Students dig Earth Day

Be the Change Earth Day gathering at Ellison Tuesday open to all Vernon students

Local youth will participate in Earth Day festivities Tuesday.

The Be the Change Earth Day gathering will take place at Ellison Elementary School.

“The city is partnering on this initiative with the Ozone Grade 6/7 class at Ellison Elementary,” said Jessica Rayner, environmental planning assistant with the City of Vernon. “This event is open to students from across Vernon who are preparing Be the Change projects to present at the gathering.”

Students will arrive at the school at about 9:45 a.m. and that will be followed by an official welcome and a concert by Expression Collective.

At 10:40 a.m., there will be Earth Day learning opportunities and then there will be lunch at a concert by Kiki the Eco Elf at 12:30 p.m. At 12:30 p.m., there will be shared stories on sustainability and then students depart at 1:35 p.m.

The City of Vernon will not host a community celebration on Earth Day Monday because of an overlap with a school district professional development day.