Students hear environmental message

DOWNEY - Keep Downey Beautiful began a series of presentations this month aimed at teaching young students the importance of protecting the environment.The after-school presentation is attended by students in the Downey Unified School District's ASPIRE program. A total of 18 presentations at nine schools are scheduled in February. Presentations have already been maid at Maude Price and Gauldin elementary schools. The presentation, "Rain, Litter and Bad Habits," is an educational PowerPoint illustrating how people's bad habits such as littering not cleaning up after their pets and tossing cigarette butts on the ground affect the environment. The presentation also explains how the rain moves trash through the watershed to its final destination in the ocean. By the time all presentations are complete, Keep Downey Beautiful expects to have reached 800 students in grades K-6.

********** Published: February 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 45