Twenty nine second grade students at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School will have their artwork exhibited at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library and Museum in Hyde Park.
The students worked together in groups to create posters that illustrate the theme “Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Environment.”
According to Art Teacher Karen Richards, FDR was a great supporter of the environment. As president in 1933, he created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to “conserve precious natural resources.” In its nine years, the CCC planted three billion trees, built campgrounds and trails, improved wildlife habitats, preserved historic sites, built roads, bridges, and dams. Approximately 154 million square yards of stream and lake shores were protected and 814,000 acres of range were revegetated.
The follow students will have their artwork on display from April 1-May 31:
We Love Trees
Created by Brody Henry, Melania Civitano, Lucas Smuckler, Maeve Doody, Quinn Cookingham, David Martinez, Rhyanne Ruffy, Lexi Hosking, Mia Holmes, Leah Roman and Zachary Char.
Trees are Nice
Created by Mason Bozzone, Zoie Singh, Vincent Stanley Jr., Amari Smith, Faith Hagan, Nicholas Martin, Evey Tracy and Luca Maviglia.
We Need Trees
Created by Serafina Marku, Nicholas Zambetti, Domenica Celio, Brielle Jurik, Mason Gomez, May Coopers Costantino , Logan Urena, Isabel Mitterbauer, Roger Lloyd and Liesl McGuinness.