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Roots & Shoots 24-Hour Marathon In Hillside, June 7

Press release: 

On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. we will celebrate Hillside Intermediate School’s Roots & Shoots program and the 19th anniversary of the backyard meadows & trails with our annual Forest Fest event.  It will be a day full of activities featuring animals, make-and-take booths, live entertainment, environmental information, and delicious food.  There will even be a pie-ing station and photo booth.  Admission at the door is $5.00 for youth under 18; free to adults.  All youth must be accompanied by an adult.

An array of informational stations will offer materials, lessons, and activities about our local and global environments.  Represented will be the Jane Goodall Institute, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Somerset County 4H clubs, Students Raising Students, Horse Rescue, Autism Awareness, Seeing Eye, Girl Scout Troops, Hillside's own Roots & Shoots program participants and many more! Student members of our district community will conclude this portion of our exciting afternoon with a special program in our all-purpose room at 2:00 p.m.

From 6:00-10:00pm the Roots & Shoots marathon will continue with a BioBlitz for active members of Hillside’s Roots & Shoots clubs. BioBlitz is a national event in which teams of scientists, volunteers, and community members join forces to find, identify, and learn about as many local plant and animal species as possible.

The marathon then concludes with a late-night owl walk and sleepover in the school’s library for those sixth grade students most involved with the Roots & Shoots program throughout the school year.

For more information, please contact Katrina Macht at Hillside Intermediate School (908-231-1905 ext. 220 or kmacht@brrsd.k12.nj.us).

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