Monroe artists work to save the rainforests

June 5th, 2014    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Student teacher Emily Clyburn, an art education major at Northern Kentucky University, organized a project at New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary to raise money for the Rainforest Alliance. Pictured with Ms. Clyburn are third grade Art & Earth Club members Dilan Berger, Desiree Hall, Lillie Barger, Audrey Verdin, Jack Moore, Cason Swensgard, Gracie Baum, and Rebecca Holbrook.

New Richmond’s Monroe Elementary Art & Earth Club artists worked to raise money for the Rainforest Alliance’s Adopt-a-Rainforest program as part of their Earth Day celebration.

“The students learned about deforestation and the problems this causes the surrounding ecosystems and they learned how the Rainforest Alliance works to help stop the deforestation and restore the rainforests to healthy ecosystems,” said Monroe Elementary visual arts teacher Adrian Hawk.

Club members designed buttons to sell to their friends and family. Through the selling of the buttons, the AEC members were able to raise awareness and inform others of the devastating happenings within the Earth’s rainforests.

“Everyone who purchased a button wore them on Earth Day to show their love and support for our Earth. The grand total of money raised by the AEC members for the Rainforest Alliance’s Adopt-a-Rainforest program was $380.16,” said Hawk.

The project was organized by Monroe’s student teacher Emily Clyburn, an art education major at Northern Kentucky University.

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