seeds and plants around the building during the school’s “It’s Good to be Green” day on Friday, May 17.

Students participated in other ecological activities, including a nature sensory walk and a recycling relay game.

The Green Ribbon recognizes “innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and offer effective sustainability education.”

Rowan Elementary is one of three Pennsylvania schools who received the designation.

Blaire DeAngelis plants a flower at the front of Rowan Elementary School during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Blaire DeAngelis plants a flower at the front of Rowan Elementary School during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Rowan Elementary students Max Wilkinson, left, Jonah Stickle and Grace Mihlacki roll up a banner announcing Rowan Elementary School as a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grade teacher Jessica Scerbo helps 4th grader Kim Nguyen listen to nature during a nature sensory walk at the “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Teacher Jessica Scerbo sits with 4th grader Khalid Alqahtani during a nature sensory walk activity at “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Teacher Jessica Scerbo walks with 4th grader Luiz Arcanjo Gomes DeSousa during a nature sensory walk activity at “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Teacher Jessica Scerbo sits with 4th grader Khalid Alqahtani during a nature sensory walk activity at “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Rowan Elementary students Max Wilkinson, left, Jonah Stickle and Grace Mihlacki roll up a banner announcing Rowan Elementary School as a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grader Luiz Arcanjo Gomes DeSousa fills out a worksheet during a nature sensory walk during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grader Kim Nguyen fills out a worksheet during a nature sensory walk during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grader Khalid Alqahtani looks at flowers with his nurse Kelly Rupp during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Due to weather, the nature sensory walk was moved to the school's bell tower area, where Khalid was able to touch the flowers students were originally going to plant before the weather hit. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grader Khalid Alqahtani looks at flowers with his nurse Kelly Rupp during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Due to weather, the nature sensory walk was moved to the school's bell tower area, where Khalid was able to touch the flowers students were originally going to plant before the weather hit. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Fourth grade teacher Jessica Scerbo laughs with 4th grader Kim Nguyen who did not want to go out into the rain during a nature sensory walk activity at “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Riley Marak plants a flower at the front of Rowan Elementary School during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. The event was held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Sofie Szweda plays a recycling relay game in lieu of outdoor planting during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. Some of the planned activities for “It's Good to Be Green” day were moved indoors due to weather, but the event was still held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Sofie Szweda plays a recycling relay game in lieu of outdoor planting during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. Some of the planned activities for “It's Good to Be Green” day were moved indoors due to weather, but the event was still held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle
Sofie Szweda plays a recycling relay game in lieu of outdoor planting during “It's Good to be Green” day at Rowan Elementary School on Friday, May 17. Some of the planned activities for “It's Good to Be Green” day were moved indoors due to weather, but the event was still held to recognize the school for being named a 2024 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Morgan Phillips/Butler Eagle

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