STUDENT ACTIVITIES

ARBOR DAYS

This year Diamond Path will celebrate "Arbor Week" from
Monday, May 7 to Friday May 11, 2012.


Watch the kids in action. Visit the photo gallery - Arbor Week 2008

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Diamond Path students and staff participate in Arbor Day every year to celebrate and care for our natural surroundings. Each classroom has an assigned part of the school grounds. Students plant, weed, mulch, and learn about plants in their area. New plantings will be done in the front and back flower gardens. DP students are becoming knowledgeable stewards of our earth.

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Arbor Day was established by J. Sterling Morton of Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872.

Morton proposed Arbor Day as a tree planting holiday in 1872 at a meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture. On the first Arbor Day, prizes were offered to counties and to individuals for properly planting the largest number of trees. It was claimed that more than 1 million trees were planted in Nebraska on that day. During the course of the 1870s, several other states passed legislation to observe Arbor Day. Schools began to adopt the tradition beginning in 1882. By 1894, Arbor Day was celebrated in each state of the United States.


Visit Arbor Day at ArborDay.org: Arbor Day (website of the National Arbor Day Foundation)