Crescenta Valley Adventist Junior High students took a day out of the classroom to learn about giving back to our communities. The students worked with the Glendale Parks and Recreation Depart. to plant trees and water existing trees that are part of the experimental forest in the Verdugo Mountains. With the help of parents and teachers, 16 seventh and eighth graders drove up to the ridge of Verdugo Motorway. Shovels, trees, water and snacks were provided by Glendale Parks’ Mark Sturdivant who escorted the caravan from La Tuna Canyon to the site.
CVAS students provided the smiles and enthusiasm. Hikers, joggers and fellow nature lovers encouraged the kids and thanked them for their dedication to their community.
With Burbank to the south and Crescenta Valley to the north, the students were able to get a bird’s eye view of their own school down below.
What started as a campus work-a-thon last month to improve the Crescenta Valley Adventist School campus continued to the experimental forest to improve their community. Biology, geology and social studies were some of the academic instructions that day, but good old hard work was the greatest lesson learned.