Last week, two of our Americorps members, Travis Bordley and Haley Smith, participated in Asheville City Preschool’s Tree Festival. This festival, put on for Asheville City Preschool students and their families, consisted of an assortment of educational and fun activities: everything from a pile of leaves to jump in and a tree swing to a wildlife demonstration in the gym.
Travis and Haley set up a table where kids could examine leaves under a hand lens or microscope and make leaf art. They also helped kids decorate a banner with a landscape on it to be hung up in the school afterwards. While decorating this banner, kids talked about art and outdoor activities that they enjoy, giving them a chance to be creative and discuss nature in a safe and fun environment.